State Employee Steps Down After Controversial Women's Health Study

00 A high-ranking official at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is resigning after he co-authored an unflattering study that found the state’s exclusion of Planned Parenthood from a…

Texas Racing Commission Nixes Historical Racing

00 The Texas Racing Commission voted 5-4 on Thursday to repeal rules allowing a new form of gambling, ending a monthslong deadlock that pitted members of the industry against state lawmakers. The nine-member…

Rep. Dan Flynn Faces Challenger From the Right

00 In a race pitting an East Texas incumbent against an upstart challenger endorsed by conservative activists, a pair of unlikely issues has commanded focus: toll roads and a controversy…

Democrats' Alliance with Battleground Texas Shows Strains Ahead of Elections

00 While many Democrats have mixed feelings about the group that helped lead the party’s election efforts in 2014, Battleground Texas officials still believe in their long-term strategy to turn…

Accused Laredo Killer Crossed Border Easily

00 Martha and Kimberly Martinez don’t need TV cops to figure out who killed their sister: Her estranged husband has confessed. But they would like someone to explain how a…

Mechler, Woodfill Square Off Again to Lead GOP

00 One says he’s the most reliable steward of the party’s finances. The other says he’ll make it a more assertive voice for conservative values. Tom Mechler and Jared Woodfill meet…

Pope Francis' Border Mass Awes El Paso Catholics

00 During a whirlwind, one-day visit to Ciudad Juárez on Wednesday Pope Francis delivered poignant remarks on immigration and corruption, keeping intact his reputation as a polite but no-holds-barred pontiff. But the…

Senate Republicans Zero in on Religious Freedom Bills

00 The next Texas legislative session is almost a year away, but Senate Republicans are already zeroing in on proposals to bolster legal protections for religious opponents of same-sex marriage…

Cruz Challenges Trump to Sue Him Over Ad

00 Ted Cruz is ratcheting up pressure on Republican rivals to back up their claims that he is dishonest, challenging Donald Trump to follow through with an alleged threat to…

Analysis: In Supreme Court Primary Race, a Question of Judgment

00 The Supreme Court race that looks like a name game — it’s Green v. Green on the ballot — actually is about fundamental ideas of what judges ought to…