Forced to Go CSCOPE-Free, Rural Districts Want Out of State Accountability

Forced to get by without CSCOPE’s classroom lessons, Hutto ISD became one of the state’s first districts to ask the state for a waiver from accountability ratings.

UPDATED: Extraordinary Turnout for Citizen’s Filibuster of Anti-Abortion Bills

Updated at 2:05 PM:  Early this afternoon, the House State Affairs committee met for 10 minutes to vote on HB 60, HB 6 and […]

Austin’s African American Book Festival

This weekend in Texas offers tons of Juneteenth festivities, and if you’re in the Austin area on Saturday, you’ll want to head over to […]

The Fate of The Daily Texan And What It May Mean to Future Journalists

Watchdogging is a skill, and the Texan has always been a place where student journalists learn by doing.

One in 10 Kids Locked Up in Texas Report Sexual Abuse

More than 11 percent of juveniles locked up in Texas’ state-run facilities reported being sexually victimized in the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice. Texas’ juvenile justice agency says its own numbers are much lower.

Attorney/Author David Berg on Houston, Brotherhood and Woody Harrelson

David Berg, a veteran Texas attorney, mines the intersections of family, justice and mortality in his new book Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of […]

Juneteenth and the Myth of Texas’ Independence

Now is a good time to talk about Black history in Texas, and an even better time to cut through the myths and get to the ugly facts.

Matthew McConaughey Finds Meaning In Taking Off His Shirt In Jeff Nichols’ Mud

At last, Matthew McConaughey has found a movie that makes taking off his shirt meaningful.

Senate Passes Harsh Anti-Abortion Bill Minus 20-Week Ban

After more than six hours of fervent debate, the Texas Senate late last night passed an omnibus anti-abortion bill on a 20-10 vote. Senate […]

Observer Podcast Episode 24: Texas After the 83rd Legislative Session

Is Texas better off now than it was two years ago?