Back to mobile

Can Hinojosa Revive Texas Democrats?

At the Texas Democratic Convention in Houston in early June, Gilberto Hinojosa of Brownsville, a former Cameron County judge and county Democratic chairman, was […]

Obama says Deferring Deportation for Students a ‘Stop Gap Measure’

President Obama emphasized today in a press conference that deferring deportation for thousands of undocumented students and military personnel is only a “stopgap measure” […]

Electile Dysfunction

In July, Texas will face off with the feds over the state’s voter ID law, one of the most stringent in the nation. Our […]

The Texas Virtual Academy, Now Serving No. 6,000

“At this point, the Texas Virtual Academy shouldn’t exist”—that’s how the Observer’s Abby Rapoport put it last October, but just look at them now. […]

Dream Act Students Celebrate Reprieve from Deportations

DREAM Act students are still in a state of excited shock after learning Friday morning that President Obama will grant renewable two-year permits to […]

Obama’s a Busy Guy

Influx of Unaccompanied Migrant Children a Tragedy that Requires Congressional Attention

Despite border fences, increased militarization and drones patrolling our southern border, every year thousands of children from Latin America traveling without parents or adult […]

A Tale of Two Shootings: False Belief Is a Defense, as Long as You’re a Cop

In the three-and-a-half months since Trayvon Martin was killed, Houston courts have heard two cases involving the shooting of unarmed civilians and decided them […]

A Bebop Bio of Kenny Dorham

Dave Oliphant knows jazz. And he knows the work of Texas trumpeter Kenny Dorham well enough to riff on it, translating Dorham’s life and […]

Influx of Unaccompanied Migrant Children a Tragedy that Requires Congressional Attention

Despite border fences, increased militarization and drones patrolling our southern border, every year thousands of children from Latin America traveling without parents or adult […]