A growing number of Texas Republicans want a fourth special session to pass COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban

A growing number of Texas Republicans want a fourth special session to pass COVID-19 vaccine mandate…

Gov. Greg Abbott, GOP leaders allocate $4 million to fund county-level election audits

Gov. Greg Abbott, GOP leaders allocate million to fund county-level election audits A new state…

Longtime Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman to retire from Texas Legislature

Longtime Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman to retire from Texas Legislature The lawmaker has represented parts…

Gov. Greg Abbott tells state agencies to develop standards to block books with "overtly sexual" content in schools

Gov. Greg Abbott tells state agencies to develop standards to block books with “overtly sexual” content…

Texas voters split on whether voting laws should be more strict, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas voters split on whether voting laws should be more strict, UT/TT Poll finds The…

Justice Department sues Texas over new voting law, targeting restrictions on mail-in ballots and voter assistance

Justice Department sues Texas over new voting law, targeting restrictions on mail-in ballots and voter assistance …

Fights over the Alamo persist as George P. Bush seeks higher office

Fights over the Alamo persist as George P. Bush seeks higher office The redevelopment of…

Gov. Greg Abbott chastises school board group with vague accusation of “pornographic images” in library books

Gov. Greg Abbott chastises school board group with vague accusation of “pornographic images” in library books …

Appeals court allows whistleblower lawsuit from former employees who accused Ken Paxton of bribery to proceed

Appeals court allows whistleblower lawsuit from former employees who accused Ken Paxton of bribery to proceed …

Houston state Rep. Dan Huberty, who spearheaded Texas’ 2019 public education overhaul in Legislature, to retire

Houston state Rep. Dan Huberty, who spearheaded Texas’ 2019 public education overhaul in Legislature, to retire …

Texas House passes proposed new map for chamber’s 150 districts, aiming to protect Republicans’ majority for the next decade

Texas House passes proposed new map for chamber’s 150 districts, aiming to protect Republicans’ majority for…

Texas Senate passes bill to direct federal relief money to state agencies, hospitals and tourism industry

Texas Senate passes bill to direct federal relief money to state agencies, hospitals and tourism industry …

Texas House committee advances proposed map for lower chamber

Texas House committee advances proposed map for lower chamber The draft, which will need a…

State Rep. Jim Murphy, chair of House GOP Caucus, won’t seek reelection

State Rep. Jim Murphy, chair of House GOP Caucus, won’t seek reelection Murphy, who represented…

State Rep. Chris Paddie, chair of powerful state affairs committee, says he won’t run for reelection

State Rep. Chris Paddie, chair of powerful state affairs committee, says he won’t run for reelection …

Law enforcement warns of “credible threat” against Texas legislators who voted for abortion ban

Law enforcement warns of “credible threat” against Texas legislators who voted for abortion ban The…

First draft of Legislature’s map of new State Board of Education districts shores up Republican majority

First draft of Legislature’s map of new State Board of Education districts shores up Republican majority …

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill restoring the funding that he vetoed for the Texas Legislature and its 2,100 state employees

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill restoring the funding that he vetoed for the Texas Legislature and…

Texas Legislature adjourns second special session after passing more of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities

Texas Legislature adjourns second special session after passing more of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities The…

Texas House advances bill to restore money to pay salaries for 2,100 state workers after Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Legislature funding

Texas House advances bill to restore money to pay salaries for 2,100 state workers after Gov.…

Harris County judges move to block arrest of more than 40 Texas Democrats as legal fights over quorum bust continues

Harris County judges move to block arrest of more than 40 Texas Democrats as legal fights…

Texas House, just shy of a quorum, issues order to lock members inside the chamber

Texas House, just shy of a quorum, issues order to lock members inside the chamber …

GOP leaders say they’ve secured an extra month of funding for Texas Legislature to plug money vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott

GOP leaders say they’ve secured an extra month of funding for Texas Legislature to plug money…

First special legislative session ends without any bills passed and Democrats still in D.C.

