Past Issues

2014

  1. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 44

    Vol. 31 Issue 44:

    Lois Kolkhorst and Trey Martinez Fischer try to leverage big-name endorsements at the outset of special elections to fill soon to be vacant seats in the Texas Senate.

    1. Two Senate Hopefuls Look to Create Aura of Inevitability
    2. Straus: 61 and Counting...
    3. Newsreel: House Speaker, SBOE, Border Surge
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Coming Session...
    5. The Calendar
  2. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 43

    Vol. 31 Issue 43:

    One effect of the high turnover in the Senate is that the experienced hands are on the Democratic side of the aisle.

    1. One Senate Election, and Perhaps Another, Are on the Horizon
    2. Perry, Undecided on 2016 Run, Visits N.H., S.C.
    3. Newsreel: Abbott Staff, Bill Filing, Speaker Challenge
    4. Inside Intelligence: About the 2014 Elections...
    5. The Calendar
  3. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 42

    Vol. 31 Issue 42:

    Selected races — with results from the election — ranked by expected risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014 — Results!
    2. Five Pre-Session Questions
    3. Newsreel: Election Week 2014
    4. Inside Intelligence: About the Transition Ahead...
    5. The Calendar
  4. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 41

    Vol. 31 Issue 41:

    In which we rank the races — one last time before Election Day — by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The (Last!) Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Hotlist Races by the 8-Day Numbers
    3. Newsreel: Election Day, UT/TT Polls, Shale Life
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Legislative Races...
    5. The Calendar
  5. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 40

    Vol. 31 Issue 40:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Reading the Tea Leaves on Early Voting Numbers
    3. Newsreel: Polls, Ebola, Embezzlement
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Statewide Election...
    5. The Calendar
  6. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 39

    Vol. 31 Issue 39:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Despite Walk-Back, Houston Pastor Controversy Rages
    3. Newsreel: Ebola, Voter ID, Abortion
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That TV Commercial...
    5. The Calendar
  7. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 38

    Vol. 31 Issue 38:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Hotlist Races by the 30-Day Numbers
    3. GOP Senate Hopefuls Tell TEC to Stand Down on Dark Money
    4. Newsreel: Ebola Response, Campaign Money
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Those Headlines...
    6. The Calendar
  8. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 37

    Vol. 31 Issue 37:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. More Campaign Finance Numbers Drop Early Next Week
    3. Newsreel: Disease and Debates
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Incentive Funds...
    5. The Calendar
  9. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 36

    Vol. 31 Issue 36:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters in the state's congressional and legislative races.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Another Week, Another Kolkhorst Endorsement
    3. Newsreel: TribuneFest 2014 Keynote Compilation
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Voter ID Lawsuit...
    5. The Calendar
  10. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 35

    Vol. 31 Issue 35:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This is our starting list of the congressional and legislative races. 

    1. The Texas Weekly Hotlist, General Election 2014
    2. Perry's Legal Troubles a Topic of Debate in Kansas
    3. Newsreel: Debates, Todd Staples, TribFest
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Debates...
    5. The Calendar
  11. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 34

    Vol. 31 Issue 34:

    If you find yourself reaching more often for a printed roster come next January when looking around the Senate, don't worry. You are probably not alone in doing so.

    1. The Changing Faces of the Senate
    2. An Ad War is in the Making in CD-23
    3. Newsreel: Davis Memoir, Pot, Elections Loom
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Personal Stories...
    5. The Calendar
  12. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 33

    Vol. 31 Issue 33:

    Also, salaries for heads of largest state agencies are lagging and a Texan is poised to become first Latina to lead nation's immigration enforcement agency.

    1. Perry and Cruz Keep Up Heavy Travel Schedule
    2. SD-28 Race Enters Final Stretch
    3. Newsreel: Debates, Voter ID, Tweets
    4. Inside Intelligence: About that School Finance Case...
    5. The Calendar
  13. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 32

    Vol. 31 Issue 32:

    Also, ballot vacancies filled on the South Plains and in the Dallas area.

