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What the DPS Doesn't Want You to See
Why does it insist it can't release video footage of a Capitol hallway to The Texas Observer? We can only imagine.
"...right to party in private. Whatever the reason, the Texas Department of Public Safety insists it can't release video..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Farewell to a Giant
The late Sen. Paul Wellstone was larger than life.
"...was formerly Chronicle politics editor and editor of The Texas Observer, and is co-author (with Molly Ivins) of Shrub:..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Coronation Coverage
"...From Texas Monthly's September issue: "There were doubts about [Bush campaign..."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

Postmarks
"...writers, have put together enough money (working through The Texas Observer) to pay Lars' rent through January (we're hoping..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Column

Public Notice
Yes, Lizbeth Is Well
"...be announced. Other cosponsors include The Austin Chronicle andThe Texas Observer, with refreshments provided by Central Market. Contributions on..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

Page Two
Make sure we get the details right for the 2000 Austin Chronicle Music Poll by voting. Also, an introduction to the Politics staff and memories of watching 2001 for the first time.
"...Smith on this story. King joins us from The Texas Observer (as did Dubose). In both cases, we had..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Flew the KOOP
Pacifica Network Pulls Out of Local Radio Cooperative
"...it, then you are probably a reader of The Texas Observer. Dugger is the son of Observer founder Ronnie..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

DPS Troopers Push Undocumented Immigrants Into a Deportation Pipeline
Spike in traffic stops raises concerns about racial profiling, faulty record keeping, and the damage done to families
"...Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are rounding up undocumented..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

A Host of Historic Holdouts
Surrounded by the New Austin, these icons stuck around
"...to a popular general store. The Tiniest Bar in Texas..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Savana Dunning

Point Austin: Whoop, Whoop, Hooray!
When legislators sneeze, Texans catch colds – or worse
"...The temptation is strong to treat the Texas Legislature's whooping cough scare as a revealing symptom of..."

March 29, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Pushing Forward
LGBTQ orgs and APD gather for hate crime summit
"...Aus­tin Police Department, Equality Tex­as, Transgender Educa­tion Network of Texas (TENT), and the Human Rights Campaign to lead a..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
"...Judge Orlando Garcia agrees to the recent wishes of Texas’ same-sex marriage suit plaintiffs and lifts the stay he..."

Dec. 8, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Special Edition: State Ticker
Election tidbits
"...not so much. Take Monday's spit-your-coffee offering from the Texas Observer, “Greg Abbott: Dildos? Against 'Em. Interracial Marriage? No..."

Oct. 21, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Union last week announced that it will move its Texas headquarters from Austin to Houston in July. "Why Houston?"..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...another half-century of ... observing. Because chances are, as Texas Democrats, that's all you'll be doing." – Comedian/prophet Jon..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rerun at the D.A. Corral
Republican Shane Phelps challenges Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle for a second time, and seems to be trailing.
"...Phelps sat down for breakfast last month in the Texas Club at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Earle, the Travis County district..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Media
"...Best Texas Newspaper Web SiteThe Dallas Morning News..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Mattox is Back
Former AG Rises From the Ashes
"...held next week was the release of the latest Texas Poll results. According to the poll conducted for Scripps..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by Audrey Duff

What Price Baseball?
The Rangers Ain't Gonna Like This, Yogi
"...by Robert Bryce Photos courtesy of the Texas Observer..."

June 20, 1997 News Feature

Austin at Large: Ain’t No Highway Wide Enough
TxDOT abandons any pretense of new thinking about I-35. It's time to stop them.
"..."virtual public meeting" at a computer near you, the Texas Department of Transportation released schematics – big long aerial..."

Aug. 20, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

No Decision From Wendy Davis on CD 21 Campaign
“About three weeks” to weigh entering race to unseat Chip Roy
"...There were conflicting reports emanating from a Texas Observer gala Thursday evening. Forrest Wilder of Texas Monthly,..."

June 7, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Res Publica
"...attendees with the latest in Medicaid eligibility and the Texas Health Steps Program. Call or e-mail to register. 8:30am...."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature

Everything Old Is New Again
A Texan's in the White House, we're in a quagmire war – and 'The Rag' returns to Austin
"...rallies, and protests on or around campus, the South Texas Nuclear Project, and the United Farm Workers labor struggle..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Rag Recollections
Former 'Rag' staffers remember the old days, when a Texan was in the White House and America was stuck in a quagmire war
"...The Rag, then borrowed by Space City! and the Texas Observer...."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

News/Print
My mouth is like the motherfuckin' Sahara Desert up in here.
"...its 25th year, after all), not to mention the Texas Book Festival, which will be taking place Nov. 6-9;..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

The Roots of the Left
Scholz Garden recalls a storied political and cultural past.
"...Scholz: Texas Before Deodorant "The Germans had bought half the block..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...It looks like Texas Land Commissioner Garry Mauro is putting the brakes on..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Feature

The Way We Ate
'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt
"...strip flanking the west side of the University of Texas, with many structures dating back to the 1920s and..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Feature

Huffington's Solution: More Meditation and Wonder
HuffPo head wants us all to have a better attitude
"...celebrate and raise funds for two institutions – the Texas Observer and the Texas Nature Project. Yet she used..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Civic calendar of events, Aug. 25-Sept. 1
"...infiltrate our government with help from our governor. The Texas Observer's Forrest Wilder shares what he knows. 7pm. MonkeyWrench..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Column

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