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The Presidential Impeachment and 2021 Texas Legislature, Houston Public Media Houston Matter, Renée Cross, Jan. 14, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot Has $38M In His Campaign Bank, But It Is Enough To Scare Off 2022 Challenger? Dallas Morning News, Renee Cross, Jan. 13, 2021

4th Race & Social Justice Panel Discussion, UH Today, Hobby School, Jan. 12, 1010

3 UH Profs Sign Letter Demanding Donald Trumps Removal From Office, The Daily Cougar, Pablo Pinto, Jan. 7, 2020

2 Texas House Bills Look To Curb Natural Gas Flaring, Houston Public Media, Pablo Pinto, Jan. 6, 2020

In ‘Remarkable Shift,’ Four Out Of Five Texans Say Climate Change Is Real. Now What? Star-Telegram, UH, Jan. 4, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz, Other Texas Republicans Take Center State In Trump’s Election-Defying Fight, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Jan. 5, 2021

 

2020 

Attitudes In Texas Are Warming Up To Climate Change, Study Reveals, StudyFinds.com, Pablo Pinto, Dec. 29, 2020

Updated Report Finds Upstream Job Loss Worse Than Believed, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Hobby School, Dec. 20, 2020 (Subscription)

Houston’s Most Famous Pollster Reflects On Five Decades Of State Politics, As His Career Winds Down, Texas Monthly, Hobby School, Dec. 20, 2020

Texas Is A Hub Of Hyper-Partisanship As American Politics Grow Ever-More Divisive, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Dec. 18, 2020

Ten Local Stories That Got Overshadowed, The Austin Chronicle, Kirk Watson, Dec. 18, 2020

Attitudes About Climate Change Are Shifting, Even In Texas, Science Daily, Eureka Alert, Hobby School, Dec. 15, 2020

Ex-Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel Elected Chair of Harris County Republican Party, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Dec. 16, 2002

New Research From UH Energy And The Hobby School Of Public Affairs, UH Today, Hobby School, Dec 15, 2020

For Child Care Providers In Austin, City Relief Couldn’t Come Soon Enough, Austin Monitor, Hobby School, Dec. 1, 2020

Racial, Partisan Divisions Over COVID-19 Revealed In Survey Of Texans’ Top Concerns, Dallas Morning News, Hobby School, Dec. 1, 2020

Record Turnout Helped Texas Republicans, So Why Are They Still Pushing To Make It Harder To Vote? Texas Monthly, Renée Cross, Nov. 23, 2020

Austin at Large: New Voters For a New Texas? Austin Chronicle, Kirk Watson, Nov. 12, 2002

US Job Numbers Up For OFS And Equipment Industry, But Outlook Remains Unclear, Journal of Petroleum Technology, Hobby School, Nov. 11, 2020

Democrats Didn’t Get A Blue Wave, But Some Of The Fastest-Growing Suburbs In Texas Are Still Moving To The Left, Texas Tribune, Salon, KERA News, KEYE TV CBS Austin, Renee Cross, Nov. 11, 2020

U.S. OFS Sector Records Two Consecutive Months Of Job Gains, But Future Still Uncertain, Natural Gas Intelligence, Hobby School, Nov. 9, 2020

Is the Worst Over for OFS Job Losses? Rigzone.com, Hobby School, Nov. 9, 2020

PESA reports U.S. oil and gas job growth in October, World Oil Magazine, Hobby School, Nov. 9, 2020

¿Por Que No Se Conocio El Resultado De Las Elecciones El Martes 3 De Noviembre? (Why Is The Result Of The Election Not Known On Tuesday, Nov. 3?) Univision KXLN 45, Pablo Pinto, Nov. 9, 2020

Democrats Hoped High Turnout Would Usher In A Blue Wave Across Texas. It Didn’t. KWTX 10, Renee Cross, Nov. 5, 2020

Answering the Call, University of Houston (pp 44-47), Kirk Watson, Nov. 5, 2020

Opinion: Texas Voters Sent A Message - They Are Engaged And The Legislature Should Focus On What They Share, Houston Chronicle, Kirk Watson, Nov. 4, 2020

Opinion: Texans Showed Civic Energy; Leaders Should Embrace It, Austin American Statesman, Kirk Watson, Nov. 4, 2020

Three Keys To Understanding Republicans’ Rout In The Texas House, Houston Chronicle, Renee Cross, Nov. 5. 2020

Democrats Hoped High Turnout Would Usher In A Blue Wave Across Texas. It Didn’t, Texas Tribune, Renee Cross, Nov. 4, 2020

Hobby School, College of Medicine Collaborate For Vote Safe 2020, Daily Cougar, Hobby School, Nov. 2, 2020

Texas Voter Turnout Skyrockets As Democrats Aim to Flip State Blue for First Time in 44 Years, Newsweek, UH (Hobby School), Nov. 2, 2020

Trump’s Latino Supporters, A Vocal Minority, See Him As A ‘Superman’San Antonio Express News, Renée Cross, Nov. 1, 2020

It’s Popular Now To Go Vote’: Young Texans Are Voting In Record Numbers, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Nov. 1, 2020

New Poll Finds Voters Want It To Be Easier to Vote in Texas, Reform Austin, Hobby School, Nov. 1, 2020

Experts Wonder Who Is Left To Vote On Election Day After Record Early Turnout, Laredo Morning Times, Renée Cross, Nov. 1, 2020

