Patrick Michels

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


August 2016 interview Michael Sorrell
Criminal Justice

The Interview: Paul Quinn College’s Michael Sorrell

The president of Paul Quinn College on bringing a historically black institution back from the brink.

The president of Paul Quinn College discusses police violence, student debt and bringing a historically black institution back from the brink. Read More

Health Care

The Texas Miracle #15: The Woman Who Didn’t Exist

A homeschool runaway's fight for identification, Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps, and Greg Abbott's back-door abortion limits.

This week we've got the story of a homeschool runaway's fight for identification, and we'll talk about Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps and Greg Abbott's back-door abortion limits. Read More

Greg Abbott
Education

Abbott’s Pre-K ‘Gold Standard’ is Showing Some Rust

On the campaign trail, Greg Abbott pledged an extra $1,500 a year for each pre-K student. But schools will actually see just $367 per child.

On the campaign trail, Greg Abbott pledged an extra $1,500 a year for each pre-K student. But schools will actually see just $367 per child. Read More

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