Unrest in the Middle East, rising oil prices and frustration with federal energy policy — for Texans of a certain age, today’s headlines must seem like déjà vu all over again. Today’s situation is far less severe than the aftermath of the 1973 Arab oil embargo. But Texans can still learn energy lessons from the 1970s, among them that the fuels that seem like a wise choice today may cause trouble tomorrow.Full Story
Dolph Briscoe, Jr. (1923-2010) was a rancher, businessman and the 40th governor of Texas. A Democrat, he served from 1973 to 1979. As of 2009, he was the oldest living, former governor in Texas.
Briscoe was born in Uvalde, Texas to a prominent Texas rancher. He died in his family home, June 27, 2010.
He served in the Army during ...
He may be able to stay on message politically, but Gov. Rick Perry might still have something to learn when it comes to staying on topic on the phone.Full Story
For the third event in our TribLive series, I interviewed the mayor of San Antonio about the big issues facing the nation's seventh-largest city, how his early notions of the job squared with the reality of being in it, his age, his ethnicity, his party affiliation in a nonpartisan office and, of course, his future plans.Full Story
When political consultants take on wealthy candidates, does that mean they can milk them and their campaigns for all they’re worth? Are they simply trying to help good people get elected? Or both?Full Story
Ask a Republican who’s not on Gov. Rick Perry or Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s payroll about the 2010 governor’s primary, and you’ll get a response about a well-timed trip to Palm Springs in early March, when the two candidates square off. Party faithful want to stay above the fray: Primary challenges to longstanding incumbents tend to get rough quick.Full Story