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The Ghosts of Jefferson

by | Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 6:04 CST
This East Texas tourist town calls itself “the most haunted town in Texas,” but its whitewashed ghost stories elide a complex racial history.
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Little Arthouse on the Prairie

In tiny Albany, Texas, you can’t shop at Walmart or buy a beer, but you can see one of the state’s best and quirkiest art collections.

Little Arthouse on the Prairie In tiny Albany, Texas, you can’t shop at Walmart or buy a beer, but you can see one of the state’s best and quirkiest art col...Read More

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The Clothes that Make the Man

Jose Villalobos’ art redresses the macho traditions of norteño culture.

Jose Villalobos’ art redresses the macho traditions of norteño culture. – by Michael Agresta June 24, 2019 On a June evening in 2018, artist Jose Villa...Read More

As part of Laredo's annual celebration of George Washington's birthday, children from Nuevo Laredo and Laredo embrace on the international bridge in an abrazo ceremony. Representing Mexico this year were Emiliano Perez Garza, left, and Miranda Montes Mendoza. by

Washington Crossing the Rio Grande

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms.

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms. – by Daniel Blue Tyx June 10, 2019 At the midpoint of Laredo’s Juárez-Lincoln International...Read More

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Ghosts of the Baker Hotel

What does it take to revive a struggling small town?

by Jason Heid April 15, 2019 “Those of you that don’t believe, I’m glad you’re on this tour,” Angela Morgan tells a crowd of about 150 ghost-seekers o...Read More

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At Home in the World

Houston artist Prince Varughese Thomas blurs boundaries of politics, medium and identity.

At Home in the World Houston artist Prince Varughese Thomas blurs boundaries of politics, medium and identity. – by Michael Agresta April 8, 2019 As a you...Read More

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Plight at the Museum

The best Texas history museum you’ve never heard of is staring down a financial crisis. Will it survive?

Plight at the Museum The best Texas history museum you’ve never heard of is staring down a financial crisis. Will it survive? – by Rose Cahalan January ...Read More

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Who Writes History? The Fight to Commemorate a Massacre by the Texas Rangers

In 1918, a state-sanctioned vigilante force killed 15 unarmed Mexicans in Porvenir. When their descendants applied for a historical marker a century later, they learned that not everyone wants to remember one of Texas’ darkest days.

In 1918, a state-sanctioned vigilante force killed 15 unarmed Mexicans in Porvenir. When their descendants applied for a historical marker a century later, they...Read More

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