Democrats from Coast to Coast
Pour Cash into House Runoff

Blue Wave Rookies Raise
$2.6 M for Re-Election Bids

Dozen Texas House Targets
Raise Six Digits in 2nd Half

Low YCT Scores Could Be Plus
for Some Republicans and Dems

Dems Have Redemption Shot
Amid Hype on Ground Game

Dallas Dem Gets Jump on Rivals
in Open House Speaker Contest

Governor Refugee Snub Fuels
2024 President Bid Speculation

Collins Sets Bar on Texan Out
of Some Republicans Reach

Governor Orders DPS Patrols
Downtown in Stabbings Wake

Texas Lawmakers Could Face
Backlash on Knife Carry Plan

Abbott Could Trigger Turf Battle
with DPS Deployment in Austin

Rove Says Dems Registering
Republicans to Vote in Texas

Fatal Austin Stabbing Gives Gov
Fresh Fuel for Feud on Homeless

Speaker Could Use Budget Chair
for GOP Payback or Dem Reward

Texan Who Could Have Been
Senate Nominee Ends 2020 Bid

Local Battle Features Dirty Harry
Reincarnation with Church Savior

GOP Paving Path for Texas Dems
in Quest to Take the State Back

Bombshell Twist Sparks Eerie
Visions of Speaker Trapping

Panel Chief Raises Specter
of More Speaker Scrutiny

Historic Sunset Panel Demotion
Sparks Payback Option Guessing

House Dems Decry Targeted GOP
Member Bonnen Probe Handling

Curious Texas House Exits Leave
Fairness Questions in Wake

Court Fights on House Bid Blocks
Could Have Aftershocks in State

Free Ride in Last-Minute Race
Fuels Orchestration Conjecture

GOP House Speaker Could Be
Roadblock on 2020 Backup PAC

Power Quartet Passing the Hat
at Event with 2021 Implication

Cornyn Plays Messenger Role
for Texas Dems Jilted by DSCC

GOP Solon Touts Women Surge
in Congressional Races in Texas

Abbott Flip Flop on Former
Enemy Fuels Priority Questions

House Republicans Scramble
for Survival Plan in 2020 Vote

GOP Fields Full Slate of 2020
Underdogs in Dem Attack Plan

Bonnen Bro Scores Interim Plum
as Larson Gets Boot from SWIFT

Biden Tied with Trump in Texas
with Commanding Primary Lead

Veteran State Reps Draw Primary
Opponents Before 2020 Deadline

Rookie Dem May Get Free Ride
in District that Broke Blue Hearts

Bush Shifts Sights to CD 22 Bid
Amid Seat Shopping Portrayal

Ex-House Dem Bouncing Back
with Statewide Bid for the RRC

GOP Candidate Joins Collective
Memory Loss Chorus on Trump

GOP Lawmaker Takes Voter ID
Sponsor Page on Texas Asians

Asian Motivation Theory Seals
House Republican's Collapse

GOP Lawmaker Plea for Help
Fuels Big Blue Wave Visions

South Texan Who TLR Backed
Takes Aim at Dem in Rematch

House GOP Challenger Count
Could Take Big Plunge in 2020

Bonnen Asks House to Explore
Restrictions on Travel Junkets

Land Boss Pitches Plan to Run
for Lieutenant Governor in 2022

Texas GOP Could Be in Trump
Dog House with House Speaker

Perry Shares Newfound View
on God as Bipartisan Father

FBI Raid Tale Had Different
Democrat as Original Focus

Haley Gets Premature Plug
and Apology from Dallas GOP

Dems Cheer Trump Austin Tour
that Major GOP Leaders Ignore

Trump Getting in Liberals Face
with Day Trip to Texas Capital

Bonnen Allies and Targets Unite
with Karl Rove in 2020 Defensive

Poll Has Biden with Texas Lead
Before Legal Pot Cold Shoulder

Texas House Without Aim Could
Be Hamstrung by Its Own Rules

Straus Could Be Salvation Angel
for Majority Protection Defensive

GOP Farm Boss Wants Answers
on Bonnen Inaction on Dem Ally

Speculation Swirls on Possible
Expansion of Lawmaker Probe

Tax Official Will Be Test Case
on Speaker Association Effect

Speaker Scandal Star Decries
Special Session Cold Shoulder

Sullivan Group Endorsements
Could Be in Shrinking Demand

Democrat Banks on MeToo Trend
in Hopes of Female Sweep in OT

GOP Could Have Overtime Edge
in Special Fight Democrat Leads

Eyes of Nation on House Election
that Has Panic Potential for GOP

Price Pitch Could Be Viewed
as Potential Speaker Vote Sign

Dismal President Bid Showing
Might Have Killed Senate Shot

TMF Sets Stage for Speaker Bid
with No Hint of Past Bonnen Ties

