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Texas Observer - Top Stories

John Cornyn Bets Big on Trump

6 days ago

1,500 Nueces County Voters Were Wrongly Sent Letters Demanding Proof of ID

13 days ago

A Modest Proposal: Replace the Iowa Caucuses

22 days ago

What the GOP's Big Win in Fort Bend County Means for 2020

28 days ago

Controversial Anti-Abortion Activist Wants a Guarantee Her New Group Will be Eligible for Title X Funding Next Year

28 days ago

He May Not Be a Candidate, but Beto O'Rourke is Rebuilding His Texas Organizing Machine for 2020

1 month ago

In Southeast Lubbock Neighborhood, Residents are Fed Up With a Feedlot

7 hours ago

With Coal Plants Offline, the Air in Central and East Texas Has Cleared

12 days ago

It's Illegal to Take Drone Photos of Cattle Feedlots in Texas. Press Groups Say That Violates the First Amendment.

13 days ago

Six Texas Oil Refineries Are Among the Nation's Worst Benzene Polluters, Data Shows

20 days ago

Something in the Air

28 days ago

Bald Eagle Numbers on Lake Buchanan Hit a Record Low

26 days ago

In the Trump Era, Practicing Immigration Law is Like 'Swimming in Molasses'

1 day ago

Researcher Jeremy Slack on the Horrors that Await Immigrants Deported from the U.S.

21 days ago

17 Great Books on the Border to Read Instead of 'American Dirt'

1 month ago

ICE Quietly Lowers (Already Low) Standards at Some Immigrant Detention Facilities

1 month ago

'Life is a Fight': Scenes from a Migrant Tent Camp in Juárez

1 month ago

A Radical Proposal Calls for a Moratorium on Deportations

1 month ago

Texas Prisons Ban Greeting Cards, Expand Drug-Sniffing Dog Searches to Visitors

8 hours ago

Alec Karakatsanis on the 'Usual Cruelty' of the Criminal Justice System

16 days ago

Reform Candidates are Trying to Change the Definition of a 'Progressive Prosecutor' in Texas

19 days ago

Jail Deaths in Bexar County Highlight 'Callous' Care in Custody

1 month ago

A Solitary Condition

1 month ago

5 Texas Criminal Justice Stories to Watch in 2020

1 month ago

'Almost Akin to a Political Coup': Houston Teachers Fight Back Against State Takeover of HISD

22 days ago

The Creature of Martin Creek Lake Won't Die

22 days ago

The Cost of Carve-Outs

22 days ago

Texas Legislature Improves Suicide Prevention in Schools, but Makes Little Progress for Adults

22 days ago

Texas House Considers Free College For Students Experiencing Homelessness

22 days ago

'The Wolf is in the Henhouse'

22 days ago

ACLU Sues East Texas Towns Over 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' Ordinances

1 day ago

Medicare Covered Her Medication for a Decade. Now, She Could be Spending Thousands Each Month For Migraine Relief.

5 days ago

Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Funds for Texas While Excluding Planned Parenthood

1 month ago

In Texas, Thousands of Kids Lose Medicaid Coverage Each Month

1 month ago

Gabriel García Márquez and the (Comforting) Case for Embracing Failure

7 days ago

An Incendiary New Book Reveals How Politics in El Paso Are Rigged

27 days ago

How George Foreman Went From Champion Boxer to Evangelical Grillmaster

29 days ago

The Internet Broke Democracy. To Fix It, Design for Human Rights.

1 month ago

The 30 Best Texas Books of The Decade, from Amarillo to Utopia

2 months ago

'Cheer' Takes an Overlooked Sport Off the Sidelines

1 month ago

Governor Abbott's Campaign Against the Homeless Isn't Just Cruel—It's Dangerous

1 month ago

Why a Small Offense Shouldn't Have Life-Altering Consequence

2 months ago

Why I Started a Book Club in the Harris County Jail

2 months ago

A Chain Reaction

3 months ago

Having My Period in Prison Was Awful. In Texas, That May Finally Change.

3 months ago

Author Saeed Jones on Empathy, the Power of Memoir, and Growing up Gay in North Texas

22 days ago

Remembering W.S. Merwin, Honorary Texan

22 days ago

Lost in Limbo in the Hays County Jail

22 days ago

Houston Poet Analicia Sotelo's Debut Smashes Latino Stereotypes

22 days ago

Where the Bodies are Buried

7 months ago

Dammed to Fail

29 days ago

Forgotten in the Fields

29 days ago

Stand By Your Man

29 days ago

'Trans Pecos' Is a Beautiful Plea to Protect West Texas

5 days ago

The Fantastic World of Cande Aguilar

2 months ago

The Return of Karl Rove

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How the San Antonio Police Are Rethinking Mental Health

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