Until last year, one of the few ways Texans living in New York could get a bottle of Shiner Bock, the popular craft beer from an 105-year-old brewery in Shiner, Texas, was to carry the beer back in their luggage. Or find a New York bar that had smuggled the beer into the city.
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Roughly ninety percent of the world's goods travel by sea. And many of those goods—like cars, grain, and electronics—travel through the Port of Houston, the nation's second largest port by tonnage. If you're driving on Interstate 10 towards Beaumont, the port is hard to miss; it sprawls across 25 miles of shoreline. And yet few have any insight into the journey a container of flatscreens, say, takes to arrive at Target.
Hundreds of people gathered recently along the banks of the Rio Grande for the second Voices From Both Sides festival held along the edge of Lajitas, Texas, and Paso Lajitas, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Much like the rest of Texas, Dallas is enjoying a boom. Real estate prices are rising; huge corporations are relocating to the area; the Olympics may even come to town. But with great power and prosperity comes great responsibility—in this case to slake the thirst of a metropolis that is projected to double in size by 2060. For decades, local leadership has been lobbying to dam the Sulphur River in northeast Texas to provide the city with a much-needed new water source.
Saving bees from people and people from bees,” Walter Schumacher told me, explaining the credo he adopted eight years ago, when he founded the Central Texas Bee Rescue (CTBR), a “no-kill” beekeeping nonprofit. Bees and humans share a symbiotic relationship—we all know that without the “birds and the . . .
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