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…