Trump’s Border Wall Could Decimate These Rare Species

Shallow Waters Shallow Waters is a nine-part series on border water and climate change. Part 3 Trump’s Border Wall Could Decimate These Rare Species From the jaguarundi to the Mexican long-nosed bats, plants and animals in the Texas-Mexico borderlands face …

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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:18 AM CDT


The Texas-Mexico Border Wall Comes with a Dangerous, Costly Side Effect: Flooding

Shallow Waters Shallow Waters is a nine-part series on border water and climate change. Part 2 The Texas-Mexico Border Wall Comes with a Dangerous, Costly Side Effect: Flooding U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a history of building border infrastructure …

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:00:38 AM CDT


Texas Lawmaker Sponsors Far-Right Rally Against ‘Far-Left Violence’

An East Texas lawmaker is sponsoring a “March Against Far-Left Violence” at the Texas Capitol Saturday — one of at least eight marches around the country organized by assorted far-right groups. This weekend’s marches are supposedly in response to recent …

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:30:09 PM CDT


In a Warming World, the Fight for Water Can Push Nations Apart — or Bring Them Together

This project has been made possible with the support of Solutions Journalism Network, a non-profit organization with the mission to spread the practice of solutions journalism. Naveena Sadasivam is a staff writer covering the environment, energy and climate change at …

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:01:20 AM CDT


Shallow Waters

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the fastest-growing places in the United States. Already hot and arid, and growing hotter, the booming, heavily Latino region depends almost entirely on the shriveling Rio Grande for water. Considered one of the most …

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:00:37 AM CDT


‘American Hate’ Author on Hate Crimes, Free Speech and Alex Jones

A mosque in Victoria, Texas, burns. Two black girls escape a deadly attack that claims the lives of two in Portland, Oregon. A Jewish family is chased out of their small Montana town by neo-Nazis. These stories of hate capture …

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:19:30 PM CDT


‘Stalwart Battler for Justice’: Remembering Babe Schwartz (1926-2018)

Babe Schwartz, a former state senator from Galveston, died last week at 92. He was described by Houston Chronicle columnist Patti Kilday Hart as “one of the most liberal ‘yellow dog’ Democrats ever to serve in the Texas Legislature.” For …

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:58:46 PM CDT


In Their Rush to Appear Pro-Israel, Texas Lawmakers May Have Stepped on Free Speech

To make extra money while attending the University of Texas at Austin, Obi Dennar often worked as a judge for high school debate tournaments. In October, after working a two-day tournament at Klein High School near Houston, Dennar noticed a …

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:45:48 PM CDT


Strangest State: August 2018

SAN ANTONIO // A former master plumber put his collection of more than 1,300 decorated toilet seats up for sale. Barney “King of the Commode” Smith has operated the Toilet Seat Art Museum out of his Alamo Heights garage since …

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:56:23 AM CDT


How Anti-Abortion Activists are Training Their ‘Next Generation of Pro-Life Leaders’

This summer, nearly 30 college students gathered in Houston for a weeklong summit on how they could be the generation to end abortion in America. One day, after a morning prayer, the students attended a training session held by the …

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:01:58 AM CDT




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