Even in Democratic strongholds, some voters in the state’s vast shale plays were afraid of Joe Biden’s energy platform.
A monkey on the loose, a sharpshooting great-grandmother, activist witches, and more quirky news stories that caught our eye this year.
A view into the weird, sad, and sometimes funny world of rural Texas.
Carole Ward, a former nurse practitioner, ran the only health clinic in a small town in the Panhandle until she retired in 2017.
Texas is facing a rural health care crisis. How many doctors are in your county?
Chillicothe Hospital closed its doors on July 22. Its closure reverberated through the community in both expected and surprising ways.
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Plus: Weirdness abounds at Wichita Falls Walmarts.
Native grasslands once covered most of Texas, acting as an important carbon sink. Which is why restoring the land to prairie is increasingly important in the face of climate change.
Rural East Texas has some of the highest suicide rates in the state. But the safety net for people who need help is being stretched thin, and some Texans are falling through.