HPD Kills Unarmed Man in Wheelchair

I can’t put it any better than does KTRK’s Christine Dobbyn: “A mentally ill double amputee was shot and killed by a Houston police […]

An Unforgettable War

For nearly a decade publishers have been filling bookstores with tomes about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. First came those from the embedded […]

In America’s Greatest Suburb, Cheers and Jeers for Allen ISD’s Building Projects

It’s a hot Thursday night in late August, and it feels like everyone in Allen, this far north Dallas suburb, has crammed in to […]

Behind the Private Prison Company That May Take Over Kerrville State Hospital

How do they do it? How do for-profit prison companies manage to grow their market share despite a track record that would make a […]

Viva Los Traficantes

In 2012, Tucson, AZ removed dozens of ethnic studies books from classrooms. Here are the books by Texas authors.

Workers Defense Project Demands Tech Company Provide Fair Compensation, Treatment for Austin Workers

As the state offers yet another tax incentive to woo yet another tech company to Austin, Workers Defense Project is stepping in to ensure […]

Relieving the Burden of Choice: Perry Helps Open Crisis Pregnancy Center

Gov. Rick Perry showed up last night for a photo op in a poor part of Houston expensively made up to conceal its poverty. […]

Texas Republicans Become Arabian Knights

Last week Texas Republican heavyweights, from Gov. Rick Perry to Senate nominee and Latino rising star Ted Cruz, weighed in on the riots in […]

Austin’s Literary Fairy Godmother

Around the time Fifty Shades of Grey became a worrisome phenomenon, a quieter novel, one without bondage porn or roots in Twilight fan fiction, […]

Observer Podcast Episode 16: So You Want to Write a Short Story

Another episode of the Observer podcast is on the books. No, seriously, it’s about books. I sat down with Observer Fiction Editor David Duhr […]