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A wind farm near Amarilloby Christopher Collins

Inside the Coordinated Attack on a North Texas Wind Farm

Conservative lawmakers, an oil investor and other activists did all they could to stop a wind project in rural Texas, even as the state has increasingly embraced renewable energy.

Earlier this year, a Canadian energy producer was poised to build two large wind farms in Clay County, a mostly featureless stretch of plains at the Texas-Oklah...Read More

heartlandby Christopher Collins

Heartland is an Honest, Poetic Meditation on Class in America

Journalist Sarah Smarsh’s book encapsulates what it’s like to grow up in the forgotten farm fields of America, artfully mixing anecdote with political context and societal commentary.

Having fun during a Kansas winter, as Sarah Smarsh writes in her new memoir, Heartland, requires creativity: “Lots of snow, no hills.” In one memora...Read More

by Michael Agresta

A San Antonio Art Show Quietly Foregrounds Migrants’ Stories

More people are displaced than ever before — nearly 69 million. The scale of that crisis is hard to grasp, but visitors to One to Another will see it in a new light.

Ours is an era of mass displacement. At no other point in history have so many people around the world been forced to leave home. The United Nations High Commis...Read More

rockportby Ciara O'Rourke

The Prosecution Rests

The Aransas County DA hasn't prosecuted criminal cases from the Rockport Police Department for more than a year. Is she taking on bad cops or abusing her power?

by Ciara O’Rourke September 14, 2018 On the evening of August 15, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey was just starting to take shape in the Atlantic, the Rockport ...Read More

by Jenny Staff Johnson

Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Repeater’

In Jenny Staff Johnson’s “Repeater,” a woman tries to make sense of a murder-suicide next door.

Natalia Sylvester, guest judge for our 2018 short story contest, had this to say about what she looks for in a good story: “The stories that grab me and hold ...Read More

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