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In Dallas and San Antonio, a payday loan business owned by state Rep. Gary Elkins faces criminal prosecutions for allegedly violating city ordinances.
For helping to pass an anti-fracking ordinance in Dallas, Raymond Crawford is a tyrant’s foe.
Jason Mellard tracks the changing face of Texas in popular culture in his new book Progressive Country.
The congressional district with the nation’s highest uninsured rate runs between Dallas and Fort Worth. Organizers there are trying to change that as Obamacare’s March 31 enrollment deadline approaches.
The Dallas City Council capped off years of debate by passing one of the most restrictive natural gas drilling ordinances in North Texas.
Today, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. The white Xs in Dealey Plaza that demarcated […]
Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger chronicles President Kennedy’s historic tour and tragic end in Texas.
At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.
After years of Dallas officials playing hot potato with three permits that would allow fracking within city limits for the first time, the City Council finally rejected the permits today.