Friday, February 5, 2016

Paxton hits block on raising cash for defense

What do Ken Paxton and Bernie Sanders have in common?

Both lost extremely close votes this week.

The vote regarding Texas Attorney General Paxton wasn’t an election.

It was a decision by the Texas Ethics Commission not to approve an advisory opinion that would have let Paxton or his friends solicit out-of-state contributions to pay his criminal defense lawyers.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Texas House candidate Jeff Judson

Perhaps the most important race on the local ballot is that involving Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

He has two opponents. One, former teacher Sheila Bean, has raised little money and does not appear to be heavily campaigning. The other, Jeff Judson, has a much broader political background and is a member of the state Republican Executive Committee.

In this first of a series, we meet with Judson.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Republican DA showed courage in Planned Parenthood case

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson displayed political courage this week in delivering the news that a grand jury had cleared Planned Parenthood of any criminal activity.

Instead, she announced, the panel had indicted two anti-abortion activists who had secretly filmed Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of fetal tissue from abortions for scientific research.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Get a preview of what you, as a voter, will face as we kick off the new year. Hear about key local races from two political professionals, Republican Kelton Morgan and Democrat Christian Archer.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Part 2: Housing department controversies

Last week, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro discussed his efforts to undo years of federal government involvement in the segregation of American cities. This week, Castro addresses other controversies he inherited as housing secretary.