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30 May 2023

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A Tree Grows in Texas: Creating Huizache Magazine 

[ad_1] When Dagoberto Gilb came to serve as writer-in-residence at the University of Houston-Victoria and found a literary center, he was assured he’d only have to teach one course per semester.  “I had a contract, an agreement whose validity all academics take for granted based…


Bingeworthy Shows From a Red State Star 

[ad_1] Once upon a time, Taylor Sheridan was just a working actor with chiseled good looks.  Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in Texas (where he hung with the fam on a ranch in Cranfills Gap), Sheridan spent the ’90s and the aughts…


From Austin with Zombies 

[ad_1] When actor Gabriel Luna first picked up a Playstation controller and played The Last Of Us all the way back in 2013, he surprisingly felt a pang of pride.  “The first thing I noticed was that the inciting incident for the game was in…


San Antonio to End Use of Coal Within Five Years 

[ad_1] In 2010, coal use in the United States was already dropping precipitously in favor of cheaper and more environmentally friendly options, including natural gas and renewables. That year, San Antonio’s electric utility made the anachronistic decision to add a new coal-fired generator to its…


Former Star-Telegram Conservative Columnist Spews Hate in Chatroom 

[ad_1] Last year, Carlos Turcios regularly wrote columns for the Fort Worth Star Telegram that criticized Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) while simultaneously working for a PAC that opposed so-called “critical race theory” and called for organizing protests against FWISD policies—facts that were rarely…


Destiny Returns to Wolfforth 

[ad_1] When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned almost 50 years of legal precedent last June by stripping away the constitutional right to abortion, Destiny Adams was horrified. She foresaw devastating consequences for her community in Wolfforth, a tiny West Texas suburb of Lubbock with little…


‘A Legacy of Rage’ in Waco 

[ad_1] Thirty years ago this April 19, TV viewers looked on as Mount Carmel—the sprawling Branch Davidian compound on a bleak stretch of prairie outside Waco—was engulfed in flame and smoke. The destruction of the rickety settlement, familiar after two months of intense media coverage,…


Lost Children—A Texas Tragedy – The Texas Observer 

[ad_1] We Were Once a Family opens with something alarming that a German tourist traveling the scenic Pacific Coast Highway spotted on the rocky shore on March 26, 2018: “a crumpled SUV flipped on its hood, with the vehicle’s undercarriage exposed.” The passengers were six…