Texas Observer Magazine - September/October 2019
Women are half as likely as men to run again after losing an election. Can “political persistence” help explain the gender gap in elected office?
by Megan Kimble
Who is John Cornyn serving?
The senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience, making him very powerful—and perhaps vulnerable.
by Justin Miller
Bridge to Nowhere
Near Brownsville, a trio of proposed liquefied natural gas plants endangers a fragile ecosystem and puts Texans’ health at risk.
by Gus Bova
Mr. Reynolds’ Opus
Graham Reynolds is the best Texas musician you’ve never heard of.
by Rose Cahalan
Activist Lavinia Masters fights to end Texas’ rape kit backlog.
Interviewed by Sophie Novack
Hunting for fossils and coming of age in El Paso.
by Victoria Blanco
A San Antonio art exhibit bends and breaks gender norms.
by Alex Puente
The Book Report: The Secrets We Kept
Of secrets, spies, and secretaries.
by Steve Kellman
Texas Kinda Decriminalized Weed
The Last Fringe Factor Ever