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     1  ~ 2014 jan 30texas school superident dataWorking for Superman: Texas Schools Turn to Hero SuperintendentsMiles had already been on the job more than a month, and new data released in summer 2012 showed Dallas' school district wasn't exactly in  ...
     1  +31 2013 dec 20fire pattern expertFire and Innocence | The Texas ObserverHurst was the first fire -science expert to review the case. .... The Evidence: Fire investigators contended that burn patterns at the scene and the  ...
     1  ~ 2013 dec 15fast day loanFast Cash: How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail Payday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas ... that Tillman pay Marpast $1,020 within 10 days or potentially face felony theft  ...
     1  ~ 2013 dec 07citgo koch brothersKochworld | The Texas ObserverTo see how the Koch brothers ' free-market utopia operates, look no ... by Citgo and the other by Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch  ...
     1  +4 2013 dec 05texas change in lawsuitsWhooping Cranes Lawsuit Could Change Texas ' Water Rights SystemIf a federal court's ruling that TCEQ was responsible for whooping cranes' deaths stands on appeal, it could upend Texas ' system of allocating  ...
     2  ~ 2014 feb 23tim dunn texasWho Really Runs Texas ? | The Texas ObserverIt's hard to overstate the power of money in Texas politics. ... Tim Dunn is out to purify the Republican Party, and he's bankrolling the tea party  ...
     2  +3 2014 jan 30texas education rankingTexas on the Brink: We Can Do Better - The Texas ObserverThe report is an annual study to determine Texas ' rankings among the 50 states and the District of Columbia on health care, education , and the  ...
     2  +8 2014 jan 05texas payday loansPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and prosecutors.
     2  +17 2014 jan 04taking loan from company
     2  +4 2013 dec 23emigracion check pointsBorder Patrol Takes 'No' for an Answer at Internal Checkpoints | The Are you legally obligated to answer questions at Border Patrol checkpoints ? Here's what legal experts have to say.
     3  -1 2014 mar 06payday loans texas
     3  +10 2014 jan 26payday loans austin txPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts ... Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash, in an Austin .
     3  +4 2014 jan 25payday loan texas
     3  -1 2014 jan 11rick perry mo foAdios, Mofo : Rick Perry Will Not be Governor for Life | The Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not seek re-election but keeps open the possibility of another presidential bid.
     3  +1 2014 jan 10border patrol checkpoints
     3  +1 2014 jan 04texas sonogram lawOne Woman's Ordeal with Texas ' New Sonogram Law - The Texas Then, after a moment's pause, she told me reluctantly about the new Texas sonogram law that had just come into effect. I'd already heard about  ...
     3  +2 2014 jan 04fast cash payday loansFast Cash : How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail
     3  +7 2014 jan 03fast cash payday
     3  +1 2014 jan 01bengal tiger breeders texasA Tiger's Tale | The Texas ObserverIt turned out they were endangered Bengal tiger cubs (four white and ... Because owning and breeding tigers is legal, law enforcement often  ...
     3  +7 2013 dec 22texas payday loan
     3  -2 2013 dec 10brazos river authorityGoodbye to the Brazos River ? | The Texas ObserverBut perhaps the greatest threat to the river comes from the agency charged with overseeing it: the Brazos River Authority . For the past seven  ...
     4  +13 2014 feb 25fastcash
     4  +5 2014 feb 19policy issues in texasThe Texas Legislature Should Address These Issues , But They We detail a dozen items that address Texas ' biggest problems . ... for complex policy often prevent legislative action on the critical issues of the  ...
     4  +97 2014 jan 28agriculture going globalAs the Earth Turns: Going Global with Perennial Polyculture As the Earth Turns: Going Global with Perennial Polyculture Agriculture . by Robert Jensen Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 10:04  ...
     4  +5 2014 jan 25liberal church dallasLeft, Behind: The Hidden Progressive Christian Community of Texas If progressive Christians could develop a unified voice, they could ... Stained glass at the United Church of Christ's Cathedral of Hope in Dallas .
     4  +9 2014 jan 22cameron county inmatesHeaven and Hell in Cameron County Jail | The Texas ObserverThat didn't sit well with the law in Cameron County . ... After inmates placed her name on their visitors' lists, Lucio ultimately barred Hanson from  ...
