In this issue of The Texas Observer : The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org.
Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community.
In this issue: "How we Got Here": Texas has undermined its public health system for decades. Here, COVID-19 found the perfect place to spread; "Tenant Blacklisting": Even unlawful eviction filings can stay on a tenant's record and make it harder to find future housing; "A Grave Injustice": Thirty years ago, Congress passed a law requiring Native American bones be returned to tribes. Few have been returned; "Quilts of Color": Carrying on the legacy of Black quiltmakers in Texas.
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