Experts Wonder Who Is Left To Vote On Election Day After Record Early Turnout, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Nov. 1, 2020

‘Its Popular Now To Go Vote’: Young Texans Are Voting In Record Numbers, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Oct. 31, 2020

Election américaine: Donald Trump à la conquête de <<suburbia>> (American election: Donald Trump to conquer "suburbia"), Le Monde France, Renée Cross, Oct. 30, 2020

Politics: Election 2020, Why Does Biden Suddenly Have A Shot In Texas? A Lot Of It Has To Do With Real Estate. Houston Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2020

Most Texas Voters Favor Some Voting Reforms – But They Don’t Agree On What Kinds, Houston Public Media, Hobby School, Oct. 31, 2020

With Days Left In The Race, Senate Hopeful MJ Heger Appeals To Disenchanted Texas Republicans, Dallas Observer, Hobby School, Oct. 30, 2020

Race For Texas Railroad Commission Heats Up, Dallas Morning News, Hobby School, Oct. 30, 2020 (Paywall)

Presidential Polls Diverge Widely In Texas. Who's Right? Who Knows? High Plains Public Radio, KERA News, Hobby School, Oct. 29, 2020

Downtown Austin Alliance CEO Worries About Small Businesses Entering the Eighth Month Of Pandemic, Austin Business Journal, Hobby School, Oct. 29, 2020

Can Democrats Turn Texas Blue? Early Voting Surge Fuels Hopes As Local GOP Is ‘Almost In Crisis Mode’ Fortune, Renée Cross, Oct. 29, 2020

POLITICS: Most Texas Voters Favor Some Voting Reforms — But They Don’t Agree On What Kinds, Houston Public Media, Hobby School, Oct. 29, 2002

66% of Texans Say State Should Expand Online Voter Registration, Poll Shows, Houston Chronicle, UH/Hobby School, Oct. 28, 2020

President Donald Trump Ahead Of Joe Biden By 5 Points In Texas: Poll, Outlook India, Renée Cross, Oct. 28, 2020

Democrats Dream Of Flipping Texas With Early Vote Exploding, Bloomberg News, Renee Cross, Oct. 29, 2020

The U.S. Election, El Economista TV, Pablo Pinto, Oct. 28, 2020 (Spanish)

Research News: Trump, Cornyn Lead Texas In Latest Hobby School Election Poll, University of Houston, Hobby School, Oct. 28, 2020

As Democrats Dream Of A Blue Texas, Tight House Race Will Give A Glimpse Of How Far They’ve Come, CNBC, Renée Cross, Oct. 28, 2020

Early Voting Spells Trouble For Republicans. Here’s Why. Washington Monthly, Renee Cross, Richard Murray, Oct. 27, 2020

Election 2020: 2 Texas Polls Split On Statewide Support For Trump, Biden, Houston Public Media, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Michael Bloomberg To Spend $15 Million On TV Ads For Biden In Texas And Ohio After Seeing Tight Polling, Texas Tribune, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Michael Bloomberg To Spend $15 Million On TV Ads For Biden In Texas And Ohio After Seeing Tight Polling, KPRC 2 NBC, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Fault Lines: Why The GOP Hold On Texas Is Loosening, CNN, Renee Cross, Richard Murray, Oct. 27, 2020

Poll Suggests Donald Trump Likely Winner In Texas; Leads Biden By 5 Points, Hindustan Times, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump Ahead Of Joe Biden By 5 Points In Texas: Poll, The Hawk-India, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

News Polls Show Race For President May Be Surprisingly Close In Texas, FOX 4 KDFW, Hobby School/UH, Oct. 27, 2020

Trump Ahead Of Biden By 5 Points In Texas: Poll, ETV BHARAT, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Early Turnout Is Huge. What Does That Mean For Biden’s Chances? Rolling Stone, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump Ahead Of Joe Biden By 5 Points In Texas: Poll, PTI News, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Why Texas Republicans’ Hold On The State Is Loosening, The Union Journal, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

US Election 2020: President Donald Trump Ahead Of Joe Biden By 5 Points In Texas: Poll, MoneyControl, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

US Elections 2020: Poll Says President Trump Ahead Of Joe Biden By 5 Points In Texas, One India, Hobby School, Oct. 27, 2020

Who’s Really Winning Texas? KHOU CBS 11, Hobby School/UH, Oct. 27, 2020

‘It’s Now Or Never.’ Democrats Pour Over $55 Million Into Newly Competitive Texas, Houston Chronicle, Kirk Watson, Oct. 26, 2020

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has Helped Roughly 4.4M People Register To Vote, FOX Business, Hobby School/UH, Oct. 26, 2020

Vote Texas: Michael Bloomberg To Spend $15 Million On TV Ads For Biden In Texas And Ohio After Seeing Tight Polling, KVUE 24 ABC, Hobby School/UHOct. 26, 2020

John Cornyn’s 2020 Opponent Turning His 2016 Supreme Court Quotes Against Him, Raising Cash From It, Newsweek, Hobby School/UH, Oct. 26, 2020

Trump, Cornyn Lead Texas In Latest Hobby School Election Poll, Mirage News. Hobby School, Oct. 26, 2020

A Tale Of Two Polls: Who’s Really Winning Texas? 12 News, Hobby School, Oct. 26, 2020