Tale of Two Speakers in One
Future Psychoanalysis Fodder

Ex-House Dem Kid Hopes to Ride
Labor Love to Runoff in Houston

Dem Gets Cash from Across USA
as GOP Establishment Takes Side

Land Boss Dad Calls Paxton Out
in Potential 2022 Foreshadowing

Bonnen DA Gives Dems Incentive
to Challenge Public Integrity Law

Lieutenants Spurning Sparks
Outburst of Anger and Threats

Local DA Excoriates Bonnen
But Says Behavior Not Illegal

Governor Faces Big Dilemma
on Speaker Special Session

Fallen Leader Gratitude Display
Could Be Challengers Weapon

Bonnen Ends Fight to Keep Job
with Plans to Leave Legislature

Texas House Power Five Revoke
Support for Republican Speaker

Trump Expresses Bonnen Dismay
with Ex-Governor as Messenger

Latest Bonnen Exit Call Could
Be Locals Bashing Backlash

Caucus Semantics Fight Count
Viewed as Test Vote on Bonnen

GOP Caucus Chastises Bonnen
after Sacrificial Altar Dramatics

Bonnen Targeting Red Herring
Ploy for 2020 Blue Wave Dodge

Committee Support Group Could
Fuel Suspicions for Bonnen Foes

Abbott Might Opt Against Bonnen
Rescue Bid Replay with Caucus

Bonnen Accuser Laments Straight
Ticket Voting End on Secret Tape

Speaker Survival Odds Falling
as Foe Count Rises in Tape Wake

Rookie Dems Get Fundraising
Nuke with MQS Tape Release

House Dems Who'd Been Allies
Call for House Speaker's Head

GOP Speaker Vowed Nightmare
for `Dumbass' Cities and Counties

Sullivan Echoes Cries of Deceit
with Bombshell Audio Release

MQS Could Be Saving Worst
for Last with Tape Release

Delegation Almost Unanimous
in Pitch for Ex-Capitol Staffer

Nine of 10 House Speaker Targets
Pass on Passing the Hat in Big D

GOP Trio Have Most Money
in Fight for HD 28 Runoff Spot

MQS Giving Drumbeat Time
to Grow Before Tape Release

State Cops Could Be Trying
to Flush Out Co-Conspirators

Targeted Republicans Puzzled
by Line of Rangers Questioning

Cornyn Serves Up Silent Snub
for Early Democrat Frontrunner

Love Could Be Answer for Dems
with Vast Networking Potential

Blanco Juggernaut Faces Hurdle
as Outgoing Senator Courts Foe

Austin Jurist Lines Up for 2020
Blue Wave Ride in State SC Bid

CD 17 Could Have Carpetbagger
Capital Status Solidified in 2020

Bush Eyes 2022 Senate Boss Bid
With or Without Patrick as Rival

Houston Primary Fight Could Be
Epicenter of Internal GOP Clash

Abbott Warns of Intervention
on Austin Homeless Policy

Tea Party Lawmaker Fuels GOP
Primary Fight with 2020 Waffling

Ex-House Dem Tests Waters
for Potential Senate Campaign

First State House Rookie Crop
in GOP Era Vanishing in Past

GOP Lawmaker Heads for Exit
Before Next Blue Wave Crash

Trump Disciple Picks Fight
with Goliath in Congress Bid

Special Vote Gives Dems First
Shot in District that Mirrors State

House Caucus Vote Secrecy
Spurs Russian Hacking Visions

Texas Poll Finds Strong GOP
Support for Gun Restrictions

Dan Patrick Draws Line in Sand
on Guns in in Leadership Test

House Democrat Ventures Out
on Risky Limb with Warren Plug

O'Rourke Logo Redesign Could
Be Senate Race Foreshadowing

Rival Parties Have Shots to Steal
House Seats in Special OT Votes

Early Forecast Has Democrats
on State House Majority Track

House Target Scandal Has
Wacky Hub City Side Effects

Conservatives Want Abbott
to Raise Agenda from Grave

Caucus Vote Secrecy Sparks
Suspicions on Stolen Election

Bonnen Team Gets New PR
Chip with Divided SREC Vote

Ex-Caucus Boss Rides to Rescue
in Colleague Death Threat Furor

Bonnen Attempts to Ride Out
Storm with Stalling Strategy

Governor Touts Optional Checks
and Armed Criminal Prohibition

Trump Faltering in Texas Where
Generic Democrat Leads by Five

Joe Biden Holds Steady Amid
Warren Surge in Texas Quest

Redistricting Gets Under Way
Amid New Push for Fair Maps

Some GOP Senators Grumbling
on Guns Without Defiance Hints

Patrick Reverse Might Be Prompt
for Gun Violence Special Session

Texas Special Session Could Be
Stage for Abortion War Revival

Governor Takes Aim at Crisis
