Special interest groups and their lobbyists don't like to campaign against incumbent legislators, for fear they'll suffer if those incumbents return for another session. That "friendly incumbent" policy has spread to lawmakers themselves.
The Republican elation and Democratic misery over this week's special election in Fort Bend County is just the first wave of the 2020 election year. They have dozens of battles ahead of them.
Health officials said Monday that there were no confirmed cases in the state.
Gary Gates greets the crowd during his election night watch party at Gallery Furniture in Richmond on Tuesday. Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune Democrats had hoped the race would build momentum for their push to take control of the Texas House in November. The Houston-area contest garnered national attention and overshadowed two other special election […]
The rules establish new criteria for who can be considered to be dependent on the U.S. government for benefits and thus ineligible for green cards and a path to U.S. citizenship.
By Sam Manas January 23, 2020 Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz launched a podcast this week, saying he’ll use it to air his daily musings about the historic Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Cruz he is a juror along with the other members of the U.S. Senate. His first episode of the podcast, […]
A member of a church security team fires at a target at a shooting range in Krugerville. Various church security teams are training for active shooter situations with the National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management. Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune Texas has seen two mass shootings in churches in three years, which has […]
Democrats are effectively nine seats away from the majority in the Texas House, a major prize ahead of the 2021 redistricting process. Austin Price for The Texas Tribune The reports, which were due Wednesday, provide the first fundraising checkpoint since the candidate fields were finalized last month. By Patrick Svitek , The Texas Tribune. The fight […]
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