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. Staff writer Christopher Collins, who has investigated how crop dusting is putting Texans’ health at risk and the connection between destructive Panhandle wildfires and a mismanaged federal land program, is spearheading the effort from West Texas.


We Asked You About Health Care in Rural Texas. Here are Your Stories.

by | Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 14:11 CST
Much has been written about medical deserts, but these are the experiences of people who call them home.