Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is just the third Republican since Reconstruction to hold the seat in Texas. First elected to the post in 2002, he is in now in his third term, having served longer than all but two of his predecessors.
In July 2011, he announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey ...
Land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has some pointed words for fellow Republicans who denigrate Hispanics.Full Story
The Public Utility Commission's proposed changes to the electric market gained a powerful detractor in recent days: the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state's oldest and largest petroleum organization.Full Story
The Tribune's Morgan Smith has a must-read piece on what's next for the education reform group funded by tort reform champions that left a big imprint on policy debates during last year's legislative session.Full Story
The challenge to Texas' law placing further restrictions on abortion facilities took another step toward a widely expected hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court with oral arguments before a three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.Full Story
Your evening reading: Stockman in gray area with Bitcoin; Azle-area residents sound off on earthquakes; experts in Canada saying giving up citizenship easier than Cruz makes it appear to beFull Story
Health care navigators are back on the agenda with a hearing Friday morning in Austin on new proposed state rules by the state's insurance department.Full Story
Your evening reading: state shutters six charter school campuses under new heightened accountability regime; conservative advocacy group circulates mailer criticizing lawmakers investigating UT regent; how Cruz's dad became a GOP rock starFull Story
Your evening reading: when private companies come in to manage schools, transparency takes a hit; judge rules NSA phone program likely unconstitutional; state GOP chairman calls Texas "somewhat competitive"Full Story
New numbers suggest the state is having a hard time — at least initially — maintaining the same level of women's health services under its new purely state-funded program as the mostly federally funded program that preceded it.Full Story
All four Republican candidates vying for lieutenant governor said at a Thursday debate that religion should play a larger role in public education — and three said they believed that should include the teaching of creationism.Full Story
Bill Powers' future as University of Texas at Austin president could be put to a vote at a Thursday meeting of the UT System's Board of Regents.Full Story
Your evening reading: a Texas-sized nuclear option?; former Mexican presidential hopeful charged in Texas; Dewhurst hawks campaign wares on Cyber MondayFull Story