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If These Walls Could Talk

by | Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:11 CST
The pictographs of the Pecos River have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now an archaeologist has cracked the code — and they can begin to speak again.
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Photos of Dystopia

FotoFest, Houston’s biennial art photography fair, bears witness to a planet in peril.

FotoFest, Houston’s biennial art photography fair, bears witness to a planet in peril in alternately beautiful and disturbing ways....Read More

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Rotten Apples in Donna ISD

Corruption that led to the indictment of two Donna school board members roils the border town they served.

“It’s embarrassing — that’s what it is,” said school board member Efren Ceniceros, who worked as a coach and teacher for 30 years before retiring. “...Read More

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The New Migrants

In the harsh post-2008 economy, builders like my father live on the road.

Suddenly, my Dad — a builder — had a home loan, no equity, an ailing wife who couldn’t work, and no job. Now, he makes his living wherever he can....Read More

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Observatory Podcast No. 3: Mr. Eubanks

Roy Eubanks' neighbors thought he was a harmless, yarn-spinning old so-and-so. Nobody realized he had a violent past — until a young woman turned up dead.

When neighbors in Mineola heard that Roy Eubanks was a violent criminal running from the law, many were ready to forgive the man they thought they'd known for s...Read More

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