Fast Cash: How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail

Payday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and prosecutors.

Eye On Texas: People Of Pecos

I returned to Pecos in February 2011 to see what had changed.

Greg Abbott Kicks Off Campaign with a Feel-Good Family Affair

Most of the state is probably more familiar with him as a gleeful foil to the Obama administration, so Abbott spent most of his first official campaign appearance Sunday on a personal note.

The Carter Museum Explores the Complexity of American Identity

Since the 2012 presidential election, much has been said about America’s shifting demographic makeup and its deeper political and cultural meanings. Texas has seen […]

Wendy Davis on the Abortion Fight and the Future of Women’s Health in Texas

Sen. Wendy Davis talks with the Observer about the state of women’s health in Texas.

Funniest and Craziest Quotes from the Texas Abortion Debate (So Far)

The craziest, stupidest and funniest stuff people have said, tweeted or—in the case of the sign guy—held… so far in the abortion fight.

Senate Approves Omnibus Abortion Bill HB 2

Seventeen days after Wendy Davis’ dramatic 11-hour filibuster, Texas Republicans finally got their anti-abortion bill on Friday.

Interview: Wendy Davis on the Abortion Fight and the Future of Women’s Health in Texas

Sen. Wendy Davis talks about the abortion bill’s potential impacts and the state of women’s health in Texas in this Q&A.

Forrest Bess: An Artist Laid Bare

“Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible,” contains simple paintings primed for new fans, but the portrait of their maker makes the paintings difficult to see.

The Top Ten Things I Will Miss About Rick Perry

Here in no particular order are the top 10 things I will miss about having Rick Perry as my governor.