Texas Governor Revives Stalled Transgender Bathroom Bill

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY June 6, 2017 HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott reignited one of the most divisive issues in Texas politics on Tuesday, calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session of the Legislature in part to consider a bill that would...

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 record-breaking tenure of Rick Perry. He...