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Page Two: The Never-Ending Story
Checking out of politics, checking in with the press
" point out an exception: the small but mighty Texas Observer, which obviously has no such staff yet constantly..."

July 23, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Harris County's New Favorite Color
... Is blue
"...Of all the Texas Democrats excited about this year's election, none was more..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Learning All the Wrong Lessons
Texas Youth Commission makes sure there will never be another media scandal - by locking the media out.
"...Last week, Texas Youth Commission decided it would no longer allow the..."

May 7, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'I Am Sullied – No More'
Col. Ted Westhusing chose death over dishonor in Iraq
"...six-week class in classical Greek at the University of Texas. Westhusing and his Greek teacher at UT, Thomas Palaima,..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Robert Bryce

History Still Hidden
Reporter of 'Statesman' racial cleansing series disowns published version
"..."racial cleansing" by whites in communities like Comanche County, Texas. In 1886, all the blacks in Comanche were given..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Our readers talk back.
"...Remember that only 4% of Texas' schools are rated unacceptable. A school is currently rated..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column

Dvorák's New World Inquiry
How a Czech composer helped America find its authentic voice
"...the 100th anniversary of his death, the University of Texas is hosting an ambitious festival called New Worlds: Dvorák..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

"...Reporters like Nate Blakeslee are what the venerable Texas Observer has always been about: Hard-hitting, deep-digging, muckraking journalism..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Media Clips
The Statesman doesn't let facts get in the way of telling the truth about the Tim Jones tapes.
"...from BCP resulted in a $1,080 fine from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission against FM Properties, the owner..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

Is That a Biography in Your Pocket...?
Film Folios and Screen Prints
"...with a one-night stand, hosting a nightclub, a la Texas Guinan, at Park Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street's Club Deauville."..."

March 13, 1998 Books Review

Election Endorsements
The Primary Countdown Continues
"...had a record of helping farmers and ranchers in Texas through his sponsorship of several bills, including a proposal..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Hold Up Those Cards!
"...Why, we're talkin' surgical strike. Web wonks may e-mail: and non-Net nuts or luddites may telephone. 479-6960...."

Jan. 12, 1996 Column

Freeport McMoRan: A Timeline
"...Co. The three later strike it rich in South Texas oil fields...."

Nov. 10, 1995 News Feature

Freeport McMoRan: A Timeline
"...Co. The three later strike it rich in South Texas oil fields. 1972 After years of building infrastructure, Freeport..."

Nov. 10, 1995 News Feature

Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery – an Excerpt
In this chapter from her book, Erica C. Barnett describes the point when her life became a shrinking circle
"...many more drinks, along with reporting gigs at the Texas Observer, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, and, yes, The Austin..."

July 10, 2020 Arts Feature by Erica C. Barnett

ICE Misled Public on Raid Arrests
FOIA shows number nearly three times previously reported
"...a public information request made last year by the Texas Observer’s Gus Bova finally came back to him this..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Greg Abbott, Tree Killer
That attack on the Heritage Tree ordinance? A personal vendetta.
"...According to a June 12 report by the Texas Observer, Gov. Greg Abbott's proposal to block local governments..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Reporters Roundtable
Michael King talks local politics with the Austin Monitor
"...Hall. Monitor publisher Mike Kanin (soon moving to the Texas Observer) moderated King, Monitor Editor Elizabeth Pagano, and staffer..."

May 15, 2017 News Post by the News Staff

Point Austin: Cold as ICE
For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand
"...ICE agent witness (first reported in the Statesman and Texas Observer), Judge Andrew Austin recalled that he and another..."

March 24, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Quote of the Week
"...– Shudde Fath to the Texas Observer in 2012. The longtime environmental and civic activist..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Column

Point Austin: The New Inquisition
The assault on Planned Parenthood is an assault on health care
"...are already overwhelmed by their own patients. As the Texas Observer's Andrea Grimes reiterated this week, "I mined a..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Gay Place: Neither Dazed Nor Confused
They may not come from the land of the ice and snow, but check out Zepparella anyway
"...discussion about Jo Ann Santangelo's photo essay for The Texas Observer. Tue., July 29, 6pm. JClark Gallery, 1500 W...."

July 25, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
"...story, "Birth & Afterbirth" was a finalist in The Texas Observer's 2013 short story contest...."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

Austin's WriteByNight Is a Writer's Port in the Media Storm
Goldberg & Duhr: Easing the agony of blocks and deadlines
" reviewer as well. He's on staff at the Texas Observer, contributes regularly to the Dallas Morning News. We're..."

Feb. 6, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Civics 101
"...LEGISLATIVE WISH LIST Staffers from the Texas Observer want all sorts of things from this Lege..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Column

The Daily Hustle: 3/31/11
City wants your input; Laura Morrison shares e-mails
"...At, citizens can leave comments or suggestions on..."

March 31, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Judges
"...writing have been published in The Austin Chronicle, The Texas Observer, Night Magazine, Nylon, and elsewhere. You can see..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Books Feature

Voter ID In Da House
Contentious issue could come up in committee "as early as Thursday"
"...of the committee. (Tip of the hat to The Texas Observer.)..."

April 28, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Carry On, My Wayward Tongue
Michael Erard on Um ...: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders and What They Mean
"...and science. He is a contributing writer at The Texas Observer, and his work has been featured in the..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Books Feature by Scott Blackwood

A Very National League Preview
Our own John Razook brings us his insights on the year ahead for MBL's National League
"...It's a new season, and just like that astute observer of the game Mark Fagan noted: Everyone's tied for..."

April 5, 2007 Sports Post by John Razook

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