House Hatches Escape Clause
Under Bathroom Bill Banner

Poll Shows GOP Losing Ground
in Texas Partisan Reshuffling

Conservative Who Came Close
Takes Aim Again at Straus Ally

Sitton Says Federal Proposal
at Odds with Trump Agenda

House Bill with Bathroom Ban
Potential Has Eyebrows Raising

Straus Foe Says Caucus Boss
Hiding from Irate GOP Voters

Killer D Watch on Sanctuary
Cities Bill on House Fast Track

Ardmore Survivor Gives Straus
Team Resident Walkout Expert

Governor May Be in TABC Line
of Fire with Appointment Delay

House Opening Probe that May
Put TABC Future in Jeopardy

Budget Fight Brings Clarity
to Conservative Opposition

Congressman Sighting in Austin
May Be Capitol Map Battle Sign

Fantasy Sports Plan Advances
Without License Fees or Taxes

School Choice Hole Deepens
with Developments Off Radar

Voter ID Law Replay Ruling May
Fuel Urgency on Legislative Fix

Budget Bargaining Lineups May
Look a Lot Like 2015 Conferees

Budget Beating Spawns Ghost
of GOP Governor Past Visions

Texas House Approves Budget
Plan after Wish List Shuffling

Straus Foe Drops Hog Control
Gutting Bid as Revenge Target

Texas House Takes Shot at AG
and Governor in Budget Debate

Texas House Saves Art Agency
as Budget Battle Starting Gun

Senate Republicans Take Shot
as Dems Suspect Mind Games

House Budget Fight Gives GOP
Right Stage for Social Issues

Senate Panel Backs Roadblock
to Trump-Fueled Bullet Train

Wine Labeling Battle Could
Be Brewing at Texas Capitol

Fantasy Sports Sponsor Plays
Defense at First House Hearing

House Hearing Ouster Could
Trigger Civil Rights Lawsuit

Texas Senate Takes Symbolism
Lead in Session of Expression

Texting as Texas Crash Cause
May Be Capitol Ban Impetus

O'Rourke Gamble Could Hinge
on Trump Tanking Backlash

NC Senate Bathroom Law Vote
Could Blow Up Texas Strategy

Speaker Team Unity Evaporates
Amid Belated Uprising on Bill

Senate Keeps Rainy Day Option
Open Before 31-0 Budget Vote

GOP Lawmaker Goes Ballistic
on Democrats in Water Battle

Perry Mystifies with Aggie
Election Conspiracy Theory

Gay Rights Activists Go Ballistic
on Perry Student Election Rant

State Senate Budget Plan Runs
to Left in GOP Old-School Eyes

GOP Speaker Plays Enron Card
in Senate Budget Bill Appraisal

Senate Backs Local Revenue
Cap Despite Police Opposition

Straus Team Foes Get Head
Start in Primary Recruiting

Special Session on Budget
Prospects Could Be Soaring

Border Wall Could Be Tourist
and Entrepreneurial Mecca

Senate Committee Pre-K Vote
Leaves Abbott on Capitol Island

Senate Budget Panel Spurns
Abbott on College Research

House Dem's Gender Motive
Assessment May Be Stretch

House Republicans March
into Trap with Payback Vote

House Has Driver Texting Ban
on Faster Track for Floor Vote

Texas Senator Dodged Part
in BU Basketball Scandal Film

Court Ruling Could Set Stage
for Full-Scale Map War in 2017

Senate Zooming In on Film Bait
in Shadow of SXSW Gathering

Texas Senator Dodged Part
in BU Basketball Scandal Film

Court Ruling Could Set Stage
for Full-Scale Map War in 2017

Kolkhorst Takes Senate Lead
on Fantasy Sports Legislation

Fantasy Sports Plan Fate Hangs
in State Senate Silence Limbo

House Takes Aim at Margins Tax
Amid Potential for 2015 Replay

Senate Bathroom Hearing May
Be Starting Gun for Titan Fight

Rainy Day Funds Push Could
Be Fodder for Horse Trading

Senate Republicans Go Ballistic
on TAB Boss on Bathroom Plan

GOP Era Records Could Fall
at Current Rate of Bill Filing

Secret House Taping Suspicion
Has Lower Chamber on Edge

Texas Gets Low Overall Grade
Despite Major Cities High Marks

Texas Senate Bathroom Bill
Has Lone Democrat on Board

Freshman Floats Bill that Stems
from Wife's Gay Marriage Snub

Baylor Sex Scandal Likened
to Texas Senate Bathroom Bill

Talking Point Shortage Taking
Fun Out of Session at Capitol