First special legislative session ends without any bills passed and Democrats still in D.C. House…

State Rep. Travis Clardy tests positive for COVID-19, is quarantining in district

State Rep. Travis Clardy tests positive for COVID-19, is quarantining in district Clardy, who has…

Speaker Dade Phelan signs civil arrest warrant for Texas House Democrat who returned to Washington

Speaker Dade Phelan signs civil arrest warrant for Texas House Democrat who returned to Washington …

Beto O'Rourke group gives $600,000 to House Democrats' stay in D.C.

Beto O’Rourke group gives 0,000 to House Democrats’ stay in D.C. Members left Texas about…

Sixth Texas Democrat in Washington, D.C., tests positive for COVID-19

Sixth Texas Democrat in Washington, D.C., tests positive for COVID-19 The Texas House Democratic Caucus,…

State Rep. John Turner says he won't seek reelection to Texas House

State Rep. John Turner says he won’t seek reelection to Texas House Turner has represented…

Texas House Democrats and legislative staffers take Gov. Greg Abbott to court for defunding Legislature

Texas House Democrats and legislative staffers take Gov. Greg Abbott to court for defunding Legislature …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 8 date for special legislative session on voting bill, other issues

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 8 date for special legislative session on voting bill, other…

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes funding for Texas Legislature and its staff as punishment for Democrats’ walkout on elections bill

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes funding for Texas Legislature and its staff as punishment for Democrats’ walkout…

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman resigns

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman resigns Her resignation is effective Friday, she told Gov.…

Effort to curb governor’s pandemic emergency powers falls short at Texas Legislature

Effort to curb governor’s pandemic emergency powers falls short at Texas Legislature Cars drive on…

Texas lawmakers send $248 billion two-year budget to Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas lawmakers send 8 billion two-year budget to Gov. Greg Abbott A view inside the…

Texas governor’s emergency powers during pandemics would be curbed under bill advanced in House

Texas governor’s emergency powers during pandemics would be curbed under bill advanced in House Customers…

State Rep. John Raney tests positive for coronavirus after being inside Capitol this week

State Rep. John Raney tests positive for coronavirus after being inside Capitol this week State…

Authorities say they won't seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a Texas Capitol staffer

Authorities say they won’t seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a Texas Capitol…

Texas House speaker calls for reforms after allegations of "predatory behavior" by lobbyist who allegedly drugged Capitol staffer

Texas House speaker calls for reforms after allegations of “predatory behavior” by lobbyist who allegedly drugged…

Texas lawmakers, lobby firm react to allegations that a lobbyist gave date rape drug to Capitol aide

Texas lawmakers, lobby firm react to allegations that a lobbyist gave date rape drug to Capitol…

Medicaid expansion, federal coronavirus aid could spur legislative fights as Texas House debates $246 billion state budget

Medicaid expansion, federal coronavirus aid could spur legislative fights as Texas House debates 6 billion state…

Texas House gives initial approval to "constitutional carry," which would allow people to carry a gun without a license

Texas House gives initial approval to “constitutional carry,” which would allow people to carry a gun…

Texas Senate approves a $250 billion state budget — but questions remain about how federal aid will be used

Texas Senate approves a 0 billion state budget — but questions remain about how federal aid…

Masks won’t be required at Texas Capitol — but lawmakers face stricter rules in their respective chambers

Masks won’t be required at Texas Capitol — but lawmakers face stricter rules in their respective…

Proposal in Texas House would give special committee oversight of governor's pandemic orders

Proposal in Texas House would give special committee oversight of governor’s pandemic orders The creation…

Debate ramps up at Texas Legislature over governor’s emergency powers during pandemic

Debate ramps up at Texas Legislature over governor’s emergency powers during pandemic Medical personnel wear…

Gov. Greg Abbott says power is almost fully restored statewide and grocery stores will soon be restocked

Gov. Greg Abbott says power is almost fully restored statewide and grocery stores will soon be…

Gov. Greg Abbott says state leaders are moving to alleviate massive energy bills following winter storm

Gov. Greg Abbott says state leaders are moving to alleviate massive energy bills following winter storm …

GOP leaders have expressed skepticism about expanding gambling in Texas. But supporters see hope in the long run.

