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  • Joan Cheever — on phone in her food truck.

    Doing the Lord’s Work

    A San Antonio woman is counting on Texas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act to trump a local ordinance that could end her decade-old ministry of feeding the homeless, mentally ill and others who are simply down on their luck. Full Story

  • Marriage equality celebration at Austin's Central Presbyterian Church

    Gay Marriage Arrives in Texas

    In a landmark victory for marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against statewide bans on same-sex marriage, granting gay and lesbian couples in Texas the right to legally marry. Full Story

  • Big Spring homeowners protest rising home appraisals

    Wrong Side of the Tax

    Big Spring’s fast-rising home appraisals this year are particularly wreaking havoc on low-income homeowners, exposing another problem with Texas' heavy reliance on property taxes. Full Story

  • death row bed

    Letters from Death Row: The Biology of Trauma

    Texas executes more of its citizens—almost all of them men—than any other state. New studies show that trauma biologically alters the brains of young boys in ways that affect their adult behavior, raising the moral implications of the death penalty. Full Story