Greb Abbott at his election party, 2014 by Andrea Grimes

Blessed are the Cowards

Did God's commandment to turn away people in need get lost in a Gnostic gospel somewhere?

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Obama announcing that Texas will not take in any Syrian refugees following the Paris terror attacks....Read More

201510-case0378-pendant-reel-hero by Jen Reel

The Things They Left Behind

When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities.

In the fall of 2013, Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque and I visited Baylor University’s forensics lab, one of several Texas labs that handles the remains ...Read More