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A Tex-Centric Guide to the Austin Film Festival

Don’t be fooled by the marquee names and Oscar buzz. Don’t be dazzled by the presence of famous directors like the Coen Brothers and […]

Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Debut Author Edition

One of the great things about the Texas Book Festival is that it doesn’t play favorites with well-known writers. Many first-timers debut at the Festival, […]

Whatcha Readin’ For? Your Guide to the Fall Books Issue

Here at The Texas Observer we love books. We read them on unbound manuscript pages, in review galleys, in hardback and paperback. We read […]

El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press Aims for Cross-Border Understanding

Being so far removed from publishing’s power centers gives Cinco Puntos Press the freedom to pursue projects that would likely be judged too regional.

Texas Book Festival Responds to Latino Representation Op-Ed

Yesterday the Observer published San Antonio author Gregg Barrios’ op-ed regarding Latino and Latina representation at this year’s Texas Book Festival. TodayTBF Literary Director Steph Opitz provided the following response:

Ted Cruz Takes A Victory Lap with the King Street Patriots

Before a standing-room King Street Patriots crowd, Ted Cruz made a symbolic Texas homecoming Monday to share the good word from the front.