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Listen: Media Roundtable With Journos From KUT, The Texas Observer, & the Chron
Talking shop on this week's The Austin Chronicle Show
"...the finest media shops in town – KUT, The Texas Observer, and The Austin Chronicle...."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Kimberley Jones

'Texas Observer' Was the Original Alt Paper
"...these [alternative press] papers," at the expense of The Texas Observer, founded in 1954 in your own backyard as..."

Aug. 16, 2010 Postmarks

Texas Legislature Media Panel Tonight
Abortion, education, and more discussed by lege watchers
"...arrested, some of the best and brightest of the Texas legislative press corps will gather tonight for an open..."

July 2, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...first week of December, early voting in the 2020 Texas primaries is only a couple of months away. It..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

How Texas Youth Commission Fell
The scandal engulfing the Texas Youth Commission has claimed some scalps, but will the Legislature demand more?
"...Texas Youth Commission (a happy, skippy euphemism for the juvie..."

March 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Behold the Texas Miracle!
The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity
"...– are familiar with the political rhetoric of the "Texas Miracle." Coined by state business boosters to describe the..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Remembrance of Texas Past
The Year in Texas Lit
"...Cherry picks up where The Liar's Club, the bestselling Texas book of the Nineties, left off, in that awful..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Former Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw Announces New Media Project, the 19th
Austin headquartered media outlet looks to start publishing by summer
"...announced in November that she would be leaving The Texas Tribune. Following an announcement early Monday, Jan. 27, it..."

Jan. 27, 2020 News Post by Liliana Hall

Observer to History at 50
The Texas Observer celebrates its 50th birthday
"...more modest celebration of a much grander achievement: The Texas Observer, muckraker of proudly progressive politics, turned 50, marking..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The 'Observer' Celebrates 50
'The Texas Observer' marks its 50th Anniversary with a symposium on politics and media
"...In its continuing celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Texas Observer, in conjunction with the Open Society Institute, the..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
"...Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Books Review by R.U. Steinberg

Texas Tales
For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.
"...Texas A&M University Press, 266 pp., $29.95..."

May 25, 2001 Books Feature by Tom Doyal

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...has maybe one of the most enviable jobs in Texas – Taco Editor of Texas Monthly. Further bolstering his..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

SXSW Interactive: Lessons From the Texas Abortion Battles
Social media played key role in contentious abortion debate
"...year's historic battle that culminated in the passage by Texas lawmakers of House Bill 2, the omnibus abortion regulations..."

March 11, 2014 SXSW Post by Jordan Smith

Legends of Texas Letters Reflect on 'The Gay Place'
ACC's Carnival ah! hosts a Billy Lee Brammer retrospective
"...discussion, and if you know the first thing about Texas letters, you know the lineup is an impressive one:..."

March 31, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Texas Book Festival Wrap-Up
Taking stock of this year's panels and readings
"...Barthelme nearly wept when discussing her late ex-husband, experimental Texas novelist Donald Barthelme. The Genesis of a Cool Sound,..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Grow Avocados in Texas? Yes, We Can.
"...there's a small thriving avocado business right here in Texas. Along with its famous grapefruits and oranges, the Lower..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Food Feature by MM Pack

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...he scored points with critics and colleagues with Dancer, Texas Pop. 81; and he's acknowledged as the uncredited innovator..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown
Inside Ryan Adams' seminal alt.country group Whiskeytown
"...Losering, a Story of Whiskeytownby David Menconi University of Texas Press, 222 pp., $19.95..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Pinkish Black
"...Black's Daron Beck in a chat with the Dallas Observer. Pure marketing jargon, that traumatic Eighties pizza chain rebrand..."

July 5, 2019 Music Review by Christina Garcia

Bill Callahan
Avalanche of local releases for the fall
"...liminal state of dreaming, of the unconscious tension between observer and participant, passive vessel taking in the world and..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Brazos
"...the entirety of his swinging, Adrienne Rich adaptation, "The Observer," without losing the listener's interest. It's a rare quality..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Music Review by Austin Powell

Hamell on Trial
"...sadly departed Electric Lounge. Here was a keen cultural observer with a big heart, a humanist punk hero armed..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Obituary for Molly Ivins
Ivins' obit from the Texas Observer
"...From the Texas Observer: Syndicated political columnist Molly Ivins died of breast..."

Feb. 1, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
The legend of Texas journalism gets the coverage she deserves
"...singular essence of its subject, and Ivins, the former Texas Observer editor, nationally syndicated columnist, and seriously humorous (and..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dying For Dollars
Observer's 4,000 Subscribers Are Not Enough
"...The Texas Observer publisher Geoff Rips (left) and editor Lou Dubose..."

March 21, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

At the Top of His Game
Longtime Texas Monthly editor Gregory Curtis calls it quits; deputy editor Evan Smith will succeed him. Louis Dubose, editor of the Texas Observer for 13 years, announces he will retire.
"...Curtis is stepping down from an 18-year reign at Texas Monthly. The magazine won five National Magazine Awards during..."

June 9, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

News Fit to Censor
Observer Among Media That Went After Real News
"...Oil and the Environmental Protection Agency published by The Texas Observer made project Censored's top overlooked news stories of..."

May 30, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

Shades of Gray
In Texas Prisons, It's Hard to Tell Who Your Enemies Are
"...witnesses to his murder, the first murder of a Texas prison guard by an inmate since 1985, were inmates...."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...most powerful -- and most feared -- politician in Texas. His longevity, volatile temper, encyclopedic knowledge of state issues,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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