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Up From the Desert

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As a child, I hunted for fossils in the Chihuahuan Desert beyond my backyard. Those afternoons shaped the way I think about my fronteriza identity today.
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The Road to Huntsville

My days on "the chain" — the prison bus to Huntsville — are long over, but they're still with me.

My days on "the chain" — the prison bus to Huntsville — are long over, but they're still with me....Read More

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The Impossible City

Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse.

Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse....Read More

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Going It Alone

More than 40 percent of Texas families living in poverty are single-mother households.

courtesy Sarah Angle My 5-year-old daughter sits at the table, rocking back and forth in a rickety chair I should have replaced years ago. Peas and other discar...Read More

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The Resistance Against Donald Trump Begins in Texas

The progressive movement in Texas must take bold action to inspire the residents of our cities to become part of the Trump resistance.

Texans are by and large more progressive than their state politicians. They must continue a long tradition of resistance to help stop Trump....Read More

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