State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, is the subject of an ethics complaint alleging that he failed to disclose certain companies as required. Carona calls the complaint a "stunt" by his primary opponent and says it has no merit.
The candidates have filed for the 2014 elections, and our election brackets — an idea lifted from the NCAA's March Madness basketball brackets — are back. We'll update these as officials from the state and large-county parties update their own lists.
In the blink of an eye, Steve Stockman has turned the upcoming Texas GOP primary into a nationally significant contest with his last-minute launch of a conservative insurgency campaign against the state's senior senator, John Cornyn.
Your evening reading: UT regents will discuss Bill Powers in closed-door session; Democrats claim a statewide officer via party switch; Cruz will attend Mandela memorial serviceFull Story
Politicians have to learn how to read voters, even when the voters aren't telling them what they want to hear.Full Story
The Texas House has four Kings, three members named Davis, three Turners and two each named Gonzalez, Rodriguez and Thompson. But it's the two who share the name Sheffield who could face some voter confusion.Full Story
Two Republican Dallas legislators — one state, one federal — each face conservative challengers in the coming primary elections. Their districts overlap, and so do their risks that anti-establishment voters might come knocking.Full Story
Ted Cruz made a big splash during a half-hour speech over lunch on Thursday to the American Legislative Exchange Council, covering a host of topics near and dear to the grassroots conservatives whose allegiance he'll need if he pulls the trigger on a 2016 presidential run.Full Story
Fast-food workers walked off the job in several Texas cities on Thursday as part of a national strike calling for higher wages. But proposals to raise the minimum wage face uncertain odds in Washington and even longer odds in Texas.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis has joined a chorus of lawmakers who are urging the Public Utility Commission of Texas to put the brakes on efforts to transform the state’s wholesale electricity market.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor, defended his decision not to release his tax returns and his plan to collect his pension while still a salaried state employee.Full Story
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.Full Story
Efforts to ban double dipping by longtime politicians went nowhere in the last legislative session. That could change now that the two leading candidates for governor have expressed support for banning the controversial practice.Full Story
All eyes are on the Travis County Courthouse this morning as the move to remove the county's top prosecutor, Rosemary Lehmberg, enters the definitive final stages.Full Story
This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: It's the final week of filing for candidates in the 2014 primaries, Wendy Davis releases her last three tax returns and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act hits a few more snags.Full Story
Former Midland Mayor Mike Canon said Saturday he will challenge state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, in next year's Republican primary.Full Story
Your evening reading: former CPRIT executive indicted; ag commissioner candidate warned on how he handles his horses; a glimpse into the Joe Jamail box at a UT home gameFull Story
Full video of my 12/5 TribLive conversation with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor.Full Story