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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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Sunk Costs

Back-to-back record flooding along the Brazos River has forced people in Richmond to make an excruciating choice: Stay or go?

Back-to-back record flooding along the Brazos River has forced people in Richmond to make an excruciating choice: Stay or go?...Read More

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Field Notes from Santa Ana

A visit to the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system, now under threat from Trump's wall, reveals a harsh landscape teeming with life.

Field Notes from Santa Ana A visit to the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system, now under threat from Trump’s wall, reveals a harsh landscap...Read More

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Wall Flowers

Border art projects bloom in the shadow of Trump's wall.

"When I’m building spaces, they’re really to invite people in, oftentimes people who are excluded or don’t have access to more traditional art spaces.”...Read More

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Our Lady of the Underground

Whether you need love or money, safety or security, Santa Muerte is open for business—and business is booming.

Santa Muerte also protects those who work in darkness: cabbies and street kids, prostitutes and petty hustlers, cops and soldiers....Read More

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The King of Pulp

In Cross Plains, a literary festival honors the most influential Texas writer you've never heard of.

In Cross Plains, a literary festival honors Robert E. Howard, the most influential Texas writer you've never heard of....Read More

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Stalking Horse

Inside a rookie FBI agent’s quest to take down a brutal drug cartel’s American horse-racing empire.

Stalking Horse Inside a rookie FBI agent’s quest to take down a brutal drug cartel’s American horse-racing empire. In her new book, Bloodlines: The True Sto...Read More

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Turning Tail

There's a war on feral hogs in Texas, and the hogs are winning.

Turning Tail There’s a war on feral hogs in Texas, and the hogs are winning. by Asher Elbein July 24, 2017 When night falls on Storm Ranch, a 5,700-acre e...Read More

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Ride Like a Girl

Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería.

Ride Like a Girl Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería. by Rose Cahalan July 10, 2017 “¡Otra vez!” shouts Jimmy Ayala. “Do it...Read More

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