Rep. Beto O'Rourke shook up the status quo in Texas politics with his down-home, grassroots campaign. Can the Democratic Party in Texas reinvent itself and find more Supermen or Superwomen who can deflect GOP kryptonite?
HOUSTON — A Houston mural of Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke shows the Senate challenger bursting his shirt open to reveal a T-shirt that sports the State of Texas over his chest.
His coiffed hair and confident smile lead to a chiseled chin. A pastel rainbow creates a glow around hi...
GALVESTON, Texas — One of the most closely watched races in Tuesday’s midterms is the Senate race in Texas, where incumbent Republican Ted Cruz is fighting to keep his seat from challenger Beto O’Rourke.
Cruz readily admits he is being outspent 3-1 and gives his opponent credit for raising a historic $70 million war chest.
By comparison, Cruz has raised $40.2 million to date. For Cruz’s 2016 presidential bid, he raised $94.3 million.
“Beto O’Rourke is the number one Democratic fundraiser in t...
Coverage of Hurricane Harvey.
WASHINGTON – Hours before President Donald J. Trump took office Friday morning, thousands of people made the walk to the Mall lined by protesters who at times protested each other.
At the L’Enfant Plaza metro stop, hundreds were in line watching a long line of protesters hoisting 10-foot signs into the air. They proclaimed the need to seek forgiveness from Jesus, resist homosexuality and stop immigration. A sign that read “Christ has a pressure-cooker for Muslims” incensed another protester.
Coverage of Cleveland's security response to Republican National Convention 2016
On the beat coverage of Donald Trump's Austin rally.
Opened in 1911 in Galveston, Texas, by San Giacinto Gaido, Gaido’s Restaurant was already famous for its impeccably fresh seafood and sophisticated Old World service when Charlton Heston strolled in late one evening in the ’70s looking for a table. Benno Dietz, the dining room manager, told the actor that, unfortunately, the kitchen had already closed, and a hungry Heston walked away. (A few days later, Dietz would send his best waiter, Clary Milburn, to serve Heston in his hotel room as a mea culpa.)
The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas: Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards by Lora-Marie Bernard | The History Press Books
After Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing prison in 1847, penny dreadfuls memorialized him as the most celebrated American forger until the turn of the century. With a bizarre biography too complicated for easy history, his critical contributions to Texas settlement, revolution and annexation were inextricably mired in his activities as a slave smuggler and confidence man. Author Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State.
On the street coverage of Republican National Convention 2016 protests.