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Texas Observer, legendary crusading liberal magazine, is closing and laying off its staff

The 68-year-old progressive publication, which published Ronnie Dugger, Molly Ivins and Kaye Northcott, hit financial troubles and wasn’t able to broaden its audience, board members said.

The Texas Observer was founded in 1954.

Former Texas Observer reporter Molly Ivins in The New York Times newsroom, where she worked from 1976-1982.
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards on the campaign trail in 1988.

Decades of investigations

Ronnie Dugger, founding editor of The Texas Observer, on June 8, 2012.

High turnover in final years

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