George P. Bush filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday, seemingly in preparation for a run for local or statewide office.Full Story
Julián Aguilar covered the 81st legislative session for the Rio Grande Guardian. Previously, he reported from the border for the Laredo Morning Times. A native of El Paso, he has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism from the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said on Thursday that passing comprehensive immigration reform is possible in the next session of Congress, but he said it would be difficult. He also is encouraged by recent developments in Mexico.
The outnumbered Texas House Democrats have plenty of leaders, insists state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, of San Antonio. But that hasn’t stopped the chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus from taking center stage.
House Democrats are asking to convene an emergency hearing on Texas Department of Public Safety policies after the fatal shooting of two Guatemalan nationals last week in La Joya.Full Story
A free trade agreement between the U.S. and Panama takes effect Wednesday, bringing with it the controversy over jobs and taxes that is associated with all tariff-reducing agreements.Full Story
In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Greg Abbott reaffirmed his position that international election observers would be held to the same standards as all others and not get extra access.Full Story
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that banning the purchase of handguns by people younger than 21 does not infringe on those individuals' constitutional privileges.Full Story
The U.S. ambassador-at-large on why he thinks people are uneasy about admitting that human trafficking is a problem, what Texas has done to help address the problem, and how the government can team up with the private and nonprofit sectors to draw attention to the crime.Full Story
International observers set to visit Texas to monitor elections next month have the attention of Attorney General Greg Abbott, who warned that observers can't interfere with Texas elections.Full Story
Did the outrage over voter ID take all the energy away from Texas Democrats? A flurry of GOP-backed laws that affect voter registration indicate it did.Full Story
In South Texas, Democrat Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles is hitting her Republican opponent, incumbent J.M. Lozano of Kingsville, for neglecting to report $55,000 in donations from PACs associated with GOP heavy hitters.Full Story
It has been more than 100 years since Texas and Mexico saw a new railroad line that spans both countries. That streak is set to end this year with the expected completion of the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge.Full Story
Despite widespread criticism of the Mexican military south of the Rio Grande, its soldiers remain the best suited for taking on the cartels, according to a number of observers north of the border.Full Story
Democrat Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles, who served three terms in the Texas House, is looking to make a return. She's challenging state Rep. J.M. Lozano, R-Kingsville, who switched from the Democratic Party this year.Full Story
A lawsuit by four registered voters alleging that the state of Texas was violating their civil rights by purging them from voter rolls has been dropped after the plaintiffs and the state reached an agreement.Full Story