Patrick Michels

Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.


State Board of Education member Marisa Perez
Education

Hundreds Rally to Reject ‘Racist’ Mexican-American History Text

State Board of Education members suggest the book is a long shot for use, demand greater oversight of textbook adoption.

Hundreds rallied to protest a Mexican-American history textbook full of errors and offensive passages, and State Board of Education members suggested the book isn't likely to win approval. Read More

August 2016 postcard hawkins jesus sign
Culture

Signs of God

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town.

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town. Read More

Donald Trump
Border

Trump Takes Texas, in Photos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a sweep through Texas on Tuesday, meeting with donors in Fort Worth and Austin. In the capital city, Trump appeared with television host Sean Hannity at the Moody Theater downtown, drawing dozens of anti-Trump … Read More

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