Tribpedia: TribWeek

Every Saturday, the Tribune offers a selection of our stories from the previous week. Use this landing page to quickly find past stories you might’ve missed or wish you could re-read.

From major breaking news to deep reporting on issues important to all Texans, it’s the best of the best from The Texas Tribune.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/18/15

Batheja on the final deals on the state budget, Langford on the money behind a secretive group that’s been recording lawmakers this session, M. Smith inventories education legislation as the legislative session draws to a close, Watkins on the budget prospects for community colleges, Walters on a budget disappointment for Medicaid doctors, Malewitz marks the end of one battle pitting local control against industry, Ura and McCullough plot the growth of the suburbs, Svitek on Rick Perry’s redemption in Iowa, Livingston profiles a powerful congressman from Texas: The best of our best content from May 18 to 22, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/11/15

Aguilar tracks the progress of E-Verify for state employees, Batheja and Ramsey on efforts to close the session with a mega-deal, Blanchard on Bell’s gay marriage loss at the bell, M. Smith on the death of school finance reforms, Malewitz and McCrimmon on legislation that didn’t reach its destination, Root tracks the progress of limping ethics legislation, Ura and Daniel on where new Texans are coming from, Hershaw reports on a deep-fried controversy, Livingston finds Texas senators on the short end of the trade stick, Watkins on the continuing battle over admissions practices at the University of Texas, E. Smith’s interview with state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video Roundup: The best of our best content from May 11-15, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/4/15

Hershaw tracks a medicinal marijuana bill advancing, M. Smith on a pre-K bill graduating to the next phase, Rocha and Dehn detail the unintended consequence of a CPS law, Livingston on an effort to repeal a crude oil export ban, McCrimmon on a pot legalization bill moving forward in the House, Ramsey on a tax case's implications, Batheja and Murphy present some officeholder disclosures, Walters and Root on a group's claims of having footage of lawmakers behaving badly. The best of our best content from May 4-8, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/27/15

Aguilar and Batheja on the mouth of the House, Watkins’ exit interview with Bill Powers, Walters on the falling rate of uninsured Texans, Ura on the progress of abortion bills in the Legislature, Svitek on the governor’s response to a military exercise, Aaronson, Batheja and M. Smith run down legislative leaders’ priority bills, E. Smith’s interview with Sylvester Turner, Root and Malewitz on the personal interests of a powerful senator, Daniel and Ura on what makes a conference committee, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video Roundup: The best of our best content from April 27 to May 1, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/20/15

Langford looks inside the Blue Bell recall, Hershaw on a deep-fried controversy, Malewitz on SMU’s earth-shaking study, McCrimmon on matters dear to Texas lawmakers, Aguilar on rivalry between the Texas House and Senate, Root on pre-K differences between top state officials, Svitek on the group behind that trouble, he and yours truly on the breakfast where it came to a head, Batheja on a new contracting inquiry, Blanchard on House approval of open handgun carry, M. Smith on diplomas and required tests, Ura and Walters on legislation derailed by an abortion debate, Watkins on the role of university regents: The best of our best content from April 20 to April 24, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/13/15

Batheja and Aaronson size up the House and Senate budgets, Aguilar on an effort to assess the border surge, Langford and Batheja detail new contract questions at HHSC, Walters on closing residential centers for disabled Texans, Livingston on campaign spending by Texans in Congress, Svitek on Ted Cruz’s Texas fundraising, Malewitz on fracking and city limits, McCrimmon and M. Smith report on House efforts to reload gun legislation, Ura and McCullough map the state’s Dreamers, Root analyzes the change in management style in the governor’s office, Watkins on forced resignations at Texas A&M University: The best of our best content from April 13 to April 17, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/6/15

