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John Bradley to Face Senators on Monday

On Monday, the state’s most controversial prosecutor will stand trial himself. John Bradley—Williamson County DA and chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission—will have […]

The Drowned Man

In our early 20s, my wife and I didn’t have any money or real jobs. We were going to college and doing day labor […]

Of Lone Star Pride and Federal Prejudice

Join us for six sessions on books, writing and culture! The Second Annual Texas Observer Writers’ Festival    FEATURING SARAH BIRD  reading from her […]

My My My My Sharia

Representative Leo Berman has introduced a joint resolution (HJR 57) proposing a constitutional amendment that would “prohibit a court of the state from enforcing, […]

From Laundry Loopholes to Teacher Layoff Delays

Day 46 of the 82nd Texas Legislature  It’s finally Friday and lawmakers are headed back to their districts for the weekend, after a busy […]