Founded 1954. Nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political and social-justice reporting from the strangest state in the Union.
Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Media
The Texas Observer is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political and social-justice reporting from the strangest state in the Union. Our award-winning magazine is published monthly, and our Web site features daily content. From our founding in 1954, the Observer has focused on issues ignored or underreported by Texas’ mainstream media. Our goal is not only to unmask corporate and governmental corruption, but to foster social and economic justice in Texas by promoting democratic participation and encouraging open government.
CONTENT FROM THIS SOURCENews Story Michael Barajas
September 12, 2018
A federal lawsuit accuses Port Freeport of threatening residents of a minority community with eminent domain and coercing them into selling their property.
Alleging ‘Environmental Racism,’ El Paso Activists File Civil Rights Complaint Against School DistrictNaveena Sadasivam
April 3, 2018
“EPISD didn’t propose [a hub for 124 buses] anywhere else because other communities wouldn’t have accepted it,” said Chamizal community organizer Hilda Villegas.
News Story Laura Marie Thompson
December 2, 2016
The agency’s blanket ban on issuing certifications puts an already vulnerable group in a precarious situation.
News Story Patrick Michels
October 12, 2016
Housing advocates say Corpus Christi hasn't kept a promise to help low-income residents — who won a major legal fight against the city in 2015 — relocate to safer areas.
News Story Melissa del Bosque
July 13, 2015
According to a lawsuit, Texas is denying children of immigrants birth certificates.
Investigative , News Story Caelainn Barr, Charlotte Keith
July 9, 2014
An in-depth look at the property tax lender Rio Tax and how they leverage high-interest loans to low-income families.
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