Analysis: It takes a village to win big races in Texas

Analysis: It takes a village to win big races in Texas Want to win a…

Analysis: Betting a Texas election on a weather forecast

Analysis: Betting a Texas election on a weather forecast Gov. Greg Abbott says he can…

Analysis: A swelling Texas treasury gives 2022 hopefuls room for big ideas

Analysis: A swelling Texas treasury gives 2022 hopefuls room for big ideas As the political…

Analysis: 2022 primary elections in Texas merit a severe weather alert

Analysis: 2022 primary elections in Texas merit a severe weather alert Next year’s primary elections…

Analysis: Different year, different race, different Beto

Analysis: Different year, different race, different Beto Sneaking up on a bruised Ted Cruz and…

Analysis: Texas Republican lawmakers pleased most of their own voters, most of the time

Analysis: Texas Republican lawmakers pleased most of their own voters, most of the time They…

TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters analyze the latest UT/TT Poll on the 2022 candidates and issues

TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters analyze the latest UT/TT Poll on the 2022 candidates and issues …

Analysis: Early signs point to another Republican-dominated election cycle in Texas

Analysis: Early signs point to another Republican-dominated election cycle in Texas Republican incumbents enter their…

Analysis: Texas legislators aren’t ready to take self-interest out of redistricting

Analysis: Texas legislators aren’t ready to take self-interest out of redistricting In Texas, the Legislature…

Analysis: With grades like these for political maps, Texas won’t be making the honor roll

Analysis: With grades like these for political maps, Texas won’t be making the honor roll …

Analysis: Matt Krause’s campaign for attorney general comes with a reading list

Analysis: Matt Krause’s campaign for attorney general comes with a reading list State Rep. Matt…

Analysis: Maps bolster Republicans in the Texas Senate, especially the top one

Analysis: Maps bolster Republicans in the Texas Senate, especially the top one The new political…

Analysis: Are lawmakers trying to make Texans more confident in elections, or less?

Analysis: Are lawmakers trying to make Texans more confident in elections, or less? After conservative…

Analysis: A quick turn on property taxes with the long game in mind

Analysis: A quick turn on property taxes with the long game in mind High Texas…

Analysis: Texas legislators set the table for the 2022 elections

Analysis: Texas legislators set the table for the 2022 elections The controversial issues you’ve heard…

Analysis: An election slogan you won’t hear in Texas in 2022

Analysis: An election slogan you won’t hear in Texas in 2022 “Turn Texas Blue” was…

Analysis: Greg Abbott and the policy contradiction of an anti-mandate mandate

Analysis: Greg Abbott and the policy contradiction of an anti-mandate mandate Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest…

Analysis: Intentional loopholes in Texas abortion law draw a judge’s rebuke

Analysis: Intentional loopholes in Texas abortion law draw a judge’s rebuke The judge who blocked…

Analysis: When Texas legislators admit they don’t know what they’re doing

Analysis: When Texas legislators admit they don’t know what they’re doing When lawmakers find something…

Analysis: In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat

Analysis: In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat …

Analysis: Texas politicians are thinking what they think their voters think they should think

Analysis: Texas politicians are thinking what they think their voters think they should think It’s…

Analysis: The 2022 general election is a year away, but many of the issues are already evident

Analysis: The 2022 general election is a year away, but many of the issues are already…

Analysis: Texas’ foster care problems are clear. The response from state leaders isn’t.

Analysis: Texas’ foster care problems are clear. The response from state leaders isn’t. The state’s…

Analysis: Population changes the recipe for Texas’ political soup

Analysis: Population changes the recipe for Texas’ political soup Not every change in the state’s…

Analysis: Texas and the U.S., lawyered up and ready to go to court

Analysis: Texas and the U.S., lawyered up and ready to go to court It’s usually…

Analysis: Man bites dog, tries to make amends

Analysis: Man bites dog, tries to make amends Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation designed to…

Analysis: Texas legislators, with an assist from the U.S. Supreme Court, open a Pandora’s Box

Analysis: Texas legislators, with an assist from the U.S. Supreme Court, open a Pandora’s Box …

Analysis: New laws reflect Republican lawmakers’ focus on their right flank

Analysis: New laws reflect Republican lawmakers’ focus on their right flank From abortion restrictions to…

Analysis: The partisan debate over voting laws is a prologue to redistricting

Analysis: The partisan debate over voting laws is a prologue to redistricting The summer fight…

Analysis: When the Texas state seal doesn’t signify trust

Analysis: When the Texas state seal doesn’t signify trust Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is…

