GOP leaders admit U.S. Rep. Will Hurd's retirement announcement was a blow to the party. But they're optimistic that the increasing number of open seats will be a good thing. Democrats eager to take those districts call that spin.
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, told a migrant whose daughter died shortly after being in federal custody that "there are no words" for what happened to her child. But he also said Democrats' claims that kids are kept in cages is an attempt to "score political points."
In the last episode of our podcast about the 86th Texas Legislature, Evan Smith talks to House Speaker Pro Tem Joe Moody and Senate President Pro Tem Kirk Watson about what state lawmakers did for us and to us this session — and what they’ll do next.