So what's next for Ted Cruz after his splashy announcement Monday that he's an official candidate for the White House in 2016? The answer is pretty straightforward: It's now nose-to-the-grindstone time.Full Story
Oil prices are falling again with worries growing anew that the price per barrel might dip below $40.Full Story
Unexpectedly tough lines of questioning by federal appeals court judges hearing arguments over Texas' requirement that abortion clinics meet hospital-like standards buoyed hopes of abortion rights supporters on Wednesday.Full Story
Republicans didn't just win their statewide elections earlier this month — they won in ways that only become apparent when you dig into the numbers. In many counties, the Democrats could not attract more than one voter in five.Full Story
It wasn't just Republicans in Texas who were celebrating big statehouse gains on Tuesday.Full Story
Texas Democrats maintained their 16-year losing streak on Election Day, with Republicans decisively sweeping all 15 statewide races on the ballot. As of late Tuesday, Republicans were leading by more than 20 percentage points in all of the statewide races. Texans have not elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994.
Green Party candidate Emily Sanchez has few resources in her bid for U.S. Senate. What she does have is a nickname, SpicyBrown, that voters will see on the ballot. She hopes it will garner attention and spur voters to examine her political stances.Full Story
The Tribune today launches its 15-part The Shale Life series, which tells in a variety of visual styles the stories of those who are living through the effects, both good and bad, of the shale boom in Texas.Full Story
Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal. But they also say it’s difficult to measure whether cars, trucks and pedestrians are moving faster across the border.Full Story
Here's video of Friday evening's debate between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and his Democratic challenger, David Alameel. Much of the debate, which was hosted by KUVN Univision 23, centered on immigration.
Editor's note: Due to technological issues with the live feed, video of the debate starts four minutes in, with the first question.Full Story
Confirmation came Sunday afternoon that a second person has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in Dallas.Full Story
Candidates for three of the eight major statewide races on this year’s November ballot appear likely to reach Election Day without ever engaging in a debate with their opponent. Televised debates were recently scheduled for the races for U.S. Senate and state comptroller.Full Story
Texas politics was the big conversation in Austin and even outside the state with this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story