Elections: As Polls Show It’s A Horse Race Here, Kamala Harris Plans Texas Visit, RA News, Hobby School, Oct. 26, 2020

Local Party Leaders Aren’t Wasting Time Watching Exit Polls, Still Hunting For More Voters, KCEN TV 6, Hobby School/UH, Oct. 26, 2020

In Texas’ 7th Congressional District, Fletcher Shrugs Off Hunt’s Late Fundraising Surge, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Oct. 23, 2020

Workforce Retraining For A Few Hundred Austinites May Be In The Pipeline, Austin Business Journal, Hobby School, Oct. 22, 2020

Is It Too Late For Political Attack Ads To Make A Difference – Probably Not, RA News, Renée Cross, Oct. 21, 2020

Poll Question: Does Early Voting Hurt Republicans? NewsRadio 740 KTRH | Houston’s Morning News, Renée Cross, Oct. 20, 2020

Rep. Babin’s Challenger Breaks Racial Barrier, Beaumont Enterprise, Hobby School, Oct. 20, 2020 (Paywall)

Texas Early Voting Leads Record-Setting Trend Nationwide, KFI AM 640, Renee Cross, Oct. 20, 2020

In ‘Uncharted Waters’ Of Competitive Texas Politics, Can The Polls Keep Up?, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Oct. 20, 2020

Texas Is The Most Intriguiing Political State In the Country This Fall, Washington Post, Renée Cross, Oct. 18, 2020

Austin Unemployment Rate Heads Upward Again, Austin Business Journal, Hobby School, Oct. 16, 2020

Austin Approves $1.5M For Businesses Facing Immediate Closure; SAVES Funding To Be Used For Long Term Solutions, Austin Business Journal, Hobby School, Oct. 16, 2020

Hobby School, HPM Sponsor Candidate Forums, Mirage News, Hobby School, Oct. 15, 2020,

Record Numbers Turn Out For Early Voting, Houston Public Media, Renée Cross, Oct. 15, 2020

Grants Roundup: Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics & Leadership at the Hobby School, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Oct. 15, 2020 

‘You Feel The Racial Tension’: Meet The First Black Candidate In An 84% White Texas District, Houston Chronicle, Renée Cross, Oct. 14, 2020

Pay Attention To State Races, They Will Determine What Life Will Be Like In Texas, Dallas Morning News, Kirk Watson, Oct. 11, 2020

Analysis: How Did John Cornyn MJ Hegar Stack UP During The Debate? KXAN, State of Texas, Kirk Watson, Oct. 10, 2020

Friday’s Senate Debate A Chance For Cornyn And Hegar To Reintroduce Themselves To Voters, Texas Standard, Renée Cross, Oct. 9, 2020

How COVID changed Everything For Houston’s 2020 Political Campaigns And Candidates, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 9, 2020

Women Report More COVID-Related Anxiety Than Men UH Study Finds, Laredo Morning Times, Sunny Wong, Oct. 9, 2020

Latinx Voters Could Determine Election Outcome In Texas, RA News, Renée Cross, Oct. 7. 2020

Editorial: We Recommend Teneshia Hudspeth for Harris County Clerk, Houston Chronicle, Hobby School, Oct. 7, 2020

Grammy Winners Urge Austin Leaders To Find More Money For Music Venues, Austin American Statesman, Hobby School, Oct. 7, 2020

Houstonians Report Mounting Mental Health Toll From COVID-19, Survey Finds, Houston Public Media, Pablo Pinto, Oct. 7, 2020

Democrats Raise Big Cash In Push To Take Texas House But GOB Candidates Also Ramping Up, Dallas Morning News, Reneé Cross, Oct. 7, 2020

Stressed, Anxious And Worried About Money: Life During Pandemic, Mirage News, Hobby School, Oct. 7, 2020 

COVID-19 Stress Has Greater Impact On Women Than Men, UH Study Finds, MySanAntonio.com, Hobby School, Oct. 6, 2020

Wednesday's Houston Matters: Monitoring Air Pollution During Storms, and the week in politics, Houston Public Media, 9/23/2020

State's top policy researchers to collaborate on Texas Blueprint for Urban Policy, Texas LBJ School, 9/22/2020

Who will help the hospitality industry? And who else has closed?, The Austin Chronicle, 9/16/2020

Houston bars are doing their best to survive the pandemic- but not all of them will, Houston Public Media, 9/11/2020

Planned parenthood group endorses Sarah Davis, rebuffing activists' push to support her Dem opponent, Houston Chronicle, 9/3/2020

Wednesday's Houston Matters: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Mail-in balloting in court and other political developments, and letter writing resurgence, Houston Public Media, 9/2/2020

Three years after Harvey, Houston's home repair program continues to lag. Who to blame?, Houston Chronicle, 8/29/2020

Latest Texas polling shows Trump ahead, contentious congressional races, The Texans, 8/26/2020

Opinion: We asked Houstonians about Harvey and they have not forgotten the hurricane's lessons, Houston Chronicle, 8/23/2020

Kamala Harris could prove helpful to Joe Biden in Texas, RA News, 8/18/2020

UH study: Hispanic businesses in Houston struggling during pandemic, KHOU 11, 8/15/2020

What 5 Texas political science and policyl experts are reading now, RA News, 8/14/2020

A Bernie democrat will win againtry to flip Texas 10th District, Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/13/2020

