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‘Fugitive Dreams’ Tells a Timeless Tale for Right Now

Austin-based director Jason Neulander and two Texas actors bring a play about homelessness, police violence, and illness to the screen.

John, a nervous chatterbox with a child’s innocence, retches under a tree on the side of the road. “Dust in the lungs,” he says. His companion, the downhe...Read More

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Lege in the Time of Coronavirus

An uncontrolled pandemic. An economic crisis. A bruising loss for Democrats. The Texas Legislature is back in session.

Lege in the Time of Coronavirus An uncontrolled pandemic. An economic crisis. A bruising loss for Democrats. The Texas Legislature is back in session. By Justin...Read More

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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

In a Saturday, June 6, 2020 photo, people walk in Gould Park in Vidor, Texas. Several hundred people came out to the park on Saturday afternoon for a protest and peace march in honor of George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis police. (Fran Ruchalski/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP) by

Texas Tally: Hindsight is 2020

An unprecedented year, in numbers.

More than four years ago, a team of Texas scientists developed a vaccine that may have been effective against COVID-19, but without necessary funding for clinic...Read More

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Anatomy of a Crime

How one reporter followed a notorious jailhouse snitch into one of the ugliest parts of the criminal justice system.

Pamela Colloff’s story “False Witness” may begin like a piece of true crime journalism, but it doesn’t focus on criminal capers and colorful characters ...Read More

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