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]
  • 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

  • 2015 Inauguration Day Capitol

    Off to the Races

    For much of the next year, Texans with a high tolerance for bullshit will have the opportunity to follow along with the finest still-legal bloodsport in the state: Republican legislative primaries. Full Story

  • Texas Public Policy CEO Brooke Rollins

    Texas Public Policy Foundation as the Underdog?

    In addition to building luxurious new headquarters, the Texas Public Policy foundation has attempted to rewrite history, making themselves the underdog when, in reality, they've become just another accessory to the Republican Party. Full Story