with Eight Executive Orders

Bonnen Taps Targeted Colleague
as Special Panel Chair in House

Special Session Snub Could Fuel
Suspicion on Bonnen Rescue Bid

Democrats Ramp Up Pressure
for Emergency Special Session

Special Committees Conceived
for Gun Violence Crisis Studies

Texas Economy Threats Fuel
Special Gun Session Pressure

Failure to Act on Gun Violence
May Give Dems Lethal Weapon

Veteran GOP Lawmaker Echoes
Pitch for Speedier Caucus Vote

Conservative Lawmaker Raises
Caucus Rules Sabotage Specter

Trump Suburb Effect Warning
Could Complicate Bonnen Bid

Trump Taps Patrick for Texas
Chair in Trend Defying Move

DA Who Joins Bonnen Probe Call
Had Clash with DPS on Clean Air

Caucus Vice-Chair Vote Demand
Gets Mutiny in House Under Way

Abbott Sends Defiant Message
to Hard Right with Burrows Plug

Red Raider at Scandal's Heart
Gigs Aggies on Caucus Status

Major Bonnen Allies Left Off List
Despite Votes that Burrows Cites

Budget Chief Opening Could
Be Damage Control Chance

Bonnen Loyalists Point to TLR
as Force Behind Push for Truce

Bonnen Plug Could Be Liability
for Dem in Potential Gavel Bid

Ex-Speaker Could Have Shot
to Get Job Back with Scandal

Republican Gives Up Caucus
Post as Criminal Probe Target

House Panel Could Have Had
Lesson from Sharpstown Saga

Ex-Lawmaker Cancels Plans
for Rematch with Rookie Dem

Hit List Scandal Creates Lobby
Dilemma on Donations in 2020

Caucus Chair Seeks Absolution
in Colleague Apology Meetings

Rookie Dem Portrays Speaker
as Unintended Ally in 2020 Bid

House Panel Punts to Rangers
in Cover-Up Claim Prevent Move

Democrat on SBOE Taking Aim
at Longtime Senator in Primary

Sullivan Gets It Wrong on Press
Passes Process in State House

Bonnen Accuser Blames GOP
GOP for Democrats Lawsuit

Sullivan Says Six Conservatives
Refusing to Face Scandal Reality

GOP Speaker Apology Could Be
Seen as Desperation Hail Mary

MQS Ally Says Bonnen Implied
House Dem Who's Male is Gay

Bonnen Ripped Joe Straus
in Private Meeting with MQS

Marchant Giving Up Swing Seat
Without Fight in Line with Trend

Travis DA Could Make Case
for GOP Primary Target Tape

Geren Takes Peace Broker Role
Amid Complicating Saga Twist

Dems Takeover Odds Jump
with MQS Audio Admission

Budget Panel Boss Exit Gives
Speaker Damage Control Shot

O'Rourke Faces Major Decision
after Forgettable Detroit Debate

Prominent Dallas Family Product
Takes Aim at Seat Dems Flipped

Activist Who Lost Despite Massive
War Chest Weighs Comeback Bid

New Super PAC Recruiting Hired
Gun Help for Texas House Bouts

Texas House Speaker Tale
Conjures Watergate Visions

Bonnen Says MQS Attempting
to Destroy House GOP Majority

House Dem Rallies to Rookies
Defense in Target List Fallout

Bonnen Accused of Scheme
to Oust House Republicans

Dems Get Break when Texan
Pulls Plug on Re-Election Bid

Cornyn Sees West as Dem Fave
Amid Stretch on Political Ratings

Big Two Could Hurt Republicans
in House Bids as Cash Vacuums

Senators with Cause for Concern
Raise Little or Nothing for 2020

Ex-GOP Lawmakers Have Early
Cash Edge over Blue Wave Duo

Speaker Spends Quarter-Million
on Endangered Republican Polls

Democrat Pair Raises More Cash
than Targeted Texas Republicans

Cornyn Raising Cash at Same
Pace as 2008 and 2014 Races

Abbott Threatens Retaliation
on Twitter Censoring of Post

Cornyn Could See 2020 Version
of Beto O'Rourke in the Making

House Panels that Dems Lead
Staging Special Border Hearing

Cornyn Uses Odds Downgrade
as 2020 Fundraising Weapon

Ex-Lawmaker's Son Enters Ring
in Loaded House Primary Field

Empower Texans Says Tax Cut
Claims Have Been Overblown

Texas Legend Who Dies Voiced
Concerns on Old Pal Governor

Old Dominion Dethrones Texas
as Best State for Business in US

Challenger Takes Aim in CD 36
Amid Career Politician Claims

Texas GOP Takes O'Rourke Page
with New Volunteer Buildup Plan

Senate Republican Ruining Dem
Hopes for Open Contest on Coast

Castro Makes First Appearance
