We learn today that our favorite Texas columnist, Molly Ivins, has lost her battle to breast cancer. Like many admirers, we had hoped she would make it through this latest fight with the disease, but this was one fight too many.
Ivins, 62, was one of the funniest political writers in recent times. But as she often noted, when it comes to Texas politics, the jokes almost write themselves.
Ivins rose to prominence as editor of the populist Texas newspaper, The Texas Observer. The Observer's website has posted her farewell column from 1976, as well as photos and tributes.
You can go to the Observer by clicking here: www.texasobserver.org.