Past Issues

2016

  1. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 32

    Vol. 33 Issue 32:

    Also, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton swing through Texas this week in search of big-dollar political donors.

    1. Trump Taps Six Texans to Help With Hispanic Outreach
    2. Oral Arguments in Voter ID Case are set for January
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Trump Course Corrections...
    4. The Calendar
  2. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 31

    Vol. 33 Issue 31:

    Also, San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, who is the only incumbent running in a swing district, has dropped the first TV ad of his re-election campaign.

    1. Hispanic Texas Republican Opts to Work With Libertarian
    2. Wendy Davis Working to Help Win the U.S. House for Democrats
    3. Inside Intelligence: About That Trump Effect...
    4. The Calendar
  3. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 30

    Vol. 33 Issue 30:

    In a low turnout election, San Antonio voters elect an Independent to serve out the remainder of the retired Ruth Jones McClendon's term in the House.

    1. With House Election, It's Independent's Day in San Antonio
    2. Presidential, Vice Presidential Hopefuls Come Calling for Cash
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Party Conventions...
    4. The Calendar
  4. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 29

    Vol. 33 Issue 29:

    Also, the Senate Republican Caucus chairman urges unity among Texas Republicans behind presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    1. Two Democrats Weigh a Cruz Challenge in 2018
    2. With Prices Stabilizing, Texas Adds to Oil Rig Count
    3. Inside Intelligence: About That Democratic Convention...
    4. The Calendar
  5. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 28

    Vol. 33 Issue 28:

    Also, former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller has left the company behind the Texas Clean Energy Project, the "clean coal" power plant projected to be built in West Texas.

    1. Paul Hobby Wants Off Ethics Commission
    2. GOP Leadership is High on Will Hurd's Re-Election Chances
    3. Inside Intelligence: About That GOP National Convention...
    4. The Calendar
  6. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 27

    Vol. 33 Issue 27:

    Also, potential vice presidential candidate Julián Castro makes keynote address on Latino issues in D.C. with Hillary Clinton set to make her choice in the next few days.

    1. Abbott Fundraising Machine Rolls On, Has $28.6M Banked
    2. Cruz Invited to Ride on Air Force One to Dallas Memorial
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Police-Community Relations...
    4. The Calendar
  7. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 26

    Vol. 33 Issue 26:

    Also, Ted Cruz announces an office shuffle widely seen as a setup to advance his future presidential aspirations.

    1. Joaquin Castro Receives Spot on House Intelligence Panel
    2. Ryan Fundraising Stop in Wimberley Yields $500K Haul
    3. War of Words Over Proposed Nuclear Fuel Waste Site Heats Up
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Election Turnout Numbers...
    5. The Calendar
  8. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 25

    Vol. 33 Issue 25:

    Also, the Texas senator goes two-for-four with his endorsed candidates in elections this week and his leadership PAC gets a reboot.

    1. Cruz Convention Speaking Slot Is Still Up in the Air
    2. Speaker Paul Ryan Comes Calling for Cash in Texas
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Brexit Vote Woes...
    4. The Calendar
  9. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 24

    Vol. 33 Issue 24:

    Also, a new poll finds Julián Castro as veep doesn't sway voters one way or the other in supporting the ticket.

    1. Beto O'Rourke Rides to Prominence Via a Livestream
    2. Report: Texas Children Rank Low on Markers of Well-Being
    3. Cruz Doesn't Take Chance to Bless Dump Trump Movement
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Local Control Debate...
    5. The Calendar
  10. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 23

    Vol. 33 Issue 23:

    In two charts, an inventory of those officeholders whose return tickets are already stamped and those who for sure aren't coming back.

    1. These Officeholders Already Know Their Political Futures
    2. Bernie Sanders' Texas Supporters Vow To Press His Agenda
    3. A New Development in a Tax Tussle Between Texas and Big Oil
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Democratic Convention...
    5. The Calendar
  11. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 22

    Vol. 33 Issue 22:

    Also, the widow of Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee publicly endorses Rodney Ellis for the seat and a railroad commissioner breaks down recent recommendations from the Sunset Commission.

