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A West Texas Nursing Home Sent Its COVID-Positive Residents Elsewhere. Now Two of Them Are Dead.

Texas allows nursing homes to voluntarily accept COVID-positive patients from hospitals and other nursing homes. But there are no additional safeguards for the people sent there, and some of the facilities have a history of breaking rules.

John Wayne McDermett used to manage nursing homes. Now he lives in one. After serving 12 years as a rural county judge and working a stint as a disc jockey at a...Read More

A sign directs residents in Texas to an early voting polling location for the 2020 Presidential election. by

The Latino Vote And Its Legacy

For Latinos, casting a ballot means overcoming a history of struggle against exclusion and voter suppression.

This story was originally published by palabra. Editor’s Note: At the start of 2020, palabra. posted a landmark essay by Michelle García that explored the st...Read More

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‘Pink Slime’ Journalism Finds a Home in Texas’ News Deserts

Delaware-based Metric Media has created 56 local news websites across Texas. The company claims to be nonpartisan, but its stories amplify Republican politicians and conservative talking points.

Since January, dozens of identical local news sites have popped up across Texas. In a state where an increasing number of communities don’t have access to loc...Read More

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The Forgotten Children of Texas

Each year, thousands of foster children in Texas are shuffled into little-known “treatment centers” where they are frequently neglected and abused. State officials have largely ignored allegations of wrongdoing and calls for reform.

The Forgotten Children of Texas Each year, thousands of foster children in Texas are shuffled into little-known “treatment centers” where they are frequentl...Read More

"Arapaho Dog Soldier" and it's likely source of inspiration, "Self-portrait". "Arapaho Dog Soldier" is one of approximately 100 pieces displayed at the Lander Pioneer Museum's show "Tribal Warrior Art". Experts say the piece is probably a fake. by and

F is for Fake

How a dozen possibly fraudulent and forged Indigenous artworks left Texas and ended up on museum walls in Wyoming.

F is for Fake How a dozen possibly fraudulent and forged Indigenous artworks left Texas and ended up on museum walls in Wyoming. By Chris O’Connell and Savann...Read More

FILE - IN this Tuesday, June 20, 2020 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference at city hall in Dallas. Just days before George Floyd's funeral in his native Houston, a flurry of racist and conspiratorial posts by GOP leaders in Texas are overshadowing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's efforts to heal divisions and assure protesters and black leaders of their commitment to confronting racial injustice. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) by

The Long Tail of Voter Suppression

As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP’s stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics.

This article was published in partnership with The Nation. Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of political and cu...Read More

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