While many rural communities have eagerly welcomed Texas’ drilling boom, most of Glasscock County’s 1,251 residents would have been happier if the drillers had passed them by. This story is part of our Shale Life project.Full Story
Green Party candidate Emily Sanchez has few resources in her bid for U.S. Senate. What she does have is a nickname, SpicyBrown, that voters will see on the ballot.Full Story
As the election season comes to a close, it's instructive to see whom the candidates call in for special appearances and reinforcement — and whom they don't call on at all.Full Story
In two legislative contests in Tarrant County — House District 94 and Senate District 10 — Democrats are pinning their hopes on Republican voters soured by the most conservative elements of their party.
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The four-year collaboration between The Texas Tribune and The New York Times will come to an end at the conclusion of the calendar year — a casualty of the challenging economic times that continue to bedevil the media industry.Full Story
The raw number of voters is up slightly but is not keeping pace with population growth.Full Story
The oil and gas industry almost singlehandedly lifted Texas from the country’s last recession. But how long will the bonanza last? And will an eventual drop in oil prices decimate local economies? This story is part of our Shale Life project.
Hey, Texplainer: I heard that oil prices are plunging – down more than 20 percent since June. What does that mean for the state budget?Full Story
In his second race after switching to the GOP, incumbent state Rep. J.M. Lozano thinks HD-43 voters are more comfortable with his party choice. But Democratic challenger Kim Gonzalez isn't going to let it go.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: increased activity could help alleviate ADHD, states are not restoring education funding to pre-recession levels and an interview with Rebecca Callahan, researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.Full Story
Questions continue to be raised about a giant water pipeline project that would pump roughly 16 billion gallons of groundwater annually from Burleson County to San Antonio.Full Story
As San Antonio's City Council prepares to vote on a controversial water pipeline, new emails fuel concern that the project might not be necessary.
Attorney Joe Nixon writes that the Texas Ethics Commission's new "dark money" rule for political nonprofits is a loss for free speech in Texas, while Texas Ethics Commissioner Chase Untermeyer calls it a win for transparency in the state.Full Story
Texas’ drilling boom has transformed the state’s economy. But its environmental impacts have created headaches — sometimes literally — for some South Texans. One rancher is taking matters into his own hands. This story is part of our Shale Life project.Full Story
Attorney General Greg Abbott voted for himself in Austin on Thursday, then confidently predicted he would reach his goal of a strong finish in heavily Latino South Texas.Full Story
The 8-day reports — the final look at candidate campaign finance totals before Election Day — are in. We have compiled data for all statewide, State Board of Education, Texas Senate and Texas House candidates who filed electronically with the Texas Ethics Commission.Full Story
The San Antonio City Council on Thursday unanimously voted in front of a packed chamber to approve a controversial pipeline that would bring in groundwater from 142 miles away.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, is reaching out to voters in conservative hotbeds in North and East Texas — a nod to Democrats’ dependence on increasing voter turnout in statewide races.Full Story