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For Women’s Health in Texas, a Week of Mixed Emotions

Just two days before the Texas Legislature’s new laws take effect, pro-choicers across the state got some good news—the infamous sonogram law can’t be […]

Places Not to Drive with a Confederate License Plate

The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans recently petitioned the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate flag. An […]

Ernest Cline: Geeking Out and Getting Paid

In the 1984 film The Last Starfighter, a boy immerses himself in a video game world to escape his mundane trailer park existence. His […]

Confederate Plates: Free Speech or Hate Speech?

Texans love their symbols. From the Lone Star to Longhorns, from Texas A&M University’s beloved Reveille to armadillos, there’s an image for every Texan […]

Perry’s Week in Review

Rick Perry returned to Austin last Saturday after a whirlwind presidential rock star tour kicked off by his official announcement in South Carolina—“I’ll work […]

Women’s Health Program At Risk Again

UPDATE, Aug. 29: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s definition of abortion “affiliate” was published Friday afternoon in the Texas Register (link here). […]

Sustainability

BID NOW! AUCTIONS CLOSE TOMORROW ONLINE AUCTION HELP THE TEXAS OBSERVER AND OWN THESE ONE-OF-A-KIND TREASURES JIM HIGHTOWER’S CARBID ON EBAY    BIDDING STARTED […]

Rick Perry’s Guide to Abstinence

This week the Internet revived an October 2010 interview clip of Gov. Rick Perry talking teen sex with Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith. Asked […]

Layoffs and Cutbacks: Rick Perry’s 2011 Education Record

Once upon a time, Rick Perry was all about public education. In his 2006 re-election campaign, he devoted an entire ad to his commitment. […]

Will Perry Make the Same Mistakes as McCain with Latinos?

RICK PERRY’S ARMY OF GOD: A CONVERSATION WITH THE TEXAS OBSERVER’S FORREST WILDERMonday, August 29, 7pm MonkeyWrench A little-known movement of radical Christians and […]