Texas Observer Magazine July/August 2020
Neglected in Care
Inadequate staffing in Texas nursing homes endangers residents, leading to injuries and deaths.
By Elena Mejía Lutz
Nursing home residents were already at risk. Then COVIS-19 hit.
By Christopher Collins
Back to the Wall
A border wall is headed for Laredo– unless opponents can run out the clock.
By Gus Bova
From Boom to Bloodbath
The Permian Basin's shale revolution is over and renewable energy is surging. What does that mean for Texas' future?
By Justin Miller
Closed for Business
How COVID-19 threatens Texas' restaurant industry.
By Paula Forbes
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on battling COVID-19 as Texas reopens.
By Sophie Novack
On the suffrage centennial, we remember Texans who lead the charge for women's right to vote.
By Michael Agresta
Small Town Drag
Texas drag queen Shangela Laquifa Wadley on holding true.
Interviewed by Nick Yeager
The Book Report
The poem "Shadow and Trail" by Alexandra van de Kamp