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Editorial: Look Down Ballot for Democratic Wins in Texas

The GOP-controlled state Legislature reconvenes next week. But Democrats flipped seemingly obscure seats, from justice of the peace to county sheriff, that have outsized impacts on Texas families.

After the 2020 election, it’s time for Texas Democrats to stop setting unrealistic expectations about top-ticket races and instead start focusing on the down-...Read More

Chanté Davis is a lead organizer in the Sunrise Movment, a youth-led climate action organization. by

Teens for a Green New Deal

Sixteen-year-old climate organizer Chanté Davis on how change could start with young people in Texas.

Chanté Davis, a 16-year-old New Orleans native, knows that climate change is urgent and personal. In 2005, she and her family evacuated right before Hurricane ...Read More

Dan Patrick looks down at a tombstone reading "Nameless Old Geezer" and says "Died -sniff- so that cash flow could live" by

Loon Star: The Year in Cartoons

A diary of this hell year via the inimitable Ben Sargent.

What a year, folks. One for the books. To remember everything that’s happened, we’ve put together a compilation of Ben Sargent’s Loon Star Sta...Read More

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The Blacklist

Screened out by automated background checks, tenants who face eviction can be denied housing for years to come.

The Blacklist Screened out by automated background checks, tenants who face eviction can be denied housing for years to come. By Megan Kimble December 9, 2020 ...Read More

At the Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park in Bastrop, bodies are buried in biodegradable containers. by

How to Die in Texas

The funeral industry has long been characterized by shady practices. In Texas, the bereaved are starting to look for new options.

In 2017, in a tiny cemetery called St. Mary’s in a tiny Texas town called Frydek, Eric Keyes prepared to bury his mother. She’d died two days earlier, at 2:...Read More

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