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Raising the Bars

by | Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 8:00 CST
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
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Who Guards the Guardians?

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them.

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them....Read More

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A House Divided

A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement's future.

A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement's future....Read More

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Death on Sevenmile Road

The rush to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border has tragic consequences in Texas.

Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigr...Read More

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The Holdouts

Three families who took a pass on the fracking boom — and what it cost them

These are the stories of three Texas families who were willing to walk away from thousands of dollars—and battle loved ones, their communities and their gover...Read More

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