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Stories with person: Joe Straus
  • Patrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:46 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied.

  • Texas may be tea party heaven, but activists aren't happy story has photos
    Updated: Jun-21-15 10:53 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas can sometimes feel like tea party heaven - the land of Ted Cruz, where the Legislature is packed with hard-right devotees and the governor himself heeds fringe fears about possible federal plots to seize the state.