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Feathering Their Nest

by | Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 9:25 CST
A Cottonwood family resurrects the once-hot business of raising ostriches.
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

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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

A baby alligator at the 2015 Gatorfest by

Epitaph for an Alligator

With its display of mangled carcasses, is Gatorfest really the best way to honor the reptile?

Commodifying nature is nothing new. And perhaps my unease is the discomfort of a city person, who doesn’t have to live around big predators or make a living f...Read More

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Insurgent Medicine

Physicians hope to revolutionize health care in the Valley with a simple prescription — access.

If community outreach and primary care for the uninsured save lives and money, why aren’t we doing more of it in places like the Valley? The answer lies partl...Read More

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Back in the Saddle

Can the state’s quintessential car capital be made bike-friendly?

Houston, Texas' quintessential car capital, has never been a bike-friendly city. But a growing number of Houstonians are starting to change that. ...Read More

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