Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte were asked 10 questions in Monday's debate. But there had been more waiting for them. Here's a look at the questions that didn't fit into the hourlong debate.Full Story
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus — the first case reported in the nation.
At this weekend's Online Journalism Awards ceremony in Chicago, the Tribune was honored in a big way — twice — for reporting projects in and around the 83rd legislative session.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.Full Story
At the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, researchers test steel barriers designed to guard federal embassies by crashing trucks into them. Watch video of a recent test.Full Story
When lawmakers are not working on all of the things you hear about — budgets, education, immigration and so on — they are often refereeing fights between businesses. And some of next year's battles are already shaping up.Full Story
Full video of our 9/30 TribLive conversation about demographic change and the digital divide with Juanita Budd of Austin Free-Net; state Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock; Don Shirley of Connected Texas; and former State Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin.Full Story
During a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Gov. Rick Perry said he would be better prepared than he was in 2012 if he decides to run for president again in 2016. He said his poor health contributed to his poor performance.Full Story
Texas’ biggest solar panel manufacturing plant is ramping up production. It’s part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.Full Story
If the recent past is any guide, state Sen. Wendy Davis will go on the attack in her final debate with Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor. Abbott, meanwhile, is likely to drop President Obama's name a few times.Full Story
A multistate effort urging churches and other places of worship to provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants began this month. The effort could come to Texas, where some leaders say such shelter is already being provided.Full Story
San Antonio is one step closer to buying some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas. The city's water utility says the $3.4 billion deal is right for the growing region, but critics say it is risky and premature.
The major party nominees for governor — Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis — hold their second and final debate tonight in Dallas. The smart money is on an encounter similar to the first one held 11 days ago in Edinburg.Full Story
Texas will need to make big cuts in carbon emissions over the next 15 years under a mandate from the federal government. State lawmakers will meet Monday to discuss what that will mean for the economy and Texans' electric bills.Full Story
This week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics leads off with Republican Konni Burton and Democrat Libby Willis, two candidates vying for the Senate District 10 seat being vacated by Wendy Davis.Full Story