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  • A Statement from the Texas Democracy Foundation
    by The Texas Democracy Foundation on February 26, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    On February 26, the board of directors of the Texas Democracy Foundation—the parent nonprofit of the Texas Observer—announced that Gabriel Arana is no longer Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Observer. Independently, the board announced that the Observer has been restructured to ensure its financial […]

  • ‘It’s the South’: Harris County Sends 15 Times More Black Men to Death Row than White
    by Michelle Pitcher on February 22, 2024 at 9:17 am

    Of the 21 people from Harris County most recently sentenced to death, all but one was a person of color, according to a report released today by the nonprofit Texas Defender Service (TDS). The report found that 15 death sentences were handed down to Black men since December 2004—three of which […]

  • ‘Their Knees Are Still on Our Necks’: Black Women in Higher Ed
    by Deliah Brown on February 21, 2024 at 10:54 am

    I worked as an adjunct professor at a Southeast Texas community college for 18 years. During the initial decade, I held a master’s degree. However, recognizing the need for further academic advancement, I pursued and obtained my doctorate. Despite consistently receiving positive faculty […]

  • Abbott’s Border Military Base Could Cost Texans $500 Million
    by Justin Miller on February 20, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    Last Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference in Eagle Pass, the border town he has turned into a militarized staging ground for his standoff with the feds. It was his third such press conference in as many weeks. Flanked by his appointed border czar and the adjutant general of […]

  • Kim Ogg: DA Under Fire
    by Jolie McCullough on February 20, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    This story was produced in partnership with the Garrison Project, an independent, nonpartisan organization addressing the crisis of mass incarceration and policing. It was 2016, and history was being made in Houston. For the first time in 40 years, a rapidly changing Harris County had elected a […]

  • ‘It’s Time for a Change’: Dem Behind HISD Takeover Faces Challengers
    by Josephine Lee on February 20, 2024 at 9:24 am

    Despite public outcry, Texas House Representative Harold Dutton Jr. isn’t sorry he opened the door to the state takeover of the Houston Independent School District. In fact, he’s proud of it.  “Some people mistakenly believe that the idea first came from Gov. Greg Abbott or some other […]

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  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Tech Laws in Texas
    on February 26, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to state laws Monday that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in […]

  • Richardson ISD to Host Listening Sessions Over School Closures
    on February 26, 2024 at 10:10 am

    Richardson ISD families are reacting to the district’s proposed plan to close five schools. “Project Rightsize” would consolidate or re-purpose five elementary campuses for the 2024- 2025 school year, including Greenwood Hills Elementary, Springridge Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary and […]

  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDENT MURDERED BY ILLEGAL WHILE JOGGING
    on February 26, 2024 at 7:40 am

    Retired Lt. Col Joe Cardinale joined The WBAP Morning News. A tragic murder in Georgia. A UGA student jogging on a trail was murdered by an illegal immigrant. Of course, many news outlets are leaving out crucial information regarding who killed her. 

  • Second Week of Early Voting Underway
    on February 26, 2024 at 7:29 am

    Week two of early voting is now underway. Here’s what you need to know. Early voting will determine what presidential candidates you’ll see on the ballot in November. The last day of early voting is Friday, March 1st, and the last day to receive a ballot by mail and election day is Tuesday, […]

  • 92F Today will be among the Top Ten Earliest
    by Brad Barton on February 26, 2024 at 6:28 am

    WBAP WX CENTER FCST:  2-26-24 TODAY…SUNNY, BREEZY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM…             HIGH NEAR 92 (RECORD 90 IN 1917)             WINDS SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY..             LOW NEAR 66 TOMORROW…PARTLY CLOUDY, WINDY AND WARM.. […]

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