    1. State Senate Leaders Urge Federal Action on Zika Virus
    2. Cruz Pulls Out of Major Speech to Faith and Freedom Group
    3. Dan Patrick Welcomes GOP Lieutenant Governors to Texas
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Mounting Attacks on Trump
    5. The Calendar
  12. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 21

    Vol. 33 Issue 21:

    Also, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will lead the state GOP's 2016 Victory fundraising efforts and the state launches a $2 million effort to raise awareness on the Zika virus.

    1. Abbott Rallies Governors Against Lifting Iran Sanctions
    2. Cruz Does Not Change Tune on Trump in Radio Interview
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Who's on the Right Track...
    4. The Calendar
  13. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 20

    Vol. 33 Issue 20:

    Also, Susan Combs launches a smart schools initiative funded from her leftover campaign funds and another round of strategic fiscal reviews is announced.

    1. Senate Republicans Back Patrick on Defying Transgender Directive
    2. Hillary Clinton Visits Texas, Rouses GOP Ire
    3. Inside Intelligence: About That Bathroom Showdown...
    4. The Calendar
  14. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 19

    Vol. 33 Issue 19:

    Also, Gov. Greg Abbott kicks off his book tour and a certain tweeting Texas Supreme Court justice pops up on a shortlist of U.S. Supreme Court nominees in a Trump administration.

    1. Democratic Super PAC Makes Early Buy in Gallego-Hurd Contest
    2. Hunt Proposal To Buy Oncor Is Now Dead, Officially
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Runoff Election Predictions...
    4. The Calendar
  15. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 18

    Vol. 33 Issue 18:

    Also, the General Land Office makes available for public viewing notes from Ken Towery's reporting on the 1950s-era fraud scandal at the Veterans Land Program.

    1. At the GOP Convention, a Lawmaker's Gospel Band Reunion
    2. Another Officeholder Wades Into Red River Land Dispute
    3. Inside Intelligence: About That GOP Nominee Trump...
    4. The Calendar
  16. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 17

    Vol. 33 Issue 17:

    Also, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker comes back home to teach at her alma mater, Rice University.

    1. Senators Talk Interstate Border Security Compact
    2. Another Sunset Cycle, Another Railroad Commission Review
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Sunset Reviews...
    4. The Calendar
  17. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 16

    Vol. 33 Issue 16:

    Elsewhere, the Cruz campaign wastes no time in putting his new veep running mate on the air.

    1. Cruz Racks Up A Third Senate Endorsement for President
    2. Franklin Graham Urges Christians To Get Out the Vote
    3. Texas Senate Will Take a Look at Zika Preparedness
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Troubled Statewide Officials...
    5. The Calendar
  18. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 15

    Vol. 33 Issue 15:

    Also, state Rep. Larry Gonzales tapped as next chairman of the Sunset Commission and more evidence of the resilient Texas economy.

    1. Speaker Straus Delivers Sober-Faced Pep Talk on Budget
    2. Texas GOP Chief Names Head of National Nominations Committee
    3. Texas Supreme Court Rules on AgendaWise Cases
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those State Revenue Worries..
    5. The Calendar
  19. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 14

    Vol. 33 Issue 14:

    Also, Cruz issues firmest denial of tabloid suggestions of extra-marital affairs and Lindsey Graham offers his strongest statements of support yet for Cruz.

    1. After Wisconsin Win, Cruz Turns His Attention East
    2. Former RPT Chief Munisteri Draws New Convention Role
    3. A Surprise Endorsement in SD-1 Contest From Bill Ratliff
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Greg Abbott Book...
    5. The Calendar
  20. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 13

    Vol. 33 Issue 13:

    Also, Ted Cruz says charge against Trump campaign manager clarifies "what the Trump campaign is all about," and the Supreme Court is asked to stop Texas from enforcing voter ID law.

