On this day in 1836, a group of Texians battled to save the Alamo from an invading foreign force. They lost. Today, 179 years later, Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) fought to legally ban foreign control of the Alamo. Read More
Proposed legislation would allow students to graduate high school without passing all of Texas' required high-stakes tests. Read More
A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and offers a revisionist history of the causes of the conflict. (Read: not slavery.) Read More
In this week's WTF Friday: Brian Birdwell, gangster rapper. Did Jesus open carry? A theological meditation. Snakes. Frats. The war of Northern Aggression. Read More
The lieutenant governor's rhetoric on the border is shifting, and it could mean a split with House Speaker Joe Straus.
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House. Read More
In Texas GOP circles these days almost nothing is as sacrosanct as tax relief. In fact, you’re about as likely to catch a Republican arguing against a tax cut as you are to nab the elusive chupacabra. At today’s Senate … Read More