The longtime state representative and congressional candidate parrots conservative talking points in wedge-issue mailer.
Gus Bova is a senior staff writer and assistant editor at the Texas Observer. He writes about labor, politics, the border, homelessness, and occasionally other topics. Before coming to the Observer, he worked at a shelter for recently arrived immigrants and asylum-seekers. He studied Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas.
Articles by Gus Bova
Hope dwindles for Congress to fix racist Texas voting laws and gerrymandering.
The gubernatorial candidate may have become what he once seemed to cast aside.
The primary rematch for Congressional District 28 is a litmus test for Democrats in South Texas.
A flawed idea and political symbol grows ever more slapdash.
“I want somebody that has compassion for people—especially the unborn,” said Eddie Lucio of his eventual replacement.
Fear and propaganda weren’t enough to save an expensive proposal to swell the police department in Texas’ bluest city.
For nearly 15 years, Pamela Rivas fought to save her land from the wall. But her property still crawls with Border Patrol and surveillance technology.
Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Money, regulations, and public beaches are no object.
A 34-year-old old book set for re-release unearths a painful past with poignant provocation.