Christopher Hooks

Christopher Hooks
Christopher Hooks joined the Observer in 2014. Previously, he was a freelance journalist in Austin, where he grew up. His work has appeared in Politico Magazine, Slate, and Texas Monthly, among others. He graduated from The New School in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in history. You can contact him at [email protected]
  • Collin County Jail — Ken Paxton mugshot

    Ken Paxton Suddenly Finds Himself with Few Friends

    If Texas politicians are refining the art of how to get indicted, Paxton showed us what not to do. He communicated Monday that he was on the defensive. Full Story

  • Ken Paxton, after being sworn in, stands among Texas GOP VIP's: From left to right, Governor-elect Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Justice Don Willett, and Governor Rick Perry.

    A Hint of What’s to Come in the Ken Paxton Grand Jury

    The grand jury considering felony charges against Attorney General Ken Paxton met today in Collin County—and an unexpected figure happened to be there. Full Story

  • Jerry Maston — Granbury Christian Values

    Minding the Flock

    On Friday, at the second annual Christian Values Summit, some 200 evangelicals met in the Granbury Resort Conference Center to consider America’s precipitous moral decline. Could the nation be saved? Full Story

  • Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake)

    Architect of Texas Gold Depository Says it Will Kill Off Fed

    In a radio interview with Christian talk show host Rick Wiles, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione talks about the Texas gold depository, which would allow gold owned by the University of Texas’ endowment fund to be returned from New York City. While gold fever has long been a feature of American political life, its rapid normalization in Texas and adoption as state policy is odd, to say the least. Full Story

  • Battleground Texas

    Can Battleground Texas Overcome Staff Exodus?

    While Battleground Texas’ staffing issues aren’t unique, its difficulty in retaining senior staff could pose a threat to the group's long-term success. Full Story