Aguilar on Mexican cartel wars, Batheja on the state budget and taxes, Hershaw on tighter state spending limits, Blanchard on state ethics prosecutors, Langford on a tough steak dinner, Livingston and Svitek on Rand Paul’s Texas plans, McCrimmon on a hairy debate, Root on a government vs. government debate, Satija on body cameras for cops, M. Smith on a proposed revamp of public school finance, Svitek on an investigation of the state’s new attorney general, Walters on the future of the state’s top health official, Watkins on a UT regent’s latest admissions inquiries, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video Roundup: The best of our best content from April 6 to April 10, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/30/15

Batheja on the House’s very long budget debate, Hershaw on a salacious moment in those proceedings, Langford and Batheja on a scathing audit of a state contract, Aguilar on contract employees and child support, Rocha and Daniel on local texting-while-driving laws, Livingston on the start of a 2016 race for Congress, Malewitz on an effort to make conservation cheaper, McCrimmon on powdered alcohol regulation, Smith and McCullough and McCrimmon on open handgun carry and big cities, Root on a fancy remodeling job that got canceled, Svitek on an election fizzle and Watkins and Langford on a grand jury’s view of a UT regent: The best of our best content from March 30 to April 3, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/23/15

Livingston on Cruz making his White House run official, Root interviews Cruz and asks folks in Times Square about the candidate, Batheja and Langford confirm the FBI is asking about a state contract, E. Smith talks with the Dell Medical School dean, Malewitz and McCullough on lessons from a refinery blast, Ura on new census figures, McCrimmon on the Senate's tax cut package advancing, and Batheja, M. Smith and Aaronson break down priority bills in the Legislature: The best of our best content from March 23 to 27, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/16/15

Walters on the state of rural health, Satija and Ura on water troubles near Houston, Livingston compares two Texans’ approaches in New Hampshire, Svitek on A&M’s hopes for a presidential debate, M. Smith on carrying handguns openly and on campuses, Root on a conservative Republican seeking more money for his state agency, McCrimmon and Blanchard on what really resulted from tuition deregulation, Malewitz on a Texas city that’s ditching fossil fuels, Langford on who should enforce state ethics laws, Batheja on cars that drive themselves, Aguilar reports on efforts to secure the state’s international border, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video Roundup: The best of our best content from March 16 to March 20, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/9/15

Ura and Satija on Texans who don’t have reliable access to clean water, our new Budgetline podcast on state finance, Batheja on making sense of state contracts, Blanchard on the top two prospects to run the University of Texas at Austin, Langford on the state’s death penalty drugs, Livingston on Rick Perry’s comeback attempt, Root and Murphy on taxpayer bills for Perry’s travels, Svitek on the progress of the new governor’s agenda, and Murphy and Daniel and Aaronson with a new and improved Texas Legislative Guide: The best of our best content from March 9 to 13, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/2/15

Aguilar on legal bickering over immigration, Batheja on tax cuts and spending caps, Blanchard on the search for a new UT-Austin president, McCrimmon on robocalls targeting the UT admissions report, Hershaw and “the King of Distraction,” Langford on a new watchdog for a troubled state agency, Livingston on a new alliance in the presidential race, M. Smith on Senate proposals for public education, Svitek on the race for Texas GOP chairman, Ura with new projections of the state’s booming population and Walters on state leaders’ Medicaid plans: The best of our best content from March 2 to 6, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/23/15

The UT/TT Poll on presidential primaries, guns, taxes, government, education and immigration, Aguilar on an “e” without a “verify,” Batheja on efforts to cut property taxes, Blanchard on obstacles for the governor’s UT regent nominees, Livingston interviews one of the new guys in Washington, McCrimmon on the woes of the Texas Racing Commission and Root on the seeds of that discontent, Walters on sick Texans and experimental drugs, Satija and Root on consumers and weights and measures, M. Smith on the governor’s push for early education, Dehn and Rocha with this week’s video Roundup: The best of our best content from Feb. 23 to 27, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/16/15

