Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t get everything he wanted in the special session. Will he call lawmakers back for more?

Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t get everything he wanted in the special session. Will he call lawmakers…

Texas Republicans pave way for new battleground state House district in Rio Grande Valley over local lawmakers' objections

Texas Republicans pave way for new battleground state House district in Rio Grande Valley over local…

“Extremely influential” or “delusional ideas of grandeur”? GOP primary foe Don Huffines sees impact as Gov. Greg Abbott pushes rightward

“Extremely influential” or “delusional ideas of grandeur”? GOP primary foe Don Huffines sees impact as Gov.…

After his Round Rock district was redrawn to help Republicans, state Rep. James Talarico says he’ll move to Austin to run in 2022

After his Round Rock district was redrawn to help Republicans, state Rep. James Talarico says he’ll…

GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson, who has increasingly broken with his party, won’t seek reelection

GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson, who has increasingly broken with his party, won’t seek reelection …

Special runoff election to fill vacant San Antonio-area House seat set for Nov. 2

Special runoff election to fill vacant San Antonio-area House seat set for Nov. 2 Republicans…

Weighing reelection bid, GOP Texas Sen. Kel Seliger confronts redrawn district, Trump endorsement of primary challenger

Weighing reelection bid, GOP Texas Sen. Kel Seliger confronts redrawn district, Trump endorsement of primary challenger …

South Texas was already a political battleground. New maps could alter game plans.

South Texas was already a political battleground. New maps could alter game plans. With proposed…

Donald Trump adds fresh pressure to Gov. Greg Abbott over demand for a forensic election audit

Donald Trump adds fresh pressure to Gov. Greg Abbott over demand for a forensic election audit …

Brian Harrison wins Texas House seat after beating fellow Republican John Wray, who used to hold the seat

Brian Harrison wins Texas House seat after beating fellow Republican John Wray, who used to hold…

Republican John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez advance to runoff for San Antonio-area Texas House seat

Republican John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez advance to runoff for San Antonio-area Texas House seat …

Proposed new congressional seat in Houston gets prominent GOP candidate

Proposed new congressional seat in Houston gets prominent GOP candidate Wesley Hunt, an Army combat…

GOP state Rep. Phil King announces he'll run for new Republican-friendly Senate seat held by Democrat Beverly Powell

GOP state Rep. Phil King announces he’ll run for new Republican-friendly Senate seat held by Democrat…

John Wray fights for old Texas House seat against Brian Harrison in special election that has turned personal

John Wray fights for old Texas House seat against Brian Harrison in special election that has…

Texas Republicans hope to flip San Antonio-area House seat in Tuesday special election

Texas Republicans hope to flip San Antonio-area House seat in Tuesday special election After upsets…

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s three Republican challengers criticize his legal problems — and pitch themselves as the best GOP nominee

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s three Republican challengers criticize his legal problems — and pitch themselves as…

Austin state Rep. Celia Israel won't run for reelection, is exploring mayoral run

Austin state Rep. Celia Israel won’t run for reelection, is exploring mayoral run Israel’s decisions…

After losing to a Democrat in 2020, former GOP state Sen. Pete Flores seeks election in newly drawn Republican district

After losing to a Democrat in 2020, former GOP state Sen. Pete Flores seeks election in…

The Texas GOP lawmaker behind the abortion ban, voting restrictions bill and more

The Texas GOP lawmaker behind the abortion ban, voting restrictions bill and more State Sen.…

House Freedom Caucus member Matt Krause challenges Ken Paxton for Texas attorney general

House Freedom Caucus member Matt Krause challenges Ken Paxton for Texas attorney general The Fort…

Special election runoff between John Wray and Brian Harrison for state House district in North Texas set for Sept. 28

Special election runoff between John Wray and Brian Harrison for state House district in North Texas…

5 candidates file for special election in San Antonio to replace former state Rep. Leo Pacheco

5 candidates file for special election in San Antonio to replace former state Rep. Leo Pacheco …

Special Texas House election for former state Rep. Leo Pacheco’s San Antonio-area district will be Sept. 28

Special Texas House election for former state Rep. Leo Pacheco’s San Antonio-area district will be Sept.…

Wray, Harrison advance to runoff in election to claim Wray's former Texas House seat

Wray, Harrison advance to runoff in election to claim Wray’s former Texas House seat The…

National Republicans zero in on South Texas congressional race to oust Vicente Gonzalez

National Republicans zero in on South Texas congressional race to oust Vicente Gonzalez The Democratic…

Former state Rep. John Wray vying for old seat in Tuesday special election

Former state Rep. John Wray vying for old seat in Tuesday special election Wray is…

