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
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
Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday that the city will withdraw its subpoenas of five pastors who opposed a rule banning discrimination against gays and lesbians.Full Story
Texas political nonprofits, or “dark money” groups, may soon have to disclose their donors — if a new ethics rule survives likely court challenges.Full Story
Buoyed by recent polling numbers in the Texas governor's race, Republican nominee Greg Abbott touted his support among female voters during a Wednesday campaign stop, less than a week before the Nov. 4 election.
Reeve, Jay, Emily and Ross gab about the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, an unexpected apology in a race for a seat in the Texas House, and the release of the Trib's Shale Life Project.Full Story
The Shale Life project, the culmination of months of reporting on the people and communities behind Texas' energy boom, launches today. It's our first-ever project that's entirely visual — and also the first we've financed via crowdfunding.Full Story
The legendary oilman reflects on plunging oil prices, cranky folks in Denton and silly congressmen.
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.
After months of chasing his opponent, Democratic comptroller candidate Mike Collier finally had his chance Wednesday night to outline and contrast his accounting experience against Republican candidate Glenn Hegar — a cornerstone of his campaign.Full Story
Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand the projects through 2016.Full Story