on John Cornyn Radar Screen

House Republican Who's Been
on Speaker Teams on Way Out

Governor Puts Heat on Austin
in Homeless Policy Power Ploy

Texas Senate Dem Appears
Poised for Cornyn Seat Bid

Harris Surges after Dem Debate
that Puts Texan Castro on Map

Patrick Picks Senate Map Panel
with 2011 Author Left Off Roster

Loophole-Laden Hemp Law
Puts Pot Crime Cases at Risk

New Straus PAC Raises Specter
of Possible Campaign in Future

Castro Hits Home Run as Beto
Bombs at Democratic Debate

Strategist Says Texas Safely Red
Based on New Poll Interpretation

Debate Could Be U.S. Senate Bid
Segue Point for Texan O'Rourke

Conservative Revives House Bid
with Help of Stickland Strategist

Blue Wave Dem Trumpets Rival's
Return to Ring for 2020 Rematch

Tea Party Warrior Says He Won't
Be on Ballot Again for 2020 Vote

Blue Wave Dem Draws GOP Foe
in Texas House District in Austin

Threat of Payback Could Have
Texas Primary Expiration Date

Ex-Caucus Boss Could Have First
Primary Foe in Re-Election Race

Governor Sending Texas Troops
to Border after Late Funds Snub

GOP Victory Chief Seeks Unity
after Fueling Warring as Donor

Ex-Judge Who Ran for House
Test Waters for 2020 Senate Bid

Pot Groundswell Could Be Blue
Wave Fuel in 2020 Texas Vote

Vetoes Sink Cyberbully Bill
and Human Traffic Measures

Democrats Feel Red Pen Sting
Amid Senate Revenge Specter

Governor Pulls Rabbit from Hat
with Plumber Board Resurrection

GOP Pair Defend Bonnen Amid
Stickland Salvo on Payback Vow

Reluctant Primary Foe Takes Aim
at Powerful State House Speaker

Dallas Lawmaker Wins Promotion
as SA Mayor Survives Chick-fil-A

Fifty-Six State Lawmakers Issue
Plea for Mexico Tariff Reprieve

House Republicans Fail Test
on Conservative Scorecard

Abbott Kills Domestic Abuse
Bill that Became Pork Feast

Bonnen Praise for El Paso Dem
Could Be Viewed as TMF Shot

Gun Storage Safety Campaign
Awaits Abbott Final Judgement

Trump Tariffs Could Put School
and Tax Plan in Fragile State

Bush Political Mastermind Sees
Vote Topping 10 Million in Texas

Texas Plumbers Urgent Pleas
for Special Session Fall Short

Whitley Goes Back to Work
for Abbott after Sword Fall

GOP Hopes to Offset Democrat
Gains with Rebound Victories

2019 Session Ends on Sour Note
for Sponsors of Bills Abbott Kills

Fireworks Erupt in Senate on Eve
of Final Day with Gun Bill Battle

State Budget Going to Governor
after Brush Fire on Border Surge

Texas Lawmakers Deregulate
Plumbing Industry by Accident

Fireworks Erupt in Senate on Eve
of Final Day with Gun Bill Battle

State Budget Going to Governor
after Brush Fire on Border Surge

Eminent Domain Bill Collapse
Sparks Accusations Exchange

Huge Surplus Gives Ex-Rivals
Incentive to Bury the Hatchet

New Texas School Bill Rivals
1984 Law in Historic Magnitude

Hotel Tax Subsidy Plan Heading
to Abbott as Christmas Tree Bill

GOP Sponsors Prepare to Collide
as Pipeline Bill Goes to the Wire

Hard Right Brands 2019 Session
Failure and State Party as Inept

Senate Medical Marijuana Vote
is Small Step and Gigantic Leap

House Backs School Safety Plan
that Hard Right Attempts to Kill

Patrick Appears to Free Hostages
after House Votes as Time Ticks

House Votes on Failed Lobby
Ban Could Have Steep Price

Chick-fil-A Rescue Gets Initial OK
as Other Conservative Bills Perish

Top Issues on Legislature Plate
in Stretch of Regular Session

Abbott Not Giving Up on Whitley
Amid Senate Power Play Visions

Potential Light in Senate Tunnel
Could Be Baby Medical Pot Step

Hard Right Agenda Going Down
Again Despite Late Scrambling

Rare Sunday Session Could Be
Stage for Confirmation Gamble

Abbott Not Giving Up on Whitley
Amid Senate Power Play Visions

Potential Light in Senate Tunnel
Could Be Baby Medical Pot Step

Hard Right Agenda Going Down
Again Despite Late Scrambling

Beer Rivals Fire Peace Pipe Up
with Huge Win for Craft Brewers

Dem Picks New Fight with Hurd
as Latest Bush Eyes 2020 Race

Senate Panel OKs Sunset Bill
