We're livestreaming a review of the just-finished legislative session — and its impact on Houston — with state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston.

Livestream: Houston & the Legislature: An 84th Session Recap

We're livestreaming a review of the just-finished legislative session — and its impact on Houston — with state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston.

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Lisa Krantz

The Brief: Dec. 11, 2014

A couple of popular government programs for children — one helping with early education and the other providing health care — are facing funding questions.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Aug. 15, 2014

One of the most intractable questions in Texas politics in recent years is why the state hasn't moved blue despite drastic demographic changes. A new analysis from The New York Times sheds new light on why this is so.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Aug. 5, 2014

SpaceX on Monday chose to place its first commercial launch complex on Boca Chica beach near Brownsville. The announcement solidified Texas' leading position in the country's space program even as it transitions to one with greater opportunities for private companies.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: July 15, 2014

A bipartisan effort by two Texas lawmakers — GOP U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar — grabbed headlines as having the potential to break the logjam as to what to do about the surge in unaccompanied minors across the border.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 29, 2014

In another sign of troubled times among the leadership at the University of Texas System, word emerged Monday night that a regent clandestinely recorded a discussion with Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during an executive session in August.

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Campaign Chatter

No endorsement yet, but the foreshadowing from Texans for Lawsuit Reform is pretty obvious in San Antonio's Senate race; they're for the challenger.

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