In Austin yesterday, state lawmakers were joined by Texans whose family members were killed in texting-related car accidents for an emotional press conference in support of a texting-while-driving ban proposed by Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. A nearly identical ... More >>
At Friday's Democratic primary run-off debate between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the 33rd wasn't quite as bitchy as we had hoped, in that Garcia didn't refer to his opponent, a grown-ass black man, as a "boy" this time, which is positive, right? At the beginning, hell, we even thought this ... More >>
Bill CeverhaIn my narrow and twisted personal universe, everything is about the trinity River Project, even today's closing arguments in Austin in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Follow me into the labyrinth. People ask me all the time, "Who's behind thi ... More >>
You might think that since Texas legislators are tied up dealing with a plunging housing market and accepting stimulus money, they'd drop the predictable collection of politically motivated immigration bills seeking to fill the federal policy vacuum. Nope. Not a chance.Rep. Jim Jackson of Carrollto ... More >>
Despite tough times, energy conservation bills gain traction in Legislature
How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes
Hurry, there’s only 380 available! The first sip: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start filling out your Christmas wish list. And, as a reminder, who wouldn’t love a Cowboys end zone in their backyard? Yup, for a mere $500,000, you’ll get your very own end ... More >>
One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
Rafael Anchia is trying to kick out immigration legislation, but not immigrants. Because nothing gets the Friend of Unfair Park more riled up than the words "immigration legislation" (or "Avi Adelman," geez), we thought it'd be a good idea to mention the press release we just received from the offic ... More >>
If there's one thing that gets Jim Schutze going, it's the Trinity River Project -- oh, and being called a liar by Wick Allison. Not fond of that either. Wick Allison posted a little essay this morning on FrontBurner about how wrong-headed and unfair Jim Schutze has been in his -- which is to say, m ... More >>
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Think a strong mayor is a good idea? See who agrees with you.
Harvey Kronberg, the Avis of Austin political reporters, tries harder with Web gossip
With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.