Amid Deal on Craft Beer Sales

Tax Swap Aftermath Could Cost
Lawmaker Gig on Patrick Station

Bonnen House Sets New Mark
for Production Line at Deadline

Bid to Raise House Bill from Dead
Could Be Campaign Springboard

GOP Takes Aim at LGBT Dems
in Chick-fil-A Bill Revenge Vow

House Dems Get the Message
Before Bill Raised from Grave

Dead Republican Tax Swap
Has Primary Anxiety Rising

GOP Majority Seeks to Restore
Conservative Image with Votes

House Republicans Might Get
Shot at Latest Income Tax Ban

State Senators Could Take Shot
at Cornyn and Keep Jobs in Loss

Senate Tax Sponsor Gets Snub
on Lead Role on Bill He Passed

Sales Tax Hike Leaves Majority
in Peril for GOP in Crash Wake

Lawmakers Spared from Vote
Fear Conference Resurrection

House Leaders Not Giving Up
Yet on Sales Tax Hike in Swap

Senate Abandons Sales Tax Hike
and Slashes School Bill Price Tag

Tax Swap Has Titanic Potential
in the Aftermath of LBB Analysis

Democrat Could Have Statewide
Springboard in Dallas Mayor Job

Energy Tax Boost Could Be Bluff
to Build Sales Tax Hike Support

GOP Leaders Betting Session
on Risky All-or-Nothing Parlay

GOP Lawmaker Turns Dozens
of Votes with TWIA Bill Diatribe

Beto O'Rourke Has Bigger Lead
on Trump than Rivals in Survey

Lopsided House Votes Will Put
Fantasy Sports in Patrick Court

Senate Panel Ties School Plan
to Sales Tax Increase in Swap

House Plan Has Unintended
Benefits for Some Democrats


Super Bowl Session Had
Big Stars in High Stations
and Key Role Players

Dynamite dozen features major measure QBs and colleagues who scored in unique ways like new caucus five.


House Republicans Dragged
into Speaker Scandal Rising
in 2020 Races to Watch

Republicans Circle Wagons
Amid Threat of Losing Four
or More Congress Seats


Dallas Latina Has Major Haul
as GOP Hopefuls Raise More than Blue Wave Dems

Mexican immigrant with golden connections sets pace as potential challengers rake in more cash than targeted House Democrats.


Republicans in Target Turf
Move More toward Center
than Blue Wave Dems

Texas House voting record shuffle with Rice expert and Empower Texans rankings merged for comparisons.


Texas House Breaks GOP Era Bill Passing Record in Bonnen Speaker Debut
Legislature approves highest number of measures born in west wing since last session with Democrat speaker.


Speaker Race Rankings:
Democrat Pair Could Have Early Edge with Majority

Bonnen is lock unless Dems take House back in twist that could turn slam dunk into wide open fight after fall vote.


New School and Tax Plan
Remarkably Similar to Bush White House Springboard

Crowning achievement in 2019 session is mirror image in many ways to package and surplus forecast 20 years ago.


Masterpiece Session Has
First Significant Setback with Sales Tax Boost Bet

Speaker who's scored rave reviews puts GOP colleagues he's worked hard to protect at risk with swap that flops.

Patrick Fuels Speculation
on Early Exit with Unusual Moves Amid Swap Revolt

Defiance slap on wrist amid lack of concern on heat from hard right perceived as signs of possible Trump post.


Medicaid Expension Snub
in State House Budget Fight
Could Backfire on GOP

Massive savings from federal match hike gives Democrats more potent weapon in wake of party line amendment defeat.

Texas Reaps $3 Billion
Medicaid Match Windfall


Freshmen Dems Who'll Be 2020 Targets Don't Fare as Well in Committee Shuffle
House rookie class has more collective muscle than Straus era frosh as blue wave brigade gets lower level posts.


GOP Vulnerable in More
Than a Dozen Districts
Beto O'Rourke Carried

Dems would take House back and claim three more Congress seats with wins where president hopeful beat Cruz.

GOP May Have Comeback
Shots Districts Abbott Won

2020: Biden and Bernie Gap
Shrinks in New Spring Polls


Beto Leads Cast of Fall
All-Stars that's All Dem
with Lone Republican

Texan who soared from Senate race loss to 2020 frontrunner circle is all-time MVP.

