Morgan OHanlon

Morgan O'Hanlon is an intern at the Texas Observer. She also reports and edits for The Daily Texan at the University of Texas at Austin.

By Morgan OHanlon:

Politics

A ‘Blue Wave’ Without Much Green

Texas Democrats may miss out on a progressive movement sweeping the country if they don’t find money to fuel their campaigns.

With record-level turnout in the Democratic primaries and possibly the most favorable political conditions in decades, progressives in Texas feel the tug of a blue wave. But an underwhelming slate of statewide candidates, a draining defeat in 2014 and the … Read More

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Climate Change, Mexican Folk Healing and Fantastical Beasts Collide in South Texas Painter’s Austin Show

Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz’s eerie black-and-white paintings draw on his South Texas roots and his fear of global warming.

Climate Change, Mexican Folk Healing and Fantastical Beasts Collide in South Texas Painter’s Austin Show Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz’s eerie black-and-white paintings draw on his South Texas roots and his fear of global warming. When a freak meteorological event dropped … Read More

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