Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike in Texas Detention Center

Immigrants in a for-profit detention center in Conroe are refusing to eat in protest of conditions at the facility and the record number of deportations.

Greg Abbott Scores an Own Goal on Equal Pay

Hours after the San Antonio Express-News released an investigation into Greg Abbott’s own pay practices, he announced he’d veto an equal pay bill.

Fernando Flores’ Punk Rock Fairy Tales Get an Austin Reading

Fernando A. Flores’ Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1 chronicles a Rio Grande Valley that’s never been known as a […]

Punk Rock, McAllen Division: Fernando A. Flores’ Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1

The Texas Observer reviews “Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1,” Fernando Flores’ warty portrait of the McAllen punk scene.

Hot for Charter: Inside the Radical Play to Reinvent Dallas Schools

A few business leaders say making Dallas ISD the state’s first “home-rule charter” is its best bet for progress, but critics see a blatant power grab.

Activists Want to Return Texas GOP Platform to Hard-line Stance on Immigrants

The inclusion of a guest worker program in the Texas GOP platform was seen as a big step forward. Now some want to strip it out.