Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst addressed a crowd of 100 at a Williamson County Republican Women forum May 12.

David Barer

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst gets center stage at Williamson County forum

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst got center stage at a May 12 Williamson County forum when his counterpart and the challenger for his seat, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, canceled his appearance. more »

May 12, 2014 4:41 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Statewide primary election results

Democrat Wendy Davis will face Republican Greg Abbott in the November race for the governor's seat. Incumbent David Dewhurst and challenger Dan Patrick are headed to a runoff as they seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. more »

Mar 5, 2014 2:19 PM Vote 2014

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst touted Texas growth and industry at the 2013 Central Texas Build Expo Aug. 21.

Joe Olivieri

Lieutenant governor lauds state growth at Build Expo in Austin

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst touted Texas' growth during the past 10 years and discussed two state constitutional amendments that may support further growth. more »

Aug 21, 2013 5:35 PM Austin Metro

Sen. Patrick announces campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Texas

After serving seven years in the Texas Legislature, Sen. Dan Patrick, R–Houston, announced June 27 he intends to run for lieutenant governor of Texas in the 2014 election. more »

Jun 27, 2013 5:00 PM Cy-Fair

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks on the Senate floor June 25 during her 13-hour filibuster of an abortion bill.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

Dramatic filibuster kills abortion-limits bill, ends first special session

The eyes of the world were on the Texas Senate on June 25 when Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, staged a dramatic protest to a bill that would have created some of the strongest abortion limits in the nation. more »

Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol 3 Comments

Gov. Perry calls for a special session on redistricting

Within an hour after the 83rd Texas Legislature adjourned, Gov. Rick Perry called a special session beginning at 6 p.m. May 27 so lawmakers can ratify interim legislative maps. more »

May 27, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol

Annie Drabicky

Dispatches from the Dome: cruel summer

Cruel summer; dashed expectations, high hopes; one step closer to equal pay; Budget breakdown more »

May 24, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol

New money for TxDOT: Lawmakers discuss potential funding increase

Texas lawmakers are searching for a path to finding billions of dollars in new funding each year for highway maintenance. more »

Apr 4, 2013 12:00 AM Tomball | Magnolia

Emergency spending bill approved by state Senate

The Texas Senate approved a $6.6 billion supplemental budget bill March 5 that pays for a gap in Medicaid funding and some deferred school district payments from the previous legislative session. more »

Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol

Lawmakers steering toward new money for transportation

Texas has long been a battleground for issues over transportation, but this legislative session, new money is causing a stir in the halls of the Capitol. more »

Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol

State lawmakers prepare for 2014–15 budget talks

Lawmakers have begun discussions over how much the state should spend during the next legislative session and how to limit spending for future budget cycles. more »

Dec 14, 2012 12:00 AM Austin Metro