A Mighty Wind

For the past 25 years, Benny Taylor, a rail-thin 55-year-old West Texas cotton farmer, has documented the natural world’s patterns and omens. He can tell you that the area’s rattlesnakes usually slither out into the sunlight at the beginning of spring and that he saw his first rattlesnake of 2015 on March 10, twelve days earlier than he had ever before.

Everything We Know About the Shooting in Garland Last Night

A controversial cartoon contest in Garland turned deadly last night when two armed men attacked. The event offered a $10,000 prize for the best drawing of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Near the end of the event, at seven p.m., the two men approached the Curtis Culwell Center in a dark sedan and, when approached by a police officer and an unarmed security officer, opened fire with semiautomatic rifles.

The Complicated Simplicity of Fandom

Rene Medellin and Sergio Tristan have a few things in common. They’re both U.S. military veterans. Both of them were born in Texas and trace their family roots back to the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. They both are huge soccer fans, a passion they share with their sons. But last Wednesday night, they found themselves at opposite ends of the Alamodome, divided by the length of the field and their love for rival teams.


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