Senate Democrats have launched the nuclear option. Now what?Full Story
Julián Castro, 37, currently serving in his second term as mayor of San Antonio, is the older brother (by a few minutes) of his identical twin, state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio. Born Sept. 16, 1974, the twins’ mother is Hispanic activist Rosie Castro, an early leader of La Raza Unida, an organization that fielded statewide and local candidates ...
A spokesman for the Texas attorney general's office, citing a wording change in San Antonio's recently passed nondiscrimination ordinance, said the state is unlikely to file suit over the ordinance.Full Story
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro introduced himself over the weekend to one of the most coveted voting blocs in American politics: Iowans.Full Story
The end of a contentious fight over gay rights in San Antonio has put Mayor Julián Castro's political fortunes back in the spotlight.Full Story
Texas politicians and institutions are getting much better marks from the state’s voters than the president and Congress, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Batheja on a House budget without vouchers or Medicaid expansion, Aguilar on obstacles to a new power plant in El Paso, Permenter on deer breeder regulations, E. Smith’s interview with San Antonio’s Castro twins, Galbraith on proposals for new underground water reservoirs, Root finds holes in a UT regent's appointment files, M. Smith on a planned school rating system that defied recommendations, Murphy maps oil and gas disposal wells in Texas, Dehn on objections to a bigger Medicaid program and Hamilton on efforts to lure gun makers to Texas: The best of our best for the week of April 1-5, 2013.Full Story
The Tribune's Emily Ramshaw talks with Paul Brown of YNN/Capital Tonight after day two of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.Full Story
At the Democratic National Convention, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa says the Latino population is the potential "game-changer" in Democrats' hopes of switching Texas to their column.Full Story
With Tuesday's announcement that San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, speculation is growing about his future. But Castro tells the Tribune he's happy where he is.Full Story