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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 […]

Required Reading: Texas Republican Party Platform, 2010

Has anyone read the Texas Republican Party’s Platform lately?  If you haven’t, you should. Everyone who lives in Texas should be concerned about the […]

UT’s racism pressure valve

If history is written by those who show up, then the question of renaming UT’s Simkins Hall dormitory—currently named for confederate officer, Florida Ku […]

Mad Libs

Houston attorney Kathie Glass, the Libertarian Party candidate for Texas governor, had two rubber stamps displayed on her campaign table at the party’s recent […]

Minimum Grade Policy: Fails in Court

Shocking though it may be, I was a bit of a nerd in high school. I know, I know, you assumed I was head […]