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Fungi Town

by | Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 9:21 CST
Taking a mushroom census in southeast Texas.
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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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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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End of an Error

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the
Civil War.

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the Civil War. ...Read More

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Now You See It

Artist Mel Chin revisits home in Houston.

"Rematch," Mel Chin's overtly political career-retrospective exhibition, will dominate the Houston museum world for two months....Read More

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Ship Shape

For two decades, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ 1492 fleet of ships has carried the burden of dramatizing the Hispanic role in Corpus Christi.

For two decades, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ 1492 fleet of ships has carried the burden of dramatizing the Hispanic role in Corpus Christi....Read More

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