Here’s where Texas’ top elected officials stand on the 2016 presidential race. (Hint: it’s mostly with Donald Trump.)
Here’s where Texas’ top elected officials stand on the 2016 presidential race. (Hint: it’s mostly with Donald Trump.) In a few weeks, American voters may very well elect Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. Trump will almost … Read More
Even in these tumultuous times, the Observer hasn’t strayed from its mission to produce truth-speaking journalism that inspires change from the top. Read More
Before we hurtle into 2016, let’s take a look back at everything, and everyone, that terrified us — or was supposed to.
Will the fever subside next year? Highly unlikely. It’s a presidential year, after all, and the clearest pathway to the White House is through the amygdala — light up the lizard brain and the Oval Office may be yours. But before we hurtle into 2016, let’s take a look back at 2015 and the Things We Feared. Read More
When Congressional Democrats joined forces with Republicans to back a House bill that would intensify scrutiny of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, Lloyd Doggett’s “yes” vote came as one of the biggest surprises. Read More
Heroes, villains and mediocrities, all captured on film.
From grainy, grim photos of early Texas patriarchs (Mirabeau Lamar, José Antonio Navarro) to Ann and Rick and W., Picturing Texas Politics is a thudding compendium of images known and unknown of Texas politicians known and unknown. Read More
Help us build an online tool to identify migrants who died in South Texas.
Today, we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign with Beacon to build an online tool that we think can help. Working with forensic anthropologists at Baylor University, multimedia editor Jen Reel plans to photograph the personal belongings found with the remains and pair the images with information gleaned from the forensic work to build a browsable and searchable online resource for families. Read More