This week on The Texas Miracle, the Observer‘s weekly compendium of everything you need to know, but probably wish you didn’t, about the Lone Star state: Considering the dire condition of the Texas Republican leadership — Jesus shottin’ Sid Miller, indicted Ken Paxton and Jade Helmin’ Governor Greg Abbott — are we watching the death knell of the Texas GOP? Progressive political analyst Harold Cook has some (occasionally NSFW) thoughts about the prospect.
We’ll also get on the phone with a South Texan who’s fighting on the front lines of the fight to to keep abortion legal — and accessible — in Texas, and find out just how hard it is to get an abortion in a state crusading to put abortion providers out of business.
We’ll also polish off a bottle of wine or two talking Texas politics — and Texas travesties, which are often the same thing — with three of Texas’ top journalists: Lauren McGaughy and Bobby Blanchard of the Dallas Morning News and Bobby Cervantes of the Houston Chronicle. And Observer staffer Patrick Michels will regale us with the story of a Yeti cooler thief, and many more strange tales from far-flung Texas, on this edition of Strangest State.