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Raising the Bars

by | Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 14:08 CST
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
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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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Shortfall

How an obscure amendment to the state’s property tax code helps corporations leave counties—and citizens—stretched thin.

How an obscure amendment to the state’s property tax code helps Texas corporations get out of paying property taxes and leaves counties—and citizens—stret...Read More

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