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Six Things to Watch in Texas’ 2018 Runoff Election

Tuesday’s runoffs will spotlight intra-party feuds, test whether 2018 is really the year of women and conclude a dispiriting battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Will the DCCC’s chosen few win out? As part of its plan to win back the U.S. House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set its sights on a handful of Texas congressional seats, all of which have Democratic … Read More

Press Releases

Announcing the 2018 MOLLY Award Winners

Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes will receive the 2018 MOLLY National Journalism Prize for their “Sold for Parts” at a May 17 gala in Austin.

The Texas Observer and the Texas Democracy Foundation will award Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes its 2018 MOLLY National Journalism Prize for their work on the “Sold for Parts” series. The award will be presented at a May 17 gala … Read More

Politics

2018 Texas Primaries Live Coverage

Scroll down for the most recent update.   6:00 p.m. – Kicking off the night. With an hour until the polls close and early voting totals are released, we’re hunkering down in Austin for a night of election results. We’ll … Read More

Politics

What We’re Watching: Primaries 2018

What We’re Watching in the 2018 Texas Primaries With Democratic turnout crushing early voting records in the 15 biggest counties, jam-packed races for seats left open by several retiring Republicans and backlash to Trump fueling progressive victories in other states, … Read More

Human Rights

‘Just Like Every Other Kid’

Under attack from Texas politicians, trans kids and their parents talk back.

Meet five Texas families who say they're tired of Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton and other Texas lawmakers targeting their transgender children for harassment. Read More

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Politics

The 2016 Texas Primary Play-by-Play

In case you missed it, and possibly you should be glad you did, here's what happened in Texas on Super Tuesday.

In case you missed it, and possibly you should be glad you did, here's what happened in Texas on Super Tuesday. Read More

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