Analysis: The second election can be harder than the first one

Analysis: The second election can be harder than the first one Voting signs at the…

Analysis: It's harder to vote in Texas than in any other state

Analysis: It’s harder to vote in Texas than in any other state A voter cast…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's ratings fell during the pandemic, UT/TT Poll finds

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ratings fell during the pandemic, UT/TT Poll finds Gov. Greg Abbott…

Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds

Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds President Donald…

John Cornyn leads MJ Hegar by 8 points in U.S. Senate race, UT/TT Poll finds

John Cornyn leads MJ Hegar by 8 points in U.S. Senate race, UT/TT Poll finds …

Analysis: Ken Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

Analysis: Ken Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general Ken Paxton receives applause…

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s latest retreat comes at the expense of Texas voters

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s latest retreat comes at the expense of Texas voters A drop-off location…

Analysis: The confounding commotion around voting in Texas

Analysis: The confounding commotion around voting in Texas Voting starts — probably — in less…

Analysis: Unlike the 2018 election in Texas, 2020’s top races won’t set spending records

Analysis: Unlike the 2018 election in Texas, 2020’s top races won’t set spending records U.S.…

Analysis: Keep calm and vote on

Analysis: Keep calm and vote on From left: Catherine Harvey, Connie Ford and Jean Anthony…

Analysis: Coronavirus splits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his own party

Analysis: Coronavirus splits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his own party Gov. Greg Abbott puts…

Analysis: The 2020 election and Texas’ incremental blues

Analysis: The 2020 election and Texas’ incremental blues In order to win the Texas House…

Analysis: COVID-19’s almost incomprehensible toll in Texas

Analysis: COVID-19’s almost incomprehensible toll in Texas Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna in July…

Analysis: Texas reopenings tied more to COVID-19 severity than to spread

Analysis: Texas reopenings tied more to COVID-19 severity than to spread Fans begin to arrive…

Analysis: Elections are fights, settled by voters. This one is no exception.

Analysis: Elections are fights, settled by voters. This one is no exception. Demonstrators marched through…

Analysis: In close elections, two opponents can be better than one

Analysis: In close elections, two opponents can be better than one A Houston voter checked…

Analysis: Voting in Texas could be as easy as a trip to the grocery store

Analysis: Voting in Texas could be as easy as a trip to the grocery store …

Analysis: With schools opening, Texas enters a critical two weeks of the pandemic

Analysis: With schools opening, Texas enters a critical two weeks of the pandemic Texans went…

Analysis: Some Texas voters are still uncertain, but so are the issues

Analysis: Some Texas voters are still uncertain, but so are the issues A man exits…

Analysis: A weather map for Texas’ COVID-19 response

Analysis: A weather map for Texas’ COVID-19 response Gov. Greg Abbott talking at a news…

Analysis: Those aren’t just COVID-19 numbers. They’re Texans.

Analysis: Those aren’t just COVID-19 numbers. They’re Texans. Ironwood Saloon owner Elizabeth McNiel and her…

Analysis: Austin’s police cuts give Texas Republicans new campaign material

Analysis: Austin’s police cuts give Texas Republicans new campaign material By cutting and redirecting a…

Analysis: With elections coming, Texas Republican leaders join the thin blue line

Analysis: With elections coming, Texas Republican leaders join the thin blue line Austin police officers…

Analysis: Watch the bottom of Texas ballots for political change — not the top

Analysis: Watch the bottom of Texas ballots for political change — not the top Joan…

Analysis: Voting in Texas is different from other places. It’s a hassle.

Analysis: Voting in Texas is different from other places. It’s a hassle. A Houston voter…

Analysis: Shopping for students without schoolrooms, Texas is spending $250 million to narrow the digital divide

Analysis: Shopping for students without schoolrooms, Texas is spending 0 million to narrow the digital divide …

Analysis: The election won’t humble the coronavirus. It’s the other way around.

