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Have We Learned the Lessons from 2003 Budget Cuts?

This is my first post in quite a while. I’m happy to report that I spent last week lying on a beach. I hoped […]

At Meeting Today, TCEQ Stays in Big Coal’s Corner

Updated below Even as EPA formally killed Texas’ “flexible” permitting program today, the Perry-appointed commissioners voted 3-0 2-0 to allow the developers of a […]

Water Shares

Imagine this: Your new neighbors install a powerful pump in their water well, and your well— your drinking water—dries up. In Texas, you would […]

Gulf Coast Nuclear Plants at Risk From BP Oil Spill

Watchdog groups are warning about the BP oil spill’s potential damage to Gulf and Atlantic coast nuclear power plants that use seawater to cool […]

Texas Democratic Platform

For the complete Texas Democratic Platform, click here.  

Education’s Projected Reality

I know it may seem like I have a pretty cushy job at the Observer. After all, I’m not talking to death row prisoners […]

Texas Rangers come after Drug War Insurgent Barry Cooper

In April, our cover story was about Barry Cooper, the ex-narcotics officer whose become a drug war insurgent. Barry knows from experience the kind […]

Delmas 31 Cockfight

Brillant was late, which isn’t like him.  Around 3:15, as I was walking to the restaurant, one of the other guys who works at […]

It’s Time for Latino Congressional Reps to Fight for Immigration Reform Like They’ve Never Fought Before The Latino blogosphere — yes, it does exist — was all abuzz about the meeting President Obama had today with immigrant activists. According […]

Big Day Tomorrow for TCEQ

The Texas Observer publishes daily online and biweekly in print. Our premier reporting appears first in the magazine and is posted online over the […]