The political landscape had been upended in recent weeks, with a rash of congressional retirements leading to five newly open seats.
Chip Roy — a former senior staffer to multiple top Texas Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — is running for Congress, looking to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio).
Former State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer is running for his old Texas House seat, setting up a primary battle with fellow San Antonio Democrat Diana Arévalo.
The impact of House Speaker Joe Straus’ departure from the Capitol can’t be understated, according to one political scientist.
Former U.S. Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco, a Republican, filed paperwork Monday to challenge U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) in 2018.
President Trump is nominating two Texans to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Dallas attorney James Ho.
Texas’ senior U.S. senator is breaking the thaw: John Cornyn says he is endorsing Ted Cruz for re-election in 2018.
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, praised House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday but said he does not want her help in his U.S. Senate campaign.
Two more prominent Democrats are joining the race to challenge U.S Rep. Will Hurd, whose 23rd Congressional district runs across much of the Texas border.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session.