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: "Lege in the Time of Coronavirus": Texas state lawmakers return to work for the first time since the pandemic started; "This Killing Machine": The rise, fall, and lingering trauma of of the death penalty in Texas; "The Graveyard Shift": COVID-19 is colliding with a federal and state labor safety regime that's suffered years of neglect; "Undetected": Homicide cases are going unsolved, leaving serial killers free to murder again.
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