In this tiny subdivision in the Davis Mountains near McDonald Observatory, dark skies are a precious resource.
Gayle Reaves is editor-at-large at the Texas Observer. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked everywhere from tiny weeklies to major daily papers, as state capitol bureau chief, Washington correspondent, and investigative reporter and editor. She and a Dallas Morning News team won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for a series on violence against women worldwide. With two other News reporters, she won a George Polk Award for courageous regional reporting on drug-related corruption in South Texas. Born in Hallettsville, Texas, she lives in Fort Worth and is a past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium. She also writes poetry, including a chapbook, Spectral Analysis. For several years, she has edited the Best American Newspaper Narratives anthologies, published by UNT Press in connection with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
Articles by Gayle Reaves
Indie bookshops across the state are embracing change, to thrive and stay alive. But a lot depends on the upcoming holiday season.
Researchers have called “adverse childhood experiences” the single most powerful factor in health, social and economic well-being, a hidden epidemic more damaging than cancer or heart disease.
Unlike most states, Texas essentially gives state legislators veto power over affordable housing in their districts. Now that law is being used to derail low-income senior housing.
Some legislators want to keep affordable housing out of their districts — and they've given themselves the power to do it.
Two lawsuits are dragging Texas—and maybe the whole country—closer to the goal of integrated neighborhoods.