    1. Ahead of Wisconsin Primary, Gov. Scott Walker Cuts Ad for Cruz
    2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter: We Will Increase Austin Presence
    3. New Texas House Panel Grapples With Proposed EPA Rules
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Changing the Conversation...
    5. The Calendar
  21. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 12

    Vol. 33 Issue 12:

    The state's primary voters still have 22 contests to settle: 16 on the Republican side, 6 on the Democratic side.

    1. The 2016 Primary Runoffs
    2. Dan Patrick Draws Line in the Sand on Brokered Convention
    3. AG Ken Paxton Asks Court To Halt Haze Reduction Plan
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Convention Prognostications...
    5. The Calendar
  22. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 11

    Vol. 33 Issue 11:

    The state's primary voters still have 22 contests to settle: 16 on the Republican side, 6 on the Democratic side.

    1. The 2016 Primary Runoffs
    2. More Flash Than Bang at Capitol Open-Carry Demonstration
    3. Cruz Drops Two New TV Ads Ahead of Utah, Arizona Contests
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That Voter Turnout in Texas...
    5. The Calendar
  23. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 10

    Vol. 33 Issue 10:

    In other Cruz news, the candidate will sit down with Jeb Bush ahead of next week's Florida primary. And Kay Bailey Hutchison joins the No Labels movement.

    1. Cruz Announces Another Big Fundraising Haul, Adds Money Men
    2. Abbott Launches Effort To Prepare New Generation of Workers
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Party Primary Runoffs...
    4. The Calendar
  24. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 9

    Vol. 33 Issue 9:

    Primary Election Day results for our list of the most competitive races in Texas congressional and legislative elections.

    1. The Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries, Humble Pie Edition
    2. Ted Cruz Snags Several of Jeb Bush's Money Men
    3. Appeals Court Judge Updates His Dissent in Rick Perry Case
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Political Party Troubles...
    5. The Calendar
  25. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 8

    Vol. 33 Issue 8:

    For our list of the most competitive races in Texas congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The (Last!) Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. After Jeb Bush Exits, His Super PAC Cancels Ad Buys
    3. Budget Board Restores Funding for Racing Commission
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Presidential Valuations...
    5. The Calendar
  26. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 7

    Vol. 33 Issue 7:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent or  the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The (Next-to-Last!) Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. In a First, Ted Cruz Grabs Top Spot in a National Poll
    3. Hillary Clinton Starts Expansion of Texas Campaign Footprint
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Judicial Selections and Elections...
    5. The Calendar
  27. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 6

    Vol. 33 Issue 6:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent or  the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The (Latest!) Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. Cruz Will Talk to Harris County GOP Before Feb. 25 Debate
    3. Two Senators Throw Support Behind Challenger to Byron Cook
    4. Inside Intelligence: About That First Year for Abbott...
    5. The Calendar
  28. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 5

    Vol. 33 Issue 5:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. Ted Cruz Posts Big Fundraising Haul After His Iowa Win
    3. State Rep. Ron Reynolds Has Bar Disciplinary Hearing Delayed
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Iowa Caucuses
    5. The Calendar
  29. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 4

    Vol. 33 Issue 4:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The (Updated!) Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. Cruz Gets an Assist From Dan Patrick in Iowa This Weekend
    3. New Rules Will Make It Easier to Track Cable Ad Buys
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Turnout Expectations...
    5. The Calendar
  30. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 3

    Vol. 33 Issue 3:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. In TV Ad, Cruz Tells Servicemen: "I Will Have Your Back"
    3. Straus: Next Budget May Not Be as Easy as the Last Couple
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those Gambling Odds...
    5. The Calendar
  31. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 2

    Vol. 33 Issue 2:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The (New!) Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick Tout Big Fundraising Hauls
    3. Ted Cruz Adds Supporters in Nevada, South Carolina
    4. Inside Intelligence: About Those 2016 Legislative Races...
    5. The Calendar
  32. Texas Weekly Vol. 33 Issue 1

    Vol. 33 Issue 1:

    For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest and heat generated.

    1. The Election Hotlist for the 2016 Texas Primaries
    2. Adrian Garcia Rolls Out Fundraising Numbers in CD-29 Race
    3. Inside Intelligence: About Those Presidential Predictions...
    4. The Calendar