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Gregg Barrios’ I-DJ Opens at FRIGID New York Festival

Gregg Barrios, the San Antonio playwright, poet, journalist, and occasional Observer contributor, is taking his new play, I-DJ, to New York City, where it […]

America’s Highest Uninsured Rate is in… DFW?

The congressional district with the nation’s highest uninsured rate runs between Dallas and Fort Worth. Organizers there are trying to change that as Obamacare’s March 31 enrollment deadline approaches.

It’s Ted Nugent’s Party—You’re Just Living With It

Ted Nugent’s acceptance by the Texas GOP goes deeper than his appearance with Greg Abbott.

Denton Residents Propose Fracking Ban

If the Denton Drilling Awareness Group succeeds in getting voters behind its ordinance, Denton will become the first city in Texas to make fracking illegal.

Dem Candidate for Harris County DA Says Domestic Violence is ‘Overrated’

More than a quarter of the Texas women murdered by their partners die in Harris County. But Lloyd Oliver, who won the Democratic nomination for DA in 2012 and is running again, wants to shrink the division to pursue “serious” criminals.