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A New Study Shows that the Oil and Gas Industry is Wasting a Shocking Quantity of Natural Gas in Texas

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Frackers are burning millions of dollars worth of natural gas — releasing hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air, worsening climate change and creating health risks.
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Lost in Limbo in the Hays County Jail

For 45 painful, lonely days, I waited and waited to be convicted of a crime.

Mel Westfall for the Texas Observer The cold bit through the thin wool blanket and climbed up the short sleeves of my Women of the World Poetry Slam T-shirt as ...Read More

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A Storm is Brewing in Greg Abbott’s Sunshine-and-Rainbows Texas

The governor’s State of the State address was heavy on Texaphile platitudes and predictably light on details. Despite the kumbaya, fault lines are already forming.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spent the first 15 minutes of his State of the State address Tuesday painting a picture of Texas as the Promised Land. A thousand ref...Read More

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Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall?

The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. But the feds have shown little interest.

Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall? The state parks department has pleaded with the administration to save Bentsen state park from the wall. ...Read More

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Ancestors in a Strange New Land

In Houston, an exhibit of vibrant, playful Egúngún costumes speaks to Nigerian tradition and migration.

Visitors to “Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology),” the current show by the artist Akirash at Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston, will find themselve...Read More

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