Even as outbreaks of preventable diseases worry public health officials, anti-vaccination activists blocked legislation to address the problem.
Articles by Alex Hannaford
Texas, along with Iran, China and North Korea, is blacklisted by the U.K. for its undefined process for transgender people to change birth certificates.
Under Texas' harsh sentencing laws, people convicted of relatively minor crimes — such as stealing a sandwich — can get life in prison.
A Cottonwood family resurrects the once-hot business of raising ostriches.
Pamela Elliott was the new sheriff in town. But instead of law and order, she brought chaos.
Despite an uncertain welcome in Texas, these Syrian families are trying to rebuild their lives after fleeing civil unrest and violence half a world away.
New studies show that trauma biologically alters the brains of young boys in ways that affect their adult behavior.
An informal Observer survey finds complex religious beliefs among death row inmates.
In an informal Observer survey, death row inmates describe a world of extreme isolation, where mental illness is both cause and symptom.