    1. Labor Day and the Kickoff to General Election Season
    2. Voter ID Case in Court on Tuesday
    3. Newsreel: Perry in N.H., Elections, Debt Explorer
    4. Inside Intelligence: About the Public Integrity Unit...
    5. The Calendar
  14. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 31

    Vol. 31 Issue 31:

    The potential presidential hopeful must now work out a solution to his legal challenges in front of a rapidly approaching primary calendar.

    1. Perry's Challenge: Syncing Calendars
    2. Delwin Jones Loses House Bid, Still in Mix for Senate
    3. Newsreel: Rick Perry Fires Back After Indictments
    4. Inside Intelligence: About the Governor's Indictment...
    5. The Calendar
  15. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 30

    Vol. 31 Issue 30:

    From The Woodlands to Beaumont, voters go to the polls on Tuesday to select a new state senator.

    1. Turnout, Tea Party Will Determine Victor in SD-4
    2. The Carneys Land Dual Gigs
    3. Newsreel: Border Politics, William McRaven, SD-28 Race
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Property Taxes...
    5. The Calendar
  16. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 29

    Vol. 31 Issue 29:

    Also, Perry sets Sept. 9 for SD-28 special election, and all hail Abbott, king of the Alamo Drafthouse PSA.

    1. A Landmark Decision
    2. For Candidates, War Chests Tell Different Stories
    3. Newsreel: Border Troops, Teacher Evaluations, Abortion Decline
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Texas National Guard...
    5. The Calendar
  17. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 28

    Vol. 31 Issue 28:

    Also, Zaffirini loses her spot on the board with broad responsibility for formulating the budget

    1. Legislative Budget Board Rosters Set, for Now
    2. Kolkhorst Fires a First Shot in SD-18 Battle
    3. Newsreel: Campaign Finance and Migrant Children
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Migrant Children...
    5. The Calendar
  18. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 27

    Vol. 31 Issue 27:

    Finding the money to pay for the Medicaid programs will be an early challenge for whoever takes over the reins at Senate Finance and House Appropriations.

    1. Among Budget Writers, Easier to Tally Who's Not Returning
    2. Arrington Becomes Latest Name for Vacant SD-28 Seat
    3. Newsreel: Obama in Texas, Powers out as UT President
    4. Inside Intelligence: About that Longhorn Drama...
    5. The Calendar
  19. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 26

    Vol. 31 Issue 26:

    A week from Monday, lawyers, reporters and other interested parties will herd into a now-familiar federal courthouse in San Antonio as the next phase of the redistricting fight begins.

    1. Next Round of Redistricting Battle Begins Mid-July
    2. Straus Names Panel to Oversee Spending on Border Operations
    3. Newsreel: Dem Convention, Golden State Business Lured
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Democratic Convention...
    5. The Calendar
  20. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 25

    Vol. 31 Issue 25:

    Also, the Abbott campaign "welcomes" Democrats to Dallas with Wanted signs.

    1. Conflict Might Prove Hard to Find in Dallas
    2. Big D Still in the Running for 2016 GOP Convention
    3. Newsreel: Child Immigrants and Filibuster Remembered
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Texas Democrats...
    5. The Calendar
  21. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 24

    Vol. 31 Issue 24:

    Also, Abbott goes up with a TV ad en español, and a roundup of other notable changes to RPT platform

    1. About That Gender Gap Question...
    2. Redistricting Decisions Handed Down in Texas and D.C.
    3. Newsreel: Perry, Platforms, Polls
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Improving Education...
    5. The Calendar
  22. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 23

    Vol. 31 Issue 23:

    The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll seems to capture neatly the ascendance of Tea Party heroes Ted Cruz and Dan Patrick over the first half of this year, a phenomenon captured as well at last weekend's GOP state convention.

    1. Runoff Momentum Captured in Polls, Convention
    2. Texans Drop Out of House Leadership Race
    3. Newsreel: UT/TT Poll, TX GOP Tough on Immigration/Gays
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Republicans...
    5. The Calendar
  23. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 22

    Vol. 31 Issue 22:

    Former RPT Chairman Tom Pauken says changes to the nominating process might make convention duty more desirable.