Houston's Hispanic businesses  disproportionately affected by pandemic, UH survey shows, Houston Public Media, 8/12/20

Homeschooling in a pandemic, the week in politics, and making Houston prettier, Houston Public Media 8/12/2020

Covid-19 impact: Job cuts in US oil field services sector accelerate, Offshor Technology, 8/11/2020

Houston's hispanic businesses are being hit particularly hard by COVID, survey shows, Houston Chronicle, 8/11/2020

Job losses climb in oilfield services, Rigzone, 8/11/2020

Texas independent music venues fight for survival with new legislations, CultureMap Dallas, 8/10/2020

Oil, gas, and mining industries shed jobs again in July, Forbes, 8/10/2020

Texas independent music venues fight for survival with new legislation, CultureMap Fort Worth, 8/6/2020

Wednesday's Houston Matters: School district hearing, political roundup, and quarantine mental health, Houston Public Media, 7/22/2020

Event designer Bobby Garza in Austin, in a pandemic: I'm mentally preparing myself a lot of ramen in the future', Billboard, 7/21/2020

Campus to computers: Higher Ed can make the most of online innovations, Texas Public Policy Foundation, 7/20/2020

3 challenges faceing Harris County's election office leading up to the November election, Community Impact Report, 7/20/2020

City of Austin provides COVID-19 relief grant for childcare centers, Corridor News, 7/20/2020

Thursday's Houston Matters: Going back to school, and mask and politics, Houston Public Media, 7/16/2020

Senate and congressional runoff result sets the stage for November matchups, Texas Standard, 7/15/2020

Austin was destined to replace silicon valley. Then the pandamic hit, Maker Medium, 7/15/2020

Pecan Street Texas clean energy webinar July, 14, Pecan Street, 7/14/2020

Texas primary runoffs: Democratic enthusiasim fuels record turnout, Houston Chronicle, 7/13/2020

Forty percent of Texas renters unsure if they can make their next payment, Houston Chronicle, 7/13/2020

Report: New study predicts 90% of Austin's music venues could close by November, Live For Live Music, 7/13/2020 

Survey: Austin live music venues in serious danger of closure by fall, KVUE, 7/12/2020

Survey finds majority of Austin's live music venues could close for good, Texas Standard, 7/10/2020

More than 60% of Austin live music venues in danger of closing this year, survey finds, Austin Business Journal, 7/9/2020

Majority of Austin music venues say they won't last more than a few months, Fox 7 Austin, 7/8/2020

Nearly 94,000 OFS job losses tied to COVID-19, Rigzone, 7/8/2020

Survey predicts 90 percent of Austin live music venues to close by Halloween, Austin Monitor, 7/8/2020

Straight Talk Texas #16: A conversation with Kirk Watson, Texas 2036, 7/6/2020

Oilfield service job losses near 90,000 data shows, Midland Reporter-Telegram, 7/4/2020

Local officials fustrated as governors change rhetoric and send mixed messages on coronavirus, ABC News, MNS News, 6/30/2020

Bar owners weigh sales against staff safety, Food Manufacturing, 6/29/2020

Most Texas hairstylists rebuke Shelley Luther for breaking law, new poll shows, Dallas Observer, 6/29/2020

How Texas lost control of the virus, Bloomberg, 6/28/2020

Faced with little choice, Texas hair care professionals return to work, Houston Business Journal, 6/26/2020

Bar  owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces, The Washington Post, 6/26/2020

Barbars, hair stylist split on safety of reopening during the pandemic, Phys Org, 6/26/2020

The sun belt spikes could be a disater for Trump, The Alantic, 6/25/2020

Political Roundup: Are 20-Somethings Really To Blame For COVID-19 Spike?, Houston Public Media, 6/17/2020

No Joe: Energy industry worried about Biden victory, KTRH 740AM, 6/16/2020

Kirk Watson, former state senator becomes founding dean at UH Hobby School of Public Affairs, Fox 26 Houston, 6/14/2020

Kirk Watson of the University of Houston-Hobby School of Public Affairs, Eye on Houston, 6/13/2020

Texas oil, natural goas sector sees $30-59 WTI by next May, views Biden as biggest threat, Natural Gas Intel's Shale Daily, 6/12/2020

Texas oil and gas poll shows wariness of Biden, Rigzone, 6/12/2020

Survey: Some Texas oil and gas producers fear a Biden presidency, Houston Public Media, 6/11/2020

Black Lives Matter: Beginning of the end for white privilege?, Roundtable, 6/9/2020

A Texas showdown: How Biden could take the Lone Star State, US News, 6/9/2020 

McNeely: A Texas policy playbook for the pandemic, Longview News-Journal, 6/4/2020

Will President Trump get to nominate a third supreme court justice?, KPRC AM 950, 6/3/2020

Texas universities team up to create post-pandemic plan, Decibal, 6/2/2020

Will COVID-19 be the impetus for medicaid expansion in Texas, Reform Austin News, 5/29/2020

Texas Supreme Court rejects push to expand voting by mail during coronavirus, Community Impact Newspaper, 5/28/2020

9 ways to make the Texas econmy more resilient and equitable, Houston Public Media, 5/28/2020

Texas policy experts offer playbook for post-pandemic recovery, Spectrum News, 5/27/2020

'Without China, we're dead.' Houston entrepreneurs cringe as GOP escalates internationa clash, Houston Chronicle, 5/22/2020

