More Texas Articles

  • 'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

  • George P. Bush is GOP's lone Hispanic statewide candidate in Texas

    Even as Texas Republicans insist they've never been more committed to courting the state's booming Hispanic population, they can claim just one Hispanic candidate for statewide office — and he's a Bush, more famous for sharing a name with two former presidents than for having a mother...

  • Examiner Editorial: Why it's vital to complete the Keystone XL pipeline

    Imagine what would have happened in 1937 had the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge stopped half-way across the water separating the San Francisco peninsula and San Marin County because a bunch of feuding politicians couldn't agree to finish the job. Late-night comedians would still be making...

  • Deputy accused of stealing money taken in raid

    HOUSTON — Harris County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been fired for stealing money he was supposed to have confiscated and held as evidence. Jason Henry Hayes was fired Thursday and is charged with theft by a public servant and tampering with evidence. The 33-year-old Hayes began...

  • Cory Booker: Ted Cruz is a 'Texas meat-eating cowboy,' and I'm a vegetarian

    Sen. Corey Booker, D-N.J., revealed a few details about his private dinner with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in an interview Thursday on “Good Day New York.” “First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy. I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian," Booker joked, explaining that the restaurant choice...

  • Ted Cruz reacts to his smoking shirtless street art poster

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacted to a street art poster spotted in Los Angeles featuring him shirtless, smoking a cigarette and covered in tattoos. "Well if I were to sit down and make a list of things I thought I would never see, then that poster would be real up near the top of the list,"...

  • Texas GOP candidate Greg Abbott opposes easier equal pay suits

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott would not sign a measure to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination lawsuits in state court, a spokesman said Wednesday in an apparent effort to get past an issue that has dogged the campaign for weeks. Abbott,...

  • Reliant Stadium renamed NRG Stadium

    HOUSTON (AP) — Reliant Stadium, the surrounding park and all of the facilities in it are being rebranded. Governing board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., which owns the complex, voted Wednesday to rename the Reliant complex after the Texas-based electric retailer's parent...

  • Greg Abbott opposes easier equal pay lawsuits

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says he would not sign a bill to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination suits, hoping to get past an issue that has dogged his campaign for week. A spokesman for the campaign told the Associated Press on...

  • Ted Cruz: Young people don't need 'condescension and patronizing' from Washington

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, suggested that young people in America didn't need the continued "condescension and patronizing" from Washington in a continued effort to get them to sign up for Obamacare

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to bribing state district judge

    A lawyer admitted he gave cash and paid for vehicle repairs for then-144th District judge Angus McGinty in Texas.

  • Obamacare enrollment lagging in states with highest uninsured rates

    With the six-month open enrollment period coming to a close at the end of the month, it remains unclear how many of 4.2 million private insurance sign-ups claimed by the Department of Health and Human Services came from the ranks of the previously long-term uninsured.

  • Rick Perry writing story of his own comeback

    For months, Rick Perry -- the three-term Texas governor who walked in late to the 2012 Republican presidential primary as an instant, if short-lived, front-runner -- has deliberately tried to position himself to be the one to change the presidency this time, should he choose.

  • Examiner Editorial: Faster federal energy permits would boost jobs, revenues

    Remember last October when President Obama incessantly blasted congressional Republicans for the government shutdown? Among the lengthy litany of evils he claimed would result from the shutdown were delays in issuing leasing permits for energy exploration and development on federal lands. But,...

  • Wendy Davis' filibuster against late-term abortion ban repels Texas Hispanics

    Embedded in the returns for last Tuesday's primary election in Texas is an interesting lesson on the difficulty of holding even a minority party's coalition together.



From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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