    1. Conventions: What Are They Good For?
    2. Presidential Straw Poll is a Bonus for Convention Goers
    3. Newsreel: DSHS Review, GOP Convention, Open Carry
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That GOP Convention...
    5. The Calendar
  24. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 21

    Vol. 31 Issue 21:

    Also, Log Cabin Republicans protest being denied the chance to participate in RPT convention next week in Fort Worth.

    1. Perry Appointee Loses Election to TLR-Backed Candidate
    2. SD-4 Runoff Election Set for Aug. 5
    3. Newsreel: Runoff Recap, Dewhurst Out, Conventions Coming
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Voters...
    5. The Calendar
  25. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 20

    Vol. 31 Issue 20:

    Also, a state representative resigns her position on the Texas Conservative Coalition's board in protest over testimony in House State Affairs on dark money.

    1. Deuell Challenger Bankrolled by House Candidate's Father
    2. GOP Contests Dominate Runoff Early Voting
    3. Newsreel: Runoff Debate, Wallace Hall, Tech Chancellor Finalist
    4. Inside Intelligence: About the Runoffs...
    5. The Calendar
  26. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 19

    Vol. 31 Issue 19:

    Creighton and Toth are through to the runoff in the state Senate special election, and early voting in the May 27 runoff starts Monday.

    1. SD-4 Field Narrows to Two
    2. The Back-and-Forth on Attack Ads Picks Up
    3. Newsreel: Regent Impeachment, Ad Wars, Murky Water
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Teachers, Charters and Choice...
    5. The Calendar
  27. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 18

    Vol. 31 Issue 18:

    Also, voters in Southeast Texas go to the polls on Saturday to select a new state senator in SD-4.

    1. Runoff Races Heating Up
    2. A Tale of Two Quotes
    3. Newsreel: Lt. Gov. Debate, Dan Branch, Pole Tax
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Campaign Tactics...
    5. The Calendar
  28. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 17

    Vol. 31 Issue 17:

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz argued for requiring disclosure of political donors at a federal hearing this week, and then against it in relation to a state hearing a day later.

    1. Cruz Offers Nuanced Views on "Dark Money"
    2. Runoff Races Start to Heat Up
    3. Newsreel: Attack Ads, BLM Issue, EPA
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Tax Appraisals...
    5. The Calendar
  29. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 16

    Vol. 31 Issue 16:

    Voters in a handful of North Texas counties need to pay extra attention when casting ballots in the May 27 Republican runoff elections. If they don't, they might end up voting for the wrong Hall.

    1. For Some Voters, a Double Dose of Hall on the Ballot
    2. Police Group Questions Paxton on Financial Work Disclosures
    3. Newsreel: Perry vs. Lehmberg, Paxton's Past, Land Dispute
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Grand Jury...
    5. The Calendar
  30. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 15

    Vol. 31 Issue 15:

    It’s less than a month before voters in Montgomery, Harris, Galveston, Jefferson and Chambers counties choose whom they want to succeed Tommy Williams in the state Senate.

    1. Two Rounds Likely Needed in SD-4 Special Election
    2. Railroad Commission Contest Grows Heated
    3. Newsreel: Wallace Hall, Castro vs. Patrick, Mike Collier
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Surplus...
    5. The Calendar
  31. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 14

    Vol. 31 Issue 14:

    Congress’ oldest member is trying to prove wrong those writing his political obituary with a spirited rally around the incumbent effort.

    1. Hall Hopes to Ride to Re-election With Help From Friends
    2. Patrick Has Big Mo in Lite Guv Contest
    3. Newsreel: Dewhurst Gets Dumped, UT Regent Drama, Civil Rights Summit
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Regents...
    5. The Calendar
  32. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 13

    Vol. 31 Issue 13:

    For House State Affairs Chairman Byron Cook, the bottom line is pretty clear on the question of whether the identity of political donors should be disclosed.

