Will Hurd, a San Antonio native and former CIA operations officer who's running in the GOP primary for CD-23, has released a new web video featuring the old SUV he calls "Shirley Marie."Full Story
Emily Ramshaw oversees the Trib's editorial operations, from daily coverage to major projects. Previously, she spent six years reporting for The Dallas Morning News, first in Dallas, then in Austin. In April 2009 she was named Star Reporter of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and the Headliners Foundation of Texas. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she received a bachelor's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
In a new video ad, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is in a four-way primary race to keep his seat, attacks President Obama and his signature health care law, saying, "I can’t think of one thing I agree with him on."
Malachi Boyuls, a Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, introduces himself and his family in a new video ad.Full Story
In a new television ad produced by the Water Texas PAC, baseball hall of famer Nolan Ryan advocates for Proposition 6, a water financing measure on the November ballot.Full Story
Texas first lady Anita Perry said Saturday that while there’s no daylight between her and her husband on abortion, it's not her job to judge women who undergo the procedure under state law.
We've added Texas' congressional delegation to our Ethics Explorer, an interactive tool to help educate citizens on the degree to which elected officials’ personal interests conflict with the public interest when passing bills and setting policy.Full Story
In a video ad featuring her adoptive daughter, Konni Burton, a GOP contender for state Sen. Wendy Davis' Fort Worth seat, attacks the filibustering Democrat for her stance on abortion.Full Story
Over the course of the 83rd legislative session, we produced more than 60 articles on ethics and transparency among the state's elected officials. We've turned the "Bidness as Usual" project into a free e-book.
Gov. Rick Perry has sent an email to close friends saying he will announce his "exciting future plans" on Monday in San Antonio.
Watch live as Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Right to Life convention in Dallas. He's scheduled to go on at about 10:30 a.m.Full Story
In a new video biography narrated by former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, Attorney General Greg Abbott — widely believed to be running for governor — talks about the accident that paralyzed him.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry would deal a "huge blow" to prosecutors who handle public fraud and corruption cases if he carries out a threat to end state funding for the state's public integrity unit, the unit's director said.
Call it the self-preservation society. When push comes to shove, some members of the Texas Legislature are adamant that their elective offices should come with some special protections.