Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Again, Raising Republican Acrimony

By DAVID MONTGOMERY and MANNY FERNANDEZ August 16, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — A bill to restrict which bathroom transgender people can use in public buildings and schools died in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday evening, a rare defeat for social...

Time Is Running Out on Texas Bathroom Bill

By DAVID MONTGOMERY August 8, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — With little more than a week left in Texas’ 30-day special legislative session, a barrage of corporate advertising and activism is threatening to sink legislation restricting transgender bathroom...

Austin Journal: Long-Suffering Texas Democrats Suffer On as Lawmakers Meet

Austin Journal By MANNY FERNANDEZ July 20, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — On the opening day of a special legislative session here Tuesday, a small circle of women stood in the Texas heat near the south steps of the Capitol, making soft, sweet and rebellious...

Governor Struggles to Lead as Texas Republicans Splinter Into Factions

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY June 5, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — When he took office two years ago, Gov. Greg Abbott represented a series of firsts for Texas. He was the state’s first new governor in 14 years, following the...