Hobby School founding dean Kirk Watson introduced at Board of Regents meeting, The Cougar, 5/22/2020

Houston Matters: Policy changes to aid recovery, and voting during a pandemic, Houston Public Media, 5//22/2020

Texas unemployment rate hits worst on record at 12.8%, Texas Tribune, 5/22/2020

Political Roundup: Mixed messages from state and local leaders as more business open, Houston Public Media, 5/20/2020

Texas Matters: Post-COVID playbook for recovery, Texas Public Radio, 5/18/2020

New report looks at Texas economy's recovery post-COVID-19, Fox 7 Austin, 5/18/2020

How Texas can improve its chances for post-pandemic economic recovery, The Dallas Morning News, 5/18/2020

Texas policy expert issue playbook for post coronavirus recovery, Fox 7 Austin, 5/13/2020

Texas policy experts offer playbook for post-pandemic recovery, UT News, 5/13/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Policy experts lay out post-pandemic recovery plan, Texas Tribune, 5/13/2020

A road map foa a post-pandemic Texas, Texas Standard, 5/13/2020

Survey: Harris County poll workers willing to show up amid pandemic, voters' reaction mixed, Houston Chronicle, 5/9/2020

Salon owner released in orders of Texas Supreme Court after Gov. Greg Abbott forbids putting coronavirus scofflaws in jail, The Dallas Morning News, 5/7/2020

Kirk Watson still plays a key role in the state's coronavius policy, even though he's left the Texas Senate, Houston Public Media, 5/4/2020

State Sen. Kirk Watson headed to University of Houston, KVUE, 4/30/2020

Carnage in the way: More than 200,00 job losses projected for Houston, Mortgage Professional America, 4/30/2020

Texas Restaurant Association president: Phased opening approach is responsible way forward, Community Impact Newspaper, 4/29/2020

Political Roundup: Gradually reopening Texas businesses, Houston Public Media, 4/29/2020

With little certainty and a lot of hope, Texas restaurants and retailers navigate new rules as they prepare to reopen, Texas Tribune, 4/29/2020

Coronavirus pandemic forces many small business to close for good, Newsweek, 2/28/2020

Pese a la autorizacion de reabrir, que restricciones se mantendran para los restaurantes en Texas?, Univision Houston, 4/27/2020

Some Austin business reluctant to open despite new order allowing them to, CBS Austin, 4/27/2020

Roughly 19% of Texas restaurants in Texas closed permanently in early weeks of coronavirus pandemic, study says, Dallas Business Journal, 4/27/2020

Nearly 20 percent of restaurants, bars permanently closed as others struggle during coronavirus lockdown, The Texan, 4/27/2020

Opinion: Watson has been a true champion for mental health, Austin American-Statesman, 4/27/2020

Roughly 19% of Texas restaurants in Texas closed permanently in early weeks of coronavirus pandemic, study says, Houston Business Journal, 4/27/2020

Houston's struggling restaurants preparing for 'new normal' with post pandemic reopening, KPRC, 4/25/2020

How restaurants are handling the COVID-19 shutdown, Covering Katy News, 4/24/2020 

East End restaurants rally as new impact UH study reveals statewide impact of coronavirus, KHOU 11, 4/24/2020

Dine-In shutdown crippling Texas restaurants, survey finds, Houston Public Media, 4/24/2020

Senator Kirk Watson talks reopening the Texas economy and his impending retirement from politics, The Texas Tribune, 4/22/2020

Tariffs on Chinese imports have taken a toll on Houston, Mirage News, 4/23/2020

Political Roundup: Emergency Medicine in a pandemic, and Fort Bend Judge KP George, Houston Public Media, 4/21/2020

Watson: Texas' coronavirus recovery demands immediate boldness, Austin American-Statesman, 4/12/2020

Political Roundup: Paying for the economic stimulus measures, Houston Public Media, 4/8/2020

Political Roundup: Response to COVID-19, And Biden Pulling Away in Delegate Race, Houston Public Media, 3/18/2020

Gov. Abbott postpones special election for Kirk Watson's seat, Everything Lubbock, 3/16/2020

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez announces run for Texas Senate seat, KXAN, 3/7/2020

County officials to discuss possible Eckhardt resignationat Tuesday meeting, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, 3/6/2020

Royce West faces an uphill battle, but not impossible, battle against MJ Hegar, KUT90.5, 3/6/2020

Primary Results: Biden wins Texas; Van Duyne, Granger hold leads in GOP house races, KERA News, 3/4/2020

A Progressive for the Lone Star State, The American Prospect, 3/3/2020

It's election day in Houston. Here are 5 things to watch, Houston Chronicle, 3/3/2020

They voted early for Buttigieg and Klobuchar in Texas. Now some feel they threw their votes away., The Eagle, 3/2/2020

Casar takes first step in bid to replace state Sen. Watson, Austin American-Statesman, 3/2/2020

Texas to have its say on pivotal Super Tuesday, Austin American-Statesman, 3/2/2020

Local Democratic Party leaders: West Texans will rally behind nominee, Midland Reporter-Telegram, 3/1/2020

Texas voters still comparing candidates amid shrinking field, Austin American-Statesman, 3/1/2020

'Not over yet': Biden-Sanders on Super Tuesday collision course as biggest trove of delegates awaits, USA Today, 3/1/2020

