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The Texanist: Why Don’t Texas Houses Have Basements?

May 12, 2018 By David Courtney

Q: I’m a transplant to Texas from the country’s northern regions, and one thing that has struck me since I got here is that there are virtually no basements in people’s houses. As someone who did a lot of growing up in basements—playing air hockey, watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High a few hundred times, maybe engaging in some occasional necking, etc.—this seems like a major disadvantage of living in Texas. Can… Read Story

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The Marfa Mystique

Nov 22, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

Outsiders remain fascinated with unraveling the secrets of this place. But locals can explain, one story at a time.