Tribpedia: Kay Bailey Hutchison

Analysis: A short history of Perry’s surprisingly long political career

State Rep. Rick Perry is shown on April 13, 1989, on the Texas House floor with state Rep. Pete Laney (right) and Rep. Ron Lewis the floor of the house during the 71st Legislative Session.
State Rep. Rick Perry is shown on April 13, 1989, on the Texas House floor with state Rep. Pete Laney (right) and Rep. Ron Lewis the floor of the house during the 71st Legislative Session.

Rick Perry has become the unsinkable Molly Brown of Texas politics — seemingly at the end of his career time after time, and now on his way to the biggest government job of his career.

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is shown speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014.
Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is shown speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014.

Hutchison, Fenves Decry Dwindling State Support for Higher Education

Before meeting with state and higher ed leaders, UT-Austin President Greg Fenves and former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Monday that universities, state governments and the private sector need to take action to preserve public colleges' strengths. 

Video: Can the Center Hold?

Here's full video of our "Can the Center Hold?" panel discussion Saturday at The Texas Tribune Festival. The panel featured former U.S. Sens. Evan Bayh and Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu.

TribFest: Can the Center Hold?

At the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, former U.S. Sens. Bill Bradley and Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed discussed the nation's polarized political landscape.

Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

In McRaven or Fisher, a New Kind of Chancellor

The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William McRaven and Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia.

 

Gov. Rick Perry and DPS Director Steve McCraw spoke at a June 23, 2014, news conference following a tour of a federal facility housing unaccompanied minors in Weslaco, Texas. The state is providing $1.3 million per week to step up border patrols.
Gov. Rick Perry and DPS Director Steve McCraw spoke at a June 23, 2014, news conference following a tour of a federal facility housing unaccompanied minors in Weslaco, Texas. The state is providing $1.3 million per week to step up border patrols.

Analysis: In Border Crisis, Perry Finds an Advantage

While the federal and state governments squabble over what to do about immigrant children on the Texas-Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry is scoring political points on an issue of high importance to Republican voters.

The nine University of Texas System presidents led by UT-Austin President Bill Powers appear at the committee meeting on May 14, 2014.
The nine University of Texas System presidents led by UT-Austin President Bill Powers appear at the committee meeting on May 14, 2014.

The Brief: July 7, 2014

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has asked for a chance at a "graceful" departure from his post after next year's legislative session.

Clockwise, from top left: Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor; University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall; Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst; former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.
Clockwise, from top left: Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor; University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall; Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst; former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison; and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

Political Landscape Shifts as Hall Inquiry Continues

As a lengthy legislative investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall appears to be nearing an end, the 2014 elections and developments at the University of Texas System are adding new twists.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

The Brief: Jan. 11, 2013

The latest churn of the rumor mill has stoked speculation about the political futures of two prominent Texans.

Former State Rep. Paul Sadler, D-Henderson, shown here at the Texas Capitol in May, 2001, has announced a run for U.S. Senate.
Former State Rep. Paul Sadler, D-Henderson, shown here at the Texas Capitol in May, 2001, has announced a run for U.S. Senate.

Democrats Wait for the Political Winds to Change

Every Texas Democrat who has run for statewide office in the last 18 years has been defeated. Every Democrat on the ballot this year hopes to bust that slump. But Republicans in Texas have suffered a longer drought than what Democrats are currently facing.

Someone dressed in a duck suit stands outside the Austin Club before U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst's appearance at a TribLive event on Nov. 17, 2011.
Someone dressed in a duck suit stands outside the Austin Club before U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst's appearance at a TribLive event on Nov. 17, 2011.

Dewhurst Keeps the Spotlight to Himself

Supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz say Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, his opponent in the race for U.S. Senate, is ducking live appearances where the two could go head to head. What’s Dewhurst doing? Running against President Barack Obama.

Congressman Michael McCaul at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 23, 2011.
Congressman Michael McCaul at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 23, 2011.

You Can't Go Home Again

U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate means he won't be testing one of the truisms of Texas politics: A seat in the Texas congressional delegation is a lousy launching pad for statewide office.