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Son of Murdered Mexican Activist Marisela Escobedo Says Police Have the Wrong Man

On Sunday in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte triumphantly announced before the TV cameras that police had finally caught the man who killed […]

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Looks Into Warren Horinek Case

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a three–part series this week on the Warren Horinek case, a story the Texas Observer first reported in August […]

Sister Act: Gov. Perry’s Little-Known Sister is a Lobbyist for Lucrative Doctor-Owned Hospitals

The glaring media scrutiny that helped derail Rick Perry’s presidential campaign never revealed that the governor’s older sister is a lobbyist embroiled in a […]

Ann Richards’ Legacy

Six years have passed since cancer claimed Ann Richards. I miss her, and so do many others. I first met Ann in 1972. A […]

Ann Richards: A Populist and a Feminist Icon

In the epilogue of this fascinating biography, a 70-year-old Ann Richards recalls in an interview with University of Texas political scientist Jim Henson how […]