    1. House State Affairs Will Look Again at Dark Money
    2. TW Politics Wrap: Auto Dealers Defend Franchise Law
    3. Newsreel: Campaign Donations, Public School Enrollment, Ray Hutchison
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Transparency...
    5. The Calendar
  33. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 12

    Vol. 31 Issue 12:

    Also, it just got easier to view the Legislature online.

    1. Senate Dems Want Equal Pay Interim Study
    2. Will the Real Democrat for Ag Commish Please Stand Up?
    3. Newsreel: UT Regents, Don't Know Dan, ACA Deadline
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Gender Issues...
    5. The Calendar
  34. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 11

    Vol. 31 Issue 11:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This is our list of the congressional and legislative runoffs.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List, Runoff Edition
    2. Deuell Backs Changes to Two-Thirds Rule
    3. Sparks Does Not Stop Empower Texans Ethics Investigation
    4. Newsreel: RedState Women, Equal Pay, Kinky Friedman
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Those House Runoffs...
    6. The Calendar
  35. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 10

    Vol. 31 Issue 10:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This is our starting list of the congressional and legislative runoffs.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List, Runoff Edition
    2. Farm Team Identified for the Texas GOP
    3. Developments in Voter ID, Ethics Commission Challenges
    4. Newsreel: Will Runoffs Get Dirty?
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Those Primary Runoffs...
    6. The Calendar
  36. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 9

    Vol. 31 Issue 9:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This week: how our rankings compared with the results.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List: How It All Came Out
    2. About Those Primary Races...
    3. Newsreel: Primary Results: Who's In, Who's Out, Runoffs
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Runoffs...
    5. The Calendar
  37. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 8

    Vol. 31 Issue 8:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This is our last list before the primary; we'll start over when it's clear who made the runoffs.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. And Down the Stretch They Come...
    3. Newsreel: Polling the Races, Moods and Weed
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Endorsements...
    5. The Calendar
  38. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 7

    Vol. 31 Issue 7:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. Charting Early Trends in Voter Turnout
    3. Newsreel: Nugent Stumps for Abbott, Cruz Energy Tour, Janek for Chancellor
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Political Parties...
    5. The Calendar
  39. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 6

    Vol. 31 Issue 6:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. Guest Column: Why Three Republicans Made the Hot List
    3. Ethics Commission Takes First Step on Dark Money Disclosure
    4. Newsreel: Cigarroa to Resign, "Third World" Feud, Miller at TribLive
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Primaries and Launch Pads...
    6. The Calendar
  40. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 5

    Vol. 31 Issue 5:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. A Crisp Challenge to Keffer Develops
    3. The TW Q&A: Susan Lilly
    4. Newsreel: Campaign Dollars, LVDP, 10K College
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Those Big Money Issues...
    6. The Calendar
  41. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 4

    Vol. 31 Issue 4:

    In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. A Judicial Appointment Leads to Unlikely Rift
    3. BGTX and Icepocalypse Factor in HD-50 Runoff
    4. Newsreel: Medina Dollars, Davis Defense, Lt. Gov. Debate
    5. Inside Intelligence: About that Race for Lite Guv...
    6. The Calendar
  42. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 3

    Vol. 31 Issue 3:

    The Hot List ranks the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. Voters to Fill a Vacancy in the House
    3. What Pushing Back Says About the Davis Campaign
    4. Newsreel: School Finance Déjà Vu
    5. Inside Intelligence: About Those Couples...
    6. The Calendar
  43. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 2

    Vol. 31 Issue 2:

    The primaries are on, and our biennial Hot List is back, ranking the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. Campaign Filings: The Best of the Rest
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Contributions...
    4. Texas Weekly Newsreel: Campaign Money, Abbott, Davis, Dewhurst
    5. The Calendar
  44. Texas Weekly Vol. 31 Issue 1

    Vol. 31 Issue 1:

    The primaries are on, and our biennial Hot List is back, ranking the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. We'll add, subtract and change the rankings as the races develop.

    1. The Texas Weekly Hot List
    2. For Some, It's Already the End of the Road
    3. It's Cold in Texas, but the Politics Are Hot
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Election Dates...
    5. Newsreel: Campaign Finance, Ad Wars, Hot List
    6. The Calendar