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501x309-bald-eagleby Daniel Blue Tyx

Flight Risk

As climate and habitat change in South Texas, where will all the birds go?

Climate change threatens the South Texas Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for a remarkable diversity of birdlife....Read More

Navigating a new realityby Alexa Garcia-Ditta

Navigating a New Reality

As state lawmakers continue their assault on abortion access in Texas, a growing group of activists isn't ready to give up the fight.

While lawmakers have filed dozens of anti-abortion bills, a growing group of activists and volunteer-led organizations are providing resources for women seeking...Read More

Jeni-Putalavage-Ross-and-family-759x596by Alexa Garcia-Ditta

‘I Didn’t Have a Choice’

Texas women like Jeni Putalavage-Ross are already making agonizing decisions about abnormal pregnancies. Some anti-abortion lawmakers would put them in an even more impossible situation.

Jeni Putalavage-Ross and Scott Ross made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy at nearly 21 weeks when doctors said their baby wouldn't survive. W...Read More

battle-of-palmito-ranch-civil-warby Tom Zoellner

End of an Error

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the
Civil War.

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the Civil War. ...Read More

Plant Explosion Texasby Kelsey Jukam

West, Texas Blues

Two years after the West fertilizer plant disaster, few ammonium nitrate facilities have made critical changes.

Two years after the West fertilizer plant disaster, few ammonium nitrate facilities have made critical changes....Read More

chris-faulkner-frackmaster-cnnby Steven Bodzin

The Lite Guv and the Frack Master

Chris Faulkner brings his brand of bravado and lots of cash to the Texas Capitol. So, what's he really after?

The man who calls himself the Frack Master has become the media's go-to Texas voice in favor of fracking, but it wasn't until he got involved in politics that h...Read More

Prisoner uprising Willacy County Correctional Centerby Daniel Tyx

Goodbye to Tent City

After a riot destroys a for-profit prison, Willacy County ponders its economic future.

As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out ...Read More

nursing homesby Sarah Angle

Closing Accounts

As the money runs out, hard choices in elder care

My grandmother wasn't really living; she was just surviving. The person I remembered, cherished and respected was vanishing. And the most painful and saddest pa...Read More

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