Texas used to have exemplary public information laws, which had been gutted by the “dead suspect loophole.” Senior writer and assistant editor Gus Bova reports on a new bill filed by Representative Joe Moody of El Paso, which aims to fix it.
“During the Super Bowl alone, according to one 2020 estimate, U.S. football fans eat their way through 7 percent of annual consumption in a single day,” writes contributor Maya Piedra in a piece that originally ran in the Global Press Journal. The avocado boom in Mexico is driving deforestation and a pivot away from traditional crops such as corn.
Staff Writer Delger Erdenesanaainterviews researcher Todd Votteler, a fellow at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and editor of Texas Water Journal, about the water in Texas–and whether there will be enough for everybody.
The new leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Texas House of Representatives, Trey Martinez Fischer, spoke with senior writer and assistant editor Gus Bova about the opportunities and challenges of leading the chamber’s minority party. And tacos.
A story from our August 2017 print issue remains one of the Observer’s most popular. Contributor James McCandlessvisited Von Ormy, a small town southwest of San Antonio, where a grand Libertarian experiment failed grandly.