Texas is well on its way to having cops in its major cities equipped with body cameras—but doesn't yet have unified policy on when to turn them on....Read More
New research released this morning by Texas Appleseed shows that criminal charges against payday borrowers for missing payments is common in Texas, despite a ba...Read More
Observer Radio discusses what's next for Denton activists now that the city has banned fracking. Also, repurposing Dallas' abandoned jails....Read More
A grand jury has cleared two police officers who were caught on tape beating a black woman inside the Jasper City Jail last year....Read More
Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?
Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?...Read More
Reason magazine features Purple Zone case in documentary alleging affair between shop owner and prosecutor
Since the Observer featured the strange tale of a synthetic drug crackdown in Alpine, the cases have ended in plea deals, and Reason magazine has detailed new a...Read More