Articles tagged: Texas Observer
We rounded up some of our hardest hitting longform stories from this unprecedented year.
This was a year of reckoning. With our health, of course, but also with our obligations to each other. In 2020, a lot of people were forced to fight—for their...Read More
We can’t wait for him to get started.
These past few weeks have been rough. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold in Texas, we’re seeing the horrifying impacts of a government that is under...Read More
We rounded up some of our hardest hitting longreads from the past ten years.
The Best Texas Observer Longform Stories of the 2010s We rounded up some of our hardest hitting longreads from the past ten years. * With 2019 quickly fading, s...Read More
To celebrate our 65th birthday, we asked our founding editor about where the Observer has been and what he thinks about its future.
On December, 13, 1954, Ronnie Dugger published the first issue of the Texas Observer. In it, he wrote the newspaper’s founding mission: We will serve no group...Read More
Almost everything I know about journalism, and much about life, I’ve learned from the editors, writers, designers, readers, sources and cranks who make up the Observer family.
When I first picked up a copy of the Texas Observer I was an undergraduate at UT-Austin, working in the periodicals section of the LBJ Library. Back in the earl...Read More
Tracy Daugherty’s new biography of The Gay Place author Billy Lee Brammer is part poetic ode, part oral history — and always a wild ride.
The greatest novel ever written about Austin was penned by a man from Dallas, and it did not mention the capital city by name. Still, when Billy Lee Brammer’s...Read More
2013 Texas Observer Short Story Contest now open for entries
When Larry McMurtry agreed in 2011 to guest-judge The Texas Observer’s first short story contest, we at the magazine were thrilled: what better name to attach...Read More