Analysis: Texas lawmakers have two contentious voting fights ahead — if they can stay in the same room

Analysis: Texas lawmakers have two contentious voting fights ahead — if they can stay in the…

Analysis: Texas, the bellwether state

Analysis: Texas, the bellwether state A number of the top issues facing the country —…

Analysis: Texas government grinds to a stop — of the governor’s choosing

Analysis: Texas government grinds to a stop — of the governor’s choosing It’s happening slowly,…

Analysis: Fiddling while the pandemic rages

Analysis: Fiddling while the pandemic rages The Texas Legislature is meeting. Partisans are fighting. And…

Analysis: The pandemic breaks into Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda

Analysis: The pandemic breaks into Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda The business of the…

Analysis: Schools open in Texas with unvaccinated K-6 students and months of learning loss to overcome

Analysis: Schools open in Texas with unvaccinated K-6 students and months of learning loss to overcome …

Analysis: Groundhog Day in Texas

Analysis: Groundhog Day in Texas A lot of the news from the last few days…

Analysis: Texas government has to put Humpty Dumpty together again

Analysis: Texas government has to put Humpty Dumpty together again A partial shutdown of state…

Analysis: In Texas, sports can be a religion. Thankfully, politics are not involved. Oops …

Analysis: In Texas, sports can be a religion. Thankfully, politics are not involved. Oops … …

Analysis: A virus unfettered among the unvaccinated

Analysis: A virus unfettered among the unvaccinated Texas and other states are seeing an increase…

Analysis: Texas Democrats may find themselves in the wilderness of wandering public attention

Analysis: Texas Democrats may find themselves in the wilderness of wandering public attention The legislative…

Analysis: Texas legislators are fighting ferociously — and for voters' attention

Analysis: Texas legislators are fighting ferociously — and for voters’ attention Texas lawmakers are battling…

Analysis: There’s plenty still to play out ahead of 2022, but Greg Abbott is starting to run up the score

Analysis: There’s plenty still to play out ahead of 2022, but Greg Abbott is starting to…

Analysis: A “special” session of culture wars, politics and unfinished business

Analysis: A “special” session of culture wars, politics and unfinished business The agenda for the…

Analysis: A majority of Texas voters isn’t enough to sway a Republican state government

Analysis: A majority of Texas voters isn’t enough to sway a Republican state government The…

Analysis: The most influential non-voter in Texas

Analysis: The most influential non-voter in Texas The most important voter in Texas politics in…

Analysis: Texas issues that play on the national stage

Analysis: Texas issues that play on the national stage The issues getting attention from Gov.…

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott feels the heat

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott feels the heat The governor wants to talk about the…

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott heads for the border

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott heads for the border The Texas Legislature has left Austin,…

Analysis: Ken Paxton’s attractive troubles

Analysis: Ken Paxton’s attractive troubles The 2022 political season is just starting, but there are…

Analysis: The Texas electrical grid and the improvements that didn’t come

Analysis: The Texas electrical grid and the improvements that didn’t come Texas lawmakers passed major…

Analysis: Regulating dangerous practices in the Texas Legislature

Analysis: Regulating dangerous practices in the Texas Legislature Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers talking on…

Analysis: An end to a weird legislative session, and the beginning of an uncertain political cycle

Analysis: An end to a weird legislative session, and the beginning of an uncertain political cycle …

Analysis: A conservative Texas legislative session, with more — maybe — to come

Analysis: A conservative Texas legislative session, with more — maybe — to come The floor…

Analysis: Texas lawmakers might get a second life for dying bills

Analysis: Texas lawmakers might get a second life for dying bills Gov. Greg Abbott speaks…

Analysis: Greg Abbott wants Texas to be normal again

Analysis: Greg Abbott wants Texas to be normal again Gov. Greg Abbott holds a press…

Analysis: Texas legislators have a long way to go and a short time to get there

Analysis: Texas legislators have a long way to go and a short time to get there …

Analysis: Judge legislators by what gets their attention — and their neglect

Analysis: Judge legislators by what gets their attention — and their neglect State Rep. Will…

Analysis: Republican Texas legislators, like the governor, take a right turn

Analysis: Republican Texas legislators, like the governor, take a right turn Republican state representatives during…

Analysis: Texas voters signal a turn to normal, in more ways than one

Analysis: Texas voters signal a turn to normal, in more ways than one A sign…

How voters see the issues legislators are deciding, according to the UT/TT Poll

How voters see the issues legislators are deciding, according to the UT/TT Poll The Senate…

