Observer Radio speaks with healthcare and reproductive rights activists Lenzi Sheible and Peggy Romberg. Also, an apartment community struggles with news that their neighbor was the Austin Thanksgiving shooter.
Yearly Archives: 2014
For our 60th anniversary, photographer Matt Wright-Steel created portraits of some of the artists and activists who are changing Texas for the better.
It isn’t hard to understand why the rest of the country has gotten the impression that Texas is an absolute living gay hell.
Texas is uniquely vulnerable to a changing climate but also poised to take advantage of a carbon-free economy that includes wind and solar power.
For the past three weeks, my neighbors and I have wrestled with the fact that the man we knew, Steve McQuilliams, scarcely resembled the figure who shot up downtown Austin.
Less obvious was the border as a place, home to millions of people charting a future within the paradox that is the border—desperately poor but highly lucrative; largely ignored while occupying a mythical place in the popular imagination.
On Wednesday, state Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) introduced a bill for the fourth consecutive session that would remove gender requirements for adoptive parents on supplemental birth certificates.
New research released this morning by Texas Appleseed shows that criminal charges against payday borrowers for missing payments is common in Texas, despite a ban on the practice.
According to a new report, a quarter-million Texas children are living with family members other than their parents, but aren’t getting the state and federal benefits they’re due.
The Texas Observer is seeking a talented public health reporter with a special focus on women’s health and reproductive rights to join our rapidly expanding publication. The Observer, based in Austin, is a nonprofit known for its award-winning, fearless investigative …