Border Communities Living in Limbo While Congress Dithers

In early May, Ruben Villarreal, Mayor of Rio Grande City, channeled the frustration of many residents in Starr and Hidalgo counties, where a proposed […]

Budget Deal Finally Reached

After yesterday’s budget mess, it looks like a deal has been reached. On Thursday the Observer reported that the budget negotiations stalled after pressure […]

House Declares War on Senate Over Disrespect for the Process

Update 1:00 p.m.: The skirmish over floundering House bills in the Senate has been resolved. Over a lunch recess in both the Senate and the House, lawmakers […]

State of Texas: The Road to 500 Executions

Texas will soon execute its 500th person since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Hot List: Day 130 of the Legislature

However, Perry said that still left too much being spent on schools, Turner said, though Perry later deflected blame onto others.