Politics

How Donald Trump Lost One of His Biggest Hispanic Supporters

It’s not Donald Trump’s positions but his convictions—or lack thereof—that worry former supporter Jacob Monty.

09/22/2016 By Scott Vogel

Politics

Term Unlimited: Meet 3 of Houston’s Longest-Serving Politicians

In Texas, a full 67 percent of incumbents didn't face a major-party challenger in the 2014 elections—and 2016 isn't much different.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Pool Party

Catching Up with the First Trans Candidate to Win a Primary in Texas

Only 20 transgender politicians hold an elected office in the world, and Jenifer René Pool hopes to make it 21.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Make America Vote Again

In the Election Trenches, Finding at Least a Few Houston Voters

Despite challenges from Texas's voter identification law, organizations like Mi Familia Vota are helping to bolster the voter sign-up sheet.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

A Former Texas Gubernatorial Contender, Anything but Retired

Debra Medina may have moved on from politics, but she isn’t out to pasture—not exactly.

05/31/2016 By Adam Doster

The People’s Court

So, What Exactly Is the Harris County Commissioners Court?

With an enormous amount of power and an annual budget of roughly $1.5 billion, it’s time you knew exactly what your county commissioners are doing.

03/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt