Observer Radio Episode 67: Getting the Facts Straight on Immigrant Kids

Rachel Pearson joins us to talk about whether immigrant kids from Central America pose a disease threat to Texas. Spoiler: They don’t.

In Campaign Money War, Two (Small) Openings for Dems

The latest round of finance reports leaves Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott status quo ante, but in the Texas senate, things are more interesting.

Former Border Sheriff Sentenced for Money Laundering

Guadalupe “Lupe” Treviño, the former sheriff of Hidalgo County and once one of the most powerful lawmen on the border, was sentenced to five […]

Eye On Texas: Bra-Fitter Earlene Moore Has Supported Texas Women Since 1939

Photographer Julia Robinson documents local people and their lives in “Our Town.”

Rep. Gary Elkins’ Payday Loan Business Faces Criminal Prosecutions

In Dallas and San Antonio, a payday loan business owned by state Rep. Gary Elkins faces criminal prosecutions for allegedly violating city ordinances.

Ed Commish Defends Arizona Charter School’s Expansion to Dallas

At a state board meeting Wednesday, Ed Commissioner Michael Williams defended letting the Great Hearts charter school expand into Dallas, over state board members’ vote to block the school.

The Unseen Sabine River

Writer Wes Ferguson takes an intimate look at life on the Sabine River in this excerpt from his book, Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine.

The Race to Replace Robert Duncan

The election to replace Robert Duncan seems unlikely to produce the reddest kind of right-wing bomb thrower—but it’s still a chamber where every ego counts.

Denton City Council Leaves Fracking Ban Decision to Voters

The Denton City Council will consider a proposed ban on fracking tonight, after a group of citizens gathered enough signatures to force a vote.

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