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.

Sighting In With the NRA

I expected a tea party rally with heavy security. Or at least an information booth on outfitting your bunker for the coming race wars. But no. The NRA exhibits were nerdy good times for people who think guns are interesting.

Ted Cruz’s Daddy Issues

Most Texans probably didn’t realize that when they elected Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate, they were getting his dad thrown in at no extra cost.

Casey Affleck Slips Into Darkness in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

In the end, though, I couldn’t shake the feeling that beneath the film’s undeniable emotional force, there isn’t much else to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

Postcards: Hook, Line and Sinker

Officers from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Department, Border Patrol and Texas Parks & Wildlife told anglers, “We can’t help you once you cross into Mexico.”

WTF Friday: Defending Creationalism

Three stocking stuffers for you this week in WTF Friday: Dewhurst and “creationalism,” Steve Stockman and rodeo clows and George P. Bush gets humble.

Observer Radio Episode 38: The War On Christmas

In this episode, we update you on the man who went missing in Jasper, TX. His tragic story continues.

Ted’s Red Hot Right Wings

Left, Behind: The Hidden Progressive Christian Community of Texas

If progressive Christians could develop a unified voice, they could transform political discourse in Texas.

Direct Quote: Bodies of Work

Evelyn Billington is a singer, songwriter and owner of Billington Taxidermy.