Conservative nonprofit plans to spend millions bashing ‘woke’ left in midterms

A conservative “dark money” group is claiming that it will spend millions of dollars in the…

Paul Burka, Texas political journalism titan and “soul” of Texas Monthly newsroom, dies at 80

“He understood Texas and Texas politics better than anyone ever has,” former Texas Monthly editor Bill…

Texas school ratings show improvement compared to 2019, but those in poorer neighborhoods still lag

This year’s TEA ratings were done differently than in previous years. Instead of the usual A-F…

After the Robb Elementary shooting, some Uvalde parents are choosing private or online education

Following a state report showing that almost 400 law enforcement officers showed up at the school…

He was accused of sexual assault, she of using drugs. The military dealt with them very differently.

Comparing the cases of Pvt. Olivia Ochoa and Pfc. Christian Alvarado provides a striking example of…

What you can expect from our elections coverage

The Texas Tribune’s coverage of elections seeks to empower informed participation in our democracy. We hope…

Shapiro to launch ads hitting Mastriano over ties to far-right social media site

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro is launching a pair of attack ads targeting his opponent’s…

Texas child welfare agency fires employee for encouraging a foster child to consider sex work

A spokesperson told The Texas Tribune that all employees are trained before supervising youth. DFPS Commissioner…

Sutherland Springs shooting victims fight for government to admit liability nearly five years later

In February, a federal judge ordered the Air Force to pay $230 million to shooting survivors,…

Vanessa Guillen’s family seeks $35 million in the Army specialist’s 2020 wrongful death at Fort Hood

Armed with a new federal court ruling that allows a former Army colonel to pursue a…

Four years after the Santa Fe school shooting, “There is still a lot of pain”

Some residents still struggling with grief, trauma as government mental health funding recedes.

Head of embattled Texas child abuse investigations resigns after less than a year

During Robert “Rich” Richman’s short tenure, he oversaw the investigation of parents who provide gender-affirming care…

Texas Dems uniformly vote for Biden’s cornerstone climate and health care legislation

The bill would invest billions into issues acutely impacting Texas, including climate change and health care,…

Can adoption replace abortion? Experts say it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds

Experts on adoption and abortion say lawmakers must work to provide financial and mental health support…

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in…

T-Squared: Natalie Martinez is now our social media editor

This is a natural next step to give her more influence and stature to make our…

Watch: Foster kids who age out of the system in Texas face new challenges as young adults

As a former foster child graduates with her master’s degree, she explains how her home situation…

After decades of broken promises, a Texas “donut hole” community will get running water

Construction began in July to bring water to Cochran, one of several colonias in along the…

How Gov. Greg Abbott exported a border crisis to New York City

New York City was not initially a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east.…

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills…

Former police officer gets 7-plus years in prison in Jan. 6 case

An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with a…

False allegations of voter fraud in 2020 led to increased threats against Texas election workers

A Texas elections administrator from Tarrant County told a U.S. House committee there was a social…

As monkeypox cases climb and vaccine is in short supply, some Texas cities declare an emergency

While there are currently only 780 confirmed monkeypox cases statewide, Texas cities are bracing for an…

T-Squared: The Texas Tribune wins national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence

The Tribune also shared a national Edward R. Murrow Award with ProPublica and Mountain State Spotlight…

Poll: More registered voters approve of Mar-a-Lago search than disapprove

Roughly half of respondents in a new poll believe the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago on Monday…

Beto O’Rourke swears at Greg Abbott supporter who heckled him over Uvalde shooting

Beto O’Rourke confronted a heckler Wednesday at a campaign event who laughed while he was talking…

T-Squared: Allison Erickson joins The Texas Tribune as a 2022-23 military and veteran affairs reporting fellow

Allison, who served as a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army from 2011 to…

A Granbury mom’s campaign to ban library books divided her town — and her family

Weston Brown thought he had fully come to terms with his mother’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Then he…

A new MAGA: Mothers Against Greg Abbott mobilizes against the incumbent governor seeking a third term

Mothers Against Greg Abbott has grown into a potent political force in the governor’s race, with…

In the Army, you’re more likely to be detained for drugs than sexual assault

A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals that, on average, Army soldiers had to face at least eight counts…

Abortion should be permitted in cases of rape and incest, nearly 90% of Texas voters say in UT poll

Polling from the Texas Politics Project finds registered voters opinions’ on abortion are at odds with…

Preview the 2023 legislative session with Tribune reporters, elected officials, Capitol insiders and more

A special Texas Tribune event happening Dec. 6 in Austin will explore state lawmakers’ top priorities…

Texas A&M faculty leaders say President Kathy Banks is leaving them out of major decisions

Faculty members say Banks could have been more communicative and transparent about a variety of organizational…

