Last week, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, released a television ad depicting his opponent, former Railroad commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones, as a literal puppet. Today, she struck back with an ad of her own.
At the Trib's April 13 energy symposium at the University of Houston, I talked with state Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, the House Energy Resources Committee chairman, and state Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, a committee member.
Five years after Texas lawmakers overhauled the juvenile justice system, reports of violence, inappropriate staff behavior and poor mental health services at youth lockups are spurring calls for accountability and continued reform.
A Super PAC supporting Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's U.S. Senate bid released a new TV ad today attacking two of his opponents. Former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz's camp hit back with a radio ad criticizing Dewhurst.
Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers and invest $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years. In return, the state will drop its efforts to collect back taxes from the company.
Fort Bliss has launched a massive effort to cut its net energy and water usage and reduce waste as part of a focus on self-sufficiency. Fort Hood is also working to go greener, but high upfront costs pose challenges.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul made a couple of campaign stops in Austin on Thursday. After an afternoon fundraiser, he met with supporters on the University of Texas campus. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.