If he had run, Castro would have had to give up a safe seat in Congress, where he has the two high-profile committee assignments.
Is it worth Castro giving up his seat in Congress for a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, particularly when another Democrat is already running?
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is questioning the legitimacy of the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president.
The episode with Trump did not just draw national attention to one of Burton’s priorities this session.
Gov. Abbott Tuesday asked lawmakers to take on “sanctuary cities,” the broken child welfare system, and a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution.
Eleven candidates for Democratic National Committee chair are set to attend a forum in Houston on Saturday ahead of a February election.
Greg Abbott is formally demanding that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez reverse her new policy on cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
House Speaker Joe Straus told the Texas Association of Business that the “bathroom bill” was not his most urgent concern for the 85th Legislative Session.
State lawmakers will face a tight fiscal picture and varying priorities that naturally accompany the last regular session before statewide elections.
Top Texas Republicans met Sunday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen amid new tensions with China over the U.S. relationship with Taiwan.