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Bringing a Top University to the Valley

The proposed merger of three University of Texas campuses in the Rio Grande Valley has far-reaching financial implications.

Submit: 2013 Texas Observer Short Story Contest Now Open for Entries

When Larry McMurtry agreed in 2011 to guest-judge The Texas Observer’s first short story contest, we at the magazine were thrilled: what better name […]

Hot List: Day 115 of the Legislature

The House Committee of Homeland Security and Public Safety met yesterday to begin legislative investigation into the recent West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion disaster.