At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for SpaceX's private commerical space facility near Brownsville, the company's CEO, Elon Musk, said the site may play a role in landing the first human on Mars.
It's the time of year when trailing candidates tell voters to ignore the polls and fill them with stories of past campaigns that came from behind to win. Front-runners try to keep their thoughts on more pleasant histories.
At the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, George P. Bush, the Republican nominee for Land Commissioner, said he wouldn't endorse his father, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, should he decide to run for president in 2016.
On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Wheeler, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, it's all about the November elections.
Gov. Rick Perry, speaking on Sunday at The Texas Tribune Festival, said he still supports a Texas law that grants in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. He also said he would not decide whether he was going to run for president until 2015.
Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Texas governor, is trying to break the Democrats’ near lock on deep South Texas. The Democrats are dismissive of his effort, but it underscores the importance both camps are attaching to Hispanics this year.
At the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, state Sen. Wendy Davis said that if elected, she would consider using “executive action” to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz hinted that he would make a decision on a run for the White House in the first half of 2015 but that his focus for the next six weeks would be on helping Republicans take back the Senate.
During a heated debate Saturday on women’s health, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes revealed that she has had an abortion. The revelation comes two weeks after state Sen. Wendy Davis revealed she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons.
U.S. Sen. John Cornynsaid on Saturday that he lamented his party’s contribution to what he said was a dysfunctional government, and he criticized the Obama administration's handling of the current crisis over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The stark differences between state Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the Republican and Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor, were front and center Saturday as they appeared at the Texas Tribune Festival.
Speaking at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, House Speaker Joe Straus said he's "awfully sick" of the drama between regents and legislators that is making it the "only campus in the state of Texas that gets this much attention."
A proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, already the subject of a federal environmental review, will soon be the focus of public meetings in Texas, according to the president of the firm looking to build the line.
With the first debate of the Texas governor's race held Friday night in the Rio Grande Valley, we begin this week's playlist based on Texas political and policy news with "Showdown" by Electric Light Orchestra.
We're liveblogging the sessions from the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival's Immigration track. The sessions include panels on border security, Latinos and the Republican Party, the comprehensive immigration reform debate, and what to do with the DREAMers.
We're liveblogging the sessions from the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival's Public Education track. The sessions include panels on education reform, the new math requirements for high school graduation, early college high schools, and insight from superintendents.