Aaronson, McCrimmon and Satija team up to score Greg Abbott’s lawsuits, Root on Abbott’s first State of the State speech, Langford on the state of the judiciary, M. Smith on shaky graduation prospects for 28,000 high school seniors, Ura on the validity of the state’s first same-sex marriage, Aguilar on the congressional deadlock on homeland security funding, Batheja on where a bullet train might go, Blanchard and Malewitz on where cars can be sold, McCrimmon notes a big election upset, E. Smith interviews Joaquin Castro, Walters on home health care and aging TexansThe best of our best content from Feb. 16 to 20, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/9/15

Batheja on Hegar's Rainy Day proposal, Blanchard and Malewitz detail the UT admissions review, McCrimmon on Wal-Mart suing for the right to sell alcohol, Ura on an Alabama ruling's potential impact on gay marriage in Texas, Malewitz on the financial woes of the state's largest public retirement system, M. Smith on the gun debate at the Capitol, Livingston on Cruz touting senators' foreign policy experience, Langford on whether HHSC's 21CT contract was built on a lie, and Ura on $36,000 of taxpayer money going toward OIG badges: The best of our best content from Feb. 9-13, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/2/15

Langford finds some seats of power, M. Smith on who didn’t get their shots, Aaronson and Malewitz chart the drop in drilling, Aguilar and Malewitz on the timing of Mexico’s energy reforms, Batheja has the rundown on House committees, Satija interviews Molly White about Muslims, Blanchard has a quick history of Texas politicians on that subject, Daniel and Aaronson and Murphy update the Texas Hospitals Explorer, E. Smith’s interview with UT Chancellor William McRaven, Hershaw on texting-while-driving legislation, Livingston talks to Rick Perry, Root on Greg Abbott’s first veto threat, Walters finds echoes of an old battle in a new one, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video roundupThe best of our best content from Feb. 2-6, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/26/15

Hamilton and Ura on a state legislator’s message to Texas Muslims, Aguilar on immigrants’ tuition rates, Batheja on a big property tax proposal, Blanchard watches car wars, Rocha and Dehn add tuition for veterans and property taxes to their State of Mind series, Langford with the latest on Rick Perry’s indictment, M. Smith reports on self-induced problems for gun advocates, Walters on the decision not to prosecute the state’s attorney general, E. Smith’s interview with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Satija on high school football and water: The best of our best content from Jan. 26-30, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/19/15

Hamilton on the inaugurations and on Greg Abbott’s first university appointments, M. Smith on historic Senate rule changes and — with Aaronson and McCullough — on the interests of the lieutenant governor’s outside advisers, Langford and Blanchard and Aaronson on higher ed and highways, Aguilar on Mexican governors not attending the inauguration, Walters and Daniel on Texas hospitals and Medicare, Rocha and Dehn on local control and fracking, Livingston on Ben Carson’s Houston-based campaign chief, Batheja on a private toll road company’s fight with Texas: The best of our best content from Jan. 19-23, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/12/15

Aaronson and Murphy roll out a new bill and issue tracker, Batheja on Joe Straus’ re-election as speaker, Hamilton on Perry’s last address to the Legislature, Malewitz and McCrimmon track tweets from the opening day of the 84th Legislature, Satija and Malewitz on Washington’s methane plans, Ura and McCullough on the makeup of the Texas Legislature, Langford and Hamilton on the future of HHSC chief Kyle Janek, Hershaw on changes in state policy on cupcakes, and Rocha and Dehn with this week’s political roundup: The best of our best content from Jan. 12 to 16, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/5/15

Livingston, Daniel and McCullough on the Texas ties in the next presidential race, Blanchard has the latest election results, Aguilar on attempts to slip past border security, Hamilton sits down with the new chancellor at the University of Texas, Hershaw prepares a goodbye for some license plates, Langford with the latest in a state contracting scandal, McCrimmon on Gov.-elect Greg Abbott’s plans and M. Smith on Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick’s priorities, Ura on the legal battle over Texas abortion laws, Satija on the prospects for a controversial Dallas water supply, Murphy notes an update to our Salaries Explorer, and Dehn and Rocha with this week’s political roundup: The best of our best content for Jan. 5 to 9, 2015.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/29/14

