Texas Observer Magazine - January/February 2020
The Prison Inside Prison
Texas has banished hundreds of prisoners to more than a decade of solitary confinement. Many aren’t sure how—or even if—they will ever get out.
by Michael Barajas
Something in the Air
People in the Panhandle are getting sick from breathing fecal dust created by cattle feedlots—and the state isn’t doing much about it.
by Christopher Collins
Against the Current
Mandaean refugees make San Antonio home.
by Matthew Busch and Robyn Ross
Barrio PopCande Aguilar’s paintings are a riot of color.
by Michael Agresta
Sociologist Jeremy Slack on the horrors that await immigrants deported from the U.S.
Interviewed by Lise Olsen
A darkly comic novel indicts the chicken farming industry.
by Michael Schaub
Film—Ernie and Joe
How the San Antonio police are rethinking mental health.
by Rose Cahalan
“When We Were Children”
by Edward Vidaurre
Karl Rove’s Return
Left Hooks... and more!