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    Gay Marriage Arrives in Texas

    Gay couples are expected to begin tying the knot in Texas today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision that state-level bans on same-sex marriage run afoul of the U.S. Constitution. 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

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    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

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    At Rest in the Fields

    Austin natural-burial park Eloise Woods provides a place where people can bury their dead themselves, a place where the memory of the deceased grows into the landscape. Full Story