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
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
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said that FWISD protections for trans students were "social engineering" attempts that parents should be able to opt out of....Read More
Uber and Lyft spent more than ever on a single-prop election in Austin, and now that voters have rejected them, they're taking the fight to the Lege....Read More
On this week's podcast: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from the state's embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move.
On the Texas Miracle podcast this week: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from Texas' embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move....Read More
Feeling abandoned by both the GOP and Democrats, former State Board of Education member George Clayton found a home in the Trump campaign....Read More