Education pioneer fought racial segregation in schools after witnessing its severe effects on Mexican Americans. Read More
“I have never heard of or seen in my 80 years watching Texas a more empathy-dead, society-wide INJUSTICE than the refusal of...tens of billions in Medicaid money.”
An idea can change society, and being the people, we have lots of ideas. Let’s look, too, for more good, young new leaders and also some not so young. Read More
Remembering Larry Goodwyn—reporter, historian and champion for civil rights and populism.
Lawrence Goodwyn, the controversial author and important editor and writer for The Texas Observer, died at 85 of long-suffered emphysema on Sept. 29. Read More
Originally published in the Observer on March 13, 1981. HOUSTON—Journalists, like politicians, are vested with the duty to serve the public interest and have conflicts of interest they should divulge. There is no way the Observer could cover the tribute … Read More
By Ronnie Dugger
This is a continuation of Dugger’s piece “The Business of Education,” a review of Kenneth Ashworth’s Horns of A Dilemma. The book chronicles Ashworth’s relationship with the powerful chair of the UT Board of Regents, Frank Erwin, who reigned from … Read More