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Festivals galore for poetry and prose enthusiasts
"...the public – is still being finalized; confirmed speakers include Texas State prof Ogaga Ifowodo, Singapore's Kirpal Singh, Barbara Crooker..."

April 1, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

'Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins'
Twin sisters revive the feisty Austin journalist in a new solo play in Philly
"...addition to all of her hard work for The Texas Observer and all the newspapers she worked for...."

March 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fishing for Change
Hightower's latest is a collection of inspirational tales
"...Yarborough, returned to Austin in 1976 to edit The Texas Observer. A skeptical DeMarco tagged along. "I once made..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

The Scene at the Circus
Debate site starting to come alive – blogging from the Clinton-Obama showdown
"...and setting up. We Chroniclers are situated between The Texas Observer and Texas Monthly's Paul Burka. It's always amusing..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Navasky & Barsamian
Former editor of The Nation discusses the role of the alternative press
"...letter form Bob Sherrill, who used to work at Texas Observer many years ago. But he takes me to..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Top 10 Media Stories
The year in print and broadcasting
"...its cable news partnerships. Next the axe fell on Texas Cable News. Now, from the Morning News to Austin's..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Houstonian Billie Carr, a longtime Democratic Party activist and dedicated organizer for the liberal wing of the party, dies from a stroke.
"...a real democratic opposition within what had been a Texas Dixiecrat party, and with her friend Frankie Randolph was..."

Sept. 13, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Radical Radio
Is Hightower's Show Too Liberal for Austin?
"...Since Labor Day of last year, former Texas agriculture commissioner Hightower has been broadcasting one of the..."

April 18, 1997 News Column by Lee Nichols

Public Notice
" Eighner. Contributions may also be mailed to The Texas Observer, 307 W. Seventh, Austin TX 78701; make checks..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Column by Kate X Messer

The Hightower Report
The Economic Trepidations of the Rich; and Molly Ivins
"...1970, when she exploded from the pages of The Texas Observer like a supernova. She was full of wit,..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Jan. 17-23
"...Conference Center, Red River & Dean Keeton, 471-5680. Free. Saturday 19..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature

Mike Krone at RT Gallery
In his artworks shown at RT Gallery, illustrator Mike Krone seems able to efficiently focus on new possibilities even when things go very wrong
"...Mike Krone, a seasoned illustrator for the Texas Observer, the Austin Business Journal, and Harcourt publishers, is..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Review by Benné Rockett

An Abstinence of Judgment
The Bush administration's new appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV / AIDS is motivated more by ideology than science, critics warn.
"...offering "a false sense of security." According to The Texas Observer, McIlhaney's Institute is heavily funded by James Leininger,..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

More bouquets for Lipstick Traces in The New York Times, and Austin theatre critics continue to take over the world
"...on playwright Edward Albee that he penned for The Texas Observer last year, and a second-place nod in Arts..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Page Two
Welcome to The Austin Chronicle Summer Smut/Back to School issue!
"...known for his 13 years as editor of The Texas Observer -- "the biggest little muckraker in Texas, since..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Column by Nick Barbaro

Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos
"...Fuerza Unida, the Institute of Policy Studies, and The Texas Observer...."

Aug. 2, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love of Labor
More Than Hot Dogs
", the daily began a two-part series on Central Texas employment issues focusing on how the local high-tech industry..."

Sept. 18, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

Unrepentant Truths
Talking with Tammy Gomez
"...profiling artists, and as writer for the Nokoa: The Observer, covering social issues that included the Women's Action Coalition...."

June 27, 1997 Books Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...The in-house conflict simmering at the liberal Texas Observer rose to a full boil last Friday, Feb...."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
" move here last year for an unusual reason: Texas' horrendous air pollution problem. A nationally respected Sierra Club..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Weird, Spooky, and Rich
David Dewhurst runs against everybody but money.
"...scuttlebutt that the majority of the members of the Texas Senate -- including a raft of Republicans with whom..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Notes on Mad Dogs
If you were young, talented, and a little crazy in the old Austin, you may have answered to the bizarre title of "Mad Dog."
"...but also musicians and painters -- who lived in Texas, mostly in Austin, in the late Sixties and early..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Texas Our Texas loves Texas; Neighbors for Neighbors hate strip-mining; Justin B. Andrews returns; and other delighted and dismayed letters from readers.
"...being the first publication to print information about the Texas Our Texas Heritage Program (Texas Our Texas)...."

Sept. 17, 1999 Column

Coal Hard Cash
Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.
"...way of life in the blackland prairie of Central Texas. Calling themselves Neighbors for Neighbors, the group plans to..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature

Point Austin: The Definition of Insanity
Waiting for the Legislature to finally do its duty on school finance
"...the News staff's upbeat interviews with the incoming Central Texas legislative delegation – Democrats all – I began the..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Column by Michael King

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more
"...Gifting With Class: Are you confident Texas lawmakers will have the temperament and discipline to enact..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...Bobby Levinski, and Art Martinez de Vara of the Texas Local Government Center debated Proposition K, the November ballot..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Tides of March
Ready for a blue wave in November's midterms? That'll depend on the race.
"...But for Texas progressives it's a struggle to feel hopeful that a..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Through the Lege Looking-Glass
Alice's tea party was never as mad as the Lege this session
"...Kicking off his gender purification campaign Monday at the Texas Public Policy Foun­da­tion – a think tank purportedly devoted..."

March 10, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
More taxpayer dollars for Carol Everett's the Heidi Group
"...for health care services, as first reported by the Texas Observer. With money flowing to more than two dozen..."

Aug. 15, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

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