Texans remain concerned about pandemic, but they’re returning to normal, UT/TT Poll finds

Texans remain concerned about pandemic, but they’re returning to normal, UT/TT Poll finds People being…

February’s storm and outages united voters wanting state action, UT/TT Poll finds

February’s storm and outages united voters wanting state action, UT/TT Poll finds A car moved…

Texas voters sharply divided on the fairness of elections and what to do about it, poll finds

Texas voters sharply divided on the fairness of elections and what to do about it, poll…

Analysis: A different way to look at Texans’ differences — by looking at similarities

Analysis: A different way to look at Texans’ differences — by looking at similarities Austin…

Analysis: Texas lawmakers are working on an incomplete budget

Analysis: Texas lawmakers are working on an incomplete budget Lawmakers on the House floor on…

Analysis: The Texas Legislature starts its biennial race against the clock

Analysis: The Texas Legislature starts its biennial race against the clock Lawmakers gather on the…

Analysis: Returning to normal before the Texas herd has immunity

Analysis: Returning to normal before the Texas herd has immunity Fans watched a game between…

Analysis: 2022 candidates are popping up faster than bluebonnets in Texas

Analysis: 2022 candidates are popping up faster than bluebonnets in Texas The 2022 ballots in…

Analysis: A $5.5 billion shift in who pays for public education in Texas

Analysis: A .5 billion shift in who pays for public education in Texas Students walked…

Analysis: A Texas state budget — minus $38.6 billion in federal stimulus money

Analysis: A Texas state budget — minus .6 billion in federal stimulus money This latest…

Analysis: Corporations aren’t buying what GOP leaders are selling in voting debate

Analysis: Corporations aren’t buying what GOP leaders are selling in voting debate American Airlines jets…

Analysis: Texas’ proposed voting restrictions have more to do with 2018 than 2020

Analysis: Texas’ proposed voting restrictions have more to do with 2018 than 2020 Legislation approved…

Analysis: After statewide power outages, Texas lawmakers reconsider an ounce of prevention

Analysis: After statewide power outages, Texas lawmakers reconsider an ounce of prevention Gabriel Martinez shovels…

Analysis: The fight over local control turns to representation — and lobbyists

Analysis: The fight over local control turns to representation — and lobbyists Downtown Pearsall in…

Analysis: Warren Buffett’s power play puts a price on electric reliability in Texas

Analysis: Warren Buffett’s power play puts a price on electric reliability in Texas Berkshire Hathaway…

Analysis: When elected problem-solvers become part of the problem

Analysis: When elected problem-solvers become part of the problem Gov. Greg Abbott talks about border…

Analysis: Why would Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick run a race he’s already won?

Analysis: Why would Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick run a race he’s already won? Lt. Governor…

Analysis: Texas leaders’ closely watched breakfast club

Analysis: Texas leaders’ closely watched breakfast club House Speaker Dade Phelan during opening ceremonies as…

Analysis: Dan Patrick’s interrogation about a freeze warms speculation about 2022

Analysis: Dan Patrick’s interrogation about a freeze warms speculation about 2022 Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick…

Analysis: Government budgets looked terrible when COVID-19 started. A federal windfall has flipped the outlook.

Analysis: Government budgets looked terrible when COVID-19 started. A federal windfall has flipped the outlook. …

Analysis: One way or another, Texans will get the bill for fixing the electric grid

Analysis: One way or another, Texans will get the bill for fixing the electric grid …

Analysis: After the blackouts, a whiff of the 2022 elections in Texas

Analysis: After the blackouts, a whiff of the 2022 elections in Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid…

Analysis: Abbott’s icebreaker

Analysis: Abbott’s icebreaker Gov. Greg Abbott meets with local El Paso leaders to discuss the…

Most white Texas voters believe the deaths of Black people in police custody aren’t a systemic problem

Most white Texas voters believe the deaths of Black people in police custody aren’t a systemic…

Few Texas voters say they're doing better economically than they were a year ago, poll finds

Few Texas voters say they’re doing better economically than they were a year ago, poll finds …

Texans support keeping “Dreamers" in the U.S., poll finds

Texans support keeping “Dreamers” in the U.S., poll finds Texas voters have mixed views about…

Pandemic response tops Texas voters’ legislative priorities, poll finds

Pandemic response tops Texas voters’ legislative priorities, poll finds Writing a new two-year budget is…

Texas voters' views shifting on abortion, pot, gambling and Confederate monuments, poll finds

Texas voters’ views shifting on abortion, pot, gambling and Confederate monuments, poll finds Most Texas…

After a year of pandemic, Texas voters more open to sending kids to school, poll finds

After a year of pandemic, Texas voters more open to sending kids to school, poll finds …

Texas voters’ apprehension about COVID-19 has risen since October, poll finds

Texas voters’ apprehension about COVID-19 has risen since October, poll finds ​ Caseloads were at…

Texas voters say they believe vaccines work. Some of them still won’t get a COVID-19 shot.

