A sheriff’s department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with the humanitarian crisis. Part four of Beyond the Border, a four-part series with The Texas Observer and the Guardian.
A Desire Named Streetcar
How did one of Julian Castro’s signature projects—”Modern Streetcar”—become a political train wreck for San Antonio Democrats?
‘A Cemetery For Our People’
A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in South Texas and nearly loses herself. Part three of Beyond the Border, a four-part series with The Texas Observer and the Guardian.
Rick Perry Indicted on Two Counts
Rick Perry’s the longest-serving governor in Texas history, and he’s had free rein to control the state for a long, long time. It’s wholly remarkable to think that his tenure as governor could be consumed by this cloud.
At Conservative Panel on Border Security, Money is No Object
At a panel discussion on border security hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation today, panelists worried about the porous border but couldn’t say how much it would cost to lock it down.
Lege Takes Up Testing—Another Year Older and Not Much Wiser
Lawmakers grilled Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on the state’s stagnating test scores, suggesting the conversation hasn’t changed much since big reforms last year.
Dewhurst: ‘Someone’s Going to Get Hurt’ in Border Surge
In an interview with a tea party radio show, David Dewhurst described the surge of DPS and National Guard to the border with menacing bravado.
Rick Perry’s Post-Indictment Honeymoon Won’t Last
Rick Perry had a great first week after receiving twin felony indictments. But there’s a lot of reason to think things are about to get worse for him.
WTF Friday: It’s Perrydämmerung
This week in WTF Friday: Perry’s R&B record comes together, with a little help from the Islamic State. The public’s crisis of faith. Toth Toths. College.
Observer Radio Episode 72: The Political Implications of Rick Perry’s Indictment
Could Rick Perry somehow use his indictments as a springboard into the White House?
Locked, Loaded, and Ready for School
The sorry state of Texas ed funding has left school districts scrambling for the bare necessities. Take Childress ISD, which just spent $150,000 on guns.
Rick Perry Goes on Offense, Gets His Mugshot Taken, Eats Ice Cream
The indictment drama that started on Friday is a long, long way from concluding, but Rick Perry’s winning the first few days pretty decisively.