Ann Richards

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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Nick Cowie

The Brief: April 24, 2014

The chairman of the state agency in charge of treatment and housing of violent sex offenders who can't be reinserted into society resigned on Tuesday.

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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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Callie Richmond

A Healing Presence at the State Capitol Since 1992

When state employees have headaches, or when children on school trips to the Capitol fall down, they visit Tim Flynn, who has served as the Capitol's nurse since 1992, through the administrations of Ann Richards, George W. Bush and Rick Perry.

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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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Illustration by Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Caleb Bryant Miller/Todd Wiseman

Cecile Richards: The TT Interview

The president of Planned Parenthood and daughter of the late Democratic Gov. Ann Richards on Republican lawmakers’ efforts to defund her organization, a Texas attorney general’s opinion she says will keep low-income women from preventative care, and how her mother would’ve handled all of this.

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Bob Daemmrich

Fair Game?

Are families out of bounds in politics? A newspaper columnist's recent unflattering piece on Anita Perry has what passes for a Royal Court at the Capitol debating that question.

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