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'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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair Analysis: The Root of the Evidence Problem
Texas takes on first-in-the-nation statewide case review
"...The Texas Forensic Science Commission voted unanimously Friday morning to move..."

Jan. 13, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Media Clips
San Antonio Express-News pays its editor an amount "in the millions"to hire new reporters, open new bureaus, and try to improve its notoriously mediocre coverage.
"...from Hearst -- given San Antonio's importance to South Texas, there is no good reason that the Express-News should..."

March 24, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

The Voice of the Writer
Readings From the Texas Book Festival
"...Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana opened the 1997 Texas Book Festival with a session in the Capitol's House..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Books Feature

Glow for Molly
A remembrance of Molly Ivins will be held tonight at City Hall.
"...Joe Hill said, "Don't mourne, organize." Well, Joe, us Texas-women-peacemakers, callused, but not necessarily hardened, have a slightly different..."

Feb. 1, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?
"...Not more than two days into the 86th Texas Legislature, the 150-member House of Representatives approved a new,..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
"...Houston – are generously subsidized by the state of Texas. And even as the women's health network drastically erodes..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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