Full video of our 9/30 TribLive conversation about demographic change and the digital divide with Juanita Budd of Austin Free-Net; state Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock; Don Shirley of Connected Texas; and former State Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.Full Story
Most incumbents and front-runners have something in common: They're cautious in the vicinity of the public. But some of them aren't like that.Full Story
A vow by state Sen. Dan Patrick, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, to repeal the Texas DREAM Act could face criticism from Republicans trying to reach out to Hispanic voters.Full Story
It's the time of year when trailing candidates tell voters to ignore the polls and fill them with stories of past campaigns that came from behind to win. Front-runners try to keep their thoughts on more pleasant histories.Full Story
In three of Texas' most populous counties, organizers are working to use Hispanic support of affordable health care to spur a movement they think could change the state’s electoral tide. Republicans suggest the issue ranks far behind unemployment and the economy — areas where they say their policies have the market cornered.
During a Spanish-language townhall on Univision, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, advocated for raising the minimum wage in Texas.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion late in her 1997 pregnancy is shedding light on a provision in the restrictive abortion legislation she tried in vain to stop last year.Full Story
Full video of my 9/10 TribLive conversation with Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri.Full Story
Despite having the largest warchest in Texas politics, Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor, keeps adding to it with a series of fundraisers scheduled into at least mid-October.Full Story
State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, has won Tuesday's special election for Senate District 28, avoiding a runoff in the six-candidate race. He will take the seat vacated by Robert Duncan, who is now the chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Texas governor, is trying to break the Democrats’ near lock on deep South Texas. The Democrats are dismissive of his effort, but it underscores the importance both camps are attaching to Hispanics this year.Full Story
The stark differences between state Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the Republican and Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor, were front and center Saturday as they appeared at the Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story
We're liveblogging the sessions from the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival's Environment track. The sessions include panels on the state's water needs, the Texas coast, agriculture in the state and Texas' battles with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
The biggest single cluster of Texas voters has not been to the polls so far this year: Texans who vote only in November. That group outnumbers those who vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primaries. Both parties are counting on this group.Full Story
The only identification that you have that says you are, in fact, a registered voter is the one ID you do not need when you go cast a vote.Full Story