Perry Confirmation May Be
Step in Bush Feud Healing

Windstorm Threat Fuels Push
for Casinos and Lawsuit Limits

School Choice Demise Cuts
GOP Establishment Losses

Oscars Meltdown Makes Perry
Goof Seem Like Small Potatoes

Texas Senate Backs Convention
that Smaller Red States Reject

Texas Dems Decry Get Out
of Jail Free Card for GOP DA

Texas Senate Backs Convention
that Smaller Red States Reject

Powerful House Republican
Backs State Music Museum

Texas GOP Sesquicentennial
is Historic Irony Celebration

Pre-K Fight Takes New Turn
with House Funding Option

Senate Sex Assault Plan Author
Has Emerged in BU Speculation

Bullet Train Firm's Loss Could
Be Gain with TAB Boss Hiring

Greg Abbott and Patrick Popularity
Dips Compared to Levels in 2015

Senate Republicans Take Aim
at Train with Trump as Adversary

Bushes Move Up and Down
as C-SPAN Ranks LBJ Tenth

Trump Texas Republican Stock
Jumps Despite National Lows

Lawmaker Revives Negotiating
Plan in Criminal Case Shadow

Abbott Strays from States Rights
Push in California Gun Law Bout

Dark Store Trend Could Doom
Property Tax Reform in 2017

Democrats Try to Sting Abbott
with Immigrant Roundup Saga

Abbott Issues Pre-K Ultimatum
as House Leaders Draw Wrath

Hate Crimes Bills Would Expand
Law to Police and Transgender

Cryptic Tom Brady Analogy
Stirs Capitol Imaginations

Hail Storm Suit Fight Revived
with New Cast of Characters

Sanctuary City Pressure Tactics
Could Be Futile in Texas House

LBB and Sunset Panel Fate May
Be at Stake at the Texas Capitol

Texas House Panel Chair Picks Put
Premium on Loyalty and Absolution

Texas Voter Fraud Punishment
May Be National Mood Product

Ex-Speaker Foe Makes History
with Texas House Panel Chair

Zerwas Gets Budget Chair Job
in Major House Panel Reshuffle

Early Reviews Glowing on Bad
Bill of the Week Video Critiques

Burton Undaunted by Trump
Words of War on Texas Plan

Swanson Leads GOP Rookies
in Creative House Bill Filings

Burton Undaunted by Trump
Words of War on Texas Plan

Senate Dem Duo Protest UT
Package as Diversity Setback

Senate GOP Trio Could Be
Targets of President Threat

Patrick Enlists Texas Rangers
for Missing Brady Jersey Probe

Senate Push Targets Pipelines
with Trump as New Adversary

Donald Trump Debut Tempest
Could Be Ticket for Democrats

Straus and Former Foes Take
Different Paths on Texas Voting

Fantasy Sports Push Kicks Off
with Bipartisan Boost in House

Governor Abbott Hits GOP Nerves
with Shot on Pre-K Funding Plans

Abbott Not Sold on Trump Yet
Based on State of State Speech

Bad Blood Between Chambers
Reaching Capitol Boiling Point

Governor Abbott Steers Ship
of State to Right in Speech

Texas Bathroom Bill Sponsor
Targets Sex Trade Toilet Stalls

Ethics Reform Could Be Doomed
Despite Agreement Appearance



Victoria Neave
Sarah Davis
Will Hurd

Best of the Texas General
Election: Republican Pair
and Democrat Challenger

State lawmaker who caught heat from both sides claims honors with two who prevailed with odds against them.


Consultants Scorecard

Top Scoring Consultants Tailored Plans with Trump as the Driving Factor
GOP team named MVP and Dem firm grades high while rookie digital guru and local mission impossible cited.


Will Hurd

Best of the Election: Ex-CIA
Agent Snaps Trend with
Trump Two-Step Timing

Congress rookie skirts top of ticket trap as good job reviews help pave path to closest thing to upset on Texas fall ballot.


Fifteen Texas House Races Ranked on Odds of Partisan Turnover on Election Eve
Texas Democrats have best shots in state's three largest metro areas with minority party poised for fall gains.


Democrats Pass on Trump
Potential with Resources
Confined to Original Targets

House Republicans post strong money numbers for hottest races while Texas Dems stick to game plan despite wave possibility.


