Fresh off their filibuster anniversary, Texas Democrats are headed to Dallas to kick off their statewide convention. In Thursday’s Capital Tonight, we got a preview of the message they’re hoping to send and how they plan to use the GOP’s recently published platform as ammunition.


The surge in Central American immigrants continues to generate headlines, but it might also be changing the conversation about immigration as a whole. James Henson with the Texas Politics Project joined us to discuss that and more.


And Texas is known as a state that’s tough on crime, but many conservatives are working to make us smarter on crime as well. Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation joined us to explain their latest efforts and whether there’s common ground to be found with Democrats.