During a legislative session focused on schools and taxes, Texas lawmakers did little to prepare for the possibility that Obamacare will be struck down in its entirety — even as the state leads the charge to have the law declared unconstitutional.
by Robert Moore, John Wagner and Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
More than a dozen U.S. House members visited migrant detention centers in Texas on Monday on the heels of a report revealing current and former Border Patrol agents joking on Facebook about throwing burritos at the visiting officials.
Every Texas Democrat voted in support of the the $4.5 billion humanitarian aid package, which includes provisions to help migrant children. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd was the only Texas Republican to buck his party and support the measure.
More than half of the state's voters think President Donald Trump is doing a good job, but they're not as pleased with some of his character traits, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Patrick, Abby, Jay and Jolie about a potential Wendy Davis-Chip Roy matchup, big city mayoral runoffs, civil asset forfeiture and Beto O'Rourke's role in a contentious El Paso redevelopment plan.
On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ayan, Aman and Matthew about the Legislature's progress on property taxes and school finance reform, the state’s decision to end a botched voter citizenship review and the fate of marijuana decriminalization in the Texas Senate.
On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Jolie about the Legislature’s progress — or lack thereof — as we cruise into the last month of the session, former congressional candidate MJ Hegar’s bid for John Cornyn’s U.S. Senate seat and a Texas mental health program meant to help prisoners avoid solitary confinement.