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Checkpoint Carlitos: Why Did DPS Deploy Checkpoints in the Valley?

DPS has offered little in the way of justification for its big border incursion, and we’re left with many questions about DPS’ experiment with checkpoints.

Study Shows Why Houston’s Public Defender Program is Worth the Cost

Comparing results between the public defender and traditionally appointed counsel doesn’t just make the former look good—it makes the latter look terrible.

Lawrence Goodwyn, A Man of Words and Ideals

Lawrence Goodwyn, the controversial author and important editor and writer for The Texas Observer, died at 85 of long-suffered emphysema on Sept. 29.