New Texas GOP chair Matt Rinaldi winning over party's critics of tumultuous predecessor Allen West

New Texas GOP chair Matt Rinaldi winning over party’s critics of tumultuous predecessor Allen West …

Gov. Greg Abbott bans mandates on COVID-19 vaccines regardless of whether they have full FDA approval

Gov. Greg Abbott bans mandates on COVID-19 vaccines regardless of whether they have full FDA approval …

Texas House finally makes quorum, but Democrats say Republicans cheated to get there

Texas House finally makes quorum, but Democrats say Republicans cheated to get there There were…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Democrats for low vaccinations among Black residents, but more white Texans are unvaccinated

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Democrats for low vaccinations among Black residents, but more white Texans…

Ted Cruz says he’d be a “disloyal jackass” if he didn't vote for Greg Abbott for governor in Republican primary

Ted Cruz says he’d be a “disloyal jackass” if he didn’t vote for Greg Abbott for…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19 The governor spoke Monday night at a…

8 candidates file for special election to replace former state Rep. Jake Ellzey

8 candidates file for special election to replace former state Rep. Jake Ellzey Five Republicans,…

Texas Democrats at odds with one another as some return to Legislature and others stay in Washington, D.C.

Texas Democrats at odds with one another as some return to Legislature and others stay in…

Gov. Greg Abbott asks Texas hospitals to delay nonessential procedures as COVID-19 patients strain capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott asks Texas hospitals to delay nonessential procedures as COVID-19 patients strain capacity …

Special election to fill former state Rep. Jake Ellzey's North Texas seat set for Aug. 31

Special election to fill former state Rep. Jake Ellzey’s North Texas seat set for Aug. 31 …

As coronavirus rages again in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott resists statewide action, hamstrings local leaders

As coronavirus rages again in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott resists statewide action, hamstrings local leaders …

Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session starting Saturday, covering elections, federal COVID-19 funding, quorum rules

Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session starting Saturday, covering elections, federal COVID-19 funding, quorum rules …

Jessica Cisneros will again challenge U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in Democratic primary for congressional seat

Jessica Cisneros will again challenge U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in Democratic primary for congressional seat …

How Republican Jake Ellzey's bipartisan appeal, positive campaign helped him upset Trump's pick for Congress

How Republican Jake Ellzey’s bipartisan appeal, positive campaign helped him upset Trump’s pick for Congress …

Houston-area congressional candidate was dismissed from military over 2006 drunken fight

Houston-area congressional candidate was dismissed from military over 2006 drunken fight The candidate, Matt Berg,…

Republicans Susan Wright, Jake Ellzey face off in Tuesday runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat

Republicans Susan Wright, Jake Ellzey face off in Tuesday runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat …

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets all-important endorsement from Donald Trump over fellow Republican George P. Bush

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets all-important endorsement from Donald Trump over fellow Republican George P.…

Without Trump's endorsement, Jake Ellzey pushes for upset in TX-6 special election runoff against Susan Wright

Without Trump’s endorsement, Jake Ellzey pushes for upset in TX-6 special election runoff against Susan Wright …

Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases

Gov. Greg Abbott says he won’t impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases Abbott…

Texas House Democrat Michelle Beckley announces run against Republican U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne

Texas House Democrat Michelle Beckley announces run against Republican U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne Beckley…

Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll soon unveil plan to restrict transition-related medical care for transgender children

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll soon unveil plan to restrict transition-related medical care for transgender children …

George P. Bush outraises Attorney General Ken Paxton in primary challenge debut, though Paxton has bigger war chest

George P. Bush outraises Attorney General Ken Paxton in primary challenge debut, though Paxton has bigger…

Who is footing the bill for the Texas Democrats weekslong exodus to block the voting bill?

Who is footing the bill for the Texas Democrats weekslong exodus to block the voting bill? …

Texas House Republicans Vote to Track Down Absent Democrats and Arrest Them If Necessary

Texas House Republicans Vote to Track Down Absent Democrats and Arrest Them If Necessary “Texas…

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, a Democrat, launches campaign against Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, a Democrat, launches campaign against Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton …

Eva Guzman raises $1 million in first 10 days of attorney general campaign, with some major donor support

Eva Guzman raises million in first 10 days of attorney general campaign, with some major donor…

Former state Rep. Matt Rinaldi wins Texas GOP chair election

Former state Rep. Matt Rinaldi wins Texas GOP chair election The State Republican Executive Committee…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has colossal $55 million war chest for 2022 reelection bid

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has colossal million war chest for 2022 reelection bid Abbott’s campaign…

Allen West's final days as state GOP chair filled with intraparty drama

Allen West’s final days as state GOP chair filled with intraparty drama With only days…

