Ann Richards

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to the Texas Republican Convention on June 5, 2014.
 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: June 20, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry spent his lunch hour Thursday with a couple dozen reporters in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to turn the page on last week's controversial remarks on homosexuality and to once again stoke talk of a 2016 presidential run.

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A Year In, Gov. Richards Was Riding High

After her first legislative session, Gov. Ann Richards was on top of the political world, Jan Reid writes in Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. This excerpt looks at her political aides measuring her strength and preparing for her next moves.

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For Richards, Spats With Bullock Were Constant

Gov. Ann Richards surrendered much of her freedom after taking office, Jan Reid writes in Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. This excerpt looks at her busy schedule and her difficult working relationship with Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock.

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Congressman Michael McCaul at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 23, 2011.
 Bob Daemmrich

You Can't Go Home Again

U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate means he won't be testing one of the truisms of Texas politics: A seat in the Texas congressional delegation is a lousy launching pad for statewide office.

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