     4  +6 2014 jan 02john nielsen gammonsQ&A with State Climatologist John Nielsen - Gammon | The Texas The Observer sits down with State Climatologist John Nielsen - Gammon to take stock of the drought and discuss the challenges of  ...
     4  -1 2013 dec 29fast pay cash loansFast Cash : How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail ... Tillman took on more payday loans to pay off the original loan and soon  ...
     4  +7 2013 dec 15dateline call center texasDateline Houston Archives | The Texas ObserverThe center will be built across the street from the Harris County Jail and .... to pass and convinced a state court to call said special election.
     5  -1 2014 jan 26liberal church dallaas
     5  ~ 2014 jan 01fast payday advances
     5  +5 2013 dec 18payday loan austin tx
     5  +16 2013 dec 15dna testing in texasDNA Tests Undermine Evidence in Texas Execution | The Texas DNA Tests Undermine Evidence in Texas Execution. New results show Claude Jones was put to death on flawed evidence. by Dave Mann  ...
     6  +3 2014 jan 12lake buchanan water levelBluffton: Texas' Lost Civilization Rises from Lake BuchananToday, 75 years after the lake's construction, residents of the Lake Buchanan area are again concerned about water levels . Climate change  ...
     6  +32 2014 jan 11payday loan quick
     6  +38 2014 jan 08payday loans houstonHouston City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Payday Loan Today, the Houston City Council voted 15-2 to join every other major Texas city except one (hello, Fort Worth) in regulating payday loan   ...
     6  +28 2014 jan 07payday loan houston
     6  +33 2013 dec 15texas schools and frackingAnother Victory for Fracking Opponents in Dallas | The Texas ObserverThe ordinance prohibits drilling within 1,500 feet of homes, schools , ... Dallas' fracking fight came to a head over the past two years, when the  ...
     6  +16 2013 dec 08ricky williams jerseyVince Young and Ricky Williams : A Tale of Two Athletes | The Texas He wears a muted gray suit, a white shirt and a light-blue tie. .... Wearing a bright orange #34 Ricky Williams jersey in 2009, she laughs at what  ...
     7  -3 2014 feb 02del bosqueMelissa del Bosque | The Texas ObserverMelissa del Bosque joined The Texas Observer staff in 2008. She specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been  ...
     7  -2 2014 jan 15recycled books dentonBooking to Denton | The Texas ObserverIn downtown Denton , in an old opera house painted purple, Don Foster nurtures his passion: Recycled Books . His bookstore is musty.
     7  +7 2014 jan 14auto cash pdayaySpeedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an .... borrowers over unpaid credit cards, consumer loans, auto loans and  ...
     7  -1 2013 dec 31speedy cash payday loansPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas ... Speedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an  ...
     7  +35 2013 dec 24texas groundwater rightsCourt Ruling Dares Regulators to Limit Water Pumping - The Texas Texas Fourth Court of Appeals ruled on Wed. that the Edwards Aquifer ... going to be hard to do and simultaneously respect groundwater rights .
     7  +44 2013 dec 23social media mexicoFugitive Mexican Politician Mounts Social Media Campaign to Clear Former Tamaulipas Gov. Tomas Yarrington Ruvacalba is just the latest Mexican politician with legal issues in Texas.
     7  ~ 2013 dec 21faster loan company
     7  ~ 2013 dec 19speedy cash advanceSpeedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an Austin ..... No one is forced to walk into a payday advance business.
     8  -7 2013 dec 30texas wind energy billTea Party Legislator Wants to Eliminate Texas ' Wind Energy StandardTexas ' successful wind industry could be undercut under legislation filed today by freshman Rep. Scott Sanford, a Republican from McKinney.
     8  -4 2013 dec 27texas deregulation energyReport: Electricity Deregulation Has Cost Texans $10.4 Billion | The Of the states that have deregulated their electricity markets, Texas is about in the middle of the pack in terms of price increases, about 48  ...
     8  ~ 2013 dec 21samday payday cash articlesSpeedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an Austin
     8  +2 2013 dec 13hidalgo county jobsExclusive: The Man Behind Hidalgo County's Biggest Law For more than six months, Miguel Flores lived a double life. In his day job , he was a narcotics investigator for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's  ...