GOP leaders have expressed skepticism about expanding gambling in Texas. But supporters see hope in the…

Speaker Dade Phelan shakes up Texas House leadership with new chairs on key committees

Speaker Dade Phelan shakes up Texas House leadership with new chairs on key committees In…

Texas unemployment rate rises to 8.1% in November

Texas unemployment rate rises to 8.1% in November Hundreds of cars lined up in the…

Masks required, COVID-19 tests encouraged for opening day in the Texas House next month

Masks required, COVID-19 tests encouraged for opening day in the Texas House next month State…

Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House races

Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House races …

Dan Patrick says people may need to take a coronavirus test 24 hours before testifying during the legislative session

Dan Patrick says people may need to take a coronavirus test 24 hours before testifying during…

Key Texas House leader says Capitol occupancy may be limited in upcoming legislative session

Key Texas House leader says Capitol occupancy may be limited in upcoming legislative session The…

In Dade Phelan's bid for Texas House speaker, trust was key

In Dade Phelan’s bid for Texas House speaker, trust was key State Rep. Dade Phelan,…

Texas GOP Chair says party will not "support or accept" Republican Rep. Dade Phelan as next House speaker

Texas GOP Chair says party will not “support or accept” Republican Rep. Dade Phelan as next…

State Rep. Dade Phelan says he has votes to become speaker of Texas House

State Rep. Dade Phelan says he has votes to become speaker of Texas House State…

State Rep. Joe Moody joins the Texas House speaker's race

State Rep. Joe Moody joins the Texas House speaker’s race State Rep. Joe Moody, D-El…

State Rep. Dade Phelan files to run for Texas House speaker

State Rep. Dade Phelan files to run for Texas House speaker At right, Chairman Dade…

Texans no longer have a straight-ticket voting option. How that affects Texas House races is unclear.

Texans no longer have a straight-ticket voting option. How that affects Texas House races is unclear. …

Trent Ashby and Chris Paddie become first two Republicans to file for Texas House speaker

Trent Ashby and Chris Paddie become first two Republicans to file for Texas House speaker …

Trey Martinez Fischer becomes second Democrat to announce run for speaker of the Texas House

Trey Martinez Fischer becomes second Democrat to announce run for speaker of the Texas House …

Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson files to run for speaker of the Texas House

Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson files to run for speaker of the Texas House State…

The Texas Legislature meets in less than 100 days. Nobody knows how the session will look.

The Texas Legislature meets in less than 100 days. Nobody knows how the session will look. …

September sales tax revenue in Texas down 6.1% from a year ago

September sales tax revenue in Texas down 6.1% from a year ago State sales tax…

State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day

State GOP Chair Allen West calls on Donald Trump to visit Texas before Election Day …

Race for Texas House majority has kept the contest for speaker quiet

Race for Texas House majority has kept the contest for speaker quiet The State Capitol.…

Conservative state Rep. Steve Toth withdraws support for Gov. Greg Abbott over coronavirus response

Conservative state Rep. Steve Toth withdraws support for Gov. Greg Abbott over coronavirus response Gov.…

Unemployed Texans will no longer receive an extra $300 in weekly payments

Unemployed Texans will no longer receive an extra 0 in weekly payments Volunteers from the…

Texans spent less going out to eat and drink, but more on home improvement as coronavirus cases peaked this summer

Texans spent less going out to eat and drink, but more on home improvement as coronavirus…

The Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus wants an investigation into Fort Hood. At least nine soldiers stationed there have been found dead this year.

The Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus wants an investigation into Fort Hood. At least nine soldiers stationed…

Hurricane Laura nears Category 5 strength as Gulf Coast braces for what's expected to be "catastrophic" damage

Hurricane Laura nears Category 5 strength as Gulf Coast braces for what’s expected to be “catastrophic”…

USPS warns Texas that some mail-in ballots may be delayed in November

USPS warns Texas that some mail-in ballots may be delayed in November A United States…

Texas Legislative Black Caucus unveils the George Floyd Act to ban chokeholds and limit police use of force

Texas Legislative Black Caucus unveils the George Floyd Act to ban chokeholds and limit police use…

Texas sales tax collections went up in July — and were higher than one year ago

Texas sales tax collections went up in July — and were higher than one year ago …

"I truly thought last Friday was gonna be my last," says Texas lawmaker who was hospitalized for coronavirus

“I truly thought last Friday was gonna be my last,” says Texas lawmaker who was hospitalized…

Sarah Eckhardt wins special election for Texas Senate seat after Rep. Eddie Rodriguez forgoes a runoff

Sarah Eckhardt wins special election for Texas Senate seat after Rep. Eddie Rodriguez forgoes a runoff …

Texas faces a looming $4.6 billion deficit, comptroller projects

Texas faces a looming .6 billion deficit, comptroller projects On Monday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced…

Texas faces a looming $4.6 billion deficit, comptroller projects

Texas faces a looming .6 billion deficit, comptroller projects On Monday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced…

Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP's appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston

Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP’s appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston …

Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP's appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston

Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP’s appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston …

Texas GOP sues Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over canceling in-person convention

Texas GOP sues Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over canceling in-person convention Texas Republican Convention in…

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner directs city to explore legal options for canceling in-person GOP convention

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner directs city to explore legal options for canceling in-person GOP convention …

Texas GOP convention will happen in person — but Republican leaders will speak via video

Texas GOP convention will happen in person — but Republican leaders will speak via video …

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month The trade show…

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month The Texas Republican…

Vanilla Ice to perform Fourth of July weekend concert near Austin as coronavirus cases surge

Vanilla Ice to perform Fourth of July weekend concert near Austin as coronavirus cases surge …

Texas sales tax revenue declined 6.5% versus last June as state reopened for business

Texas sales tax revenue declined 6.5% versus last June as state reopened for business Downtown…

Texas Republican Party has contingency plan to move convention online if necessary, GOP chairman says

Texas Republican Party has contingency plan to move convention online if necessary, GOP chairman says …

Texas city and county leaders ask Gov. Greg Abbott for authority to implement local stay-at-home orders

Texas city and county leaders ask Gov. Greg Abbott for authority to implement local stay-at-home orders …

Texas Legislative Black Caucus starts planning legislative responses to police brutality, racial inequality

Texas Legislative Black Caucus starts planning legislative responses to police brutality, racial inequality Members of…

The oil crash folded their old business. Now they’re betting on a new kind of oil.

The oil crash folded their old business. Now they’re betting on a new kind of oil. …

Gov. Greg Abbott attends George Floyd visitation, meets with Floyd's family in Houston

Gov. Greg Abbott attends George Floyd visitation, meets with Floyd’s family in Houston Gov. Greg…

Texas sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade

Texas sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott instructs state agencies to trim budgets by 5% to prepare for "economic shock"

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott instructs state agencies to trim budgets by 5% to prepare for “economic…

Six candidates, including two well-known Democrats, file in special Texas Senate election to replace Kirk Watson

Six candidates, including two well-known Democrats, file in special Texas Senate election to replace Kirk Watson …

Texas oil producers were cutting output before Railroad Commission chose not to, Commissioner Christi Craddick says

Texas oil producers were cutting output before Railroad Commission chose not to, Commissioner Christi Craddick says…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott moves to free the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for ignoring shutdown order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott moves to free the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for ignoring…

Top Texas officials denounce Dallas salon owner’s jail sentence for defying orders to close

Top Texas officials denounce Dallas salon owner’s jail sentence for defying orders to close Shelley…

Texas sales tax revenues fall by 9.3% in April

Texas sales tax revenues fall by 9.3% in April Shuttered businesses on South Congress in…

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen suggests ordering 5% budget cuts for state agencies

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen suggests ordering 5% budget cuts for state agencies An aerial…

How Texas lawmakers are navigating the personal and professional during coronavirus pandemic

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, also works as an emergency room physician. Eddie Gaspar/The Texas…