The upcoming primary face-off between incumbent Gene Green and Adrian Garcia in Houston's 29th congressional district will test case the influence of identity politics in Texas Democratic races.Full Story
With recent polls suggesting Jeb Bush could follow a weak showing in Iowa with another one in in New Hampshire, his formidable network of donors in Texas is being watched closely by competitors.Full Story
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case challenging President Barack Obama's executive order on illegal immigration, the two top lawyers for Texas spoke to the Tribune about what the state is fighting for.Full Story
The Rubio Texas team now includes current and former state representatives James Frank, Larry Gonzales, Jason Isaac, Linda Harper-Brown, Martha Wong, Peggy Hamric and Myra Crownover.
For the nine Republicans running to succeed U.S. Republican Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, newly filed campaign finance reports provided a clear opportunity to stand out. Some did a better job than others.Full Story
Despite a recent ad bashing Donald Trump for employing eminent domain for a parking lot, Ted Cruz has backed the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects that would use the same controversial tool to displace landowners.
Stumping in New Hampshire for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis tried to assure voters that early losses in Iowa or New Hampshire won't doom Clinton's bid.Full Story
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will start a New Hampshire bus tour Sunday in search of a strong showing in the Granite State's Feb. 9 GOP presidential primary.Full Story
While Mexican and U.S. officials discuss drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's extradition, some wonder if a surge in cartel violence along the Texas-Mexico border could follow.Full Story
Even before President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address concluded, Texas Republicans pushed out critical tweets and news releases.Full Story
A year out of office, former Gov. Rick Perry has a new gig: chief strategy officer at MCNA Dental, the largest privatively held dental insurance company in the country.
Ted Cruz is betting on Iowa and the South to deliver him the GOP nomination. A detailed look at his travel schedule shows just how much of Cruz's time has been invested in this unique approach to seeking the White House.Full Story
Texas matters when it comes to deciding the Democratic presidential nominee, and so far Hillary Clinton is way out in front of Bernie Sanders on one score — locking up superdelegates to the party convention.
Taking aim at a new Texas law making it a state felony to harbor undocumented immigrants, a national civil rights group announced Monday that it is suing the state.Full Story
Former Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed fellow Texan Ted Cruz for president — more than four months after Perry dropped out of the 2016 race himself, and a week before the first-in-the-country caucus in Iowa.Full Story
John F. Kennedy would be a Republican today, and the New England Patriots are good at that football thing, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz observed as he cozied up to voters in a four-day tour of icy New Hampshire.Full Story
Shelia Latting, who is black, filed a lawsuit in state district court in Travis County Tuesday, claiming she lost her job a year ago as deputy chief financial officer due to racial discrimination at the agency.
Border counties are home to the largest share of residents living in poverty, while a few suburban counties contain the smallest shares of poor people, according to the latest poverty estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.Full Story