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Texas Observer Magazine - September/October 2019

They Persisted

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

The Interview

Activist Lavinia Masters fights to end Texas’ rape kit backlog.
Interviewed by Sophie Novack

Essay

Hunting for fossils and coming of age in El Paso.
by Victoria Blanco

Postcard

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

Plus:
Texas Kinda Decriminalized Weed
Left Hooks
The Last Fringe Factor Ever
...and more!

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