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News Roundup: Guns, Gays, and Gaffes
Austin: It's like a whole other country (from Texas)
"...the Legislature's general permission of more visible guns in Texas. According to the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense..."

Jan. 4, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
"...dean of student life, Arno Nowotny, declared in The Texas Observer that the bombers "seemed to have learned a..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Jordan Buckley

Jade Helm and Tinfoil Hats
Abbott, Cruz, Jade Helm, and the death of the sane GOP
"...federal special forces training operation taking place partially in Texas, logic has long been sacrificed...."

May 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Powers Survives
UT President will stay through June 2015
"...Journal ran with the vaguely misleading headline "University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers Resigns." The Journal has..."

July 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Civics 101
"...COOPERATION TEXAS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Learn about the local nonprofit that's dedicated..."

June 28, 2013 News Column

Not Your Average Freshman
El Paso Rep. Mary Gonzalez is no Tea Partier
"...range of topics during the recent Leadership Institute at Texas State Uni­ver­sity in San Marcos...."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Gass-Pooré

Bonus Bill of the Week: My Favorite Waste of Time
Time-wasting legislation is in the eye of the beholder
"...There are many contenders for worst bill in Texas, but most frivolous is a slightly more rarefied breed...."

Feb. 4, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Family Planning Clinics to Seek Federal Funds on Own
Cutting the state out of women's health
"...At issue is who will get Texas' portion of Title X funding from the feds, money..."

Nov. 19, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Greg Abbott Versus the Black Helicopters
After decade of cooperation, AG threatens election experts
"...theory deck by raising a ruckus about overseas elections observers being in Texas...."

Oct. 25, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

How the GOP Ended up With a Rape Problem
It's not just Todd Akin: Republicans reveal their radical mainstream
"...who don't remember, Williams ran against Ann Richards for Texas governor in 1990. He was in the lead until..."

Aug. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 3-10
"...INNOCENT AND EXECUTED Texas Observer Executive Editor Dave Mann on the Texas death..."

March 4, 2011 News Column

Title Contenders?
UT basketball has the national media's attention
"...The terrain entering the 12-day gauntlet of No. 22 Texas A&M, No. 2 Kansas, and No. 19 Missouri looked..."

Feb. 8, 2011 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

Eco-Currents: Talking Trash and Raising the Roof
Anti-litter campaign aims to clean up Austin creeks
"...Some of the most influential stewards of Texas' environment will convene in Austin on Sunday for a..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Founders Day
The 2010 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...40 years ago. Having graduated from the University of Texas with special honors in piano, received a Fulbright fellowship..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Yes, They Did
You've got health care – even in Texas
"...It's a declaration that should have particular resonance in Texas, where a quarter of the residents – more than..."

March 26, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Off the Record
Round five for the Cactus Cafe and the Texas Union board: The gloves come off
"...featured appearances from Scrappy Jud Newcomb, David Garza, and Texas Rep. Elliott Naishtat, the Texas Union board decided on..."

March 5, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

UT Cuts: Framing (and Reframing) the Message
The backstory to UT's decision to axe campus institutions
"...If the executives in charge of the Texas Union are to be believed when they say that..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
A coin toss to determine the future of the Cactus Cafe
"...– but not necessarily for vote – at the Texas Union board's Feb. 26 meeting. The first was drafted..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Politics Gift Guide
Deck the halls – or get decked – with these last-minute suggestions from the News staff
"...A Six-Pack of Beer, Bought On-Site at Your Favorite Texas BreweryPriceless..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by The 'Chronicle' News staff

Point Austin: It's Not About Sharon Keller
Sharon Keller, Todd Willingham, and unjustifiable homicide
"...As more than one observer has pointed out, Sharon Keller the defendant is very..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Beyond City Limits
"...• The Texas Democratic Party's two-step presidential nomination process may be complicated,..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature

Last of a Breed
Veteran Austin music scribe tackles a topic equal to his skill: Willie Nelson
"...Joe Nick Patoski has leveraged his own slice of Texas heaven just beyond the banks of the Blanco River..."

April 25, 2008 Music Feature by Dan Oko

On the Lege
Eminent-domain fight moves to Perry's desk
"...the El Paso proposal has gained momentum since The Texas Observer's May 4 cover story on the matter...."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...Police believe Benesh was murdered by members of the Texas-based Banditos motorcycle gang in response to his reported desire..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• About 3,000 employees of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission were informed via e-mail..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...constables' races("What's a Constable to Do?"). Next week: the Texas House and 3rd Court of Appeals...."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Act (signed into law on July 26, 1990), the Texas Civil Rights Project and ADAPT of Texas have filed..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Kill the Messenger!
In the Tomstown counterattack, the GOP spin doctors are pointing the finger in every direction
"...allegations and evidence of possible criminal conduct by the Texas Association of Business and the Texans for a Republican..."

April 2, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Family Circle
Don Howard's new documentary turns Texas football, cheerleading, and weddings into an anthropological model -- with a little help from Jung.
"...Nuclear Family is a film in three parts about Texas-style cheerleading tryouts, high school football, and weddings, and how..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Naked City
"...for promotion and graduation. Call 915/373-3627, or go to"

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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