Right now, there's a push underway in the Texas legislature to impose term limits on the state's elected officials. A bill, filed by Representative Lyle Larson, a San Antonio Republican, is currently being mulled by a House committee. A similar proposal by Tyler Republican Kevin Eltife is being cons ... More >>
We knew it already, but Ted Cruz is Texas' next U.S. Senator. Sure, he still has to face Democrat Paul Sadler in the November general election, but this is Texas, where so long as you promise to cut taxes and put a big 'R' somewhere near your name, you're good. The victory, unthinkable a few months ... More >>
Texas schools earn a couple of mentions in Taylor Branch's explosive article "The Shame of College Sports" in the current Atlantic Monthly. Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-wining civil rights movement historian, piles shame upon shame in calling for an end to the ludicrous fraud of amateur athle ... More >>
Among the hodgepodge of videos to which we linked only yesterday are a handful of particular note today, as Texans mourn the death of Bill Clements -- the 94-year-old Dallas native, two-time Texas governor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense under Nixon and Ford and chair of SMU's board of governor ... More >>
Ray Hunt, the most amazing person in the history of ever Am I the only masochist who actually read through all the way to the end of that embarrassing Ray Hunt story on the front page of yesterday's Dallas Morning News? Well, see, whenever I see one of those stories in The News that has no apparent ... More >>
This is not--we repeat, not--the same David Dean who's been getting hundreds of thousands in consulting fees from the city. But it would be funny if it was. Still, though, David Dean is the man. Oh, you say you want to know more about David Dean, the lobbyist who's getting a cool mil from the city c ... More >>
At the beginning of the year, The National Journal's blog, The Hotline, asked the question: "Ever Heard of the Legacy?" It sounded like a terribly general query, but it was a very specific reference to a gathering that took place in Washington, D.C., in late January, during which "140 of the nation' ... More >>
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How do we deal with the staggering number of prisoners re-entering society? Ned Rollo thinks he knows. He should. He's been there.
The race for governor gets dirty fast
Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.
Molly Ivins leaves the Star-Telegram's staff, but not its pages
The new Meadows Museum symbolizes everything good and bad about life on the Hilltop
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?
Olympic gold medalist Jerry Heidenreich has become what he swore he never would -- one hell of a swimming coach
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
If John Ware, Ray Hunt, and Bill Clements have their way, Dallas taxpayers may foot the bill for turning 2,200 acres of Kaufman County lakefront property into a golf course
A violent sport provides the knives, gaffs, and blood that bind
Despite upscale pretensions, Eatzi's aims for a lowbrow market. Will it fly?
Cap Cities/ABC decision to fire radio host Hightower was a big mistake