About Us

The Texan, a statewide political news organization, was founded in 2019 by former state Senator Konni Burton and is based in Austin, Texas. Dedicated to providing readers with fact-based news regarding issues, policies, elected officials, and campaigns, The Texan is the alternative to the narratives and spin that are so pervasive in news media today.

Seven out of ten Americans, when polled, believe the media knowingly spreads misinformation at least some of the time. The Texan is here to counter that misinformation and provide you with news you can trust.

The Texan provides straight news reporting so you can be an informed citizen.

  • We do not publish political opinion
  • We do not endorse candidates in any political elections
  • We do not have an editorial board to publish editorial opinion

The Texan does not exist to tell you what and how to think.

Other media outlets operate under non-profit or ad-based business models. While non-profits cater to the political bias of those who fund them, advertiser-based business models result in clickbait content that serves to sell more ads. Neither business model is focused on the readers themselves. 

The Texan has no advertisers and is not donor-funded. We rely on subscriptions, which means we are accountable to our readers and no one else. When you subscribe to The Texan, you receive quality content that prioritizes what is important to you and incentivizes us to focus on the interests of everyday Texans.

We also seek to embody the spirit of Texas in our reporting. We are one of the only outlets publishing content that tells the history of Texas and remembers important historical events that make us proud to be a Texan. 

In addition to our daily content, we continue to add features such as:

  • The Roundup — a weekly news podcast that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the most important stories in Texas by the reporters who cover them. 
  • Voices of Texas — exclusive video interviews with the people who influence politics and policy in Texas.
  • The Back Mic — a weekly, insider’s look into the Texas legislature and state campaigns.
  • The War Rooman unparalleled, comprehensive look into the most important campaigns in the primary and general elections.
  • Texas Partisan Index — a breakdown of partisan leanings of every county and each congressional, state House, state Senate, and State Board of Education district in Texas.

Our Team

Led by Founder and CEO Konni Burton, The Texan is comprised of an energetic and talented team who believe in the importance of delivering accurate information to the public without the agenda-driven narrative of legacy media.

The Texan’s committed reporters focus on the critical policy issues impacting Texans and their pocketbooks at the federal, state, and local levels.