MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Texas colleges to disavow critical race theory, the University of Texas faculty approved a resolution defending their freedom to decide for themselves how to teach about race.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in the last seven months, his campaign said Sunday.
Patrick, 72, tested positive on Saturday and was experiencing mild symptoms, according to a campaign statement.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tested positive for COVID-19 over the holidays and is quarantining after experiencing mild symptoms, his campaign said Monday.
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A former political advisor to Republican President George W. Bush withdrew Tuesday from the race for next year’s Democratic nomination for Texas lieutenant governor.
In a statement Tuesday, Matthew Dowd said he was ending his candidacy because he saw a growing diversity in candidates for the office, and he didn’t want to stand in the way of new diverse leadership.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Note to big-time college football programs looking for new coaches: Mike Tomlin isn't interested.
The Pittsburgh Steelers coach said Tuesday he considers it a “joke” that his name has popped up as a potential candidate for places such as Southern California.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conservative Texas Republican leader who pledged bounties to those who prove fraud at the polls has paid a liberal Democratic poll watcher who reported illegal voting by a Pennsylvania Republican.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Mike Collier on Monday formally launched a second try for Texas lieutenant governor in a race that also now includes former Bush campaign strategist Matthew Dowd.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Matthew Dowd, a former political advisor to Republican President George W. Bush, announced Wednesday that he will run as a Democrat for Texas lieutenant governor.
The onetime chief strategist to Bush's 2004 reelection campaign enters the race as a heavy underdog challenger to Republican Lt.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon’s plan to boycott Texas goods and services over its new abortion law could cost Texas companies millions of dollars a year, officials said Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor blamed rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people — comments that were quickly denounced as racist.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans are backing off two contentious voting measures ahead of a second attempt to pass new election laws, after Democrats temporarily thwarted a restrictive bill in May by staging a dramatic walkout from the state Capitol.
NEW YORK (AP) — A part of Hank Azaria wasn't really ready to let go of foul-mouthed baseball announcer Jim Brockmire, a character he affectionately calls a “debauched freak...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick on Tuesday offered up to $1 million in defense of President Donald Trump's unsupported claims of irregularities in the U...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As confirmed coronavirus case levels in Texas continue surging to record highs, Republican Lt...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor said Monday night that the U.S. should get back to work in the face of the global pandemic and that people over the age of 70, who the Centers for Disease Control says are at higher risk for the coronavirus, will “take care of ourselves...
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U...
The Texas House made news headlines recently after passing HB 63, the first modification attempt of the state’s marijuana laws in more than 40 years.
The legislation is a step in the right direction by decriminalizing marijuana possession through reclassifying possession of an ounce or less as a Class C misdemeanor versus the current Class B misdemeanor, which carries harsher sentences.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A historic push in Texas to reduce penalties for small amounts of marijuana was declared dead Tuesday by the state's Republican lieutenant governor, who called it a "step toward legalization" that he would not allow...
Kudos to Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen for making teachers a top priority this legislative session.
Teachers work hard every day to make a difference. They positively impact the future, and they deserve our support.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and telejournalist Geraldo Rivera have long been cut from the same cloth, both straddling the line between politics and entertainment while actually only selling sensationalism.
McALLEN — The small but spirited side room of supporters this week at Costa Messa welcomed a candidate running for lieutenant governor of Texas.
Polls have Mike Collier, the Democrat running to unseat cash-strapped and widely known Lt.
Columbine, Sandy Hook, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and now, Santa, Fe, Texas: mass shootings of juveniles at schools that left 70 students and teachers dead. Those are the names that stick out because they claimed large numbers of victims.
While Pittsburgh is wallowing in the disappointment of the Penguins' loss to Washington, the city seemed to at least crack a collective smile when we saw how well T.J. McConnell did on Monday night.
There exists a state smuggling law. It’s difficult to imagine the state Legislature would enact the law without an expectation the state’s police officers would enforce it. Or was it just for show?
Here’s a question that’s likely to elicit a highly emotional response from a lot of folks around here: Is this crazy World Series between the Astros and Dodgers already better than the 1991 World Series between the Braves and Twins?
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed on Friday State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, to co-chair a committee researching public accessibility to emergency calls in which the caller died.
The Joint Interim Committee on Disclosure of Emergency Call Information will spend about 16 months studying the release of such recordings, a press release from the senator’s office read.
Short of proposing to bulldoze the Alamo, Gov. Greg Abbott has come up with the worst idea in Texas in a long time - a pointless return to that time-waster known as a bathroom bill for the agenda of a special session.
AUSTIN — Former Spurs center David Robinson caused a stir when he stopped by the Texas Senate Thursday, as lawmakers hurried to shake his hand, pose for photos and generally gush.
“I’d like to give an official welcome to one of the greatest players in the NBA,” said Lt.
“Local control” is as popular as cold beer in modern Texas politics.
For a time, conservatives monopolized the phrase. They used it when fighting against federal rules and mandates orchestrated by President Barack Obama.
State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. on Monday came out in support of the “bathroom bill,” giving Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick a Democratic supporter in his push for the high-profile legislation.
At a news conference with Patrick and other supporters of Senate Bill 6, Lucio, who has previously bucked his party on social issues, announced he will vote for the legislation.
Backers of bathroom bill, including San Antonio pastor, vow to enlist support of 1 million Christians
AUSTIN - Backers of the so-called bathroom bill said Monday they’ll mobilize 1 million Christians in their effort to push the measure through the Legislature.
They also announced the support of a Democratic state senator for the effort, which has been largely supported by Republicans, although not all GOP leaders are in favor of it.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest lent his support Monday to Texas officials backing legislation to restrict access to public bathrooms in that state.
Forest appeared at a news conference in Austin with his counterpart, Texas Lt.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a Houston case that top Republicans hope will provide an opening to chip away at the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide...
With a little more than 100 days left in the 85th legislative session, the ever-familiar divisiveness that rears its head in partisan politics has found a rather comfortable home with Senate Bill 6.
With the Senate confirmation of school choice super-advocate Betsy DeVos as secretary of education this week, backers of the school choice bill in the Texas Senate have a strong advocate in Washington.