UT/TT Poll: Texans Remain Evenly Split Over Trump

As they have been for some time, Texas registered voters are fairly evenly split when it comes to President Trump’s job approval (47/48), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF), and that fairly even split extends into other areas of his presidency....

No Criminal Charges for Bonnen and Other News for October 24

“No criminal charges will be brought” against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) in connection with his secretly recorded meeting with Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan, Brazoria Co. Dist. Atty. Jeri Yenne (R) announced in a statement. “As repugnant as...

Bonnen Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) announced he would not seek re-election. “After much prayer, consultation and thoughtful consideration with my family, it is clear that I can no longer seek...

11 More House Republicans Call for Leadership Change

Eleven more Republican House members announced today (Monday) that they could no longer support Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton). Reps. John Frullo (R-Lubbock), Dan Huberty (R-Houston), Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio), Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) and Four Price...

House GOP Caucus Condemns Bonnen, Burrows

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. Following a closed-door meeting that lasted more than four hours, the House Republican Caucus released a statement that its members “condemn in the strongest possible terms the offensive...

Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Sullivan Releases Tape of Meeting with Bonnen, Burrows

Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan publicly released the audio he secretly recorded of a June 12 meeting with Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) and Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), who was chair of the Republican Caucus at the time. The recording largely...

Rangers to Lead Bonnen Inquiry and Brief News for August 12

House Speaker: Following an hourlong executive session, the House General Investigating Committee voted unanimously to request that the Texas Rangers conduct an inquiry into a June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)...

Committee Hearing, Candidate and Lawsuit News for August 11

House Speaker: The House General Investigating Committee will meet tomorrow (Monday) beginning at 10 a.m. to take invited testimony regarding the June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) and Empower Texans CEO Michael...

Democrats Sue Sullivan and Candidate News for August 8

Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) and the Texas Democratic Party have filed suit (PDF) in Travis Co. against Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan and an “unknown named political committee.” The suit alleges the June 12 meeting between Sullivan, Speaker Dennis...