Analysis: The election won’t humble the coronavirus. It’s the other way around. Barbers Lynese Marchic…

Analysis: The opening line in every Texas political debate

Analysis: The opening line in every Texas political debate Voters in Houston, wearing masks and…

Analysis: Opening Texas schools is 2020’s top election issue

Analysis: Opening Texas schools is 2020’s top election issue Desks are set up six feet…

Analysis: The Texas Legislature can meet for up to 140 days. The pandemic raises a question: Should it?

Analysis: The Texas Legislature can meet for up to 140 days. The pandemic raises a question:…

Analysis: August agenda for local government includes schools, police spending, property taxes and a pandemic

Analysis: August agenda for local government includes schools, police spending, property taxes and a pandemic …

Analysis: President Trump's attempt to rock the vote sends a shudder through the political world

Analysis: President Trump’s attempt to rock the vote sends a shudder through the political world …

Analysis: Funding for rural broadband in Texas is in trouble. The pandemic might save it.

Analysis: Funding for rural broadband in Texas is in trouble. The pandemic might save it. …

Analysis: A Republican president wants to use the census to dilute the power of Texas, the biggest Republican state

Analysis: A Republican president wants to use the census to dilute the power of Texas, the…

Analysis: Texas in a state of financial uncertainty

Analysis: Texas in a state of financial uncertainty Buildings in downtown Austin were boarded up…

Analysis: Coronavirus spreads to the Texas state budget

Analysis: Coronavirus spreads to the Texas state budget Texas lawmakers will return to the Capitol…

Analysis: All eyes are on Texas headed into the 2020 presidential election

Analysis: All eyes are on Texas headed into the 2020 presidential election Voters, wearing masks…

Analysis: All eyes are on Texas headed into the 2020 presidential election

Analysis: All eyes are on Texas headed into the 2020 presidential election Voters, wearing masks…

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s critics lose political clout as Texas COVID numbers climb

Analysis: Greg Abbott’s critics lose political clout as Texas COVID numbers climb Demonstrators gather at…

Analysis: Skip the convention, but get ready for school

Analysis: Skip the convention, but get ready for school A University of Texas/Texas Politics Project…

Analysis: Skip the convention, but get ready for school

Analysis: Skip the convention, but get ready for school A University of Texas/Texas Politics Project…

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is lucky not to be on the 2020 ballot

Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is lucky not to be on the 2020 ballot Texas…

Texas voters split on police violence protests, open to moving Confederate statues, poll finds

Texas voters split on police violence protests, open to moving Confederate statues, poll finds The…

Texas voters split on police violence protests, open to moving Confederate statues, poll finds

Texas voters split on police violence protests, open to moving Confederate statues, poll finds The…

Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Poll says Texans’ hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading Pharmacist Emily Smith…

Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Poll says Texans’ hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading Pharmacist Emily Smith…

Analysis: With a wingman like Dan Patrick, who needs critics?

Analysis: With a wingman like Dan Patrick, who needs critics? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Leslie…

Analysis: With a wingman like Dan Patrick, who needs critics?

Analysis: With a wingman like Dan Patrick, who needs critics? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listens…

Donald Trump holds narrow lead over Joe Biden in Texas, UT poll finds

Donald Trump holds narrow lead over Joe Biden in Texas, UT poll finds President Donald…

Analysis: A rising commotion in Texas’ scattershot response to the pandemic

Analysis: A rising commotion in Texas’ scattershot response to the pandemic Texas bar owners and…

Analysis: Governing in reaction mode, and always a beat or two behind

Analysis: Governing in reaction mode, and always a beat or two behind A line of…

Analysis: A persistent coronavirus thriving against an inconsistent Texas government

Analysis: A persistent coronavirus thriving against an inconsistent Texas government Close to 100 cars lined…

Analysis: An accidental lesson on public health and politics in a pandemic

Analysis: An accidental lesson on public health and politics in a pandemic Instructor’s aide Nicole…

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus A protestor with a ‘Don’t Tread…

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus

Analysis: Masking the real problem — a deadly virus A protestor with a ‘Don’t Tread…

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people

Analysis: A government of, by and for — but without the people The Texas Capitol…

