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The Texas Observer 19m
Many of the issues facing rural Texas tend to fly under the radar. wrote about seven of them.
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Forrest Wilder 2h
The and will have coverage on Monday, Nov. 26. This story is too important to bury or rush. Get it right, not first.
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Democrats will have a little more leverage in Dan Patrick’s far-right Senate on issues like property taxes and public school funding.
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Sophie Novack 2h
In Texas, 243,000 have signed up for health coverage during open enrollment so far, down nearly 30,000 from that period last year. Still early, & sign-ups will likely surge around the Dec. 15 deadline. But here's part of why enrollment may be down:
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Ben Goldfarb 18h
"She didn’t seem like a fish so much as something old and grand and forgotten, a spirit hauled up into a world seemingly ready to leave such things behind." Loved 's ode to the alligator gar. Editors: more features on weird fishes, please!
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Long considered “trash fish,” alligator gar have patrolled Texas rivers for millions of years. Now this living fossil is catching the attention of anglers, naturalists and TV producers alike.
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The Lone Star State Teems with Snakes, Lizards and Toads in ‘Herping Texas’
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The latest from : “If you’re not a conservative in Texas, you’re not used to winning. Savor it. And work for more.”
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For 20 years, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez have fought to prove their innocence.
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The Texas Observer 14h
“Herping Texas” is a blend of travelogue, natural history and good old-fashioned hunting stories, writes .
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In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due
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The Texas Observer 16h
The GOP Machine in Texas Seems to Finally Have Slipped a Gear
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The Texas Observer 17h
New Democrats Hope For a More Bipartisan Texas Senate in 2019
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The Texas Observer 21h
Memorialized here as the La Dama de Lotería, Molly Ivins was an editor, columnist, author, and satirist with a reputation as one of the fiercest political voices in Texas for over 30 years. The newest in the Lotería collection:
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Long overlooked, one of Texas’ oldest and strangest fish now has a fan club:
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Asher Elbein 23h
It's a busy week for me and natural history writing! I penned a quick review of Herping Texas, a book I enjoyed very much, for (I also got to wax prosaic about reptiles, one of my favorite activities.)
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The Texas Observer 23h
With 19 Republicans in the upper chamber, the GOP has just enough of a majority to control legislation next session. But if Democrats vote as a bloc, they now only need one Republican ally to block legislation.
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The Texas Observer 24h
Michael Smith and Clint King's entertaining and rambling book “Herping Texas” recounts years of cold-blooded adventuring.
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