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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

Texas Book Festival 2020: Isabel Wilkerson on Caste
Festival talk highlights structural foundations of U.S. divisions
"...In 2010, just before that year’s Texas Book Festival and a panel on her book, The..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Arts Post by Michael King

Council Candidates in District 6 and 10 Diverge on Police, Housing, Land Use
Race(s) to the West
"...Dee Harrison, a retired Texas Depart­ment of Criminal Justice employee, is also running for..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

For Its First Big Event, the 19th Gets Big Names
Next week’s 19th Represents, an all-women summit, gathers political heavy hitters in one (virtual) room
"...of this year, some of the biggest names in Texas media left their respective organizations to begin a new..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...has maybe one of the most enviable jobs in Texas – Taco Editor of Texas Monthly. Further bolstering his..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Court of Appeals ruled a ban on abortions in Texas can remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic. In..."

April 10, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

We Have an Issue: Austin Media Getting the Job Done
Local journos rise to the occasion, and band together for Friday’s All Together ATX fundraiser
"...Austin created to aid community relief efforts in Central Texas. Wherever you get your local news on Friday, you're..."

April 3, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

The Best CBD Gummies for Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep
A delicious, easy, natural way to help you live a better life
"...was also mentioned as #1 best CBD oil at observer. All of Fab’s products are crafted from the finest..."

March 6, 2020 Events Post

“Keep Austin Weird” Originator Remembered for Choosing Community Over Capital
Red Wassenich passed away Feb. 28
"...his close friends and family for being an "irreverent observer of life," according to tributes and obituaries they wrote..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Francesca D'Annunzio

Opinion: LCRA’s Water Marketing Ambitions Could Lower the Colorado River Below Austin
Environmental activist Rusty Middleton raises concerns over a groundwater pumping plan
"...the introduction of more people and more wells in Texas, this process has occurred with regularity. Many streams and..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Rusty Middleton

Former Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw Announces New Media Project, the 19th
Austin headquartered media outlet looks to start publishing by summer
"...announced in November that she would be leaving The Texas Tribune. Following an announcement early Monday, Jan. 27, it..."

Jan. 27, 2020 News Post by Liliana Hall

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...first week of December, early voting in the 2020 Texas primaries is only a couple of months away. It..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Listen: Media Roundtable With Journos From KUT, The Texas Observer, & the Chron
Talking shop on this week's The Austin Chronicle Show
"...the finest media shops in town – KUT, The Texas Observer, and The Austin Chronicle...."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Kimberley Jones

AmericanaFest Is SXSW for Root Genres
T is for... Tennessee, Tanya Tucker, and 10 top-notch breakouts
"...bill. Thursday’s Lonestar Jam, put on by Kessler Presents, Texas Music Office, and Hotel Van Zandt, even delivered Delbert..."

Sept. 17, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Public Notice: Everything in Its Place
Contemplating “urbanism”
"...Sept. 10, at 7pm, presented in partnership with the Texas Observer. And if the connections to the current zoning..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
The legend of Texas journalism gets the coverage she deserves
"...singular essence of its subject, and Ivins, the former Texas Observer editor, nationally syndicated columnist, and seriously humorous (and..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Raising Hell and Blazing Trails in the New Molly Ivins Documentary
A personal look at the journalist's powerful and profound Lone Star legacy
"...used her comedic talents to puncture the powerful, mostly Texas politicos: "There are two kinds of humor," she once..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Screens Feature by Mary Tuma

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...all. Garza has looked somewhat beyond Moore and Central Texas and, echoing a national activist reform movement, charged that..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Watch The First Trailer For Raise Hell, The Story of Molly Ivins
SXSW smash documentary about the Texas original blazing onto screens
"...Molly Ivins was a trailblazer: a woman in Texas political journalism when they were rarer than horse feathers,..."

Aug. 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Pinkish Black
"...Black's Daron Beck in a chat with the Dallas Observer. Pure marketing jargon, that traumatic Eighties pizza chain rebrand..."

July 5, 2019 Music Review by Christina Garcia

Austin Monitor Publisher Merges With Glasshouse Policy
New venture hoping to expand journalism, research, public policy
"...Last week, the Capital of Texas Media Foundation – publishers of the online subscription city..."

June 24, 2019 News Post by Michael King

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

New Documentary Shows the Beauty of the Border, and the Perils of a Barrier
The River and the Wall captures a wilderness without divisions
"...expertise. Jay Kleberg is the associate director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation; Heather Mackey is a field..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Raising Hell With the Legacy of Molly Ivins at SXSW
Texas’ beloved crusading journalist gets her documentary due
"...singular essence of its subject, and Ivins, the former Texas Observer editor, nationally syndicated columnist, and seriously humorous (and..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

"Rosie's Law" Takes Bold Stand for Choice, Women's Health
Sheryl Cole's bill would cover abortion care for Medicaid enrollees
"...Surrounded by roses in the Capitol press room Thursday,..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?
"...Not more than two days into the 86th Texas Legislature, the 150-member House of Representatives approved a new,..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

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