Daniel Blue Tyx

Daniel Blue Tyx lives in McAllen. His work has appeared in Best American Travel Writing, the Gettysburg Review, CutBank and elsewhere.

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Raspa Revolution

by | Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:15 am CST
birding, salineno, border, rio grande, nature preserve
Border

Swan Song

You won't find it on a highway map, but a 250-year-old village on the Rio Grande is internationally famous among birders. Will it survive Trump's wall?

Swan Song You won’t find it on a highway map, but a 250-year-old village on the Rio Grande is internationally famous among birders. Will it survive Trump’s wall? – by Daniel Blue Tyx @danielbluetyx March 19, 2018 “Cha-cha-lac! chacha-lac!” As … Read More

day shift, feature, texas, adult day care
Health Care

The Day Shift

Adult day cares in the Rio Grande Valley are a cultural phenomenon. What can they teach us about health and wellness in an aging world?

Adult day cares in the Rio Grande Valley are a cultural phenomenon. What can they teach us about health and wellness in an aging world? – by Daniel Blue Tyx @danielbluetyx January 8, 2018 “La calavera,” the caller intoned, as … Read More

Culture

Dance Without Borders

Ballet Nepantla erases boundaries between dance forms and explores what it means to be from the borderlands — both as a geographical place and a state of mind.

Dance Without Borders Ballet Nepantla erases boundaries between dance forms and explores what it means to be from the borderlands — both as a geographical place and a state of mind. In the opening moments of “La Bruja,” a traditional … Read More

2017 in Review

High-Wire Act

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border.

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border. Read More

UTRV Students
Border

Inside the Nation’s First Bilingual University

UT-Rio Grande Valley looks to become the first 'bilingual, bicultural, biliterate' campus in the country.

UT-Rio Grande Valley looks to become the first bilingual, bicultural, biliterate campus in the country... Read More

son of colonia activist Nelly Curiel
Border

Holding Back the Flood

For activists in the Valley’s colonias, success looks like a drainage ditch.

For activists in the Valley’s colonias, success looks like a drainage ditch. Read More

health care
Features

Insurgent Medicine

Physicians hope to revolutionize health care in the Valley with a simple prescription — access.

If community outreach and primary care for the uninsured save lives and money, why aren’t we doing more of it in places like the Valley? The answer lies partly in the thorny politics of health care reform and immigration policy. But there’s also a simple human resources problem — too few doctors. Read More

Culture

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

Prisoner uprising Willacy County Correctional Center
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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 if the prison that was supposed to be the county’s economic salvation would end up being its undoing. Read More

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