Hobbled by pandemic, but highlighted by the election of a new House Speaker, Texas lawmakers gathered in regular session at the State Capitol in Austin for the 87th time.
Governor Abbott's speech to members of the Texas Senate on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Nomination speeches for Dade Phelan for Speaker of the Texas House
In the Texas Tribune's demographic analysis, the Texas Legislature remains mostly white and male in 2021. When the 87th legislative session begins, 3 of every 5 lawmakers in the state House and Senate will be white, although white Texans make up just 41% of the state's population.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a nearly $1 billion deficit in the Texas state budget. The forecast by state officials is brighter than bleak projections last summer.
US Rep. Al Green is co-leading the effort to remove President Donald Trump from office through a lightning-quick impeachment process.
"Stop the bullsh*t right now." - Rep. Dan Crenshaw
The legislation, according to state Rep. Drew Springer, is not a personal critique on how the governor has managed the state response to the pandemic.
During an interview on broadcast journalist and law professor Hugh Hewitt's podcast, McConaughey said that a potential run "wouldn't be up to me."
State Representative Elect Ann Johnson is now one of six out members of the Texas State Legislature. Nationally, 100 out of 155 state legislative candidates endorsed by Victory Fund won races this week.
With Democrats failing to flip control of the Texas House and rolling snake-eyes on multiple bids to capture Republican-held Congressional districts, Representative Lizzie Fletcher's successful defense of her CD-7 seat in West Houston was a rare bright spot for "Team Blue"
Republican Troy Nehls defeated Democratic opponent Sri Preston Kulkarni in the race for Rep. Pete Olson’s seat for U.S. House Texas-22. Here are live results of the race.
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher will continue representing Texas' 7th Congressional District after defeating Republican challenger Wesley Hunt. Here are live results of the race.
Republican Senator John Cornyn's term is up for re-election this year. Democratic candidate MJ Hegar is challenging him in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas. Here are live results on the race.
First-term Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw has won the re-election. He defeated Democratic candidate Sima Ladjevardian in the race for U.S. House Texas-2. Here are live results of the race.
Get the latest election results for state offices in Texas.
Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced Monday night that the Toyota Center would be the only place for drive-thru voting on Election Day.
Win or lose in Texas on Tuesday, Republicans will still run plenty of America’s state capitols.
“There is no exaggeration here, the Texas state House is the key to future power in America. It’s the crown jewel of redistricting,” said Vicky Hausman, co-founder of Forward Majority, a Democratic organization that is targeting key Republican-led legislatures in the Nov. 3 elections.
Texans have cast 9,033,154 early votes as of Thursday. In 2016, overall turnout was 8,969,226. In Harris County, it's a similar story.