Texas Democrats Ride
to Blue Wave to Major
Victories at Ballot Box


Beto O'Rourke Could Run
for President and Senator
Simultaneously in 2020

Texan who's top five in polls would follow LBJ and Bentsen leads with U.S. Senate race if White House bid still on track.


Democrats Have Slightly
More Clout on Leader Team than Original Straus House

Power analysis shows Bonnen sharing wealth more than GOP predecessor as Dems ranked on plums from new speaker.


Tale of Two Waves: Blue
Texas Tide Tops 2010 Red
Tsunami in Magnitude Depth

GOP surge with higher casualty count flipped seats that had been solid red in contrast to 2018.


Freshmen Class Has More Dems than Republicans
for First Time in GOP Era

Unconventional rookie group has LGBT trio, AG wife, rough riders and more gray hair than blue in wake of wave.


Bonnen Bipartisan Coalition Fell into Place after Key Democrats Followed Zerwas Lead

House Leadership Team Pre-Session Rankings Have Price Allies and Dem Vote Brokers


Beto Dips as Castro Rises
in Rolling Stone Size Up
for Democrats in 2020

Iconic magazine wonders if O'Rourke star has lost some shine in slight slip on list as fellow Texan moves up spot.


Beto Steals Show with Most
Valuable Campaign of All Time

U.S. Senate bid loss could be White House race warm up.
Democrat Challenger Helps Turn
Largest Red Texas County Blue

Democrat ousts tea party senator as only Dem to flip Tarrant seat.
School Finance Lawyer Had
Pedigree, Resume and Cash

Ex-lawmaker's son made it look easy with swing district strategy.
Republican Parts Blue Wave
in Most Vulnerable District

Incumbent who survived Abbott attack defies trend with ease.
HDCC Gives Democrats Late
Lift in All 12 Blue Wave Wins

House Dem PAC puts fumble memory behind 10 years later.


GOP Majority in Serious Peril
with 16 Texas House Seats
or More in Dems Reach

Democrats who fare better in president elections will enter 2020 with advantages they didn't enjoy en route to midterm gains.

Blue Wave Could Be Warning
Sign for Perfect Storm in 2020


Next Speaker Has Old Foes Singing Praise with Bid that Offered Fresh Starts for All

