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Farmers and Ranchers Take a Hit from Harvey, but the Exact Toll is Unknown

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The coastal counties devastated by Harvey are also home to an estimated 1.2 million cows, more than a quarter of the state’s total.
Businesses like Presidio's J&R Stockyards, where horses are inspected before being transported to Mexico for slaughter, have cropped up along the border. by

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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The Texas Miracle #6: The Best Grocery Store in Texas

On this week's podcast: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from the state's embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move.

On the Texas Miracle podcast this week: Texas' most beloved food retailer, travails from Texas' embattled child welfare services and Ted Cruz's next move....Read More

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The Texas Miracle #4: How to Die in Texas

On this week's podcast: Tips for shuffling off this Texas mortal coil, a Trinity River showdown and a prairie defilement that's nothing to sniff at.

This week on the Texas Miracle: tips for shuffling off this Texas mortal coil, a Trinity River showdown and a prairie defilement that's nothing to sniff at....Read More

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Observatory Podcast No. 4: Living Undocumented

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize those same opportunities for millions of others.

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ...Read More

El Paso Electric has proposed charging customers with rooftop solar panels an additional $11 each month. by

There Goes the Sun

The sun city may soon be charging residents extra for solar power, joining a growing number of utilities that treat solar as a threat to their businesses....Read More

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The Doctor is Out

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign.

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign. Now, the small town is aching for the past....Read More

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