Texas voters say they believe vaccines work. Some of them still won’t get a COVID-19 shot. …

Should Donald Trump be allowed to hold office again? Texas voters are split.

Should Donald Trump be allowed to hold office again? Texas voters are split. The University…

Voters think Texas election results are accurate — but many question U.S. results, poll finds

Voters think Texas election results are accurate — but many question U.S. results, poll finds …

Texas voters like Biden’s COVID-19 response better than his overall performance, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas voters like Biden’s COVID-19 response better than his overall performance, UT/TT Poll finds The…

Analysis: Winter storm response should focus on public safety, not dollars

Analysis: Winter storm response should focus on public safety, not dollars Last week’s winter storm…

Analysis: Texas failed in a storm, again. Will we be ready next time?

Analysis: Texas failed in a storm, again. Will we be ready next time? Gov. Greg…

Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye

Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye From left: Martin Xoxa, Chelsea…

Analysis: Working political angles instead of solving problems

Analysis: Working political angles instead of solving problems Snow at the Texas Capitol in Austin…

Analysis: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defending his reputation on two fronts

Analysis: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defending his reputation on two fronts Then-state Sen. Ken…

Analysis: A Star-Spangled culture war in Texas

  Analysis: A Star-Spangled culture war in Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gaveled in the Senate…

Analysis: A delay in drawing new maps this year could slow next year's elections

Analysis: A delay in drawing new maps this year could slow next year’s elections The…

Analysis: Texas tries to make the connections on broadband internet

Analysis: Texas tries to make the connections on broadband internet Some of the state’s smallest…

Analysis: 2021’s low-key Texas government

Analysis: 2021’s low-key Texas government The leaders of the Legislature’s two chambers aren’t loudly proclaiming…

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s priorities match what lawmakers are already doing

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s priorities match what lawmakers are already doing Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his…

Analyzing 2020: The pandemic recession in Texas

Analyzing 2020: The pandemic recession in Texas Coronavirus-related street art decorated downtown Austin’s Sixth Street…

Analysis: Some Texas officials would love to redirect your attention

Analysis: Some Texas officials would love to redirect your attention Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton…

Analysis: When mapmaking Texas politicians are smiling and quiet, pay attention

Analysis: When mapmaking Texas politicians are smiling and quiet, pay attention Redistricting is the process…

Analysis: Texans might be ready for casinos, but lawmakers aren’t convinced

Analysis: Texans might be ready for casinos, but lawmakers aren’t convinced A casino operator is…

Analysis: Ken Paxton, Texas’ top lawyer, plays for an audience of one

Analysis: Ken Paxton, Texas’ top lawyer, plays for an audience of one From left: Texas…

Analysis: Adding a new tax might be easier than ending an old tax break

Analysis: Adding a new tax might be easier than ending an old tax break The…

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Texas, along with a ranking of who’s most essential

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Texas, along with a ranking of who’s most essential …

Analysis: Leading by (bad) example

Analysis: Leading by (bad) example For Austin Mayor Steve Adler, the incident is a touch…

Analysis: Despite vaccine hopes, lawmakers plan for more months of pandemic

Analysis: Despite vaccine hopes, lawmakers plan for more months of pandemic “Some members would like…

Analysis: Texas elections are over. Now it's time to govern.

Analysis: Texas elections are over. Now it’s time to govern. Exterior of the state Capitol…

Analysis: Muted holidays in Texas, as pandemic threatens and vaccines raise hopes

Analysis: Muted holidays in Texas, as pandemic threatens and vaccines raise hopes Travelers at George…

Analysis: Trust the voters and congratulate the winners, or bear the consequences

Analysis: Trust the voters and congratulate the winners, or bear the consequences Harris County election…

Analysis: Two threats to local Texans, and two different responses from Texas government

Analysis: Two threats to local Texans, and two different responses from Texas government A medical…

Analysis: In a recession, turning to sin might save the Texas budget

Analysis: In a recession, turning to sin might save the Texas budget Texas legislators have…

Analysis: Impeachment is a political option in Washington. In Texas, not so much.

Analysis: Impeachment is a political option in Washington. In Texas, not so much. Attorney General…