Robyn Ross

Contributing writer Robyn Ross lives in Austin.

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The King of Pulp

by | Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:58 am CST
Environment

A Fork in the Road

Can the local food movement help Elgin reclaim its farming roots?

Can the local food movement help Elgin reclaim its farming roots? Read More

July 2016 issue culture
Art

Isn’t It Iconic?

The price tag on a new public sculpture in San Antonio renews a 20-year debate over whether a city program creates art — or just controversy.

The price tag on a new public sculpture in San Antonio renews a 20-year debate over whether a city program creates art — or just controversy. Read More

Criminal Justice

The Draw of Death Row

With “dark tourism” on the rise, Huntsville’s prison museum is thriving.

The gift shop offers shirts honoring the electric chair: "Home of Old Sparky," and the museum's visitors get a 'selectively edited' history of corrections. Read More

Art

Reinventing Texas

History takes the stage in Palo Duro Canyon

Produced annually by the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, "Texas" is the best-attended outdoor history drama in the nation. Though it debuted 50 years ago, its depiction of life in the Texas Panhandle represents a romanticized version of our history that, in some ways, hasn't changed. Read More

Prison Chaplain Larry Hart leads guards and inmate trusties in prayer during a burial at TDCJ’s Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville.
Culture

Laid to Rest in Huntsville

Of the roughly 450 inmates who die in Texas prisons each year, about 100 are laid to rest in Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville. Read More

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