The Blast is a premium daily newsletter powered by The Texas Tribune, the nation's largest statehouse bureau.
The Blast will hit your email inbox before the end of every workday, so you’ll get the top news and behind-the-scenes updates while they’re happening — not the day after. Subscribe now for $40 a month, or save 27 percent with a $349 annual subscription.
Why subscribe to The Blast?
From the statehouse to the campaign trail, you'll get the inside scoop from political reporter Patrick Svitek and the notebooks of more than a dozen of Texas' top political reporters.
Each day, we go beyond the headlines to explain what political movements mean and filter out the partisan noise.
Highlights from our nonscientific survey of a carefully curated list of political insiders who capture the Capitol Zeitgeist. Plus, industry news on career moves, key upcoming events and meetings.
See what you're missing in recent issues of The Blast
Sept. 15, 2017
The Blast: Still waiting for some re-election news, Barton and Cuellar unveil Harvey task force, Abbott and Johnson set to talk Confederate monuments
Sept. 14, 2017
The Blast: Deadline day for special session reports, McCaul open to top DHS job, Hurd gets 4th Democratic challenger
Sept. 13, 2017
The Blast: TPPF’s Rollins to White House on Thursday, Cruz in spotlight for another NSFW topic, Harris Co. GOP targets Harvey "tragedy tax"
Sept. 12, 2017
The Blast: Straus re-emerges for SA Chamber speech, another ex-Obama official challenging Sessions, Cruz’s embarrassing Twitter moment
Sept. 11, 2017
The Blast: Phillips retirement creates another open seat, Spotlight on Patrick role in primaries, McCaul calls no votes on Harvey aid "unconscionable"