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Jerry Patterson Takes Aim at Dan Patrick, Shoots Self in Face

Jerry Patterson accused Dan Patrick of being a draft dodger this morning, and it quickly blew up in Patterson’s face. Why can’t Patrick’s critics shoot straight?

What Climate Change Means for Texas in 11 Charts

The National Climate Assessment finds that Texas is getting hotter and drier, putting more stress on water resources, farmers and ecosystems. Meanwhile, the state’s environmental agency worries about the “environmental impact of the war on coal.”

Lon, Gone: An Ode to the Texas House’s Loneliest Liberal

For the almost two decades he’s served in the Legislature, Lon Burnam has been the patron saint of lost causes.