Texas Politics


Stumper of the Week: Rick’s Fat Tick

The most ridiculous things said this week in Texas politics

So this is it, people. Here at last, election week. A final chance for Texas politicians to compete for the honor of Stumper of the Week. A final chance, that i...Read More

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