Priscila Mosqueda

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Priscila Mosqueda is a contributing writer at the Observer, where she previously interned. She grew up in San Antonio and graduated with a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Her work has appeared in InsideClimate News, The Center for Public Integrity, The Daily Beast, and various Central Texas outlets.

By Priscila Mosqueda:


A Neighborhood Apart

A Corpus Christi highway project threatens to sever a community already devastated by industry.

Residents of two Corpus Christi neighborhoods claim energy companies stole their health by polluting the air, water and ground around their homes. Now they are fighting a government bureaucracy that is threatening to tear them apart with a massive highway project. Read More

Lela Lofton, right, and Amanda Renfro in an overnight protest against attempts to curtail local control of fracking.

Democrats Cave on Measure Overturning Fracking Regulations

Despite vociferous opposition from local elected officials, environmentalists and citizens, many Democrats in the Texas Legislature are supporting controversial legislation that would strip local governments of the power to regulate or ban fracking. House Bill 40, by Rep. Drew Darby … Read More

Amber and Fred Lyssy

The Holdouts

Three families who took a pass on the fracking boom — and what it cost them

These are the stories of three Texas families who were willing to walk away from thousands of dollars—and battle loved ones, their communities and their government—to make a stand, even when facing insurmountable odds. Read More