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National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía’s Plan to Take Over the Texas Capitol

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear National Council of La Raza president and CEO Janet Murguía speak at a luncheon in Austin. […]

Writer and Activist Bill McKibben on the Fight to Save the Planet (VIDEO)

Even though he was greeted like a rockstar at the University of Texas last night, and given a standing ovation this morning at SXSWEco, Bill McKibben confessed that he’d rather be in East Texas trying to stop “one of the stupidest industrial projects of all time,” the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sketchy – Dead Voter Purge Ends; Questions Don’t

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain As you probably know by now, almost 77,000 Texans got letters in the […]

The Texas Observer Interviews Bill McKibben

Texas Observer reporter Forrest Wilder meets with author, educator and activist Bill McKibben to discuss politics and the environment.

Riding High and Right in the Senate, Dan Patrick Scores Education Chair

In 2007, conservative talk radio host Dan Patrick was a novelty act in the Texas Senate. His first day on the job, he delivered […]