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The Texas Observer 54m
Yet Another Rural Texas Hospital is in Jeopardy After Anti-Tax Activists Kill Funding Proposal
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Since its founding in 1898, Laredo’s Washington’s Birthday celebration has fused extravagant expressions of American patriotism with the heritage and identity of a binational community.
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Though Christian conservatives chalked up a few narrow victories in this year’s session, they may have run up against the limits of their legislative power.
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Inside Texas’ Failed Experiment to Replace Planned Parenthood with an Anti-Abortion Group
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The "Angel Moms" movement calls attention to U.S. citizens who've been victims of crime committed by “illegal aliens.” Maria Espinoza, a Houston native, is behind a Trump-endorsed, far-right aligned group that elevates the stories to the national stage:
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Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 last week, legalizing hemp production in Texas, effective immediately. Some rural communities see hemp as a potential economic lifeline.
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“Our position is we pretty much wanna stop everything in its tracks.” Emboldened congressional Democrats are going on offense against the wall. And that could be good news for the Rio Grande Valley.
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As rural hospitals struggle across the state, local voters killed a proposition to create a hospital taxing district meant to keep a facility in La Grange open for the foreseeable future.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: At 32, Nathan Pierce was turning his life around. Then he sought help from Texas' mental-health system. (2013)
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Yet Another Rural Texas Hospital is in Jeopardy After Anti-Tax Activists Kill Funding Proposal
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Meet Maria Espinoza, the Texan Elevating 'Angel Moms' to the National Stage
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The Texas Observer 21h
Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms.
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The Texas Observer 22h
Democrats Finally Play Hardball on the Border Wall
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The Texas Observer 23h
A quiet surprise of the 86th Legislature was the failure of many of the Christian right’s priorities.
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The Texas Observer Jun 15
Is Texas’ Overcrowded, Underfunded State Parks System Being Loved to Death? (2018)
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The Texas Observer Jun 15
In her keynote speech at the Observer’s 2019 MOLLY Prize dinner, argued that women’s anger has been silenced throughout history — and that daring to speak out is a powerful, subversive act.
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The Texas Observer Jun 15
Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 this week, legalizing hemp production in Texas, effective immediately. Some rural communities see hemp as a potential economic lifeline.
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The Texas Observer Jun 15
‘All it Took was 25 Years’: Legislature Ponies Up Cash for Underfunded Texas Parks
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The Texas Observer Jun 15
FROM THE ARCHIVES: At 32, Nathan Pierce was turning his life around. Then he sought help from Texas' mental-health system. (2013)
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