Monthly Archives: October 2013

Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Enviro Edition

Austin goes to great lengths to paint itself green, so it’s no surprise that some of this year’s Texas Book Festival authors will be discussing environmental issues. Here are some events that the eco-aware—and those who aspire to be—won’t want …

Payday Lenders Told to Stop Pursuing Their Customers Criminally

Three months after an Observer investigation exposed how some payday loan companies are aggressively pursuing criminal charges against their customers, the state body that oversees the industry has issued an advisory telling companies to stop the practice.

Whatcha Readin’ For? Your Guide to the Fall Books Issue

Here at The Texas Observer we love books. We read them on unbound manuscript pages, in review galleys, in hardback and paperback. We read them on iPads and occasionally on our phones. We’re not particularly prone to hand-wringing over the …