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.

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Eye on Texas: Remembering Draylen Mason

by | Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm CST
Politics

Dallas Isn’t Ready to Remove its Confederate Monuments

Citing costs, Dallas’ mayor and eight other Council members voted to delay the removal of the Confederate War Memorial across from City Hall.

On March 3, 1910, Allen Brooks, a 65-year-old black laborer, was beaten, stabbed and dragged through the streets of downtown Dallas. As Brooks, who denied accusations that he raped his employer’s daughter, prepared to stand trial, an angry mob burst … Read More

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Politics

Trump Nominates Austin Attorney Who Stymied Investigation Into Trump University

David S. Morales was nominated as a federal district judge in Texas after he took responsibility for halting the state from seeking millions in restitution from Trump University.

President Donald Trump this week nominated to fill a federal judge vacancy the man who claimed responsibility for the state of Texas’ failure to pursue a $5.4 million settlement against the president and his now-defunct Trump University. Trump’s nominee, David … Read More

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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