The best of our best content from December 29, 2014, to January 2, 2015, included material from of our wide-ranging series on Gov. Rick Perry's legacy: Aguilar on his immigration record, Batheja on transportation and economic development, M. Smith on public education, Hamilton on higher education (and also some of his memorable but less-than-stellar moments), Langford on criminal justice, Malewitz on alternative energy, Satija on the decrease in smog, Ura and Walters on public healthcare programs, and yours truly on his mix of luck and skill.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/22/14

Aguilar on the continuing surge of immigrants from Central America, Daniel and M. Smith collect the best quotes of the year, Rocha and Dehn with this week’s video roundup, Hamilton on grumbling about LBJ’s portrayal in a new movie, M. Smith and Langford on a top official who says he was misled by his staff, Reynolds on the trail from the state budget to Mongolia, Walters on health care sharing ministries, and all of our reporters pick their favorite stories of the year: The best of our best content from Dec. 22-26, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/15/14

Aguilar on Texas and Cuba, Batheja on the man who would be speaker, Rocha and Dehn on mental health workers, Hamilton on a push for a posthumous degree, Langford and Blanchard on a developing contracting scandal at HHSC, Livingston on a lawsuit and a Texas congressman, Malewitz on urban oil and gas drilling, Satija on the governor’s plans for a goodbye speech, E. Smith’s interview with U.S. Rep.-elect Will Hurd, M. Smith on what’s in store for public education next year: The best of our best content from Dec. 15-19, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/8/14

Aguilar on high hopes in Laredo, Batheja on Abbott’s transportation aims, Rocha and Dehn with a video roundup of the week’s news, Hamilton reports on a looming beer brawl, Langford follows a ruling on death penalty drug suppliers, Murphy with a guide to who’s in and who’s out in Texas politics, E. Smith’s interview with three new state senators, M. Smith on math hurdles in public schools, Ura on the consolidation of the state’s health and human services operations: The best of our best content from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/01/14

Ayala on the Governor's Mansion being tweaked for Abbott, our symposium on the 84th Legislature, Ramsey looks at lawmakers racing ahead of a fundraising deadline, Batheja details a debate over a budget spending cap, Blanchard on Abbott's suit over Obama's executive order, Hamilton looks at Perry stepping up his presidential game, Langford on a court halting an inmate's execution, Rocha on a mental health initiative for veterans, Walters on recommendations from the Senate Health Committee: The best of our best content from Dec. 1 to Dec. 6, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/24

Satija introduces a new state representative, Root on Texas Republicans and immigration, Langford on the state’s next lawsuit, Rocha and Dehn’s video roundup of the week, Malewitz on college students and fracking, Batheja on new highway money, Aguilar on a new rail line on the Texas-Mexico border, and yours truly on the depth of the Republican wins in statewide elections: The best of our best for the week of Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/17/14

Batheja on school district property tax breaks; Ura's look at San Antonio's political springboard; Satija's investigation into the health effects of drilling; Aguilar's look at the Texas effects of Obama's executive action; Malewitz visits a rebuilding West; M. Smith on the latest wrangling over history textbooks; Langford's report on Rick Perry's prosecutor: The best of our best content from Nov. 17-21, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/10/14

Hamilton profiles the state's infectious disease task force chief, Ramsey looks at a new door for Van de Putte, Batheja has the latest on the speaker's race, Walters on an Abbott pick endorsing a Medicaid expansion plan, Satija on San Antonio's hunt for water, Dehn looks at the impact of rising prices in oil-rich regions, Root gets details on dysfunction in the Davis campaign and Blanchard looks at bills already filed ahead of the 2015 legislative session: The best of our best content from Nov. 10-14, 2014.