Tribpedia: Steve Wolens

Steve Wolens is a Dallas attorney and former Democratic state legislator. Wolens, who is married to former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, now represents clients in class-action and commercial litigation claims with the firm McKool Smith.

During his 24 years in the Texas House, Wolens authored legislation on ethics reform, antitrust laws and electric deregulation.

As an attorney, Wolens has been recognized ...

State Rep. Dan Branch, who is running for Attorney General,  speaks to the Pachyderm Club in Houston Thursday Nov. 14, 2013.
State Rep. Dan Branch, who is running for Attorney General, speaks to the Pachyderm Club in Houston Thursday Nov. 14, 2013.

The Brief: May 6, 2014

With his opponent's lapses in disclosure making headlines in recent days, some are now questioning GOP attorney general candidate Dan Branch's own commitment to transparency.

A photograph of Marcos Guerra at the gravesite in San Benito, Texas.
A photograph of Marcos Guerra at the gravesite in San Benito, Texas.

Grave Mismanagement?

In October 2001, Marcos Guerra’s wife and three daughters laid him to rest at the cemetery in San Benito where members of his family had been buried for three decades. Almost four years later, they were at his graveside again, burying him a second time, after the cemetery moved his body without their permission and exhumed his remains. Now the family’s legal battle with one of the largest funeral services providers in North America, which has faced class-action lawsuits in several states, has reached the Texas Supreme Court — and is raising questions about the state’s regulation of after-life care.

Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller
Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller

Laura Miller: The TT Interview

The former Dallas mayor on her new life as an energy policy nerd, leaving journalism for the "dark side" of elective office, her continuing frustration over the Trinity River Project and her (lack of) political aspirations.

Barbara Ann Radnofsky campaign photo
Barbara Ann Radnofsky campaign photo

2010: Where is Everybody?

Democrats are still talking about who'll fill out their statewide ticket, and it doesn't look like they'll know by the end of the week. Republicans might not see everyone's filing this week, but expect all of their non-judicial statewide incumbents to file for reelection.