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  • Greg Abbott Compares Hamas Attacks to Texas Border Crossings at Sheriffs’ Conference
    by Francesca D’Annunzio on July 24, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    In a speech Tuesday to attendees at the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas’ 146th annual training conference and expo in Fort Worth, Governor Greg Abbott compared attacks on Israel by Hamas—the militant group that killed around 1,200 Israelis on October 7—to crime and immigration in Texas. […]

  • The Banality of Border Evil
    by Gus Bova on July 23, 2024 at 8:00 am

    William Hanson is not your typical biographical subject. Dead for nearly a century now, Hanson was never famous, nor did he ever hold elected office. He was not an underappreciated artist or a forgotten do-gooder. He was a corrupt mid-level bureaucrat—less a mover of history than a man moved by […]

  • Their Laws. Our Bodies.
    by Shelby Tauber on July 22, 2024 at 8:00 am

    On the morning of June 24, 2022, the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas was reinforced with boards and fences. Protests were anticipated to follow the news that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade. For Texans like me, that would mean already-tight restrictions would turn into a near […]

  • Loon Star State: ‘Demolition Man’
    by Ben Sargent on July 19, 2024 at 8:00 am

    To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. The post Loon Star State: ‘Demolition Man’ appeared first on The Texas Observer.

  • The Wages of Inequality—Behind Bars
    by Kwaneta Harris on July 18, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Editor’s Note: Harris, the author of this essay, is incarcerated at the Lane Murray Unit in Gatesville. The following piece is drawn from her memory of events in approximately 2010 at another unit. Before being released into the general prison population this May, she spent over eight years in […]

  • Hunger Was Already Bad Enough. Then Beryl Hit.
    by Ayurella Horn-Muller, Grist on July 17, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. Amid the widespread destruction, brutal heat, heavy rains, and ongoing outages along the Gulf coast, relief organizations are scrambling to ensure people stay fed in the wake of Hurricane […]

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  • DART Says Repairs to Disrupted System on Track to be Completed Wednesday Night
    on July 24, 2024 at 8:54 am

    DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News ) – DART said repairs are more than halfway complete in downtown Dallas’ Central Business District days after a freak accident significantly disrupted services Sunday morning. Four Dallas firefighters were injured when their truck drove off of 75 over southeast junction […]

  • Mesquite Officer and His Father Arrested in Connection to Wylie Shooting Sparked by Accusations of Stalking and Arson
    on July 24, 2024 at 6:58 am

    WYLIE (WBAP/KLIF News ) – Authorities arrested a Mesquite police officer and his father, a Rowlett city marshal, in connection to a violent love triangle in Wylie. Investigators said 39-year-old Officer Brian Hill improperly used a police data base to gain information about his girlfriend’s […]

  • Harris to Visit Texas Thursday
    on July 23, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) – Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Texas on Thursday after becoming the presumptive democratic nominee for president. Harris will visit Houston to deliver the keynote speech at the American Federation of Teachers’ 88th national convention. This will be Harris’ […]

  • Jerry Jones Trial Suddenly Ends without Jones’ Testimony
    on July 23, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    (WBAP/KLIF) – A trial involving Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came to an end Tuesday with all lawsuits dropped. The trial ended after a lunch break prior to the expected testimony of Jones over a paternity claim from a woman who says Jones is her father. The trial was over breach-of-contract […]

  • AA Flight Attendants Union Reviews Latest Contract
    on July 23, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    (WBAP/KLIF) — Flight attendants are speaking out about a new contract offer from American Airlines after years of picketing. Association of Professional Flight Attendants President Julie Hedrick says she’s hopeful the contract will meet the union’s expectations. She says details of the […]

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