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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...."

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

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
"They basically accused me of committing fraud"
"...When Austin resident Julieta Garibay learned Texas Secretary of State David Whitley had released an advisory..."

Feb. 5, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...When newly appointed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley (until recently a top..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

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

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

Current Texas Political Thought
Republicans support same-sex unions? Really?
"...Yeah, buried among all sorts of opinion data on the economy and political candidates in..."

June 24, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

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

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

Democrats’ Suit Demands State ‘Fix’ Voting Machines
Suit asks that machines be banned if alleged flaw cannot be fixed
"...The Texas Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit alleging that the..."

Feb. 13, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...a former staffer for Gov. Ann Richards and chair of Austin’s Alliance for Public Transportation, prevailed in a January..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Presidential Candidates File in Texas
Clinton and Judd only Dems to file for president in Texas so far
"...for the presidential nomination for either major party in Texas. While the elections are administered by the Secretary of..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

John Kerry to Kick Off Texas Tribune Festival
Other speakers include Nancy Pelosi, Beto O'Rourke, Jeff Flake
"...Ever wanted to ask our elected officials what precisely they’re doing to pull America back from..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Kimberley Jones

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

Quote of the Week
"..."All eligible Texas voters ... should not have their voices muted by..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Column

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

Who Is Certified in Texas?
There are four electronic voting systems certified by the secretary of state for use in Texas
"...electronic voting, you'll be casting your ballot on one of these four systems, as they are the only ones..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature

Marriage Equality Comes to Texas
But is it here to stay?
"...By now, they're nearly household names in Texas, identified by supporters on the street for their historic..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Nader Raiders Target Texas Ballot
The indie campaign goes to court to get into state's presidential race
"...Arguing that there is "no compelling state interest" to justify Texas' onerous ballot-access requirements, lawyers for..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
"...Does Steve Bannon get out of bed for less than $10,000? We may never know,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

State Ticker: Davis, Abbott, and Spicybrown
Dems are down in the polls statewide
"...• In the latest Texas Tribune/UT-Austin poll, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott leads Dem..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law
Compares photo requirement to Jim Crow, poll tax
"...ruling is in. A Federal judge has found that Texas' voter ID law is "an unconstitutional poll tax [and]..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Troublemaker Wants No Trouble in Texas vs. 'Machete Kills'
Director Robert Rodriguez distances himself from incentives suit
"...Do the rules for Texas’ film production incentives violate the US constitution? That’s what..."

March 19, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Lyceum Poll: Texans Full of Surprises
Texans may be learning to love their gays – not as much as their voter ID, though
"...Yes, buried among all sorts of opinion data on the economy and political candidates in..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Made in Texas
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: Should Texas have seen this coming?
"...Gonzales was accused by his former deputy James Comey of stalking former AG John Ashcroft to his sick bed..."

May 18, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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 Stars Twinkle on the Small Screen
Television used to be where actors were put out to pasture; for these Texas Film Hall of Fame honorees, it's tall cotton.
"...referendum. Let's just call it a compelling coincidence that of the four actors being honored at this year's Texas..."

March 1, 2013 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

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