A lawyer and funeral industry consumer advocate reckons Gov. Abbott's new fetal tissue burial requirements may cost Texans hundreds of millions of dollars....Read More
In 2017, the new law could put high schoolers in classes with armed students.
With tens of thousands of high school students attending classes at Texas community and junior colleges through partnership programs, some legislators and educa...Read More
A homeschool runaway's fight for identification, Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps, and Greg Abbott's back-door abortion limits.
This week we've got the story of a homeschool runaway's fight for identification, and we'll talk about Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps and Greg Abbott's ba...Read More
Texas country artist Coffey Anderson talks about his viral police video, plus the best Pokemon Go tips from Texas journalism's biggest Poke-fan.
News outlets are going wild for Pokemon Go, plus a Texas country music artist who's made the national spotlight thanks to a viral video about police....Read More
A Texas A&M Galveston professor is the third Texas faculty member known to have stepped down because of campus carry.
Texas A&M Galveston prof Wyndylyn von Zharen stepped down, fearing disagreements between students and educators could turn violent with guns at hand....Read More
Jason Isaac, recipient of more than $60,000 from the pyrotechnics industry, says not to worry about “cherry-picked horror stories" suggesting that fireworks are dangerous.
State Representative Jason Isaac, recipient of more than $60,000 from the pyrotechnics industry, says not to worry about “cherry-picked horror stories" sugges...Read More
Texas Latinas were disproportionately affected by restrictions in the state's anti-abortion law.
Data the health department was reluctant to release vindicates abortion providers who said anti-abortion regs would disproportionately affect Texas Latinas....Read More
Fort Worth ISD was already making changes to the parts of the district's trans student guidelines that Texas' GOP leaders say violate state Education Code....Read More
As it unfolded: the day the Supreme Court issued the most important ruling on reproductive rights in a generation, striking down Texas' abortion law.
The Texas Observer staff liveblogs as we wait for — and report on — what could be the biggest ruling on reproductive rights in a generation....Read More