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Get Rich or Kill the Planet Trying

At least a few times a year I have reason to drive through the sleepy South Texas town where I spent my first 14 […]

Houston’s Mayor Stresses Economic Benefits of Marriage Equality

When Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined over 80 other mayors in a press conference supporting marriage equality on Friday, she spoke the language of […]

Celebrating Confederate Heroes Day in East Texas

Did you hear that Rebel Yell in the air yesterday? On Thursday, three days after Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Texas commemorated Confederate Heroes […]

The Next Generation of Guerilla Warriors

The big term bandied about in media circles these days is impact journalism. Cause-and-effect journalism. The kind of journalism that gets people talking, uncorks […]

Outsourcing America’s Drug War

Last week I made the short journey down to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see Lt. Gen. William Caldwell officially take control […]

Rick Perry’s Political Obituary

It’s a known fact that newspapers will sometimes prepare obituaries well in advance of someone’s death. Typically this morbid honor is reserved for the […]

Oops: Rick Perry’s Top 10 Gaffes

The Texas Observer staff recounts our favorite Perry “oops” moments in this slideshow. Click here to view it. 

Oops: Rick Perry’s Top 10 Gaffes

The Texas Observer staff recounts our favorite Perry “oops” moments in this slideshow. Click here to view it. 

The End of Perry’s Short, Winding Road

I have always believed the mission is greater than the man. As I have contemplated the future of this campaign, I have come to […]

The Central Texas Showdown

Temple—The Central Texas Showdown is an annual bodybuilding and figure competition held in Temple. Competitors such as Tiffany Heilaneh perform a one-minute stage routine […]