Tag Archives: Alice Embree

ALICE EMBREE : ABORTION RIGHTS | Austin and Roe v. Wade’s backstory

This fight didn’t start in a courtroom and it will not end there. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2022 AUSTIN — The Supreme Court decision was telegraphed on May 1st and moved across the weeks … Continue reading

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ALICE EMBREE : LEFT HISTORY | The Rag v. Regents

The Board of Regents did not love ‘The Rag’ and Austin’s underground newspaper did not love the Board of Regents. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog |June 17, 2022 In 2016, former staffers held a reunion to commemorate the … Continue reading

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ALICE EMBREE : DOCUMENTARY FILM | The Wobblies are coming to town

The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies, are coming to Austin. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog |April 28, 2022 Listen to Thorne Dreyer and Alice Embree‘s Rag Radio interview with labor historian Jane Little … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
THE VOTE | Voting by mail in Texas

Voting rights and voting access are fundamental to democracy. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog |January 13, 2022 It’s time. If you are eligible to vote by mail in Texas, send in your application, mark “annual,” and be aware … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
IN MEMORIAM | Recent passages: JoAnn Mulert, Pat Cramer,
Gregg Barrios, and Steve Russell

Sometimes they happen in quick succession. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2021 Sometimes the passages happen in such quick succession. This has been a summer of such passages with four friends and colleagues who were … Continue reading

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SHARON SHELTON :
BOOKS | Alice Embree’s ‘Voice Lessons’

This important book tells the story of Alice Embree’s struggle to be heard at a time when women were especially marginalized. By Sharon Shelton | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2021          Voice Lessons by Alice Embree (Briscoe Center for … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
THE VOTE | Free the vote and the governor’s hostages

Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign led a four-day march from Georgetown. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2021 The Austin American-Statesman headlined their story on July 1: “Republicans counter Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
THE VOTE | Voter suppression in Texas

It’s all wrapped in a thin white sheet called ‘voter integrity,’ but you can call it Jim Crow Revisited. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2021 AUSTIN — Texas is one of the hardest states to … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
POLITICAL CRIME | Ken Paxton and the Three ‘Enemigos’

Charting the flagrant abuse of power by Texas’ indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 13, 2021 AUSTIN — Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is getting star billing in the crime genre, … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
MIXED MEDIA | The not so funny comics of indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 5, 2020 The Great Pen Caper: In 2013 Ken Paxton picked up a $1,000 Montblanc pen from a Collin County metal detector tray. Fifteen months later, after being identified by a … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
REPORT | Houston’s historic underground newspaper…

…on the really small screen. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 25, 2020 Space City News hit the streets of Houston in June 1969, but got a name change when a UFO group informed the paper they … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
ENVIRONMENT | Sherwood Bishop, heroic San Marcos trailblazer

Founder of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance and our New Journalism Project colleague wins major national award. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | October 29, 2020 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Sherwood Bishop, ever humble, says it is a … Continue reading

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