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Texas Governor to Decriminalize Pot!
Perry claims progress … but the facts are not so plain
"...long been a supporter of drug decriminalization policies in Texas...."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Palin for (Texas) Governor!
"...Dear Editor, Maybe Sarah Palin would consider becoming Texas' governor. She might be attracted to the state, because..."

Oct. 7, 2008 Postmarks

Texas Governor Says Hospitality Industry Worthy of Appreciation
Of course, we knew this all along – but Abbott makes it official
"...today – February 13th – is also, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Hospitality Industry Appreciation Day...."

Feb. 13, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Shed the Mask, Don the Flag Rally at the Texas Governor's Mansion
"...a portion of their Fourth of July outside the Governor's Mansion expressing displeasure over having to wear a mask..."

July 6, 2020 Photo Gallery

Are You Smarter Than a Texas Governor?
A year of questionable answers from Gov. Goodhair
"...number of Supreme Court justices Five: The lawsuit overturning Texas' primary anti-gay statute..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Governor Tough Guy Beats His Chest
Perry sends troops to border for more press coverage
"...Apparently not content with his earlier Fox News/Sean Hannity..."

July 22, 2014 News Post by Michael King

John Kerry to Kick Off Texas Tribune Festival
Other speakers include Nancy Pelosi, Beto O'Rourke, Jeff Flake
"...pull America back from the brink of madness? September’s Texas Tribune Festival provides an excellent opportunity to do just..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Kimberley Jones

The Last Texas Ranger
They don't make 'Rangers' like Walker anymore.
"...If you've never seen a real Texas Ranger, your first glimpse might be surprising. Not long..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Texas Democrats Request Special Session on Guns
Legislators in five cities press Gov. Abbott
"...an “emergency session on gun violence” (as only the governor can do) in response to recent gun massacres in..."

Sept. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Law Professor Ron Beal Surrenders to Governor Abbott's "Code of Silence"
“I wanted to let you know that you have won”
"...campaign to persuade Gov. Greg Abbott to honor the Texas Constitution. The Baylor Law professor and authority on Texas..."

June 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Dewhurst for Lieutenant Governor (Again)
Lite guv wants another run as senate president
"...unsurprisingly, he touts as one of his achievements that Texas is "not facing a budget deficit." Which is true..."

Sept. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...personal political event was in progress up in East Texas. In the auditorium of Frankston High School in Anderson..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Dems Go to Court to Block Abbott's Funding Veto
Filing says governor's defunding of Lege is invalid
"...18 issued his stunt veto of funding for the Texas Legis­lature in the upcoming biennial budget, to "punish" the..."

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?
"...On April 28, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted, "Alcohol-to-go sales can continue after..."

May 8, 2020 Food Feature by Kareem Hajjar

Wendy Davis: In For Governor Race
UPDATE: Fort Worth Dem to challenge GOP stranglehold next November
"...D-Fort Worth, announced that she will be running for governor in the 2014 Democratic primaries...."

Oct. 3, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Governor Oops! Again
Perry's vision of Texas rests on willful blindness
"...than ever." It would be naive to expect the Governor for Life, in his seventh SOTS address, to strike..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Does Being Governor of Texas Qualify You for the Presidency?
"...I engaged her in conversation about the influence of governors on state affairs. She staggered me by saying that..."

Aug. 1, 2011 Postmarks

Opinion: Governor Abbott, Do Not Tell Our Children the Same Story About AR-15s
A survivor of an AR-15 reflects on the governor’s position on gun violence and the mental health crisis
"...belong in anyone but a soldier's hands. With respect, Governor, if someone claims to need an AR-15 to hunt..."

June 10, 2022 Column by Julia A. Olson

Perry: Not Running for Governor in 2014
Ambiguous statement doesn't rule out presidential run
"...yet, but his San Antonio declaration inevitably reshaped the Texas political landscape...."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Governor on the Floor
Perry visits House and discusses State School, TYC prosecutions
"...When Governor Rick Perry made an unannounced visit to the House..."

May 12, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

COVID’s Toll on Texas Inmates Among the Worst in the Nation
LBJ School study details dismal infection, death rates
"...Nine of the approximately 200 inmates in Texas prisons who have died from COVID-19 in recent months..."

Nov. 17, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Sen. Kirk Watson on the 86th Texas Legislature
“In Texas, we don’t focus on what our needs are; we focus on what we want to pay”
"...fifth term representing most of the city in the Texas Senate. His committee posts have included Finance, Health &..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"
Paxton asks federal court to find anti-immigrant law constitutional
"...that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities,” the state of Texas has stoked a legal battle against Travis County and..."

May 8, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Texas-Tied GOP Candidates Race for Debate Spot
GOP primary candidates prioritize Aug. 6 debate invite
"...Like, for example, former Texas Governor Rick Perry. In the latest YouGov poll for..."

July 17, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Roped-Off Governor
Temporary barrier part of permanent changes to capitol
"...Visitors to the governor's office were greeted with an unusual site on Wednesday:..."

March 4, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Likes Float Attacking Governor
"...had a photo of a parade float depicting our Texas governor sucking on a smoke stack [“Naked City,” News]...."

May 5, 2008 Postmarks

It All Started at a Small, 50,000-Watt Radio Station in Fredericksburg, Texas ...
"...KNBT-FM 92.1Country, Americana, and homegrown Texas music out of New Braunfels...."

May 9, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Why Does the Governor Want to Keep Refugees Out of Texas?
The Austin Chronicle Show examines resettlement, and punk
"...of persecution, war, or violence – from resettling in Texas in 2020...."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

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