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A Dying Town

When a rural hospital dies, the community around it starts to follow suit.

Critical Condition: part 1 A Dying Town When a rural hospital dies, the community around it starts to follow suit. + + + by Christopher Collins and Sophie Novac...Read More

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The Creature of Martin Creek Lake Won’t Die

The Martin Lake coal plant in East Texas is the biggest sulfur dioxide polluter in the nation. And unlike other regional super-polluters, this one is still chugging along.

From above, the Creature takes the shape of a spider: Its eyes are smokestacks, its legs spindly railways stretching from the semicircle of clearcut pines into ...Read More

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Where the Bodies are Buried

In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations to unearth that violent past.

In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations...Read More

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Steve King Has a Friend in Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert

The East Texas tea partier came to the defense of white nationalist Steve King, underscoring the Iowa congressman’s deep ties with Lone Star conservatives.

When Iowa Congressman Steve King wondered out loud last week to the New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did th...Read More

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The View From Louie Gohmert-Land

Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race.

The View From Louie Gohmert-Land Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race. – by Justi...Read More

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