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The NRA Spends a Lot of Money on the Texas Congressional Delegation

Feb 22, 2018 By Sonia Smith

In the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the lives of 17 people, there are renewed calls for gun control legislation, as well as clamors from constituents to understand how much money their elected representatives have received from the National Rifle Association. According to this graphic from the Washington Post, the Texas delegation, since 1998, has received more donations than any other state. And, a website… Read Story

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Meanwhile, in Texas

Feb 21, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

An obituary for a chicken, a consequential Whataburger receipt, an overenthusiastic Red Raider, and a handful of other stories from around the state.

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The Ghosts of Mount Carmel

Apr 1, 2003 By Michael Hall

Ten years after eighty Davidians died in a government-led siege, a few surviving members of the sect have returned to the plains east of Waco, looking for something. And, in some cases, waiting for David Koresh to return.

Children of the Storm

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

After Hurricane Katrina, Rhonda Tavey selflessly opened her Houston home to a New Orleans evacuee and five of her children. She fed the kids, bathed them, and grew to love them so much that when their mother tried to take them back to Louisiana, she wouldn’t let them go.

Conversations With a Grasshopper

Mar 1, 2004 By S. C. Gwynne

To experience the majesty and peril of the desert on my own terms, I spent a week alone in the Solitario, the most remote area of Big Bend Ranch State Park. I confronted my darkest fears—and made small talk with an insect.

The Innocent Man, Part One

Jan 21, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.

The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared

By Skip Hollandsworth

The North Texas teenager went missing in the late eighties. For years, no one knew where she was, or even if she was still alive-no one, that is, except a mysterious young woman two thousand miles away.

Issue: March 2002

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