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WTF Friday: Merry Christmas… Or Else

A new front in the war on Christmas breaks out in, of all places, Frisco.

Family, Activists Want Outside Help Investigating Jasper Man’s Death

At a press conference this morning in Beaumont, the family of Alfred Wright—who was found dead last month after disappearing off a rural East Texas highway—criticized the official investigation into his death.

Observer Radio Episode 37: Batman Gadgets, Maquiladora Workers and George Clooney

In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Melissa del Bosque relates the tale of maquiladora worker Rosa Moreno who lost her hands on the job.

Eye On Texas: Grow. Share. Prepare.

“Grow. Share. Prepare.” documents five Central Texas farming families over the course of 18 months.

Neal Pollack Goes Back to the Posture with Yoga Mysteries

Neal Pollack, the Austin-based author once known for pitiless satire and booze-fueled publicity stunts, is now writing a mystery series. About yoga.

Agency Says DHS Employees Routinely Report Overtime When Actually ‘Relaxing, Joking and Surfing the Internet’

Employees at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been bilking taxpayers for millions in overtime pay for years.

Another Victory for Fracking Opponents in Dallas

The Dallas City Council capped off years of debate by passing one of the most restrictive natural gas drilling ordinances in North Texas.

The Lost Art of The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men is based on accounts of the Allies’ attempts to locate and recover artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Texas Police Departments Adopt New Crime Fighting Technology

New police technology has the potential to make police encounters safer for innocent civilians, not just officers.

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