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The Flood Next Time

by | Mon, May 6, 2019 at 7:00 CST
In the floodplain of the Rio Grande, Trump's wall threatens to inundate communities on both sides of the border.
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Dammed to Fail

An Observer investigation finds that unregulated dams across Texas are increasingly failing — putting people and property in jeopardy.

An Observer investigation finds that unregulated dams across Texas are increasingly failing — putting people and property in jeopardy. by Naveena Sadasivam Ap...Read More

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‘The Wolf is in the Henhouse’

A former Secret Service agent pledges to do whatever it takes to secure schools in Texas City ISD — and he couldn’t care less what you think.

by Justin Miller March 25, 2019 – When Texas City Independent School District Superintendent Rodney Cavness heard about the shooting at Santa Fe High Scho...Read More

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Life and Limb

Each diabetic amputation represents not just a personal tragedy, but a failure of the U.S. health-care system.

by Sophie Novack March 1, 2019  Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn’t realize anything was wrong. A small blister appeared on his lef...Read More

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Strangest State: February 2019

Weird news from far-flung Texas.

Drue Wagner WICHITA FALLS // A woman was banned from Walmart after drinking wine from a Pringles can while astride an electric shopping cart. The Wichita Falls ...Read More

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Expecting Care

How Texas is failing foster care kids and contributing to an alarming teen pregnancy rate.

by Rebecca Grant January 22, 2019  When Arianna walked into a church basement in Austin to take a free pregnancy test, she thought of it as a lark, a way to ...Read More

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