Politics

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

On Impeachment Probe, Committee in Uncharted Waters

A legislative committee charged with weighing the impeachment of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall is easing its way into a process that has relatively little historical precedent or statutory guidance.

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Andreas Beutel

Natural Gas Bill Could Have Big Impact on Texas

Texas, the country's leading natural gas producer, could benefit from a federal bill that focuses on permits for pipelines. But critics of the measure say that there are environmental issues that should not be ignored.

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Tommy LaVergne of Rice University

Guest Column: A (Texas) Liberal in a Red State

State Sen. Wendy Davis raised her public profile with a filibuster on an omnibus abortion bill, but the Fort Worth Democrat didn't necessarily make herself more electable — at least in 2014.

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Video: What's Next for Rick Perry?

Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for re-election next year, making Attorney General Greg Abbott the instant favorite to replace him. So what does the future hold for the longest-serving Texas governor?

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Callie Richmond

The Brief: July 8, 2013

A major announcement from Gov. Rick Perry today could mark the beginning of a new chapter in Texas politics.

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Bob Daemmrich

Patrick and Dewhurst: Once Rivals, Then Allies, and Now Opponents

When state Sen. Dan Patrick endorsed Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid last year, it helped turn the two men from sometime-rivals into allies. But now, Patrick has become Dewhurst’s fiercest critic among the field of candidates hoping to unseat him.

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