Texas Observer Magazine - May/June 2019
In rural East Texas, barriers to health care worsen a suicide crisis.
by Christopher Collins
The Flood Next Time
How Trump’s wall could bring devastating floods to the Rio Grande Valley.
by Gus Bova
‘The Wolf is in the Henhouse’
Texas City ISD has taken school security to an extreme.
by Justin Miller
Washington Crossing the Rio Grande
Performing patriotism in Laredo.
by Daniel Blue Tyx
The uglier byproducts of drilling and refining are everywhere in Texas.
by Christopher Hooks
Why retired judge Elsa Alcala changed her mind on the death penalty.
Interviewed by Michael Barajas
Finding life and light in art from detention.
by David Dorado Romo
The Book Report: Tears of the Trufflepig
An eerily familiar South Texas dystopia.
by Michael Schaub
Film: The River and the Wall
Paddling the Rio Grande.
by David Leffler
Poem: “Detail at the Dog Park in the Time of Family Separation”
Has Ted Cruz Become More… Refined? (In the Oil Sense, That is)