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Field Notes from Santa Ana

by | Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:37 CST
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.
Donna North High School by

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

Lincoln Park and Little Elm in Denton County by

So Long, Lincoln Park

An oasis of low-income housing collapses in heartache, loss and an FBI investigation.

Lincoln Park went down in a mess of lawsuits, a federal investigation, political intrigue, betrayal, heartache and loss....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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Creatures Great and Small

At home with the exotic animals in Lampasas.

Part of a billion-dollar industry in the U.S., a handful of exotic animal auction houses in Texas expose a legal blind spot in state wild animal laws....Read More

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Flight Risk

As climate and habitat change in South Texas, where will all the birds go?

Climate change threatens the South Texas Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for a remarkable diversity of birdlife....Read More

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