Texas Politics

The Extra-Lite Gov

How David Dewhurst diminished the state's most powerful office.

This story was corrected and updated on Nov. 4. During the 2007 session of the Texas Legislature, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst brought the Senate to near-mutiny. It ...Read More

Black Tea

In Lufkin, a Republican newcomer challenges

At the Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin in late September, people wandered among tall pine trees eating funnel cake and watching local kids in the dance te...Read More

Backyard Brawls


“Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas — finest form of free entertainment ever invented.” -Molly Ivins From now until Oct. 29, w...Read More