     8  ~ 2013 dec 10rick perry heightRick Perry's Pronunciation Problem | The Texas ObserverHe told me that people who throw an “h” at the end of “ height ” are just heirs ... For unknown reasons, in Rick Perry's rural West Texas dialect the  ...
     8  +1 2013 dec 06joe nick patoskiJoe Nick Patoski | The Texas ObserverJoe Nick Patoski writes about water, music, Texas, and other subjects from his home near Wimberley. Texas Coast, his second collaborative book with  ...
     9  -7 2014 mar 05location companies payday loanWorried that he couldn't pay his bills, Tillman reluctantly went to The Money Center, a payday loan company with locations in San Antonio and  ...
     9  -3 2014 mar 02tppfRevealed: The Corporations and Billionaires that Fund the Texas The Texas Public Policy Foundation —an influential right-wing think tank based in Austin with ties to Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and many other  ...
     9  +18 2014 feb 14comments for payday loanspayday loans Archives | The Texas ObserverHow the Payday Loan Industry Works Regulators from the Inside. Posted on ... Posted in Blogs, Economics, Forrest for the Trees, Politics | Leave a comment   ...
     9  +15 2014 feb 04guys killed in plano texasAnatomy of a Tragedy | The Texas ObserverDr. Randall Kirby was another surgeon at Baylor Plano . .... This guy already killed somebody, made another a quad, made a partial paraplegic  ...
     9  +92 2014 feb 03family clinics austinFamily -Planning Clinics Disappear From Rural TexasThese services had been provided at six family -planning clinics serving ... Last summer I made the two-hour trip from Austin to visit Ball and her  ...
     9  ~ 2014 feb 02boot camp for kifsTough Love and Discipline in Brownsville ISD's Boot Camp School Principals in Brownsville can send kids to boot camp for any misbehavior serious enough to warrant out-of-school suspension: bringing  ...
     9  ~ 2013 dec 15your fast payday debitsPayday loan companies have a new debt -collection tool: Texas courts ... If my intention was to duck and dodge, why would I even call them?”.
     9  +21 2013 dec 03speedy cash locationsSpeedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an ... a payday loan company with locations in San Antonio and Houston.
     10  +53 2014 mar 08boot camp for choldren
     10  +2 2014 mar 08army of godRick Perry's Army of God | The Texas ObserverThe pastors told Perry of God's grand plan for Texas. ... As a first step, they're leading an “ army of God ” to commandeer civilian government.
     10  -2 2014 feb 19rick perry don johnsonRick Perry's Refusal to Expand Texas' Medicaid Program Could Nearly 40 years later, then-President Johnson declared a War on Poverty and,
     10  ~ 2014 feb 05keystone media campaignWendy Davis' Media Fail | The Texas ObserverI'll concede here at the beginning that I've never worked on a political campaign . Nor do I have any experience in media relations, publicity,  ...
     10  +65 2014 feb 02boot camp for children
     10  +14 2014 jan 31idea public schoolsThe Cautionary Tale of Austin ISD and New Charter School IDEA AllanA year ago, Austin ISD announced it would bring in IDEA Public Schools , a South Texas-based charter chain with just over two dozen  ...
     10  ~ 2014 jan 31boot ccamp for kids
     10  ~ 2014 jan 13no habla espanolIn Hempstead, No Habla Español | The Texas ObserverHempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey took to her school intercom with an unusual announcement: Students were now banned from  ...
     10  +25 2013 dec 25tiger cub for saleYou might think it's illegal to buy or sell an endangered tiger cub in .... a subscription-only newspaper that advertises exotic animals for sale .
     10  -2 2013 dec 17patricia kilday hartPatricia Kilday Hart | The Texas ObserverDear President Bush Feb 06, 2009. Welcome back to Texas! I think I speak for many, many, many fellow Texans when I say that, as I watched your helicopter lift [  ...
     10  ~ 2013 dec 16very fast loansThe state Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner has advised the payday loan industry that “criminal charges may be pursued only in very   ...
