Tribpedia: Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a nationally syndicated columnist and radio commentator as well as a prominent liberal activist.

In the 1960s, he served as a legislative aide to Democratic U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough.  He returned to Texas and took over as editor of The Texas Observer in 1976.  After a failed run for a spot on the Texas Railroad Commission ...

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of Apr 12, 2010

Grissom on the fall of Norma Chávez; M. Smith and Ramsey on the runoffs, the results, and the aftermath; Hu on the Tea Party's birthday party; Thevenot and Stiles on the path between schools and prisons; Ramshaw on prosecutors' reaction to helping hands from Austin; Hamilton on self-appointed lawyers; Galbraith on property rights and power lines; Aguilar and Grissom sit down with the mayor of Juárez to talk about his crime-ridden city; Kraft on telling the stories of Texans and other Americans who died in Vietnam; Ramsey on slots and horses and casinos; and Hamilton goes on a field trip with Jim Hightower to hear the history of populism. The best of our best from April 5 to 9, 2010.