Gov. Greg Abbott includes voting restrictions, critical race theory and rules for transgender student athletes on special legislative session agenda

Gov. Greg Abbott includes voting restrictions, critical race theory and rules for transgender student athletes on…

Former legislative leaders from both parties oppose Abbott veto of legislative funding as state defends him

Former legislative leaders from both parties oppose Abbott veto of legislative funding as state defends him …

Former legislative leaders from both parties oppose Abbott veto of legislative funding as state defends him

Former legislative leaders from both parties oppose Abbott veto of legislative funding as state defends him …

State Sen. Jane Nelson announces she won't seek reelection

State Sen. Jane Nelson announces she won’t seek reelection The Flower Mound lawmaker is the…

State Sen. Jane Nelson announces she won't seek reelection

State Sen. Jane Nelson announces she won’t seek reelection The Flower Mound lawmaker is the…

Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, officially starts campaign for attorney general

Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, officially starts campaign for attorney general The Republican…

Beto O’Rourke tours Texas again to rally Congress to take action on voting rights legislation

Beto O’Rourke tours Texas again to rally Congress to take action on voting rights legislation …

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick waffles over whether he still supports the stronger gun background checks

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick waffles over whether he still supports the stronger gun background checks …

Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to target critical race theory in a special session, but is so far mum on details

Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to target critical race theory in a special session, but is…

Las Vegas Sands went all in on legalizing casinos in Texas. Here's why the multimillion-dollar effort did not make it far this session.

Las Vegas Sands went all in on legalizing casinos in Texas. Here’s why the multimillion-dollar effort…

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll use crowdfunding for his plan to build a border wall

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll use crowdfunding for his plan to build a border wall …

Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken…

In a period of conflicts and crises, Gov. Greg Abbott goes all in on the border

In a period of conflicts and crises, Gov. Greg Abbott goes all in on the border …

Kamala Harris to host White House meeting with Texas Democrats who blocked voting bill

Kamala Harris to host White House meeting with Texas Democrats who blocked voting bill The…

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announces run for Tarrant County judge

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announces run for Tarrant County judge One of the last…

After 2020 disappointments, Democrats look to prioritize year-round organizing

After 2020 disappointments, Democrats look to prioritize year-round organizing Two former congressional candidates, Julie Oliver…

Mattie Parker declares victory in Fort Worth mayoral runoff

Mattie Parker declares victory in Fort Worth mayoral runoff Parker, the former chief of staff…

Republican state Sen. Dawn Buckingham is set to run for Texas land commissioner

Republican state Sen. Dawn Buckingham is set to run for Texas land commissioner The news…

Allen West resigns as chair of Texas Republican Party

Allen West resigns as chair of Texas Republican Party The move raises speculation that West…

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces run for attorney general against Ken Paxton

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces run for attorney general against Ken Paxton Texas…

Republicans say they’ll tweak part of Texas elections bill criticized for impact on Black churchgoers

Republicans say they’ll tweak part of Texas elections bill criticized for impact on Black churchgoers …

Donald Trump endorses Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection

Donald Trump endorses Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection Gov. Greg Abbott greeted then-President Donald Trump…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries …

Donald Trump says he'll endorse in likely primary battle for Texas attorney general between Ken Paxton, George P. Bush

Donald Trump says he’ll endorse in likely primary battle for Texas attorney general between Ken Paxton,…

Texas House, Senate strike compromise on bill legalizing permitless carry of handguns

Texas House, Senate strike compromise on bill legalizing permitless carry of handguns House Bill 1927…

Gov. Greg. Abbott says no public schools or government entities will be allowed to require masks

Gov. Greg. Abbott says no public schools or government entities will be allowed to require masks …

George P. Bush wants to challenge beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. But can he keep Trump out of it?

George P. Bush wants to challenge beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. But can he keep…

Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 27 as date of special election runoff to succeed late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright

Gov. Greg Abbott sets July 27 as date of special election runoff to succeed late U.S.…

Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign

Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign …

Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval

Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval …

Donald Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection

Donald Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection Former President Donald Trump, left,…

Republican former state Sen. Don Huffines launches primary challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott

Republican former state Sen. Don Huffines launches primary challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott Don Huffines…

Top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller arrested in alleged scheme to take money in exchange for hemp licenses

Top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller arrested in alleged scheme to take money…

As hot-button issues dominate Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott sends clear signals on some conservative priorities

As hot-button issues dominate Texas legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott sends clear signals on some conservative…

Texas GOP gears up for contentious runoff in TX-6 congressional race as Democrats grapple with being shut out