     11  -4 2014 mar 02texas death rowPrison Guard Union Calls on Texas to Curtail Solitary Confinement Texas ' largest prison guard union is calling for a partial end to the controversial use of solitary confinement on death row . In a letter to the Texas   ...
     11  -8 2014 feb 23tppf san antonioAccording to the tax filings, TPPF gets a majority of its funding from a .... also of Empower Texans ($43,000); Chaz Neely, San Antonio Steel Co.
     11  ~ 2014 feb 20the money store paydayPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and ... Eventually, he reached a manager at The Money Store .
     11  +12 2014 feb 13fast cash
     11  ~ 2014 feb 04hcc houston community collegeAfter Shady Campaign, Houston Community College Foe Becomes After campaigning against bonds for HCC and suing it stop a land purchase, Dave Wilson has become an HCC trustee in part by pretending to  ...
     11  ~ 2013 dec 19squirrel busters scientologyScientology Defector's Epic Showdown Begins in New Braunfels CourtBefore a dozen or more lawyers for the Church of Scientology and ... by the Church of Scientology's heretic-trackers known as “ Squirrel Busters .
     11  +39 2013 dec 19government state federal bidsTexas Women's Health Advocates to Bypass State in Bid for Federal Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature and apply directly to the federal government for family planning funds. If the coalition wins the federal   ...
     11  +45 2013 dec 18boot cmap for kidsBrownsville Academic Center's critics say it puts kids on the school-to-prison pipeline. Advocates say it helps them learn to make good choices.
     11  +12 2013 dec 12rick perry godOn September 28, 2009, at 1:40 p.m., God's messengers visited Rick Perry . On this day, the Lord's messengers arrived in the form of two Texas  ...
     11  -5 2013 dec 04texas solar powerSolar Power Could See Explosive Growth in Texas over Coming There's been a spate of good news for the solar industry in Texas as more homeowners install solar panels ; ERCOT projects massive growth  ...
     12  -11 2014 feb 10texas sboe evolutionState Board of Education Faces its Evolving Influence on Texas This week showed the SBOE adjusting to its new advisory role in textbook selection—and a few board members hoping to get some of that old  ...
     12  +35 2014 feb 08boot camp for kfids
     12  ~ 2014 feb 06audrey martinez inside mediaThe Standoff in Waco | The Texas ObserverAnd within a few days they came. Not everyone ..... Audrey Martinez was buried alive inside the bunker. She died of ... Wendy Davis' Media Fail.
     12  ~ 2014 feb 04houston community college houstonDuring his run for District II trustee of the Houston Community College System, Wilson's campaign materials never showed his face. Instead  ...
     12  +29 2014 jan 29get me to paydayPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts ... “His statement was that 'I hope you don't get stopped by the police, because I'm .... “ Correct me if I'm wrong, but they sound like sharks,” Cinque told me .
     12  +11 2014 jan 24the observer dallasThe Dallas City Council capped off years of debate Wednesday by passing one of North Texas' most restrictive natural gas drilling ordinances.
     12  +15 2014 jan 24payday loans quick
     12  +4 2014 jan 22north texas boot campsThe Last Boot Camp | The Texas ObserverDeep in North Texas stands a relic of criminal justice past. ... on the Oklahoma border, is home to the last state-run offender boot camp in Texas.
     12  +6 2014 jan 20brownsville tx jailGail Hanson's soft, musical voice served her well for eight years as a volunteer chaplain at the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville . But as she  ...
     12  -10 2014 jan 11the cash storeMajor Payday Lender Condemns the Cash Store , Calls for A representative for Advance America wrote that the Cash Store seemed to be using "deceptive business practices" and should be "quickly and  ...
     12  -5 2014 jan 10alternative therapies for autismAutism Inc.: The Discredited Science, Shady Treatments and Rising The road for parents with autistic children is made perilous by ... And Texas has become a center for alternative autism treatment and the  ...
     12  -3 2014 jan 09elizabeth ames jonesElizabeth Ames Jones : Is Austin Really the Capital of Texas? | The God bless Elizabeth Ames Jones , the Alamo Heights tea partier and perennial- candidate-in-search-of-a-winnable-race. The latest is that Jones  ...
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