Abbott Won't Endorse In Texas Senate Race
With his outrageous fundraising note earlier today, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) made it clear that he is looking to paint Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) as a liberal in the primary. In a trolling tweet, the communications director for Harry Reid helped out.
HOUSTON — The scheduled execution next month of a Mexican national by the State of Texas threatens to damage relations between the United States and Mexico and complicate the ability of the United States to help Americans detained overseas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has warned Texas officials.
A proposed patch sparing Medicare physicians a 24 percent pay cut next year would cost about $8.7 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. The House measure would provide doctors with a 0.5 percent payment update through March 2014 while allowing Congress several months to overhaul Medicare's flawed physician payment system.
The largest statewide law enforcement organization in Texas on Wednesday endorsed the re-election bid of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, one of five public-safety groups that have sided with the Republican incumbent who faces three GOP challengers.
University of Texas at Austin faculty, alumni and prominent lawmakers are rallying in support of President Bill Powers, whose employment is up for discussion in a private session Thursday by regents — including those with whom he long has tangled.
A Texas National Guard officer told a Pentagon panel Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted while on active duty eight years ago, but no charges were filed against her attacker after she reported the incident.
Campaigning in San Antonio for the 2014 GOP gubernatorial nomination, Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday said he would pursue enough funding to make Texas public schools the highest-ranked in the nation.
Mayor Annise Parker this week called an effort by the city historical commission to designate the Harris County-owned Astrodome a city landmark "ill-advised," and said she had no plans to put the item before City Council for approval.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis continued trading barbs Wednesday over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform — signaling a potentially more intense education debate ahead than in past gubernatorial elections.
Capping an eight-month saga that has captivated the public, a judge ruled Wednesday that Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg can keep her job after a drunken driving arrest, bad behavior in jail and, most recently, a civil case to force her from office.
An inmate was convicted Wednesday of plotting to kill a federal judge who he thought was going to sentence him to prison time. Phillip Monroe Ballard was afraid U.S. District Judge John McBryde would give him more than 20 years in prison after his trial on federal tax charges, so he told a fellow inmate he would pay him $100,000 in cash to have the judge killed, federal authorities said.
A San Antonio judge Tuesday scheduled a hearing in February to consider temporarily blocking Texas’ same-sex marriage ban.
Texas collected more sales tax last month than in any month in its history. Comptroller Susan Combs, who is not prone to turn cartwheels, dubbed it a “moderate” bump.
Sen. John Cornyn is shrugging off Rep. Steve Stockman as just another face in the crowd. The congressman hasn’t made much impression on him in their last year serving together in the Texas delegation and, in Cornyn’s telling, there’s no reason to see him as any more formidable than the half-dozen others in the March 4 primary.
Texas’ sales tax collections rose again in November, with revenue of $2.41 billion, an increase of 2.8 percent over the same month last year, the state comptroller’s office said Wednesday.
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert does not plan to endorse anyone in the Texas Senate Republican primary between Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Steve Stockman.
District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg will remain in her position as the top felony prosecutor in Travis County, visiting Judge David Peeples ruled Wednesday. Lehmberg hugged her supporters in the courtroom after the decision was read, shedding tears.
For those who enjoy lowbrow political theater, it’s Christmas come early. Steve Stockman, a Texas congressman so far to the right he’s in danger of falling into the Gulf of Mexico, is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Primary.
For months, Tea Party conservatives in Texas have been praying for a challenge to incumbent Senator John Cornyn, who they think of as a moderate. As the filing deadline of 6 p.m. Central Time on Monday approached, no credible candidate had stepped up.
NEW YORK -- As the clock neared midnight on Monday, Texas Coach Mack Brown sipped a drink at the Peacock Alley Restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria hotel lobby. He sat at a large table next to the Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson, the man essentially hired to replace Brown.
If Texas voters expected yet another set of boring races for the state's high courts, 2014 election cycle will certainly let them down as a sitting Court of Criminal Appeals judge has decided to shed both his party label and his court by running against an incumbent justice on the Texas Supreme Court.
So Steve Stockman is running for Senate. It’s all over Twitter, it might be all over Facebook depending on what kind of friends you have, and it’s the talk of this town (if you know what I mean). Initial coverage has suggested that the stand-off — between Representative Stockman, the East Texas far-far-right conservative, and Senator John Cornyn, an incumbent whose votes have rankled some Texas tea-party activists — will be another chapter in the nigh-unending saga of tea-party insurrectionists versus the Big Bad Establishment. But it’s actually much more complicated than that.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finds the budget deal brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) "deeply concerning," his office said Wednesday.
“I said, ‘If things change, if you look like you’re going to get in, just give me a heads up,’” Stovall tells me. “He said, ‘Will do.’” He didn’t. Stovall says he found out about Stockman’s senatorial bid the way the rest of us did.