Texas GOP gears up for contentious runoff in TX-6 congressional race as Democrats grapple with being…

Ken Paxton tells The New York Times he doesn't support Greg Abbott for reelection — then tweets that he does

Ken Paxton tells The New York Times he doesn’t support Greg Abbott for reelection — then…

Mike Pence, potential 2024 presidential candidates coming to Texas for GOP fundraising blitz, donor appreciation event

Mike Pence, potential 2024 presidential candidates coming to Texas for GOP fundraising blitz, donor appreciation event …

Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive in final hours, as Donald Trump looms large

Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive in final hours, as Donald…

Donald Trump makes late push for Susan Wright in special election to fill her late husband's U.S. House seat

Donald Trump makes late push for Susan Wright in special election to fill her late husband’s…

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is “making progress”

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is “making…

Donald Trump endorses Susan Wright in crowded special election to fill her late husband's congressional seat

Donald Trump endorses Susan Wright in crowded special election to fill her late husband’s congressional seat …

As political pressure builds, Texas Senate looks for path forward on permitless carry for handguns

As political pressure builds, Texas Senate looks for path forward on permitless carry for handguns …

State Rep. Jake Ellzey faces mounting opposition from his right in special election to replace Ron Wright in Congress

State Rep. Jake Ellzey faces mounting opposition from his right in special election to replace Ron…

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate currently lacks the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate currently lacks the votes to pass permitless carry of…

Las Vegas Sands launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign to push for casinos in Texas

Las Vegas Sands launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign to push for casinos in Texas The company…

Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst arrested on domestic violence charge

Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst arrested on domestic violence charge Former Texas Lt. Gov.…

Texas coronavirus cases haven't surged since Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask order. Experts warn it's too soon to celebrate.

Texas coronavirus cases haven’t surged since Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask order. Experts warn it’s…

Rick Perry returns to the Texas Capitol to pitch study of psychedelic drugs for PTSD in veterans

Rick Perry returns to the Texas Capitol to pitch study of psychedelic drugs for PTSD in…

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush "seriously considering" run for attorney general, lays out case against Ken Paxton

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush “seriously considering” run for attorney general, lays out case against…

After falling short of Texas ambitions in 2020, national Democrats target two seats for 2022

After falling short of Texas ambitions in 2020, national Democrats target two seats for 2022 …

Democrat Mike Collier is set to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick again in 2022

Democrat Mike Collier is set to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick again in 2022 A…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will boycott Major League Baseball events after the league pulled its All-Star Game from Georgia

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will boycott Major League Baseball events after the league pulled…

GOP congressional candidate in Texas special election loses prominent supporters after racist comment about Chinese immigrants

GOP congressional candidate in Texas special election loses prominent supporters after racist comment about Chinese immigrants …

Democrats view Texas congressional special election with a mix of optimism and caution after disappointing 2020

Democrats view Texas congressional special election with a mix of optimism and caution after disappointing 2020 …

Matthew McConaughey is flirting with a run for governor. But his politics remain a mystery.

Matthew McConaughey is flirting with a run for governor. But his politics remain a mystery. …

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick focuses scorn on Public Utility Commission after winter storm, testing Gov. Greg Abbott

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick focuses scorn on Public Utility Commission after winter storm, testing Gov. Greg…

Social network Gab fuels latest conflict among Texas Republicans

Social network Gab fuels latest conflict among Texas Republicans Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West.…

Gov. Greg Abbott appointee to a river authority steps down after contentious confirmation hearing over inflammatory tweets

Gov. Greg Abbott appointee to a river authority steps down after contentious confirmation hearing over inflammatory…

Legislation backed by casino giant would allow casinos, sports gambling in Texas

Legislation backed by casino giant would allow casinos, sports gambling in Texas Craps players at…

Just one Public Utility Commission member remains after another resignation in aftermath of winter storm

Just one Public Utility Commission member remains after another resignation in aftermath of winter storm …

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan unveils slate of bills in response to winter storm power outages

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan unveils slate of bills in response to winter storm power outages …

Cat Parks paves own path as Texas GOP vice chair under bombastic Allen West

Cat Parks paves own path as Texas GOP vice chair under bombastic Allen West Cat…

23 candidates join the race to replace late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright

23 candidates join the race to replace late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright The special election…

Gov. Greg Abbott heeds the call of his GOP critics in removing coronavirus restrictions

Gov. Greg Abbott heeds the call of his GOP critics in removing coronavirus restrictions Protesters…

In first visit, President Joe Biden commits to being "true partners" with Texas through storm recovery, vaccination effort

In first visit, President Joe Biden commits to being “true partners” with Texas through storm recovery,…