At Thursday's TribLive conversation, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor, accused one of his opponents, state Sen. Dan Patrick, of lying and said he'd be a "disaster" if he won the office.
There is a reason so many Texas Republicans are mentioning the Democratic president in their commercials: He's unpopular with Republicans, and moderates and some Democrats have their reservations, too.
Three candidates for Texas governor have taken different positions on red light cameras, a controversial traffic enforcement tool employed by dozens of Texas cities.
Nearly four-fifths of the candidates currently vying for statewide office either did not respond to a Texas Tribune request to release their tax returns or declined to provide them.
Both Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have shared tax returns for the last three years — but they seem to be the exception and not the rule when it comes to candidates disclosing what they make and what they pay in taxes.Full Story
As more charter schools in Texas and across the country establish partnerships with universities, some education experts worry that traditional public schools — which are already grappling with new high school diploma rules — are being left behind.Full Story
In a new video ad, agriculture commissioner candidate Eric Opiela highlights an episode in his hometown of Karnes City.Full Story
At our 12/3 Hot Seat conversation at Texas State University, state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, talked about water, transportation, public education and other issues in play in the 83rd session.Full Story
Groundwater doesn't flow according to the state's political boundaries. Yet it's regulated largely along county lines, a decades-old system that is facing increased criticism among some of those fighting for more access to the resource.
The Mérida Initiative, a $1.5 billion U.S. aid package whose beneficiaries include Mexico, has faced its share of criticism. But in Ciudad Juárez, many say they see the positive results of the initiative every day.Full Story
Democrat Wendy Davis only makes $7,200 a year in salary as a state senator, but her take-home pay more than doubled between 2010 and 2012 thanks to steadily rising income from her private law practice, tax records show.Full Story
The push to curb grade inflation at Texas public colleges and universities will be back in the next legislative session, state Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, said Wednesday.Full Story
Your evening reading: Texas gets OK to boost payments to primary care docs; Davis says she would have vetoed cuts to public schools; radioactive material stolen in MexicoFull Story
A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says that Texas' water problems could impede economic growth and that the best way to address them is a free-market approach to water allocation.
Reeve, Ross, Emily and Ayan chat about Wendy Davis' tax returns, the Republican candidates vying to be the state's next attorney general, drone deliveries and the future of the filibuster.Full Story
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Wednesday charged lawmakers with examining a recent crime enforcement surge effort in the Rio Grande Valley and making recommendations on how to implement similar operations in the future.Full Story
UPDATED: A year after Texas was slated to increase Medicaid payments to primary care physicians under the Affordable Care Act, the state has received federal approval to implement the change.