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Molly Ivins, 1944-2007
Molly Ivins has died at 62.
"...Austin after her third bout with breast cancer. The Texas Observer has a heartfelt tribute. Also, you can read..."

Jan. 31, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Independent News
"...start with Z Magazine (, CounterPunch (, and The Texas Observer ("

Aug. 15, 2006 Postmarks

A Curiosity, Tough to Crack
The AFS Texas Documentary Tour: Don Bernier's 'In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian'
"...hard place with Tashjian's case. However, as an outside observer, I do think it could've been handled differently and..."

June 9, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Primary Colors: Part II
More races to watch, up and down the ballot
"...state representative and U.S. Congressman and co-founder of The Texas Observer. For her first foray, eight-year assistant Travis Co...."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sheriff's Unions Back Eckhardt for Precinct 2 Commissioner
Both unions are at odds with current Commissioner Sonleitner
"...Eckhardt, former congressman from Houston and co-founder of The Texas Observer. For the TCSOA, says Leo, the decision to..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Planet Rock
Austin, Texas, SXSW 2005
"...philanthropist within my community." Fielding questions from the Dallas Observer's Robert Wilonsky, the four-time Grammy winner recounted her experiences..."

March 25, 2005 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Each in Its Own Language
The year in books, 2004

Jan. 7, 2005 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Whose Political Fantasies Need to Be Reined In?
"...through the alternative media like MoveOn, The Nation, The Texas Observer, The Progressive, or The Austin Chronicle. Perhaps if..."

Jan. 19, 2004 Postmarks

Outer-space transmissions picked up by recent dental work
"...says McLarty, who's enlisted his former mates for the Texas Observer's third annual Rabble-Rouser Roundup fundraiser Jan. 18 at..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Page Two
Robert Rodriguez, Chris Ware, Ben Sargent -- what do these men have in common? They all worked as cartoonists for The Daily Texan.
"...enormous credentials, most recently a five-year stint with The Texas Observer. But forget the résumé, what Mike has done..."

April 6, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
South Austin Democrats give Mayor Kirk Watson the Yeller Dawg award of the year, Geoff Rips goes to work for AISD, City Council will have new meeting places next year.
"...a meagerly paid editor and later publisher of The Texas Observer. Starting this week, however, Rips began drawing a..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Rock the Boat
Atheist or Agnostic?
"...Karen Olsson is an associate editor with The Texas Observer, where this story first appeared...."

Nov. 20, 1998 News Feature by Karen Olsson

Redd, Write, and Blues
Interview With Louise Redd
"...and that will cheer me up enough. Like The Texas Observer wrote this really nice review, and I've read..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Books Feature by Barbara Strickland

" announced. Other co-sponsors of the event include The Texas Observer and The Austin Chronicle, and refreshments will be..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Books Column

Post Scripts
" announced. Other co-sponsors of the event include The Texas Observer and The Austin Chronicle, and refreshments will be..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Books Column

Progressive Populist
For Bleeding Hearts Everywhere...
"...Austinite Jim Cullen, a former associate editor of The Texas Observer. Printed in tabloid format, the inaugural issue boasts..."

Nov. 24, 1995 News Column

News Boss
"...stint as editor of the Knight-Ridder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Charlotte Observer -- he had a challenge: Turn the Statesman around...."

July 11, 1997 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Campfire Horror Story
How Carole Keeton Strayhorn and the state destroyed a healing camp for kids
"...Thera­peutic Camp and School. Inside the Chevy Suburb­ans were Texas Child Protective Services caseworkers who'd come to take custody..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Max MinorWe Are Conscious ObserversDear Editor,..."

March 17, 2006 Column

Dancing About Architecture
The local music community holds its breath as it waits for the music-industry target-study set to go before the City Council's budget meetings.
"...of future projects dominated, including the Austin Music Network, Texas Music Museum, the "Hire a Musician Program," and establishing..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Some brave suggestions on the city budget from someone whose job isn't subject to voter opinion.
" Laura Miller, our erstwhile counterpart at the Dallas Observer, who on Saturday was elected mayor of Big D,..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Thinner Reads, Fewer Reporters
As the economy gets tight, newspapers around the state feel the pain.
"...around to check up on the health of various Texas newspapers:..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...the coming school year. The money came from the Texas Educator Excellence Grant program, a statewide $100 million bonus..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature

News Roundup: Endings and Beginnings
Out with the old City Council, in with the new
" help with your enrollment application at Insure Central Texas, among other places...."

Dec. 15, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

The Facts Were Immaterial
The 'counterintelligence' operations of Hoover's FBI included harassment, vilification, violence – and fake 'underground' newspapers in Bloomington, D.C., and Austin
"...anti-draft sentiment on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin at the height of Sixties campus unrest...."

June 7, 2013 News Feature by Dale Brumfield

Jimmie Vaughan at 50
"...did a stint as "Freddie King Jr.," playing the Texas guitar hero's hits on the chitlin circuit for an..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Who's Got the Hootie?
Comparing Austin' and Dallas' 1995 Output
"...just for themselves or their own hometown, but for Texas as a whole. A united Texas music industry? Not..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Music Feature

"...Texas' New Observer: Michael Kanin, daparting publisher of wonky watchdog..."

May 5, 2017 News Feature

The Downtown Dominoes
The headlines are about Block 21 and Seaholm, but the long-term questions are about what the city of Austin should be
"...larger digs for the Children's Museum, and now the Texas Music Hall of Fame, which the City Council officially..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

DVDanger: Every Day Is Halloween
See No Evil 2, The Houses October Built, and LFO
"...the urban legend underlying The Houses October Built. This Texas-set scary movie adopts the mockumentary/found-footage approach to the seasonal..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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