5 Things to watch for in Super Tuesday's vote, Newsday, 3/1/2020

Bloomberg is banking on delegate haul in Super Tuesday votes, Newsday, 2/29/2020

In Houston, job losses would kill support for Green New Deal, poll shows, Houston Chronicle, 2/28/2020

Democrats trying to gain swing House seats in Texas stare down possible Bernie Sanders nomination, CNBC, 2/28/2020

Warren, Castro hold town hall in San Antonio ahead of Super Tuesday, Austin American-Statesman, 2/27/2020

Austin donors favor Bernie Sanders. In Houston, it's Joe Biden, Houston Chronicle, 2/27/2020

Democratic front-runners in virtual tie with Texas voters ahead of primary, poll shows, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, 2/26/2020

In Texas, most Black voters so far are backing Biden, The Texas Signal, 2/26/2020

With an unusually large Democratic field on Super Tuesday, delegate cutoff looms large for some presidential candidates in Texas, The Texas Tribune, 2/25/2020

Presidential candidates visit Texas, stumping for votes, abc 13 Eyewitness News, 2/25/2020

Poll: Democratic Senate Candidates still mostly unknown in the race to take on John Cornyn, KUT 90.5, 2/25/2020

Poll: Democratic Challenger to John Cornyn Still Largely Unknown to Texas Voters, Sacurrent, 2/25/2020

Poll: Hegar way out front in crowded Democratic Senate field, Austin American-Statesman, 2/25/2020

MJ Hegar ahead, Royce West a distant second in poll on Texas Democratic Senate primary, The Dallas Morning News, 2/25/2020

Survey: Texas Primary may be the end for Bloomberg's campaign, KLVI AM 560, 2/25/2020 

How Democratic presidential candidates are trying to win Latino votes in Texas, San Antonio Express News, 2/25/2020

Bloomberg campaign again criticized for social media tactics - as it happens, The Guardian, 2/24/2020

Sanders, Biden tied and turnout news for February 24, TXElects, 2/24/2020

Some presidential hopefuls are visiting Texas before Super Tuesday, Reform Austin, 2/24/2020

Campaign 2020 live updates: Tight race in Texas between Biden and Sanders, new poll shows, The Washington Post, 2/24/2020

UH Poll: Biden, Sanders virtually tied in Texas, Houston Public Media, 2/24/2020

Poll: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden neck and neck in Texas, BreitBart, 2/24/2020

Moderate Democrats, Texas Republicans condemn Bernie Sanders' praise for Castro program, The Dallas Morning News, 2/24/2020

Poll: Texas could be Bloomberg's Waterloo, Austin American-Statesman, 2/24/2020

Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren, The Hill, 2/24/2020

Sanders and Biden deadlocked in Texas a week ahead of Super Tuesday, new poll says, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, 2/24/2020

Bad blood? Texas Democratic Senate hopefuls MJ Hegar, Cristina Tzintzum Ramirez ratchet up criticisims, The Dallas Morning News, 2/23/2020

Kirk Watson Leaving Texas Senate for University of Houston, Texas Standard, 2/21/2020

Kirk Watson resigns from Texas Senate, The Austin Chronicle, 2/21/2020

First day of early voting sees turnout spike, Houston Chronicle, 2/19/2020

Five minutes with the new dean of the UH public policy school, Houston Business Journal, 2/19/2020

Kirk Watson to resign from Texas Senate for job in academia, Austin American-Statesman, 2/18/2020

Austin Democrat Kirk Watson resigning from Texas Senate to take higher-education job, The Dallas Morning News, 2/18/2020

State Sen. Kirk Watson to resign from senate and become Hobby School founding dean, The Cougar, 2/18/2020

State Sen. Kirk Watson to resign, become University of Houston's first dean of public affairs, The Texans, 2/18/2020

State Sen. Kirk Watson to retire from Texas Senate, The Texas Tribune, 2/18/2020

Experts say Kim Ogg has edge in DA's race, even with pressure from the left, Houston Chronicle, 2/14/2020

Houston Zoo had $242M economic impact in 2018, new study reveals, Community Impact Newspaper, 2/13/2020

Concerns about Sanders' socialism, Trump impeachment trial winners, church shooting drills, lawsuit over Dallas park plan, The Dallas Morning News, 2/11/2020

Prepping for the primaries, The weeks in politics, and Houston's Classic Restaurants, Houston Public Media, 2/5/2020

Gates staves off Markowitz in 'bellwether' Fort Bend runoff; Eastman beats LaRotta, Houston Chronicle, 1/28/2020

Breaking down recent developments in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Fox 26 Houston, 1/27/2020

Another Democratic Debate And Impeachment Managers Named, Houston Public Media, 1/15/2020

Buying Lottery Tickets Just Got More Convenient. Maybe Too Convenient., Pew Charitable Trusts (blog), 1/10/2020

2019

5 Things to watch in Texas politics in 2020, The Dallas Morning News, 12/31/19

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff, Houston Chronicle, 12/15/19

Self-funded candidates achieve mixed results in Houston area, Houston Chronicle, 12/5/19

As early voting begins, Sylvester Turner-Tony Buzbee mayoral runoff much quieter than first round, Houston Chronicle, 11/26/19

Deal with Dollar General revives concerns Texas Lottery is targeting low-income players, Houston Chronicle, 11/8/19

