Tribpedia: Texas Congressional Delegation

Now the U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, is shown in 2012.
Now the U.S. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, is shown in 2012.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan to Make Texas Fundraising Swing

During an upcoming U.S. House recess this month, House Speaker Paul Ryan will make several stops in some of the richest pockets of the state: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland and San Antonio. Several Texas congressmen are expected to be in attendance at Ryan's event in Houston.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.

Analysis: For Many Candidates, Election is No Contest

Now that the political candidates have filed, some of the races in the 2016 election cycle have come to an end. It's not that the elections are over, but 75 federal and state lawmakers don't have any major-party opponents. 

Ted Cruz greets supporters at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina on Nov. 14, 2015.
Ted Cruz greets supporters at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina on Nov. 14, 2015.

After Paris Attacks, Cruz Vows to Call Out Terrorism

Campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday, Ted Cruz said that as president, he would not be afraid to call "radical Islamic terrorism by its name." But he stopped well short of calling for the U.S. to engage in a land war targeting ISIS in the Middle East

The 2015 Texas Tribune Festival's keynote sessions included one-on-one conversations with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (clockwise, from top left), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. There was also a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential race.
The 2015 Texas Tribune Festival's keynote sessions included one-on-one conversations with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (clockwise, from top left), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. There was also a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential race.

2015 Tribune Festival: Videos of the Keynote Sessions

During the keynote sessions of the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival, we featured one-on-one conversations with Dan PatrickJoe Straus, Nancy Pelosi and Julián Castro. You can watch those interviews and videos of our other keynote sessions here.

Video: Can the Center Hold?

Here's full video of our "Can the Center Hold?" panel discussion Saturday at The Texas Tribune Festival. The panel featured former U.S. Sens. Evan Bayh and Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu.

Signs greeting early voters are shown in October 2014 outside the Lakeside Activity Center in Mesquite.
Signs greeting early voters are shown in October 2014 outside the Lakeside Activity Center in Mesquite.

Analysis: A Change in Political Winds Every Two Years

Texas swings from conservative to very conservative every two years. The turnout is higher when there is a presidential race on the ballot, and the state's Republicans are a little less dominant. It doesn't change the results in top races, but the effects on other parts of the ballot can be dramatic.