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Texas Observer - Politics

The New U.S. Food Safety Czar is a Texas Researcher with Close Ties to the Meat Industry

5 days ago

Texas Republicansâ Pandemic Performance Is True to Form

6 days ago

Texas Democratic and Republican Parties Spar Over How to Hold Elections During a Pandemic

10 days ago

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Exposed Abbottâs Hypocrisy On Local Control

10 days ago

How Christian Nationalism Moved from the Fringe to the White House

20 days ago

With Paid Leave Policies, Texas Cities Tried to Prepare for Coronavirus

20 days ago

COVID-19 Could Be a âDouble Whammyâ for Those in Pollution Hotspots

5 days ago

Coronavirus is Exposing the Faulty Foundations of the Texas Fracking Industry

10 days ago

In Big Spring, a Rural Community Braces for Another Oil Bust

17 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

In Migrants Camps Along the Texas-Mexico Border, Close Quarters and Closing Borders Raise Concerns

4 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration on 'Remain in Mexico'

10 days ago

Following a Protest, ICE Moves Asylum-Seekers For the Second Time in Two Weeks

19 days ago

Trumpâs Wall May Have to Avoid Multiple Historic Cemeteries

10 days ago

Following a Protest, ICE Transfers Dozens of Asylum Seekers to an Isolated Laredo Facility

28 days ago

In the Trump Era, Practicing Immigration Law is Like âSwimming in Molassesâ

1 month ago

Families of Sick Prisoners Plead for Compassionate Release as Coronavirus Spreads Behind Bars in Texas

3 hours ago

In a Pandemic, Poor Defendants Could Pay With Their Lives

1 day ago

Some Texas Officials Want to Divert People from Jail Amid Coronavirus Scare

10 days ago

Texas Prosecutor Races Offer Competing Visions for Criminal Justice Reform

27 days ago

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

1 month ago

Alec Karakatsanis on the âUsual Crueltyâ of the Criminal Justice System

1 month ago

Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas

10 days ago

âAlmost Akin to a Political Coupâ: Houston Teachers Fight Back Against State Takeover of HISD

1 month ago

The Creature of Martin Creek Lake Wonât Die

1 month ago

The Cost of Carve-Outs

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Texas House Considers Free College For Students Experiencing Homelessness

1 month ago

Scientist Peter Hotez on Why Vaccine Development is âCritical to the Security of Our Nationâ

21 hours ago

Abortion Clinics in Texas Rely on Traveling Doctors. Coronavirus is Keeping Some of Them Home.

10 days ago

The COVID-19 Crisis Points the Way Toward a Better Texas

10 days ago

10 Ways to Help Your Fellow Texans Endure the Coronavirus Pandemic

10 days ago

âTrust Meâ Tackles Politics, Power, and Perception

1 day ago

In a New West Texas Novel, Women Kick Ass and Take Names

4 days ago

13 Small Texas Presses to Read Right Now

7 days ago

In âBarn 8,â an Unsparing Look at the Industrial Chicken Industry

10 days ago

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

1 month ago

Loneliness in the Age of Coronavirus

5 days ago

âCheerâ Takes an Overlooked Sport Off the Sidelines

1 month ago

Governor Abbottâs Campaign Against the Homeless Isnât Just CruelâItâs Dangerous

1 month ago

Why a Small Offense Shouldnât Have Life-Altering Consequence

1 month ago

Why I Started a Book Club in the Harris County Jail

3 months ago

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

1 month ago

Remembering W.S. Merwin, Honorary Texan

1 month ago

Lost in Limbo in the Hays County Jail

1 month ago

Houston Poet Analicia Soteloâs Debut Smashes Latino Stereotypes

1 month ago

Henry Cuellar Prevailed Against Progressive Insurgency, But He Didn't Go Unscathed

26 days ago

Upset: Incumbent Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Ousted by Newcomer

26 days ago

A Democratic Socialist Damn Near Won the Texas Primary

26 days ago

Democratic Voters Surge in Texas Primary, Waiting in Punishingly Long Lines as Officials Struggle to Keep Up

27 days ago