Indiana Legislature first to approve abortion bans post Roe

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions…

Trump hints 2024 run, bashes Jan.6 panel and pushes election lies at CPAC

Trump hints 2024 run, bashes Jan.6 panel and pushes election lies at CPAC lead image

Trump world takes stock of which Republicans back him against the FBI

Donald Trump’s team and allies are moving swiftly to draw political benefit from an unannounced search…

Justice Department charges alleged Iranian operative in plot to assassinate Bolton

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against an alleged Iranian operative accused of plotting to…

Recapping the Texas Primary

Ramiro Luna-Hinojosa from Somos Tejas joins us to break down the biggest races and surprises from…

An Election Preview Extravaganza

This week we have a jam-packed special episode with our friend Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas.…

Gov. Abbott’s Border Quagmire

We discuss Abbott’s trifecta of failures: COVID-19, the border, and the grid

Texas state police can keep Uvalde records secret for now, judge rules

The ruling sidestepped the question of whether the state police can withhold records concerning their response…

“He has total veto power”: Greg Abbott takes control over who will lead Texas’ troubled power grid, sources say

Locked in a potentially tight reelection race and facing criticism over the grid’s 2021 collapse, the…

Texas anti-abortion protesters set sights on New Mexico, where the procedure is still protected

As Texans seek abortions in the only neighboring state to allow them, opponents of the procedure…

EPA launches investigation into Texas environment agency’s permitting process for concrete batch plants

The federal agency launched the inquiry after complaints from the Harris County Attorney and Lone Star…

This 2003 Texas law could shield Alex Jones from paying the vast majority of the $50 million defamation case judgment

Republicans in 2003 enacted sweeping lawsuit reforms that limit the amount of damages plaintiffs collect.

Phone bills are about to go up for some in Texas. Here’s why.

The rate increase will help replenish a state fund to maintain and operate cellphone networks in…

Lawmakers decry collapsing Texas juvenile prison system, ask Abbott to call special session

Without a jolt of funding, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department will struggle to hire workers and…

Greg Abbott agrees to one debate with Beto O’Rourke, but O’Rourke wants more

The governor said Tuesday he has agreed to debate O’Rourke, his Democratic opponent, on Sept. 30…

FBI search of Trump home was likely vetted carefully, despite Texas Republicans claims of a witch hunt

Federal authorities would have needed to meet an extraordinary high threshold for probable cause to sign…

Period equity expands in Texas as Austin schools provide free pads and tampons

The school district joins a national movement to provide equal access to period supplies.

Homeland Security says it will end “remain in Mexico” policy and allow asylum-seekers to enter U.S.

The agency announced late Monday that it will end the Trump-era program, which forces asylum-seekers to…

T-Squared: New roles for Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera and Brandon Formby

Alejandro will serve as education and urban affairs editor, and Brandon as news editor.

T-Squared: At long last, here’s the full program for #TribFest22

More than 100 sessions over three jam-packed days. More than 350 speakers. A focus on our…

Twice accused of sexual assault, he was let go by Army commanders. He attacked again.

A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals that soldiers in the Army are more likely to be locked up…

Help The Texas Tribune and ProPublica report on the military justice system

We’re looking into how the military investigates service members accused of crimes, intersects with the civilian…

How we tracked pretrial confinement rates in the U.S. Army

Soldiers are more likely to be held before trial for drug charges than for sexual assault,…

How a Texas couple led a long crusade and won protections for veterans exposed to toxic fumes

Le Roy and Rosie Torres founded the Burn Pits 360 group that advocated for years for…

Go “Inside the Interim” with Rio Grande Valley-area lawmakers at our free public event

Join us Aug. 24 for a Tribune event with RGV lawmakers on what shook out of…

Serving Hispanic Students in Texas: How is higher education stepping up to the task?

Join us for a Texas Tribune event in Brownsville exploring what needs to happen to support…

An oil company is seeking property tax breaks to finance its plans to remove carbon dioxide from Texas skies

Occidental’s tax break applications include new details about its carbon removal plans, which some experts see…

ACLU calls on feds to investigate Abbott’s policy transporting migrants back to border

In July, Abbott authorized state law enforcement to transport migrants to ports of entry. It’s unclear…

Republicans, Democrats prioritize legislative races targeting Collin County and South Texas seats

The Republican majority in the Texas House appears safe in November — and the battlefield is…

Texas Republicans are trying to sell school choice measures, but rural conservatives aren’t buying

Any school choice policy must win over rural Republicans, who have historically been against diverting public…

“This is horrific,” New York City mayor says of Greg Abbott’s policy as second busload of migrants from Texas arrives

In an expansion of the governor’s plan to bus migrants from the Texas border to East…

El Paso lawmaker aids Uvalde shooting investigation three years after massacre in his city

State Rep. Joe Moody rushed to the site of a mass shooting in his city in…

At CPAC, conservative Texans show Donald Trump loyalty and support for another presidential run