Texas Standard for November 6, 2019, Texas Standard, 11/6/19

Turner, Buzbee headed for December runoff in Houston mayoral race, Houston Chronicle, 11/6/19

The Crowded Houston Mayoral Race Has Shaken Up Traditional Bayou City Politics, Texas Monthly, 11/4/19

How Do Voters Know If A City Controller Is Doing A Good Job?, Houston Public Media, 11/4/19

Houston mayor's race: crime, flooding, Trump are all issues, Washington Post, 11/2/19

Houston mayor's race barrels toward Election Day with rowdy first week of early voting, Houston Chronicle, 10/27/19

UH Hobby School pool finds Turner leading mayoral race; flooding big issue, NewsRadio 740 KTRH, 10/21/19

Turner Pulls Further Ahead of Rivals, Uh Hobby Poll Shows, Houston Public Media, 10/21/19

Turner ahead in New Poll as Early Voting Begins, Texas Election Source, 10/20/19

New Poll from UH Hobby School shows Turner with a strong lead in Houston's mayoral race, Fox 26 Houston, 10/20/19

Houston Newsmakers: Latest survey shows Houston mayor with significant advantage, Houston Newsmakers-KPRC, 10/20/19

Sylvester Turner could win Houston mayor's race without runoff, UH poll finds, Houston Chronicle, 10/20/19

Houston mayoral foes debate city finances, drainage fee, airport intern, Houston Chronicle, 10/8/19

Buzbee widens financial edge over Turner, ups campaign spending to $10M, Houston Chronicle, 10/7/19

Full Show: The Week in Politics, And Howie Mandel, Houston Public Media, 9/18/19

Foes claim crime is up; stats say not so, Houston Chronicle, 9/15/19

'Texodus": Why the Lone Star State might turn blue for real this time, The Christian Science Monitor, 9/12/19

Democratic Debate Highlights Texas Polential Status As 2020 Swing State, Houston Public Media, 9/12/19

Elizabeth Warren assails 'corruption,' promises change as Democrats swarm to Texas, Dallas Morning News, 9/10/19

Texas is Changing-Quickly, The Atlantic, 9/6/19

Turner touts union backing after AFL-CIO declines to endorse in mayor's race, Houston Chronicle, 9/5/19

Why Republicans Should Ditch The Electoral College, The National Memo, 8/20/19

How Growing, Diverse Cities Could Force A New Republican Strategy In Texas, Texas Standard, 8/15/19

Political Roundup:  Immigrants And Benefits, And Another Challenger For Cornyn, Houston Public Media, 8/14/19

Houston area voters will have $3.5 billion decision about future of transit on November ballot, Houston Chronicle, 8/13/19

Texas' big cities may tip America's balance of power in the years ahead, CNN, 8/13/19

'Take Texas seriously': GOP anxiety spikes after retirements, Democratic gains, The Washington Post, 8/2/19

Is Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's first scandal almost over or just beginning?, Dallas Morning News, 7/31/19

Political Roundup: News Bills Becoming Law, and Joint Primary Voting, Houston Public Media, 7/12/19

Pinto: Electoralmente, el ataque a China ayuda a Trump, El Economista, 7/11/19

Democrats put Texas in focus, as Houston named as debate site, Statesman, 7/10/19

Political Roundup: Presidential Debate Headed To Houston, And Remembering Ross Perot, Houston Public Media, 7/10/19

Will Texas turn blue in 2020 or simply become more deeply divided?, TribTalk, 7/8/19

No More Business As Usual For Oil and Gas Companies, Forbes, 6/28/19

Political Roundup: New Bills Becoming Law, And Joint Primary Voting, Houston Public Media, 6/12/19

Funding increases will go toward new Law Center, College Medicine, The Cougar, 6/10/19

Dwight Boykins officially files to campaign for mayoral seat, KPRC, 6/5/19

How'd the 86th Texas Legislature do? [Analysis], Houston Chronicle, 6/3/19

Survey Reveals Texan's Opinions On How To Fund Public Schools, As Legislative Session Nears Close, Houston Public Media, 5/21/19

Political Roundup: Generational Differences Among Texas Voters, And China Trade War's Affect on Houston, Houston Matters, 5/21/19

Political Roundup: Judge Rules Prop B. Unconstitutional, and Texas Poised To Raise The Legal Smoking Age, Houston Matters, 5/17/19

Texans Support Property Tax Caps, Some More Than Others, Texas Tribune, 5/13/19

Most Texans don't want to pay higher sales tax, Dallas News, 5/7/19

Texas can look to California about school funds, taxes, Houston Chronicle, 4/25/19

New Polling Project To Gauge How Houstonians Feel About Immigration Policies, Houston Public Media, 4/19/19

Political Roundup: Property Tax Reform, And Candidates Release Their Tax Returns, Houston Matters, 4/17/19

80 percent of Texans say more state funds should go to schools, AP News, 4/15/19

80 percent of Texans say more state funds should go to schools, Houston Chronicle, 4/15/19

80 percent of Texans say more state funds should go to schools, My San Antonio, 4/15/19

How's the proposed 1-cent rise in Texas sales tax sitting with you?, Dallas News, 4/15/19

UH Hobby School: Raise Sin Taxes To Pay For Public Schools, Houston Public Media, 4/15/19

Texans want better K-12 education. This is how they're willing to pay for it. [Opinion], Houston Chronicle, 4/14/19

