Texas Politics

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Closing In On Another Election Day Sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest shake up of Texas politics in decades is two weeks away. As early voting begins Monday, little has changed since campaigns launched a year ago: Republican Attorney General Greg […]

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George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush Is Officially Running For Texas Office

George P. Bush is officially running for Texas land commissioner — ending months of speculation about which statewide office the grandson of one former president and nephew of another planned to seek.


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Anti-Abortion Rally In State Capitol

An estimated 3,000 people have marched on the state Capitol for an anti-abortion rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.


Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaking at a public event. (credit: Getty Images/Win McNamee)

Tom DeLay Still Waiting To Learn Legal Fate

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – is waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a scheme to influence Texas elections – is praying for vindication but also preparing for the possibility of imprisonment.


State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, reads letters from her constituents on the Senate floor as she filibusters SB1811 on Sunday night May 29, 2011. (credit: Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune)

Texas Legislature Adjourns Regular Session

The Texas Legislature adjourned the 82nd regular session Monday, but will be back on Tuesday for a special session to tackle pending budget matters.


Former Texas Gov. Bill Clements. (Credit: AP)

Former Governor Bill Clements Dies At 94

Former Gov. Bill Clements, the first Republican governor in Texas since Reconstruction, has died at 94, according to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.


Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of coalition forces in Iraq, speaks at an event. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sanchez Says Dems Recruited Him For Bailey Hutchison Seat

Retired Army Lt. Ricardo Sanchez, who was commander of coalition forces in Iraq when the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal became public, says Democratic Party operatives have recruited him for a possible U.S. Senate run.


A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Legislature Roundup – Day Two

The 82nd Texas State Legislature is underway, and both sides of the aisles are hard at work on the budget, the continued immigration debate, and banning a fake drug that acts like the real one.