A straw poll conducted at the conference found that Trump is still the overwhelming favorite among…

Texas Democrats in Congress balance climate concerns and fossil fuel constituencies as they consider landmark bill

The handful of Texas Democrats who have a penchant for defending the state’s oil and gas…

Gov. Greg Abbott appoints officer indicted for misconduct during George Floyd protests to police regulatory agency

Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted earlier this year, accused of using excessive…

Texas Republicans rally their base at CPAC, but draw criticism over Hungarian prime minister’s appearance

Viktor Orbán appeared at the convention in Dallas after saying last week that Europeans “do not…

Jury awards parents of Sandy Hook victim more than $45 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones defamation case

Lawyers for the parents asked the jury to end Jones’ “gold rush of fear and misinformation.”…

TribCast: A crisis in Texas’ youth prisons

On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Jolie about the problems within the Texas Juvenile Justice…

Texas House speaker says he’s confident Legislature will revive expiring corporate tax break program

Lawmakers let the program, known as Chapter 313, expire at the end of this year after…

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is now busing migrants to New York City

Abbott made the announcement Friday in the state’s latest confrontation with an East Coast city that…

EPA says it is looking for “super-emitters” of methane gas in Texas’ Permian Basin

The federal environment agency says it will continue flyovers of the Permian Basin in Texas and…

Feds reject Texas’ application to extend postpartum Medicaid to 6 months

State lawmakers believe feds could have interpreted language in the extension as excluding pregnant Texas women…

Jury awards parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim $4.1 million in defamation case against Alex Jones

The parents sought $150 million in their defamation lawsuit against the conspiracy theorist. The jury could…

Texas cities say streaming giants Disney, Hulu and Netflix owe them millions of dollars in unpaid fees

As people have cut cable subscriptions in favor of streaming services over the years, Texas cities…

The EPA has identified 23 U.S. facilities that are emitting toxic air pollution that puts people at risk

One of them is in Laredo, which has elevated rates of cancer, according to a recent…

Tarrant County conservatives push questions about Texas election integrity

After “seeking God’s guidance,” the group has engaged in yearlong campaign chasing evidence, lobbying government, and…

Texan basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years after being found guilty in Russian drug case

Griner’s allies remain hopeful President Joe Biden will secure a prisoner swap, much like he did…

Volunteer networks in Mexico aid at-home abortions without involving doctors or clinics. They’re coming to Texas.

Before abortion was legal in parts of Mexico, an extensive “accompaniment” system grew to help women…

El aborto es un servicio básico de salud en la Ciudad de México. Sus clínicas están disponibles para las estadounidenses.

Las clínicas privadas en la Ciudad de México ofrecen abortos a una fracción del precio en…

En México, grupos de voluntarias ayudan a tener abortos en casa, sin personal médico. Este modelo de aborto ha llegado a Texas.

Antes de que el aborto fuera legal en algunos estados de México, los grupos de “acompañamiento”…

Listen: Abortion is considered basic health care in Mexico City. Its clinics are open to U.S. women.

Private clinics offer abortions at a fraction of the cost in the United States. City public…

A Panhandle publisher is ready to retire. But first she wants to sell her family’s newspaper.

Readers say Canadian, Texas, wouldn’t be the same without its weekly newspaper, The Canadian Record. The…

Texas Democrats see hope in Kansas abortion vote, but challenges remain

Democrats and abortion-rights supporters in Texas are energized by voters in Republican-dominated Kansas who on Tuesday…

Because of Texas abortion law, her wanted pregnancy became a medical nightmare

The state’s abortion law brings a new layer of obstacles for Texas women with complicated pregnancies.

Lawyers for Alex Jones turned over evidence that contradicted his testimony

After years of telling his followers the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged, Jones admitted on…

Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke dig in on school vouchers fight with rural Texas watching

O’Rourke is hammering Abbott over vouchers on the campaign trail in rural Texas, where Democrats know…

Why the Texas grid causes the High Plains to turn off its wind turbines

While wind farms in the region could help power and lower energy costs for at least…

Parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim call for accountability in Alex Jones’ defamation trial

The parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are suing Jones for falsely claiming that the 2012 mass…

After fierce criticism for delaying landmark veterans bill, Ted Cruz votes to pass it

Cruz drew ire last week for fist bumping another senator who also voted against advancing the…

A mother watches helplessly as her teenage boy deteriorates in a Texas youth prison

The state of Texas has essentially controlled her son’s life since he was 11. The Texas…

Texas program that gives out lifesaving drugs to combat opioid overdoses has been out of money for months

The state’s federally funded “More Narcan Please” program ran out of money in January, in part…

“I think of them always,” survivor of El Paso Walmart shooting says of those who were killed three years ago

Speaking out for the first time, an El Paso mom recounts the moments from a bank…

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