Use this interactive to see which Texas counties have the highest rates of child poverty and unemployment, and to see which counties have the highest raw numbers of children in poverty or people who are unemployed.Full Story
Nearly 30,000 Texans were among more than 610,000 Americans who were homeless this year. But Texas was among the states with the largest decreases in the homeless population.
Here's audio of Evan Smith's Nov. 18 conversation with veteran political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, whose new book on the 2012 presidential campaign, Double Down, is already a best-seller.Full Story
Full video of my Nov. 18 conversation with veteran political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, whose new book on the 2012 presidential campaign, Double Down, is already a best-seller.Full Story
The Automobile Club of Southern California is negotiating with the governor's office over a Texas Enterprise Fund grant. The company's CEO is a longtime contributor to Gov. Rick Perry.Full Story
The number of women running farms in Texas and across the country is growing, though women are still a minority. A series of workshops, called Annie’s Project, teaches women about farm management.Full Story
The state of Texas last performed a study on the economic impact of undocumented immigrants in 2006. The majority of the candidates running for comptroller in 2014 say it's time for that analysis to get an update.Full Story
In a new ad, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign touts his record, saying he's "conservative like Texas."Full Story
Full video of my one-on-one with Anita Perry, the first lady of Texas, at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis, standing on the stage where she got her high school diploma more than 30 years ago, finally announced what has been anticipated, telegraphed and talked about for weeks: She is running for Texas governor.
Full video of Reeve Hamilton's sit-down with three candidates for Texas Attorney General — state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas; state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney; and Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman — at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story
A new web video from Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, a candidate for lieutenant governor, features scenes from his campaign's bus tour and urges voters to "stand with Staples," saying that "leadership begins with action."Full Story
Dan Morales, a former Texas attorney general who served time in federal prison, wants the state to look over some sealed documents that he thinks might be worth a lot of money. The hard part is finding someone who will listen.Full Story
Full video of my one-on-one with state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.
Full video of my one-on-one with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story
At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, first lady Anita Perry described the decision to have an abortion as "a woman's right."Full Story
We have liveblogged each of the sessions in The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Higher Education track. Sessions included panel discussions on the future of higher education in the state, what's happening at non-flagship universities, governance and the role of regents, and the fight over paying student-athletes.Full Story
At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz reacted to news of the first official contact between the U.S. and Iranian governments since 1979.Full Story
At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the speculation that he plans to run for president in 2016.Full Story