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Election Night Recap

During this exciting election night, the Observer has you covered. We will be live-blogging and tweeting the election results starting around 4 p.m. today (November 6th). You can find our up-to-the-minute posts at this very URL.

The View from the Third Ward

For the last several weeks I’ve been posting Electoral College predictions on a hallway grease board at Texas Southern University, where I’ve been teaching […]

Faces of the Election

Eva Church immigrated to the United States with her husband in 1948 at age 18. She quickly became a citizen, and has since voted for the Democratic Party in every presidential election. She is originally from County Mayo, Ireland.

Texas Republicans Put Their Money Where The South Is

The race between Democrat-turned-Republican state Rep. J.M. Lozano and former state Rep. Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles in House District 43 should make for an interesting […]

Voted for the Very First Time

At the age of 20, I lost my voting virginity on November 6, 2012, between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm in a defunct Washington […]

The Texas Senate Heads Toward the Right

The members of the Texas Senate have long thought of themselves as the adults in the Texas Capitol. Their counterparts in the House, relative adolescents prone to frequent outbursts and mess-making that must be put in order.