Gov Giving Smoke Time to Clear
Before Seizing on Austin Shooting
Republicans won't miss chance to fortify police defunding narrative with an actual incident after Sixth Street attack.
GOP Rep Motives Mystery in Patrick
Endorsement Snub and Slamming
Rookie from Bonnen turf sparks theories from speaker protection to Allen West shadow with Goliath dissing.
Senate Race Could Be Risky Bet
in District Ripe for Dismantling
Ex-council member eyes bid for seat that might not exist in present form on new map for upper chamber.
Guzman Could See Path to AG Win
with Bush Trying Run to Paxton Right
Sudden Supreme Court exit raises specter of primary bid for state lawyer in vanishing middle lane.
Buckingham Has Culture War
as Backdrop for Statewide Bid
GOP senator sets sights on land commissioner post Bush giving up with visions beyond current scope.
Constitution Suspension Could Be
Option for Abbott SB 7 Vengeance
GOP lawmakers see pandemic powers as potential weapon for punishment for Dems who walked and staff.
GOP Warlord West Passing
Hat for Possible Abbott Clash
Departing Texas party chair selling tickets to party bbq and potential race for high elected office.
State GOP Chair Ending Wild Ride
with Donors Bolting from the Party
West stepping down with RPT low on cash and no credibility at Capitol after unconventional antics.
Trump Faces Choice on Loyalty
Versus Revenge in Paxton-Bush
Rare chance to humiliate famous family gives ex-president added incentive despite Texas AG rescue ride.
SB 7 Conferees Fuel Suspicions
with Claims on Accidental Error
None of Senate Republicans who cut deal on voting bill mentioned time glitch that Senate author defended as fact.
Measure that May Be Illegal Gives
GOP Lawmakers Consolation Prize
Texas Dems appeal to Biden for help after killing election bill but failing to stop miraculous critical race ban revival.
Phelan Fears Payback Veto Pledge
May Be Real Amid Inaction Defense
Speaker concerned governor not bluffing with Legislature defunding vow as payback for Dems on SB 7.
Gov Vows to Make All Lawmakers
Pay for Disappearing House Dems
Abbott threatens to veto entire budget for Legislature as payback for walkout that blocked vote on election bill.