Members of the first-ever LGBT Republican group to sponsor a booth at the convention said Thursday they were receiving a relatively warm welcome. ...Read More
A Founding Fathers quote you won't find at the #RPT16: religion and government "will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."...Read More
A secession plank didn't make it into the document, but could make a reappearance on the floor Friday.
The GOP's running with Gov. Greg Abbott's call for a constitutional convention, and has doubled down on anti-LGBTQ planks in this year's proposed platform....Read More
The presidential race is the marquee contest at the Republican Party of Texas convention this year, but another race really says more about where Texas Republic...Read More
Greg Abbott railed against Hillary and championed open carry, while Dan Patrick vowed close our borders by supporting Donald Trump and his wall....Read More
Three days of mourning Ted Cruz's presidential bid and hollering about bathrooms.
The Texas Observer staff is live on the ground in Dallas for the 2016 Texas Republican convention, gathering news and views on Trump, Cruz and more....Read More
State convention delegates will vote later on whether to approve the change.
Delegates at the state convention must still vote to approve the language concerning therapy that attempts to change sexual orientation....Read More