The board of the Lower Colorado River Authority wasted no time in naming a long-time staffer to take over as the organization's general manager, following the resignation of Tom Mason a week ago.
Your afternoon reading: Perry requests sit-down with Wall Street Journal editorial board, says voters want more options in Republican field; Gibbs says Perry should runFull Story
Public education in Texas is now the top concern — surpassing immigration and even the economy — for many Texans, according to poll results released today by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Texas Lyceum.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, in New York for a speech that’s fueling speculation about a possible run for the White House, said today that voters seem hungry for more candidates to pick from in the presidential contest. Perry, in an interview with the Tribune, said there's still ample time to get in the race.
Hey, Texplainer: Is is true that sex acts are being taught to college students at state-funded gender and sexuality centers?
Monday night's Republican presidential debate included no Rick Perry. But that didn't stop some from naming him one of the winners.Full Story
He bashed Barack Obama in Los Angeles over the weekend, fills in for The Donald today in the Big Apple and, on Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry will hit New Orleans for a GOP event that looks a lot like a cattle call for White House hopefuls. This is more like dipping an ankle than a toe into the presidential race.Full Story
As everyone waits for a certain Texan to announce whether he plans to run for president, another Texan made his intentions clear Monday night by participating — in feisty fashion — in the first major GOP primary debate.
Less than a week after Gov. Rick Perry added the measure to the special session agenda, the contentious “sanctuary cities” bill is one step closer to what lawmakers see as its inevitable passage.Full Story
Texas inmates may soon get more phone time — lots more.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry is not shy when it comes to using his veto pen.Full Story
The Trib's Weekend Round-Up compiles clips from various national news program that mentioned Gov. Rick Perry and the possibility he may throw his hat in the GOP presidential primary ring. Journalists and commentators analyzed Perry's prospects on NBC's Meet the Press, CNN's State of the Union, Fox Business' Red Ink Watch and PBS's Washington Week.Full Story
Your afternoon reading: lawsuit filed over abortion sonogram law; teachers could get student criminal histories; Ron Paul likes his chances against ObamaFull Story
The Chronicle of Higher Education has released a data interactive showing the education levels of lawmakers nationally. The study shows most Texas legislators are well educated — 48 percent have attained more than a bachelor’s degree.Full Story
The Center for Reproductive Rights, a national abortion-rights advocacy group, has filed suit over Texas' newly signed abortion sonogram law, alleging it violates the First Amendment rights of the doctor and the patient.Full Story
He's got no plans to visit Iowa or New Hampshire, but don't expect the spotlight to leave Gov. Rick Perry as he barnstorms the U.S. this week.Full Story
We asked our insiders this week about Texas Monthly's forthcoming list of the Ten Best and Ten Worst Legislators — perhaps the most talked-about and eagerly anticipated media pronouncement in the state in any odd-numbered year.Full Story
Across the state, school districts are considering raises local taxes to pay for the state shortfall in funding. But will the same public that sent lawmakers to Austin in November with an overwhelming no-new-taxes imperative accept paying more locally to preserve programs and jobs?Full Story
It would be nice if the two largest cities in Texas’ largest metropolitan area were fired up about the June 18 runoffs that will determine their next mayors. But about the only thing voters in Dallas and Fort Worth have been engaged in is a collective yawn.Full Story