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Texas ban on vaccine mandates may help governor dodge far-right challengers

Shelly Hagan and Michael Smith, Bloomberg News Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest volley in the culture wars appears designed to stave off ultra-conservative challengers in...

Hinojosa announces candidacy for JP

Cyndi Hinojosa is announcing her candidacy for Cameron County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2, where she will be on the ballot...

O’Rourke on McConaughey: ‘I don’t know how he feels about any of the issues’

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Beto O’Rourke says he is still “very seriously” thinking about running for governor — and that he is not...

GOP’s Matt Krause joins race against Texas AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Matt Krause, a longtime ally of embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, said Thursday he is joining the growing...

O’Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas...

Noem jumps into border policy debate on Valley visit

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's whirlwind tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was...

George P. Bush outraises Attorney General Ken Paxton

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Land Commissioner George P. Bush kicked off his attorney general campaign by outraising the incumbent, fellow Republican Ken Paxton,...

Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller running for reelection

By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Monday he would seek reelection, putting to rest speculation that he could challenge Gov....

Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Former President Donald Trump endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection Monday, giving a top ally in Texas an...

Former Texas GOP senator Don Huffines running for govenor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Don Huffines, a former state senator from Dallas who has sharply criticized Texas' handling of the pandemic, said Monday...