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In ‘Blue Texas,’ a Historical Blueprint for Texas Activists

by | Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 9:35 CST
Max Krochmal's new history of multiracial civil rights movements in Texas offers lessons for progressives in the age of Trump, one of which is that demography is not necessarily destiny.
Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) arise from the Hill Country's Bracken Cave in their nightly hunt for insects. by

Fragile Species

Can bats survive in a human-engineered world?

Can bats survive in a human-engineered world? From the east, a fungal infection is moving cave by cave, leaving obliterated bat populations in its wake....Read More

The electric chair, known as Old Sparky, is among the most popular attractions. by

The Draw of Death Row

With “dark tourism” on the rise, Huntsville’s prison museum is thriving.

The gift shop offers shirts honoring the electric chair: "Home of Old Sparky," and the museum's visitors get a 'selectively edited' history of corrections....Read More

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