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Sunk Costs

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Back-to-back record flooding along the Brazos River has forced people in Richmond to make an excruciating choice: Stay or go?
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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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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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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. “¡Otra vez!” shouts Jimmy Ayala. “Do it again.” In the fading light...Read More

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High-Wire Act

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border.

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border....Read More

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Fungi Town

Taking a mushroom census in southeast Texas.

Fungi Town Taking a mushroom census in southeast Texas. David Lewis makes the occasional pilgrimage to Sand Ridge Cemetery to pay his respects, but not to a dea...Read More

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Crossing Over

For families living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, breaching the divide is a way of life.

For families living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, breaching the divide is a way of life....Read More

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Signs of God

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town.

How a mayor’s campaign to keep a Jesus sign brought discord to a God-fearing East Texas town....Read More

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Feathering Their Nest

A Cottonwood family resurrects the once-hot business of raising ostriches.

A Cottonwood family hopes to resurrect the once-hot business of raising ostriches — that is, if Americans will stop being so squirrely about their food....Read More

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The Business of Burying Horses

The border town of Presidio loses money every time it buries a dead horse — and nowadays there are hundreds of them.

Presidio is the last stop for horses on their way to slaughter in Mexico, but many don't make it that far, causing headache, and heartache, for many....Read More

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