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Top 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in Texas Politics
2013: The year Texas sent in the clowns
"...California may have the Groundlings, but Texas has no shortage of improv talent. Give Lone Star..."

Jan. 8, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Texas Fiction Science
The State Board of Education does its part to fantasize biology
"...There's nothing the evil overlords of the fictional future like more than a nice, healthy..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

Noriega Is for Real – and Texas Is in Play?
Rasmussen polls show that Democratic hopes may be more than fantasy
"...Could the days of Republican dominance in Texas be coming to an end?..."

May 5, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Wrath of Don
Zimmerman's constituents accuse him of online, in-person abuse
"...In late August, David and Anita Brad­ber­ry walked out of their Northwest Aus­tin home and headed to the nearby..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Ordered To Redraw Maps
D.C. Courts: Don't gerrymander Texas
"...in Washington, D.C., stuck a dagger into the heart of the Republican gerrymander of Texas on Nov. 8, ruling..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote
"...accidental. That's why it's highly damaging to the state of Texas that yesterday a federal court ruled, once again,..."

April 11, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fifth Circuit Hears Texas Abortion Law Arguments
Two of three judges on panel previously upheld anti-abortion laws
"...court heard arguments that will ultimately decide the future of more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics...."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. IV)
College and pro rundown
"...In the interest of full disclosure, I need to lead this week's Notes..."

Sept. 23, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

Green Party Responds
"...on to hope that they'll at least be Green Party candidates in those races, "But given their record lately,..."

March 18, 2004 Postmarks

Tea Party Wins Big in Run-Offs
Patrick, Paxton beat establishment candidates
"...In Texas at least, rumors of the death of the Tea..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

The Rise of the Invisible Man
Can longshot Democrat Chris Bell ring up a miracle?
"...When Chris Bell kicked off his bid for governor on a sleepy August day..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Supremes v. Texas
The future of U.S. politics may become, "Vote for Show, Map for Dough"
"..."This case is fundamentally about democracy," insisted Texas Solicitor General R. Ted Cruz, inside and outside the..."

March 10, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card
"...Predictably, the governor's all-but-official presidential run cast a long shadow over the Capitol,..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

Why Doesn't Ben Bentzin Make It Clear He's a Republican?
"...anybody noticed that neither the television ads nor any of the posted signs along our highways mention that Ben..."

Jan. 30, 2006 Postmarks

At the Capitol, Texas Tries to Catch Up With Cannabis
From medical use to decriminalization to legalization, marijuana seems to have bipartisan support, so what's taking so long?
"...Oklahoma's making Texas look bad. They've got a robust medical marijuana program,..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Texas Dems Get King Street Financial Records
No hearing scheduled for today
"...The Texas Democratic Party announced this morning that they have obtained..."

Oct. 25, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Not Enough Hate in East Texas?
An East Texas Republican comes under fire for making nice with black legislators.
"...The fallout continues from the Republican-drafted state redistricting plan -- and not all of it..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Rumblings of a Mad Mom Movement
Texas Parent PAC wants to purge Lege of lawmakers who won't go to bat for public ed, regardless of party
"...The trade show of the state PTA conference at the Convention Center last..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary: March 12, 2002
Early voting through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their..."

March 8, 2002 News Feature

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary:
March 12, 2002
Early Voting through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary: March 12, 2002
Early Voting: Saturday, Feb. 23, through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature

Field of Dreamers
Two dems, five gop candidates vie for district 48 race, but the seat is expected to remain Democratic.
"...a successful 10-year stint, the news awoke a herd of snoozing political hopefuls, particularly a pack of Republicans who..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Tea Partiers Party to Ethics Violations?
Texas Democract Party expands lawsuit to include King Street Patriots
"...The tea party folks have been hitting hard this election cycle, and..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Election 2006: Key Texas Races
Key Texas election returns
"...speech Tuesday in a stuffed-to-the-gills hotel ballroom the size of an orange crate...."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Barnes: 'Take Back Texas'
The former Texas political star fires up local Democrats
"...It's taken nearly three decades, but former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes is slowly re-emerging into Lone..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Texas and the Congressional Suicide Caucus
Lone Star GOP on the losing side of shutdown fight
"...The passage of most Congressional House Resolutions goes blissfully ignored: Not when..."

Oct. 17, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Roundup Notes
"...We're digging through the state results. Of interest: In Congressional District 10, Democrat Ted Ankrum did..."

Nov. 8, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

Funeralgate Hits Texas
What Did Bush Know?
"...Waltrip has given two different versions of what happened during his visit to Bush's office on..."

July 9, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Constable Says Politics Drove Recall of Warrants
Pre-election antics get off to a roaring start
"...County's Precinct 2, break out the checkbook fast. Justice of the Peace Glenn Bass has recalled 13,500 arrest warrants..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Audacity of Hope
"...hear Barack Obama, U.S. senator, D-Ill., speak at the Texas Book Festival. I was very impressed. Barack leverages what..."

Oct. 31, 2006 Postmarks

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