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Raising the Bars

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What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
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Lining Up a Conviction

A suggestive photo lineup put Juan Balderas on death row. Experts say he may have been wrongfully convicted, but will he get a new trial in time?

A suggestive photo lineup put Juan Balderas on death row. Experts say he may have been wrongfully convicted, but will he get a new trial in time?...Read More

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Fare Game

Lessons I learned from hustling for a living in the brave new ‘gig economy’.

What one ridehailing driver learned after Austin voters gave Uber and Lyft the boot. Tips are still lousy and passengers are still, well......Read More

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Barging In

How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas.

BARGING IN How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas. When...Read More

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Call Them Refugees

As political leaders argue over the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, local communities and nonprofits carry the weight.

Busy obsessing over border security, Texas have ignored the humanitarian crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, leaving cash-strapped charities to do the work....Read More

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Mine Games

With little more than a promise, the Texas Railroad Commission is trusting a struggling coal industry to pay for the cost of cleaning up old mines.

In mid-2014, Texas’ biggest utility, Energy Future Holdings, was about to file for bankruptcy, and Texas regulators suddenly had a big problem on their hands...Read More

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The Last Days of Tent City

As authorities prepared to evict its residents, a reporter spent six weeks in Dallas’ biggest homeless camp.

As Dallas authorities prepared to evict Tent City's residents, a reporter spent six weeks living among those who are being shuffled from one camp to the next....Read More

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Powering Down

The owner of Texas’ biggest fleet of coal-fired power plants is trying to wiggle out of paying its property taxes.

The owner of Texas’ biggest fleet of coal-fired power plants is trying to wiggle out of paying its property taxes....Read More

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