The Texas Capitol, May 15, 2015.
The Texas Capitol, May 15, 2015.

Analysis: A Political Summons That Doesn't Get an Answer

A viable political opposition would be making hay of the mistakes of top Republicans like the attorney general and the commissioner of agriculture, and — that “and” is the most important element here — its voters would be rallying to the call. Looking for signs of a long-awaited Democratic resurgence in Texas? Sorry.

 
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.

Perry Trims Iowa Staff as Super PAC Ramps Up

A super PAC supporting Rick Perry for president is expanding its ranks in Iowa, coming to the aid of the former governor's cash-strapped campaign.

Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during an exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, on April 5, 2014.
Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during an exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, on April 5, 2014.

State Grant Program for Military Bases Gets Infusion of Funds

The state is refueling a grant program that helps the state's 15 military installations pay for facility upgrades. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

Perry Trims Iowa Staff as Super PAC Ramps Up

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.

A super PAC supporting Rick Perry for president is expanding its ranks in Iowa, coming to the aid of the former governor's cash-strapped campaign.

State Grant Program for Military Bases Gets Infusion of Funds

Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during an exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, on April 5, 2014.
Cpl. Danielle Aldrich, a landing support specialist with the 2nd Combat Logistics Battalion, directs a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during an exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, on April 5, 2014.

The state is refueling a grant program that helps the state's 15 military installations pay for facility upgrades. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

 

"Cops' Lives Matter," Says Sheriff After Houston Killing

Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was shot to death at a Houston gas station late Friday night.
Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was shot to death at a Houston gas station late Friday night.

Following the killing of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy late Friday night, a local law enforcement leader said the “rhetoric” of anti-police brutality protestors had ramped up “to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassination of police officers happens.”

UT-Austin to Remove Confederate Statue Sunday

The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.
The statue of Jefferson Davis, once president of the Confederate States, stands just south of the Main Building on UT's campus on June 22, 2015.

Days after a state district judge gave the go-ahead, the University of Texas at Austin plans to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from a plaza on campus Sunday.