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Watch a June 6 conversation about North Texas and the 2023 Legislative Session

Our discussion will feature state Reps. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake; Victoria Neave Criado, D-Dallas; and Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie.

Abbott taps John Scott, former Texas secretary of state, as interim attorney general

Scott, a former deputy attorney general, will run the agency because Ken Paxton has been suspended from office until his impeachment trial before the...

This class president is the model of a successful Texas teen. After a ban...

For one Round Rock teen, getting accepted to Harvard was her ticket out of a state that she says is hostile to trans youth....

Across Texas, a slow and sputtered rollout of foster care privatization

Lawmakers were assured that outsourcing management of foster care services would fix the state’s troubled child welfare agency. But the rollout of the new...

Ron DeSantis plans 3-day fundraising swing through Texas next week

The Florida governor’s events in six cities are drawing some of the state’s biggest Republican donors.

6 Texas AG employees take leave of absence to defend Ken Paxton at impeachment...

The defense team includes the agency’s chief appellate lawyer and head of its general litigation division.

Conservative Texas Republicans vow to fight bill raising debt ceiling in Congress

The debt agreement, they say, violated a promise to cut spending that secured crucial support for U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Political fights over property taxes rage as Texas House and Senate rush bills forward

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blasted Speaker Dade Phelan’s handling of the issue, while Phelan indicated he hopes to pass new tax legislation Tuesday.

Special election to replace expelled Bryan Slaton in Texas House set for Nov. 7

At least five candidates have already announced their intention to run in the solidly Republican North Texas district.

At session’s end, Houston language access advocates clung to one last hope that their...

Their dream of passing a bill to improve access to state services for Texans who don’t speak English or Spanish was dashed. Woori Juntos...



The 1900

Trent Champ

The 1900- Trent Champ

Bernie Sanders inspired an unprecedented kind of grassroots enthusiasm and creativity in terms of campaign tactics that caught many establishment Democrats off guard. Perhaps...

In Their Own Words

Danielle Pellett, Candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018

Reject the Status Quo

Well, the Democrats lost this year. Big time. But the people who suffer will be more than just the handful of politicians who are...