“I want somebody that has compassion for people—especially the unborn,” said Eddie Lucio of his eventual replacement.
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
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.
Big corporate chains are proving to be recalcitrant negotiators.
As the unhoused population grows, cities like Austin turn to legalized camps, where community and calamity collide.
But political theater can still get people hurt.
The win for worker advocates came unexpectedly—and may not last long.
“What they want is to push us back to where they don’t see us anymore.”