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A Careless Solution

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?...Read More

The treatment tank for a permitted graywater system in Austin. The wastewater from the washing machine (background) is piped to the tank and later used to irrigate a small garden. by

Untapped

How graywater could be a conservation method for the masses. (But isn't.)

Graywater has the potential to be a significant water conservation method in Texas but cities have done very little to encourage its use....Read More

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How Do You Memorialize a Mob?

Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It's also the site of one of the nation's worst acts of mob violence—a history some citizens would like to forget.

Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It's also the site of the nation's largest act of mob violence. One hundred and fifty-two years later, the town f...Read More

Hohn Road, near the proposed site for the controversial fracking waste pits. by

Pit Stop

Nordheim inherits the waste, and few of the profits, from the South Texas oil boom.

Tiny Nordheim, Texas, is reaping the costs of of the South Texas oil boom but little of its profits. ...Read More

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