Mapping the Rural Reporting Project

Texas has the largest rural population of any state—3.8 million people—yet many journalists treat much of the state as flyover country. The Observer has made reporting on rural Texas a priority with this long-term project. Find our rural Texas coverage in the interactive map below. Click on a county to see what’s been covered there. Click on the county again to deselect. Stories will appear as a pop-up in the right-hand box. Map by Rolando Hernandez.