Back to mobile

Will Proposed Education Cuts Lead to Lawsuits?

In Perry’s State of the State address, he asked lawmakers to create a “loser pays” bill, so that those who sue risk losing a […]

The Creature from Choke Canyon

Wrap-up – The Brand New Texas Observer Rabble Rouser!   The 10th annual Rabble Rouser Round-Up and Fat Cat Schmoozefest shook the halls of […]

Ben Barnes on the Texas Legislature

Former Lt. Gov and Speaker of the House Ben Barnes shares his thoughts with The Texas Observer on tax bills, education and leadership in the Texas Legislature.

From Committee Assignments to Emergency Items

Day 31 of the 82nd Texas Legislature  Well, folks, the much anticipated House committee assignments have finally been posted, and now the House can […]

Eminent Domain Passes the Senate

The Senate unanimously passed legislation addressing a second of Gov. Perry’s emergency items Wednesday—eminent domain. SB 18, carried by Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, amends […]