The state's abortion and health care policies intersect in the budget — even though that might not always be part of the debate — and the budget is where the impact of decisions on abortion and Medicaid will be revealed.
Despite representing a district whose constituents are overwhelmingly Hispanic, U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, D-El Paso, is ineligible for membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Some say that should change.
In an announcement Tuesday at Southern Methodist University, state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, officially launched his bid to be the state's next attorney general, saying he plans to put an end to “runaway federal government.”
New El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser faces the task of leading the city amid some daunting challenges. He is focused on partnering with business leaders and former campaign adversaries to help the city move forward.
The price of political celebrity is often the attention it draws from the opposition. State Sen. Wendy Davis raised her profile with a filibuster, and now must decide whether to fight the GOP at home or on a bigger stage.
Led by Attorney General Greg Abbott, Texas has fought the federal government for control over various issues, including environmental regulation and oversight of voting laws. Use this interactive to look at the current legal battles.
Republican voters in Texas still have immigration and border security atop their lists of most important problems facing the state, and their sway over members of the Texas delegation will be noted by political colleagues and potential opponents alike.
Brandi, Reeve, Ben and Ross discuss the agenda items that have and haven't been ticked off the to-do list in the special session, Attorney General Greg Abbott's future plans and the recently released campaign finance totals.
After announcing his candidacy for governor in San Antonio on Sunday, Attorney General Greg Abbott began a tour that is scheduled to have him cover 10 cities over five days. This slideshow looks at the stops he has made so far.