Articles tagged: Royce West
Texas’ Democratic Senate runoff to face John Cornyn has taken on new political significance as a Black state senator vies to defeat the national party’s favored candidate.
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Royce West was fed up. In the final days of early voting for the runoff election, frontrunner MJ Hegar put out a new ad in whi...Read More
There’s a robust field of Democrats lining up to take on the state’s senior senator. The last time that happened was in 2002, when Cornyn first won the open seat.
When U.S. Senator John Cornyn was last up for re-election in 2014, the Texas Democratic Party was in a bad way. Just a month before the March primary, the party...Read More
Texas is well on its way to having cops in its major cities equipped with body cameras—but doesn't yet have unified policy on when to turn them on....Read More
In other states, the school turnaround strategy has meant major charter school expansion
Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is embracing an "achievement school district"—a school turnaround program that could hand public schools over to chart...Read More
Dan Patrick’s reign over the Senate Education Committee has been a fascinating mix of empathy and cruelty, peaceful agreement and hostile shouting matches. In...Read More
The Senate passed Sen. Dan Patrick’s major charter school reform bill Thursday afternoon, in a version far different from what Patrick introduced earlier this...Read More
Since Sandy Hook, a handful of Texas school districts have added policies letting some teachers carry guns—Patrick's bill is meant to make that decision safer...Read More
Is this the end of the nightmare factory called Dawson State Jail? On Monday, the state Senate Finance Committee recommended against renewing Texas’ contract ...Read More