It took Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick no time at all to get his wish as the man who runs the Texas Senate.
The Republican super-majority that now comprises the 31-member legislative body has done away with the two-thirds rule. 326 more words
In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that in-depth journalism has to offer. 446 more words
One of my favorite Texas political observers, pundits, commentators and thinkers is about to call it a career.
Paul Burka is retiring in March from Texas Monthly after a 40-year career commenting on Texas politics, government and public policy. 161 more words
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is getting some good reviews from at least one unlikely source.
They’re coming from Texas Monthly blogger/editor Paul Burka, who salutes Abbott for (a) setting a constructive agenda for the state and (b) selecting a team of grownups to advise him. 206 more words