Observer Podcast Episode 20: 2012 Election Night Wrap-Up

Last night, the ever-vigilant staff of The Texas Observer stayed up late to bring you up-to-the-minutes blog posts and sarcastic tweets about the 2012 […]

Highway Injustice

The picture shown to the jurors was enough to haunt them for a lifetime: a young girl with jet-black hair and pale skin, staring at the camera, her hands held up like she’s fending off an attacker. Sometime after the photo was taken, 14-year-old Regina Walters, a runaway from Pasadena, Texas, was strangled with baling wire and her body abandoned in that same barn.

Texas’ GOP Loses Ground with Hispanic Candidates

A day after the presidential election, even Republican strategists agree that Mitt Romney blew it with Latino voters and that the GOP has some serious soul searching ahead of it.