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Hate Watch 2016by John Wright

We’re Tracking Post-Election Acts of Hate in Texas

If you experience election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State, e-mail us at [email protected]

The Observer found news reports documenting dozens of incidents of election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State since Wednesday, No...Read More

Smitty, Capitol, Public Citizenby Naveena Sadasivam

The Interview: Tom ‘Smitty’ Smith

After more than three decades championing environmental causes in the Legislature, Tom “Smitty” Smith is hanging up his trademark straw hat.

After more than three decades championing environmental causes in the Legislature, Tom “Smitty” Smith is hanging up his trademark straw hat....Read More

White Shaman Mural, Pecosby Brad Tyer

If These Walls Could Talk

The pictographs of the Pecos River have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now an archaeologist has cracked the code — and they can begin to speak again.

The pictographs of the lower Pecos have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now that a code has been cracked, and they can be...Read More

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