Tribpedia: Green Party Of Texas

The Green Party of Texas is the state party of the Green Party of the United States. It was organized in the late 1990s and grew throughout the state during the lead up to the 2000 presidential run of Ralph Nader.

While dormant throughout much of the early aughts, in 2010, its spirited petition drive to make it onto the ...

Green Party Secretary of State Katija Gruene, right, speaks about Texas Green Party Railroad Commissioner candidate Martina Salinas, center,  and Texas Supreme Court candidate Rodolfo Rivera Munoz, left, at a press conference during the Green Party Presidential Convention in Houston on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Green Party Secretary of State Katija Gruene, right, speaks about Texas Green Party Railroad Commissioner candidate Martina Salinas, center, and Texas Supreme Court candidate Rodolfo Rivera Munoz, left, at a press conference during the Green Party Presidential Convention in Houston on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Texas Greens Hope Convention Helps Them Keep Ballot Access

The Green Party of Texas is hosting its party's national convention, hoping the Houston event generates enough attention and votes to preserve its automatic spot on the 2018 Texas ballot.

Perry By 10 in New UT/TT Poll

Republican Gov. Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White by 10 points — 50 percent to 40 percent — in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Libertarian Kathie Glass has the support of 8 percent of respondents; Deb Shafto of the Green Party gets 2 percent. In the last UT/TT poll, conducted in early September, Perry led by 6 points, 39 percent to 33 percent. In a red state in a red year, GOP incumbents in other statewide races are beating their Democratic opponents by between 13 points and 20 points, the new poll found.

Results of the September 2010 University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll in the general election for governor.
Results of the September 2010 University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll in the general election for governor.

Perry by 6 in Volatile Race

Gov. Rick Perry leads Bill White 39 percent to 33 percent in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, whose most interesting finding is a restless electorate dissatisfied with conventional choices up and down the ballot. In the governor's race, 22 percent of respondents said they were undecided about which candidate to support with only seven weeks to go in the fall campaign. Third-party candidates are capturing enough of the vote to affect the outcomes of some statewide contests. And 31 percent of respondents — nearly one in three Texans — consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement.

Texas Libertarian Party Chairman Pat Dixon
Texas Libertarian Party Chairman Pat Dixon

Pat Dixon: The TT Interview

Texas Libertarian Party Chairman Pat Dixon helped get the Party on the ballot in 2004 and to keep it there ever since. He talked with The Tribune about Libertarians, how they relate to the two major parties in Texas, what's going on with the Green Party right now, and whether third parties stand a chance in state elections.

The Weekly Tribcast: Episode 36

Topics in this week's TribCast include the Green Party's ballot access battle, lobbyists suing lobbyists and whether the Farm Bureau will sway any voters in the race for Texas governor.

2010: More Green Elephants?

An e-mail unearthed in court papers has the Democratic Lone Star Project accusing Republicans of a new connection to the Green Party of Texas' attempt to get on the ballot — a charge questioned by the Greens and denied by the Republicans.

Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.
Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.

TribBlog: Conservation Voters vs. Green Party

The typically Green-friendly Texas League of Conservation Voters has joined the chorus of those who don't think the Green Party of Texas should be on the November ballot.

Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.
Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.

2010: Goodbye, Green Party?

If today’s court ruling stands, there will be no Green Party on the November ballot in Texas.

Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.
Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.

2010: Carney: It's Blarney

Dave Carney, general consultant to Gov. Rick Perry, says he had nothing to do with efforts to get the Green Party's candidates on the Texas ballot.

Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.
Green Party officials drop off about 93,000 signatures to the Texas Secretary of State.

2010: Hold Your Green Horses [Updated]

The Texas Democratic Party won Thursday's battle against the Green Party — but the war isn't over yet.