The Texas House is in the midst of a months-long scramble for control. Here's an updated look at who is running to lead the chamber after Speaker Joe Straus steps down in January as well as who may soon throw their hats in the ring.
Republicans outnumber Democrats in Texas, if your measure is turnout for the two major party primaries. But in three of the state's largest counties — Bexar, Dallas and Harris — Democrats outran Republicans this year.
In his pitch to attract Amazon's second headquarters, Austin Mayor Steve Adler has asked the tech giant to see Austin's "challenges as an opportunity." Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has emphasized that his city is already "easy."
Angela Paxton is the favorite to win a Texas Senate seat and have a vote on the state budget, which includes funding for her husband’s office. Legal experts and ethics lawyers weigh in on how such a situation is addressed in Texas law.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick, Jolie and GOP political consultant Tyler Norris about the primary night defeats of several district attorneys and what general election races will be the toughest matchups.
President Donald Trump has asked former national campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson to rejoin the Trump Campaign as a senior adviser. Before joining Trump's orbit in 2015, Pierson had been a fixture in Texas Tea Party politics.
Political candidates wanting a major boost from a public education voting bloc last week saw their hopes fall when teachers did not show up to the polls in the numbers they had expected. But educator voting advocates argue their political strength is only growing.