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It’s as Easy as DNA

Senior editor Michael Hall talks about researching DNA testing, visiting a DNA lab in North Texas, and pursuing justice.

Texas History 101

The Mier expedition was the most ill-fated of the raiding expeditions from Texas into Mexico.

The Kid From Amarillo

Contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden talks about open spaces, Amarillo as an oasis, and where he’s from now.

There’s No Going Home

Senior editor Gary Cartwright on how Arlington is not his town anymore.

Texas Tidbits

The pock-marked Dinosaur Valley State Park reveals an amazingly well-preserved (and somewhat checkered) prehistoric past.

The Reformers

Executive editor Mimi Swartz on Proposition 12, partisan politics, and consumer rights.

Texas Tidbits

Once the pride of Houston, the Astrodome now faces a midlife crisis.