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Protesters Rally at the Capitol

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Hours before either the Texas Senate or the House gaveled in, crowds gathered on the south steps of the Texas Capitol like people jamming the gates of a festival. Long before noon, orange-clad men, women and children (and one or two dogs) arrived at the south steps with banners and picnic blankets and deck chairs. Read the full story.

Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.