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Return of the White Woman Dem
After 4-year drought, Donna Howard's swearing in signals Legislative return of rare species in Texas politics
"...Hear, hear! A rare species in Texas politics – the white Democratic woman – is back..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Art of the Possible
A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects
"...lessons to be learned from last week's Democratic primary run-offs?..."

June 1, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Congress: The Texas Five, Plus One
Down to the last inning of Tom DeLay's little game
"...its decision to leave DeLay enough alone in the Texas re-redistricting case. Such second thoughts, if any, will have..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...It's hard to imagine the 86th Texas Legislature being any crazier than the last three, or..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Deep Divisions in Texas' Powerful Anti-Choice Movement
Battle reflects Lege’s growing extremism
"...bury or cremate fetal remains after abortion – the Texas Catholic Conference of Bish­ops attended the hearings, eagerly offering..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Tides of March
Ready for a blue wave in November's midterms? That'll depend on the race.
"...unseat – or at least, shake the throne – of the reigning Republican emperor. Someone who's polished, with enough..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

By Way of Introduction
Introducing Steve Rivas, a delegate headed to the Democratic National Convention and de facto Gay Place and Chronic DNC blogger.
"...Hispanic and raised Catholic and Republican...."

Aug. 24, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Steve Rivas

Republican Concerns
"...Dear Editor, Michael King describes some of the dramas and machinations that went into the drafting..."

June 15, 2004 Postmarks

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House Speaker is out after this term. Here's doubting he goes quietly.
"..."Our party should be dynamic and forward-thinking, and it should appeal..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Column

Third-Party Candidates Lining Up Again
It's still busy at the bottom of the ticket
"...As Democrats and Republicans head into primary season, it's still busy at the..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Nader Does the Texas Two-Step
The newest presidential candidate meets his supporters – and detractors – in Austin
"...Ralph Nader barnstormed through Texas last week, with stops in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas,..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Senators Skip Stimulus Votes
Cornyn misses cloture vote to attend fundraiser Monday after Hutchison absent for Friday votes
"...Capitol Hill? Well, not if you're a senator from Texas. First up, Kay Bailey Hutchison missed six major amendment..."

Feb. 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Making of an Endorsement
"...restricts the city's ability to incentivize exactly the kind of (re) development that Austin has decided we need: dense,..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Ozone of His Own
Texas environmentalists wonder when George W. Bush will face up to the consequences of killing the Tejas emissions-reduction program.
"...said Jim Marston. The Austin lawyer who directs the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund was talking about..."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...short but thunderous Watson, 38, delivered a standard candidate's kick-off speech in his deepest Texas twang, casting himself as..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

The Texas Five Minus Four
The Congressional races perform almost as the GOP designed
"...Leader Tom DeLay wrong that he called himself "the Republicans' worst nightmare" – was 17 points behind Sessions in..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Texas Growth Fund
The Texas Growth Fund is a bipartisan creation.
"...Why does the state of Texas run its own venture-capital business, anyway? Who benefits..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Sen. Carona Sees End of the Road ... Money
Are taxes the only solution to Texas' transportation problems? One Republican thinks so.
"...Last week, along the shores of Town Lake, Capitol birdwatchers spotted an extremely rare and..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Turning Williamson County a Bluer Shade of Purple
Wading through the new political landscape of the Austin suburbs
"...He's the youngest member of the Legislature, and looks even younger than his 29..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

R.I.P. Mark White, Former Texas Governor
Last surviving Democratic governor dead at 77
"...Mark White, the last surviving Democratic governor of Texas, died on Aug. 5 at the age of..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability
Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court
"...the surface, a contest between Democrat Jeff Travillion and Republican Pat McCord. When the Chronicle endorsed Travillion in the..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Election Coverage: The Texas Lege: A Tight Squeeze
Texas Dems put incumbents through the wringer
"...No Democrat has won a statewide office in more than two decades – that oft-floated fact,..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Yuppie Pricks Stage RNC Watch Party
Because viewing it alone on C-Span is so depressing
" rallies begrudgingly behind nontraditional nominee Donald J. Trump. Texas Governor Greg Abbott got a doctor’s note to excuse..."

July 18, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

84th Texas Legislative Session Begins
"...On Tuesday Jan. 13, the Texas Capitol was all hustle and bustle as the 84th..."

Jan. 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

Jana Birchum's Top 10 Photos of 2014
"...upgrades. View from the walkway on the south side of the pool. July 7, 2014...."

Dec. 30, 2014 Photo Gallery

Texas Tribune Festival
September 30, 2013. 26 photos.
"...met up in Austin to talk about the future of Texas...."

Oct. 1, 2013 Photo Gallery

Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro
State party suggests Joaquin, Julián to replace Wasserman Schultz
"...It was no secret that Texas Democrats hoped that Hillary Clinton would pick U.S. Department..."

July 26, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The End of the Dewhurst Era
Will the Senate strip the powers of the next lite guv?
"...With the primary defeat of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a 12 year era comes..."

June 5, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Shape of Things to Come
Early steps in the redistricting process raise issues of race and representation
"...The redistricting of Texas political districts, required after every federal census, is..."

April 15, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Bill of the Week
A proposal to outlaw abortion
"...Given George Lavender's pledge of support for the Sen. Dan Patrick-led tea party caucus..."

March 18, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

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