Texas Obsever Magazine - July/August 2021
On the Cover
An overhead view of Austin's I-35. Photo by Bronte' Whittpenn.
The Road Home
Texas intends to spend $25 billion on widening highways to fix traffic. What if we tore them down instead?
By Megan Kimble
To address growing homelessness, cities like Austin have turned to legalized camps where community and calamity collide.
By Gus Bova
a 16-year-old girl died in adoptive care. Her biological mother says the Indian Child Welfare Act could have saved her.
By Pauly Denetclaw
Eye on Texas
In Deer Park and other chemical corridor communities, the slow seepage of toxins from petrochemicals plants linger for generations.
By Audrey Calaway
Houston scientist Maria Elena Bottazzi on developing a COVID-19 vaccine that could help immunize the world.
Interviewed by Sophie Novack
Book Reviews and more.