Analysis: For foster children in Texas, a state of despair

Analysis: For foster children in Texas, a state of despair The Texas Department of Family…

Analysis: In some places in Texas, sales tax revenues have risen during the pandemic

Analysis: In some places in Texas, sales tax revenues have risen during the pandemic Getty…

Analysis: Casting nervous looks at Texas’ medical charts as numbers worsen

Analysis: Casting nervous looks at Texas’ medical charts as numbers worsen Gov. Greg Abbott waits…

Analysis: A surprise accountability test for local politicians

Analysis: A surprise accountability test for local politicians State troopers stand guard at the state…

Analysis: Events — and their own words — put Texas Republicans in an election year bind

Analysis: Events — and their own words — put Texas Republicans in an election year bind …

Analysis: Coronavirus is not the only affliction preying on community

Analysis: Coronavirus is not the only affliction preying on community Demonstrators marched down Copper Avenue…

Analysis: For a state in pain, a little empathy is only a start

Analysis: For a state in pain, a little empathy is only a start President Donald…

Analysis: The coronavirus forces face-to-face politics online

Analysis: The coronavirus forces face-to-face politics online Russell Holloway, left, and Amanda Chavira attended a…

Analysis: Judges deal Texans more confusion about voting by mail

Analysis: Judges deal Texans more confusion about voting by mail Mail-in ballot application. Miguel Gutierrez…

Analysis: Rising property values — and taxes — during an economic slump

Analysis: Rising property values — and taxes — during an economic slump Property taxes can’t…

Analysis: Politics and a pandemic jumble Texas elections

Analysis: Politics and a pandemic jumble Texas elections Mail-in ballot envelopes at the Travis County…

Analysis: Texas tiptoes down the road to normal

Analysis: Texas tiptoes down the road to normal Decisions about where to go and what…

Analysis: The path to emergency powers in Texas might run through the courts

Analysis: The path to emergency powers in Texas might run through the courts Attorney General…

Analysis: In Abbott’s hands, executive orders look like suggestions

Analysis: In Abbott’s hands, executive orders look like suggestions Rules for entering Cosmic Cowboy on…

Analysis: Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy

Analysis: Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy A…

Analysis: If reopening the economy is risky, who’s getting protection?

Analysis: If reopening the economy is risky, who’s getting protection? Social distancing signs mark tables…

Analysis: Reopening Texas during a pandemic, cautiously and slowly

Analysis: Reopening Texas during a pandemic, cautiously and slowly Gov. Greg Abbott announced a strike…

Only 23% of Texas registered voters approve of the job Congress is doing — and that’s an improvement over 18% in February

Only 23% of Texas registered voters approve of the job Congress is doing — and that’s…

Texas voters: Gov. Greg Abbott is doing better on the economy and coronavirus than Trump

Texas voters: Gov. Greg Abbott is doing better on the economy and coronavirus than Trump …

Trump narrowly leads Biden in presidential race in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds

Trump narrowly leads Biden in presidential race in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds The Texas Tribune…

Most Texas voters think coronavirus will be contained “in the next few months,” UT/TT Poll finds

Most Texas voters think coronavirus will be contained “in the next few months,” UT/TT Poll finds …

Analysis: Energy isn’t the whole Texas economy, but it’s a critical piece

Analysis: Energy isn’t the whole Texas economy, but it’s a critical piece A pump jack…

Analysis: In an important election year, politics takes a back seat

Analysis: In an important election year, politics takes a back seat The streets in downtown…

Analysis: Coronavirus could threaten local property tax limits

A freeway in Houston is almost empty during the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Stravato for The Texas…

Analysis: What will Texas reopen, and when?

The intersection of Kermit Highway and Andrews Highway in Odessa is empty as an advertisement urges…

Analysis: Is voting in person during a pandemic the best we can do?

Voting by mail isn’t the norm in Texas, but it is well established in other states.…

Analysis: Texas has scant data about the pandemic, leaving a lot of questions

Nurse Kristen Howell, left, and medical lab technician Amanda Hernandez administer a test for the new…