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COVID-19 is Buying Time for Gulf Coast Towns Fighting Oil and Gas Projects

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In Surfside Beach, Port Aransas, and elsewhere, contentious new infrastructure projects may be stalled by the accelerating pandemic.
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‘All it Took was 25 Years’: Legislature Ponies Up Cash for Underfunded Texas Parks

After two decades of looting state park funding, lawmakers appropriated nearly $350 million this session, greenlit development of a new state park and gave voters a chance to maintain a long-term source.

Texas state parks have been a convenient piggy bank for the Legislature whenever money was short elsewhere, but this session they got their due. Lawmakers put m...Read More

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The Flood Next Time

In the floodplain of the Rio Grande, Trump's wall threatens to inundate communities on both sides of the border.

Donald Trump plans to build his border wall in the Rio Grande floodplain. What could go wrong? Well, everything. – by Gus Bova May 6, 2019  In July 200...Read More

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Bucking the Reign of Oil

With more of oil’s boom years behind us than ahead, oil and gas interests will become known increasingly by their uglier side effects, rather than their benefits.

The tank farm owned by the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park burned for four days, producing a cloud of thick black smoke that rose a mile above g...Read More

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