Eliminating the thousands of injuries and deaths that happen on Houston’s streets will require a reckoning that the car-heavy city does not appear ready to make.
Marjorie Corcoran, a professor, was biking to work. Sudipta Roy, studying to be a nurse, had ridden to campus to see her husband. Both were struck and killed, i...Read More
As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP’s stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics.
This article was published in partnership with The Nation. Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of political and cu...Read More
In Collin County, the political newcomer is betting big on Asian American voters—and Republicans who are tired of Trump.
Texas’ Third Congressional District fits neatly within the borders of Collin County. Since the 1960s, the district has been represented by conservative, white...Read More
Texas facilities emitted 174 million pounds of pollution above permitted limits last year.
This story is co-published with Grist. Sign up for their daily newsletter, The Beacon. Unauthorized pollution has become the norm in Texas. Every single day las...Read More
“Whether it was one protest or the other it felt good to get the anger out. They had plenty to be pissed about, after all.”
Years from now, fiction writers will grapple with how to approach 2020 in the United States. With two very long months remaining, we’re still enduring a ragin...Read More
The Black Yearbook showcases the reality of Black students at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Black Yearbook is a fine-art piece that consists of more than 200 images and 50 interviews with Black students at the University of Texas at Austin. On a ca...Read More
News organizations in Texas don’t report on Indigenous communities. The Texas Observer intends to be different.
Six state and federally recognized tribes reside in the State of Texas including the Alabama-Coushatta, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Lipan...Read More
When forced to choose between cars and people, the fourth-largest city in the United States has a long history of siding with the former.
This spring, in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, my family joined thousands of other Houstonians in taking advantage of the car-free streets to go for l...Read More