At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Reps. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth; Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford; and Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, talked about the coming race for lieutenant governor and whom they'd back in a Cruz-Perry presidential primary showdown.Full Story
Rafael Edward Cruz, commonly known as Ted Cruz, is a lawyer and the newly-elected junior U.S. Senator from Texas, replacing former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who announced her retirement in early 2011. His wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, heads the regional wealth management office for Goldman Sachs in Houston. They have 2 young daughters.
Cruz was born in Calgary ...
As many GOP leaders argue that passing comprehensive immigration reform is in the GOP’s best interest, some data suggests that the long-term interest of party strategists and the short-term self-interest of members of Congress are not necessarily in sync.Full Story
The sweeping immigration reform bill heading to the floor of the U.S. Senate could end up blocking hundreds of thousands of immigrants from citizenship.Full Story
Your evening reading: at CPAC, Perry calls Medicaid expansion "coercion"; El Paso lawmaker arrested on DWI charge; Democrat scolds Cruz at gun hearingFull Story
Texas' two U.S. senators on Wednesday helped stage one of the longest old-fashioned filibusters in years.Full Story
Grissom begins a gripping series on mental health and criminal justice, Hamilton and White on the Senate’s defense of UT-Austin, Murphy’s interactive look at public school test scores, Ramshaw finds the governor digging in on the Medicaid expansion, Rocha and Dehn visit a weapons maker with Ted Cruz, M. Smith explores another angle on unpopular standardized testing, Batheja on a car that drives right past state laws, Aguilar reports on the other immigration problem, Aaronson on a break in the race for a cancer cure: The best of our best for the week of February 18-22, 2012.Full Story
Your evening reading: Cruz on offense during tour of Texas gun manufacturer; senators condemn state's testing system; Legislature to investigate UT regents' treatment of PowersFull Story
U.S. Sen-elect Ted Cruz never said during the campaign whether he would support his Texas counterpart, Sen. John Cornyn, for Senate minority whip. On Tuesday, he finally answered the question.Full Story
No surprise in Texas' U.S. Senate race: Ted Cruz is headed to Washington. The Tea Party Republican — an underdog in the primary — sailed to victory in Tuesday night's general election against Democrat Paul Sadler.Full Story