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The Guilty Project

A majority of the Texas Forensic Science Commission has tentatively concluded that there was no professional negligence or misconduct by arson investigators whose flawed […]

The Late, Great Ogallala Aquifer

I’ve got a story coming out later this week on a Panhandle water fight. The story focuses on Hemphill County, an interesting corner of […]

Walking the Walk

Somewhere near the intersection of the practice of democracy and the money-logged electoral politics of a flagging empire, the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation network […]

Yesterday’s People

“One might go so far as to say that any Appalachian person who is willing to read such a study as this hardly qualifies […]

ERA Now?

A couple of months ago, I attended the annual meeting of the Veteran Feminists of America at the Women’s Museum in Dallas, a deco […]

Glenn Beck’s Redemption Song

Staff Awards   2010 AltWeekly Awards First Place / Investigative Reporting Circulation under 50,000: Dave Mann,  “Burn Patterns” It was just past 1 a.m. […]

Blog ‘n’ Roll

On Aug. 25, at the Loft in Dallas, the Texas-based music blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, is staging a concert featuring bands that are part […]

A Governor’s Race Full of Pettiness

“Today is Day 172 of liberal trial lawyer Bill White refusing to debate.” So reads the Rick Perry campaign press release that popped into […]

Requiem For an ARRA Intern

This past summer I had the pleasure of holding an editorial internship with The Texas Observer, where I reported on trends and discrepancies apparent […]

The Fight Church

Brandon Farris has decided to play the heel, which isn’t such a bad strategy considering the circumstances. He’s an amateur fighter at a Houston […]