Hail Mary Falls Short When House Democrats Spurn
Bonnen Roadblock Bid


Crystal Ball Near Perfect
with Legislature Forecast

Texas Election Ratings
Have GOP Wave Bracing

Texas Polling: U.S. Senate
Race Has Thriller Potential



Texas House Gives Property Tax
Reform Measure Tentative Nod

Bonnen Presses for Democrat
Chairs Backing in Fight on Taxes

Beto and Biden Tied with Trump
and Each Other in Texas Survey

House Aims to Upstage Senate
with Symbolic Tax Relief Vote

Conservatives Toss Up Red Flag
on Senate School Safety Measure

Houdini Magic May Be Needed
as Capitol Tax Quandary Grows

New Media Giants Poll Shows
Dem 2020 Banner Up for Grabs

Austin Allies Slug it Out as House
Deals Rare Setback to the Cities

State Vows to Halt Voter Purge
in Major PR Win for Texas Dems

Booze Deregulation Move Gets
Bipartisan Support in the House

Craft Brewers Get Boost in House
with TABC Sunset Plan Revision

Texas House Balk on Tax Vote
Sign of Standoff in the Making

GOP Boss Conjures Local Party
Debacle Memories with Demand

MJ Hegar Sets Sights on Cornyn
as Dems Brace for Brutal Primary

Freedom Caucus Passing Bills
as Fruits of Making Nice in 2019

Tea Party Lawmaker Not Losing
Sleep on Heat from Hard Right

House Tax Swap Architect Not
Fazed by Senate Cold Shoulder

Pregnancy Coverage Bill Dies
Suddenly with Shot at Revival

Patrick Ally Snub Might Be Sign
of Tax Swap Future Swamping

Abbott Pushes Ethics Envelope
with Major Contributor Meeting

Senate Resuscitates Tax Plan
after Lone GOP Holdout Flips

Bonnen Stacks Budget Team
with Houston Area Lawmakers

Abbott Has Lawmakers in Tizzy
with Line in Sand on Tax Relief

Speaker Goes 180 Degrees
in Tax Swap with Poison Pill

Trump Puts Senate Republicans
in Dicey Spot with Pipeline Order

Top Three Texas GOP Leaders
Rally Behind Tax Swap Package

Abbott Draws Fire from Right
as House Eyes Tax Tradeoff

Tea Party Dries Up as Moderate
Becomes New Normal at Capitol

GOP Sees Castro as Lesser Evil
Amid MJ Hegar Puppet Portrayal

Trump Could Turn to Patrick
for Homeland Security Post

Trump Team Solicited Senate
Border Emergency Declaration

Gun Rights Crusade Takes
Unexpected Twists in Texas

Texas Dems Hope to Replicate
Bill Clinton War Room Strategy

Eminent Domain Vote Could Be
Opening Salvo in 2022 Contest

Former Speaker's Daughter
Eyes Senate President Post

House OKs School and Tax Plan
with Equal Pay Raise Alteration

State Senate One Ups House
with Committee Budget Vote

Texas Senate Puts Abbott in Bind
with Emergency Declaration Vote

Governor's Battle in 2022 Could
Feature Famous Family Names

Trump Border Threat Splits Texas
Republicans Amid Dire Warnings

Senate Tax Leader's Bad Review
of House Counter Plan Vanishes

Texas House Has Tax Relief
Battle Edge with More at Stake

Texan Takes Aim at Power Elite
with Formal Launch of 2020 Bid

New Poll is Beto Marketing Gold
as El Paso Dem Passes Kamala

House Unites Behind Budget
with GOP Speaker as Maestro

House Backs Budget Change
that Defies Voter Fraud Push

Empower Texans Boss Blasts
House Leader Duo on Taxes

Dan Patrick on Island Alone
with Special Session Pitch

Tea Party Lawmaker Protests
Trump Attack at Middle School

Bonnen House Gets First Test
from Texas Freedom Caucus

Democrat Veers to Center Stripe
with New Texas Political Initiatve

Beto Staging Downtown Rally
as Weekly Party Crowd Arrives

Trump Dreams of Ticket in 2020
with Beto as Democrat Nominee

House Speaker Could Hold
Key in TERP Redesign Fight

Texas House Could Retaliate
in Capitol War Games Sequel

Texas Senate GOP Friction
Rising Despite Unity Facade

Texas Senate GOP Friction
Rising Despite Unity Facade

Beto Fundraising Juggernaut Off
to Vintage Start in National Race

House Panel Backs Billions
in Rainy Day Fund Spending

Team Beto Scrambles to Stage
Livestream Parties for Kick Off

Texas Dems in LGBTQ Caucus
Raise Red Flag on UTEP Finalist

Beto Enters Race with Same
Themes on Grandest Scale

Texas GOP Assumes O'Rourke
Will Be the Democrat Nominee

Pro-Life Progressive Takes Aim
at Texas Senate Seat in Valley

Beto Launching Bid with Biden

Committee Chief Gets Second
Major Test with UT Nomination

Beto Reaps Free Advertising
with Bizarre Attack from Right

GOP Duo Takes on Energy Giants
with Eminent Domain Limitations

GOP Could Suffer DeLayed
Reaction in 2021 Redistricting

Hurd Vows to Put Party over Pal
if O'Rourke Duels Trump in 2020

Senate Unveils Swiss Cheese
School Finance Plan for 2019

Patrick Belated Priority List
Avoids Trump and Red Meat

Senator Wants Ex-Legislators
Who Lobby to Forfeit Benefits

Frosty Teacher HB 3 Reviews
Sparks 1984 Special Déjà Vu

Texas Dems Helped Set Stage
for Failed Purge with 2013 Vote

O'Rourke Unveils Border Plan
Amid 2020 Verdict Anticipation

Geren Might Have Property Tax
Solution with Major Sales Swap

Beto O'Rourke Tied with Trump
and Cornyn in New Texas Poll

Governor Blames State Police
as Whitley Advances in Senate