Crystal Ball Forecast

Clinton Shedding Texas
Underdog Status with Conventional Irrelevant

Hillary Could Lift Court
Nominees to Historic Wins
that Snap Statewide Streak


Statewide Poll Date Trump Clinton
Texas Lyceum 09-11 39% 32%
Washington Post 09-01 45% 46%
Public Policy Polling 08-14 44% 38%
Dixie Strategies 08-09 46% 35%
University of Texas 06-19 41% 33%
Leland Beatty 06-14 37% 30%


Texas Democrats Target
List Grows with Trump

Texas Anomaly Election
Rankings for 100 Years


GOP Nominees Armed
with $5 Million for House
Fights with Dems in Fall

Total fundraising and surplus stats for 54 Texas House races with major party nominees.


Crystal Ball Forecast

Trump Trainwreck Boosts
Odds for Clinton Texas Win
with Uncommon Coalition

GOP House Majority Would
Be in Jeopardy if Democrats
Replicated 2008 Gain Rate


Texans Blow Up in Philly
Puts Delegation on Map

Ted Cruz Steals Thunder
with Trump Speech Snub


Texas Democratic Convention

Speculation Bubbles Up
on Potential Lite Gov Bid
by Congressman Castro

Groundswell may be under way to draft HUD chief's twin brother for Dan Patrick challenge amid perception that Abbott's safe.

2016 State Party Platform
Texas Delegation in 2016


Cruz Doesn't Acknowledge
Trump or Clinton in Dallas

Zealous Tactics May Have
Derailed Chair Challenger

Platform Expands Anti-Gay
Focus with Secession Out


Bryan Hughes
Ron Reynolds
Lynn Stucky
Dawn Buckingham

Best of Runoff Election:
Three Republicans Join
Democrat on Honor Roll

Runoff MVP Guided
Conservatives with Key
Establishment Assists


Runoff MVP Guided
Conservatives with Key
Establishment Assists

Spouse Strategy Duos
Score Valuable Victories
at Overtime Ballot Box

Consultants Scorecard


Crystal Ball Forecast

Revised Outlook Sees
Gain for Speaker Team
Despite Several Toss Ups

GOP House leaders who are focussed on incumbents could come out ahead with one-seat gain that latest forecast sees.


Crystal Ball Forecast

Preliminary OT Forecast
Sunny for Speaker Team
Based on Voting Patterns

Establishment has shot at net gain in runoffs if recent trends continue in state where runner-ups won more in overtime.


Joe Straus
John Raney
Gina Hinojosa
Mike Lang

GOP Speaker Team Effort
is the Cream of the Crop
in the Primary Election

Most Valuable Consultant Raised Longtime Clients from the Dead in Texas Primary


Most Valuable Player Helped Raise Longtime Clients from the Dead in Primary
Cruz analytic maniac and strategist with retirement illusions take top honors as GOP shop dominates.

Consultants Scorecard


Toll Road Revolt Rears Up Amid
Conservatives Legislation Blitz

Senator's Twin Floats Apparent
Trial Balloon for 2018 Campaign

Border Wall Could Put Texas
Property Rights Efforts at Risk

Anti-Straus Group Links Abbott
to Culture of Corruption at UT

Trump Support Could Derail
Texas Bullet Train Ban Push

California Boycott Threat Could
Pour Fuel in Bathroom Battle

Abbott Puts UT Remake Push
to Bed with Regent Selections

Texas Dems See Donald Trump
as Potential Minimum Wage Ally

House Democrat Joins Long List
of Indicted Politicians in Texas

Texas House and Senate Face
$5 Billion Divide on Spending

Property Tax Repeal Act Could
Make Appraisal Cap Plans Moot

House Panel Speculation Swirls
with At Least Nine Chairs Open

Speaker Team Grows in Battle
on Rules after Primary Losses

Conservatives Agenda Features
CPS Limitations and Power Grid

House Rules Fight Clarifies
the Conservative Resistance

Unprecedented Milestone Vote
Product of House Power Play

House Rules Fight Clarifies
the Conservative Resistance

Senate Democrats Go Nowhere
in Bid to Revive Two-Third Rule

Tensions Flare Amid the Fallout
from House Office Realignment

RRC Could Have Super Majority
as Straus Team Foe Takes Oath

Joe Straus Rewrites Records
as Revolt Appears to Fizzle

Session Opens on Fiscal Note
that Steals Red Meat Thunder

Revenue Estimate Puts Texas
Legislature in Pool of Red Ink

Basement Office May Be Price
of State Lawmaker Wavering

Donors and Lobby Cadre Gear
for Title Insurance Law Battle

Starring Bathroom Battle Role
Could Be Sponsor Springboard

Senate Duo Spark Fireworks
with Bathroom Bill Unveiling

New Lobby Firm Has Bipartisan
Roster in More Ways than One

HD 46 Pool Has Ex-Dell Exec
after Harding Rules Out Race

Remap Revival May Be on Plate
for Session with New Legal Play

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