Ranked-choice voting is a better system for Houston [Opinion], Houston Chronicle, 4/2/19

Political Roundup: Firefighter Layoffs, And The DNC Passes on Houston, Houston Public Media, 3/16/19

Political Roundup: State Of The Union Analysis And Gov. Abbott's Emergency Items, Houston Public Media, 2/6/19

Winners and losers: When Texas House's powerful committee slots were assigned, who came out on top?, Dallas News, 1/26/19

Political Roundup: Shutdown Makes History, and AG Nominee Faces Questions, Houston Public Media, 1/16/19

Will 'kinder, gentler' Legislature be able to deliver on goal to curb Texas school property taxes?, Dallas News, 1/6/19

2018

Diversity, Fund Raising Ability, Hotels Can Help Houston's Bid For 2020 Democratic Convention, Houston Public Media, 12/14/18

Political Roundup: Special Election Results, And Battling Over A Shutdown, Houston Public Media, 12/12/18

'Read My Lips': Remembering The Bush Economy, Houston Public Media, 12/7/18

Hispanic business leaders say companies need to catch up to Houston's demographics or miss out, Houston Chonicle, 12/6/18

George H.W. Bush's Life Embodiment of Texas Spirit, U.S. News, 12/2/18

Growing up in America, Children at Risk, 11/12/18

Hurricane Harvey flood victims say friends, family more important than government aid, survey finds, Houston Chronicle, 11/12/18

Post-Election Analysis, And Houston's Best Vegetarian And Vegan Food, Houston Public Media, 11/7/18

Culberson, Fletcher Neck And Neck in Final Days of Campaign, Houston Public Media, 11/1/18

Lawrence Wright, "God Save Texas", Red, White, Blue-Houston Public Media, 10/26/18

Texas' largest counties have nearly doubled voter turnout so far compared to 2014, The Texas Tribune, 10/26/18

Texas see huge turnout on first day of early voting, The Texas Tribune,  10/22/18

Parties misjudge Latino vote power, Houston Chronicle, 10/14/18

Why Texas Routinely Ranks Near The Bottom For State Voter Turnout, Houston Public Media, 10/8/18

Why don't more Texans vote?, Houston Chronicle, 10/5/18

Hobby School Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Harvey, GuidryNews, 10/3/18

Sunday's Cruz-O'Rourke Debate at UH Postponed, Houston Public Media, 9/28/18

Preview of Cruz-O'Rourke Debate, Houston Public Media, 9/21/18

Why are poll results so different for Cruz/O'Rourke race?, Khou, 9/19/18

Is Houston Ready For Another Harvey?, Houston Public Media, 9/7/18

Harvey Victims Will Be Watching Saturday's Harris County Flood Bond Vote, ABC 13, 8/24/18

Developers, engineers fund pro-flood bond campaign, Houston Chronicle, 8/21/18

A year after Harvey, residents need to help themselves by voting, Houston Chronicle, 8/16/18

Officials expect early voting on flood bond to pick up as election day nears, Houston Chronicle, 8/13/18

Houstonians are pragmatic about bond vote: Just do it!, Houston Chronicle, 8/8/18

There's strong support for Harris County flood bond, survey finds, KPRC, 8/7/18

As early voting begins, survey finds most Harris County voters support flood-mitigation bond, Houston Business Journal, 8/7/18

County reveals projects in $2.5B flood bond, Houston Chronicle, 8/6/18

Solid Majority Favors Proposed Harvey Flood Bond, UH Survey Finds, Houston Public Media, 8/6/18

Poll: Majority of Harris County residents will vote in favor of $2.5B flooding bond, Khou, 8/6/18

Majority of Harris County voters will support $2.5 billion flood bond, UH study finds, Houston Chronicle, 8/6/18

Public Involvement is Key in Combating Human Trafficking, Experts Agree During UH Law Center Panel Discussion, UH Law Center Newsletter, 4/18/18

Lost in translation: Engaging Latino voters is a challenge, Houston Chronicle, 4/15/18

In Egypt, the opposition is calling for a boycott of this month's election. Will it work?, The Washington Post, 3/12/18

Texas: GOP stays right, Democrats edge left, Southern Political Report, 3/12/18

Psst. FYI: In Texas primary, the 'red riot' eclipsed the 'blue wave', Dallas News, 3/7/18 

Record number of Latinos fill ballot in Houston, Houston Chronicle, 3/1/18

Hobby School Survey Details Houston's Harvey Experience, Houston Public Media, 2/23/18

Here's what post-Harvey policies, solutions Houston residents support most, Community Impact Newspaper, 2/21/18

Travel alert worries border business, Houston Chronicle, 2/19/18

Flood Control Bond Could Prove Tough Sell For Harris County Voters, Survey Says, Houston Public Media, 2/12/18

Survey: Residents wants improvements post-Harvey, but not a tax increase, Khou, 2/12/18

Hobby School study gathers new data on impact of Harvey, The Cougar, 2/12/18

UH Studys shows Hurricane Harvey's effect on Houston, Click 2 Houston, 2/12/18

After Harvey, slight majority still opposes more taxes fir flood control projects, survey says, Houston Chronicle, 2/12/18

Facebook helps users register to vote, The Cougar, 2/7/18

Running for governor, Andrew White steps back into his father's shadow, My Statesmen, 2/1/18

Consider the tradeoffs when raising minimum wage, Houston Chronicle, 1/10/18