Another day and another threshold is crossed in oil's steady downward march in value. This time it was the price of U.S. oil dipping below $50 during the day on Monday.Full Story
A new controversy could crop up this week as the State Board of Education is expected to adopt new social studies textbooks.Full Story
Chip Roy, who has worked for several of the state's top elected officials and currently works in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's political office, is the leading candidate to be first assistant to Attorney General-elect Ken Paxton. The first assistant manages day-to-day operations in the AG's office, overseeing lawyers and other employees for the AG.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.
Throughout the night, our liveblog will keep you updated on the results of general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the governor's race.
A lingering fight over a failed petition drive aimed at the city of Houston's equal rights ordinance boiled over this week as subpoenas issued against area pastors allied with the petition effort drew the ire of conservative leaders.Full Story
At our 10/16 TribLive conversation, Sam Houston, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General in 2014, talked about how he'd respond to open records requests.Full Story
At our 10/16 TribLive conversation, Sam Houston, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General in 2014, talked about the difficulty of running as a down-ballot statewide candidate in his party.Full Story
Full video of my 10/16 TribLive conversation with Sam Houston, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General in 2014.Full Story
With little money and swimming against the conservative tide, Democrat Sam Houston acknowledges he has little choice but to campaign for attorney general "the old fashioned way" — on the cheap, and largely from the front seat of his Toyota Prius. Despite the ethical troubles of his Republican opponent, Houston faces a steep climb.Full Story
A federal district judge in Corpus Christi ruled against the state's voter ID law, injecting a note of drama into the run-up to the general elections.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
Dismissing his opponent as “Barack Obama’s ideological twin,” Attorney General Greg Abbott on Saturday expressed confidence that he will trounce Democrat Wendy Davis in the gubernatorial election in November. Asked about a Davis TV ad on his dissenting opinion in a 1993 case involving a woman raped by a door-to-door salesman, Abbott said “the opinion speaks for itself.”Full Story
Some Democrats are hoping to prod prosecutors to look closer at Ken Paxton, the Republican nominee for attorney general. But those kinds of prosecutions sometimes work to the benefit of their targets. A political prosecution — or one that looks that way — can make the candidate look like a victim.Full Story
Attorney General Greg Abbott leads state Sen. Wendy Davis by 12 percentage points in the race for Texas governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has a commanding lead over the Republican pack in a hypothetical race for the 2016 presidential nomination.Full Story