Whitley May Get Committee Nod
with Governor Holding Out Hope

MALC Leaders Demand Probe
into Sex Abuse of Migrant Kids

Patrick Contemplates Strategy
that Inspired Killer Bees Flight

New Texas Poll on Border Wall
is Study in Conflicting Messages

Property Tax Plan Backers Get
PR Gift with New Poll Findings

O'Rourke Jump-Starts Grassroots
Army with 2020 Decision Nearing

Majority Rule Crusade Revival
Could Be Tax Plan's Last Hope

Texas Senate Budget Writers
Endorse Teacher Pay Raise

O'Rourke Jump-Starts Grassroots
Army with 2020 Decision Nearing

Majority Rule Crusade Revival
Could Be Tax Plan's Last Hope

AG Wife Freshman Ignorance
Plea May Have Mitigated Harm

Democrats School and Tax Plan
is Sign of New Attitude in House

Cornyn Warns of Beto Challenge
on 2020 Horizon in Pitch for Cash

Blue Wave Dems and Tea Party
Crew Join Forces in Beer Battle

Poll Shows Beto Beating Trump
by Six in 2020 Race Countdown

Texas Latino Lawmakers Decry
Declaration as Fake Emergency

Cornyn Ditches Beto No-Name
Ploy in Trump Decree Salute

Trump Declaration Creates
New State Budget Dilemma

Cornyn Leaves O'Rourke Name
Out of Potential Rivals Warning

Senate Committee Stall Could
Be Valentine's Day Burial Sign

Trump Puts Beto Lightning Back
in Bottle with El Paso Rally Stop

Potential Deal Could Defuse War
Between Rivals in Beer Industry

Republican Locks Down OT Spot
in Déjà Vu of State Senate Fight

Trump Mocks O'Rourke in Most
Blistering Attack Yet on Dems

Citizen Proof Measure Revival
Could Be Dead on Austin Arrival

Patrick Could Get Bigger Break
with Plan County Judge Favors

Fantasy Sports Push Revived
as Opponents Get New Ammo

Election Boss Could Take Detour
with Patrick Senate Panel Shift

O'Rourke Could Rain on Trump
El Paso Parade with 2020 News

Abbott Runs Self-Implication
Risk if He Lets Dems Fire SOS

Whitley Job on Thin Ice in Wake
of Intense Senate Interrogation

Cornyn Gets Little Help in GOP
on Tent Building Plan for 2020

Bonnen Democrats Take Shots
at Abbott Tax and School Plans

Eleven of 12 Senate Democrats
Could Bust Whitley Nomination

Legislature Might Need Rabbit
in the Hat on Top Abbott Goals

Abbott Vows Landmark Results
on Agenda that's Transformative

Texas Business Establishment
Helping Democrats Raise Cash

Abbott Camp Speech Preview
Has Nothing on Election Fraud

GOP Election Integrity Crusade
Might Be Undermined by Snafu

Voter Flagging Debacle Could
Put Senate Confirmation at Risk

Tax Limits that Leaders Endorse
May Hinge on Speaker Squeeze

Cornyn Attempts High-Wire Act
with Early Break from the Gates

High-Level Texas Republicans
Issue Plea for Help from Trump

New House Sex Harassment
Policy Could Get Early Test

Tea Party Senator is Patrick's
Second Choice for New Chair

Speaker Leaves Tea Party
in Past with Blue Tint Team

House Speaker Puts GOP Allies
and Lots of Dems in High Places

Lawmaker Who Led Confederate
Plaque Push Enters Mayor Race

GOP Senator Could Be Daring
Patrick to Recall Appointment

House Calendars Panel Picks
May Gain Major New Muscle

Solon Who Defied Patrick Gets
Downgrade on Chair Carousel

House Dem Leader Offers Rare
Applause for Kick Off Kumbaya

Pivotal Bonnen Backers Will
Reap Spoils in Panel Shuffle

Distributors Launch Offensive
Amid Texas Beer War Revival

House and Senate Could Be
on Collision Course Already

Patrick Steals Abbott Thunder
with Bipartisan Inaugural Pitch

House Budget Blueprint Boosts
Public Ed at Expense of Others

Fantasy Sports Firms Have Texas
All-Star Lobby Team Assembled

Texas Senate on Track to Have
Multiple First-Time Panel Chiefs

Castro Breaks from Starting Gate
with Beto Looming as Obstacle

Ex-GOP Lawmaker Could Switch
Parties for Dallas Mayoral Race

New Speaker Appears to Fire
Warning on Zero Sum Games

President Takes PR Crusade
to the Valley for Group Pitch

Dan Patrick Takes Trump Call
after Arizona Gov Wall Snub

Bonnen Wins 147-0 as Session
Starts with Patrick Gone to DC

Trump Crisis Claims Raise
Specter of State Level Waste

Dan Patrick Takes Trump Call
after Arizona Gov Wall Snub

Bonnen Wins 147-0 as Session
Starts with Patrick Gone to DC

14 Rookies Could Have Edge
as Bonnen Charter Pledges

Texas Revenue Expectations
Scaled Back Amid Uncertainty

Clouds on Texas Tax Reform
Horizon with Oil Price Drop

Patrick Doesn't Take Kindly
to Embattled Senator Letter

GOP Senator Losing Chair
in Midst of Sex Text Drama

House Dem Out of Jail Early
Amid Railroad Job Suspicion

Lieutenant Governor on Mute
in Countdown to 2019 Session

Democrats Could Be Third Seat
Short if State Rep Goes Local

GOP Anxiety High in Texas
as Romney Attacks Trump

Centrist Convergence in Making
as 2019 Regular Session Nears

GOP Anxiety High in Texas
as Romney Attacks Trump

Texas Rings in the New Year
with Visions of President Beto

Castro Could Put Future Odds
at Risk with White House Race

Beto's Blue Wave and House
Gavel Grab Top 2018 Stories

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