Weird news from far-flung Texas.
FORT WORTH // When he caught a thief in his walk-in freezer, a restaurant owner slammed the door and locked him in while waiting for cops to arrive. Francisco Islas, owner of Paco’s Mexican Cuisine, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram … Read More
The film turns out to be less about Berry himself and more about the thing that worries him most: the industrialization of American agriculture. Read More
In honor of the first-annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, we asked booksellers around the state to tell us about their best read so far this year. Read More
Notes from far-flung Texas
LUBBOCK // Texas Tech University will soon begin giving birth control to pigeons. The university spends more than $100,000 a year trying to deter the birds from nesting on the campus, administrator Sean Childers told KLBK. Starting this fall, staffers … Read More
Trump’s attacks on public lands have given new urgency to Williams’ work.
Trump’s attacks on public lands have given new urgency to Williams’ work. Read More
"There is no room for dignified depiction of refugees, and they’re not shown as human beings with hopes and plans to go back to normal life."
The United States will shut its doors to most refugees on Wednesday, as the nation has just reached the Trump administration’s 50,000-person fiscal year resettlement cap. Meanwhile, a record 65 million people are displaced around the world, according to the … Read More
Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería.
Ride Like a Girl Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería. “¡Otra vez!” shouts Jimmy Ayala. “Do it again.” In the fading light, eight teenage girls on horseback gallop toward each other head-on. At the last … Read More
Strangest State: A drunken drive-thru, cocaine granola bars and pig-e-mon police officers.
illustration by Drue Wagner DUMAS // A runaway teenager was found safe after she hopped a coal train and rode it more than 300 miles. Adalie Rivera, 13, disappeared while on a family vacation in Colorado Springs, and was found … Read More
John T. Edge’s new food history is an unflinching look at 60 years of racism and activism in the South.
John T. Edge’s new food history is an unflinching look at 60 years of racism and activism in the South. Read More