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Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing
"...for the “voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley doubled down on..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Senate Still Hasn’t Confirmed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley
Architect of recent “voter fraud” fiasco shifts blame to DPS
"...Texas Secretary of State David Whitley was appointed by Gov. Greg..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Secretary of State Roger Williams Resigns
Weatherford car dealer and GOP superfundraiser may be eyeing elected office
"...Secretary of State Roger Williams announced his resignation this week..."

June 13, 2007 News Post by Amy Smith

Texas Secretary of State Gets Schooled on Voting Rights
Meanwhile, a hefty TV ad targets voter suppression bill
"...Update: Catch up with the current status of Senate Bill 9 at this link as it makes..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Trials of Henry Kissinger
"...encourages nuclear proliferation? Who calls for the secret invasion of a country without a declaration of war? Whose covert..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Democrats’ Suit Demands State ‘Fix’ Voting Machines
Suit asks that machines be banned if alleged flaw cannot be fixed
"...in Travis County and 101 other Texas counties. (Text of the suit here in a large PDF file.)..."

Feb. 13, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Black Out of the Press Room
Long-time Perry consigliere Robert Black stands down as communications director
"...Governor Rick Perry's long-time mouthpiece and close adviser, director of communications Robert Black, is leaving the guv's staff...."

July 14, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

2006 State Races
A sampling of some of the livelier contests taking shape in the March 7 primary and the general election in November
"...another election year, and the stakes couldn't be higher. (Of course, we said the same thing last season, and..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

XXX: State of the Union
A nonstop orgy of bullets, bombs, and booty that aims low and hits the bull’s-eye with enough firepower to sink the Bismarck.
"...dead; long live XXX. Xander Cage, the former superagent-badass of 2002’s Rob Cohen-directed XXX, has been killed in the..."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

UT Hosting Debate on Visions of McCain and Obama
Event Thursday at LBJ School, free and open to public
"...presidential candidate to support, UT's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is hosting an event this Thursday to..."

Oct. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Top 10 Hits of the 86th Texas Legislature
What antics did those state senators and representatives get up to this year?
"...and two in the Senate lowered the fevered temperature of the GOP hothouse...."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Special Election for State House Dist. 29
"...just before E-Day. The mailer, which featured a photo of a smiling Dawson with U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison,..."

Nov. 27, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Expansion of Voting by Mail
After his threats fail, Ken Paxton heads to court
"...Frustrated by the failure of his threats of prosecution, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

May 14, 2020 News Post by Michael King

The Class of 1985
The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics
"...If you want to know who runs the state of Texas you can consult the constitution, enroll in..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Evan Smith on the Secret of Texas Tribune’s Success
Founder and CEO on the present and future of nonprofit journalism
"...a very best man’s wedding toast and a reprise of Robert Preston in The Music Man. Delivering his one-man..."

March 13, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Texas Republicans in Search of [GOP] Voters
The RPT doesn’t spend ALL its energies purging likely Dems
"...Should you receive a text from “Alex” of the “Texas Engagement Project” concerning your voter registration status,..."

Oct. 31, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Opinion: Suffragettes of White Supremacy
Ashley Cheng, co-host of the Rabble podcast, looks at the history of racism in Austin’s suffrage movement
"...the prohibition part, this could be from any number of feminist Facebook posts leading up to Super Tuesday. Alas,..."

March 13, 2020 Column by Ashley Cheng

Origin Story of the Liberty Lunch Brand
Former venue owner Mark Pratz on Stubb’s potential re-branding
"...News broke last week that owners of Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater have taken steps to change..."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Democrats' Suit Demands State 'Fix' Voting Machines
Party says eSlate has flawed method of recording votes
"...laws requiring that election systems must reflect the intent of the voter and that all election systems must count..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Fables of the Reconstruction
A confidential internal U.S. memo describes a Coalition / Iraqi administration sinking into chaos
"...Bush administration continues to spin the ominous news with matter-of-fact optimism. According to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Iraqi..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jason Vest

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow
SXSWedu puts Arne Duncan and LeVar Burton top of the class
"...Last year's inaugural SXSWedu conference was a low-key, mostly in-state affair. Looks like SXSWedu 2012 is swinging for the..."

Jan. 11, 2012 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Top 10 Censored Stories of 2000
The news stories that didn't make the mainstream press in 2000
"...the one about corporations planning to charge you hundreds of dollars a month for your tap water? Or the..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Karynn M. Fish

Quote of the Week
"...– Texas Secretary of State David Whitley, setting off a furor over..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Column

Drug Testing State Officials? Senator Says It's Only Fair
Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. asks for accountability
"...Indeed, the results of a November 2012 drug test revealed that Lucio was..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drug Testing State Officials?
Senator says it's only fair
"...Indeed, the results of a November 2012 drug test revealed that Lucio was..."

April 16, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Making of a President
While waiting for election recount results, George W. Bush is imitating Lyndon B. Johnson while allowing his staff to run the show.
"...on left breast, broken-in jeans, and running shoes)," Austin American-Statesman reporter Ken Herman wrote in a brief dispatch to..."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Day Trips: Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, Goliad
State historic site remembers the hero of Cinco de Mayo
"...The Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site outside of Goliad captures a snapshot of..."

May 15, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

State Ticker: Davis, Abbott, and Spicybrown
Dems are down in the polls statewide
"...poll, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott leads Dem competitor state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, by double-digits. Abbott carries..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Department of Defense… of Marriage
LGBT military spouses made to jump through hoops for federal benefits
"...U.S. Supreme Court ruled to take down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, same-sex..."

Nov. 14, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Downballot Details: A Bag of Run-offs
In the downballot races, the GOP has more to consider
"...That remains the primary question for the primary run-off, pushed to midsummer by legal battles over redistricting that..."

July 20, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

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