Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger chronicles President Kennedy’s historic tour and tragic end in Texas.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Austin theater darlings Rude Mechanicals are at it again with Fixing King John, a modern retelling of King John, one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays. Resident Rude Mech playwright Kirk Lynn discusses his touchstones, from Robert Johnson via the White Stripes …
Former United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes gives a firsthand account of swearing in Lyndon B. Johnson shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
In April 2012, PBS aired footage of as many as 20 border agents beating an unarmed man, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, to death. After viewing the shocking footage, congressional leaders demanded a review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, …
Tim Zigal’s new novel exploring the damage caused by Hurrican Katrina reminds us that the order of our world is fragile and temporary.
In June, Gov. Rick Perry announced that Chevron would be handed a $12 million grant to build a new office tower in Houston. Documents show that Chevron plans to use the money to pay for its employees’ relocation costs.
There’s ample precedent in Jasper for violence against a black man out alone at night, but authorities are frustrated that so many have been quick to find racism and scandal in Alfred Wright’s mysterious disappearance.
The Texas Legislature proclaimed Kenedy, Texas the Horned Lizard Capital of Texas. These days horny toads are scarce. What happened?
While Nielsen-Gammon is by all accounts a solid researcher and a prolific speaker, he rarely discusses climate change’s broader risks.
Same-sex partners of city employees who were married in other states will now receive spousal benefits, and staff at that Harris County Jail will take a more nuanced approach to LGBTQI inmates.