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Ink Upon the Furrows

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In this year's Texas Observer Short Story Contest winner, Daniel Zima, publisher/editor of a Czech-language newspaper, delivers papers to his elderly neighbors in a nursing home while awaiting a buyer he suspects will never appear.
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Raspa Revolution

A Rio Grande Valley tradition evolves for the social media age — with a few growing pains.

Raspa Revolution A Rio Grande Valley tradition evolves for the social media age — with a few growing pains. – by Daniel Blue Tyx September 4, 2018 It wa...Read More

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100 Ways to Draw a Line

The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

100 Ways to Draw a Line The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Nearly 80,000 people cross the border in the...Read More

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The Day the Windows Shook

Grappling with the damage wrought by the Texas City disaster, more than 70 years later.

We were all gathered in the auditorium of Beaumont’s Millard Elementary School when the windows began rattling, a strong enough vibration that 71 years later ...Read More

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Homeward Bound

The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street.

The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street. – by Michael Hoi...Read More

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Rainbow Rodeo

The Texas Gay Rodeo Association has been busting stereotypes for more than three decades.

Rainbow Rodeo The Texas Gay Rodeo Association has been busting stereotypes for more than three decades. – Photos by Brian Maschino @BrianMaschino June 11,...Read More

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Chasing Tornadoes and Drama in ‘The Man Who Caught the Storm’

Dallas author Brantley Hargrove’s new biography of storm chaser Tim Samaras is a streamlined primer in tornado science — and a hell of a story.

At least he died doing what he loved. Brantley Hargrove doesn’t write a single sentence so crassly clichéd in The Man Who Caught the Storm. (He also doesn’...Read More

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The Sisterhood

For 22 years, an unusual housing and support program has been quietly transforming the lives of single mothers in Houston's Third Ward.

The Sisterhood For 22 years, an unusual housing and support program has been quietly transforming the lives of single mothers in Houston’s Third Ward. ...Read More

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The Time-Traveler’s Guide to the Lower Pecos

Hidden away on private land in Southwest Texas is some of the oldest and best-preserved prehistoric rock art in the world. The Rock Art Rendezvous offers a rare glimpse.

The Time-Traveler’s Guide to the Lower Pecos Hidden away on private land in Southwest Texas is some of the oldest and best-preserved prehistoric rock art ...Read More

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