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Fanning The Flames

by | Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 13:13 CST
The same conservation efforts that saved Texas from the Dust Bowl may have opened the door to a new man-made disaster.
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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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Who Guards the Guardians?

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them.

Texas counties have stripped thousands of elderly and disabled citizens of their rights — and then forgotten about them....Read More

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Company Town

How big business turned a Gulf Coast beach town into an industrial zone.

How big business turned a Gulf Coast beach town into an industrial zone....Read More

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Raising the Bars

What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?

Here's what Texas lawmakers can, and should, do for criminal and racial justice in the state in the wake of Sandra Bland's death while in police custody....Read More

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A House Divided

A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement's future.

A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement's future....Read More

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Death on Sevenmile Road

The rush to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border has tragic consequences in Texas.

Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigr...Read More

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