August 2017 Issue

The Day the Fire Came
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Love and Loss on the Great Plains

The day the fire came to the Franklin Ranch.


Country Revival

Texas A&M is booming: new construction, world-renowned academics, and sports teams on the rise. The man behind all this success is the pickup-driving, straight-talking politician turned system chancellor John Sharp.

The Drug Runners

The Tarahumara, of Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains, are the world’s greatest ultramarathoners. But in recent years, their legendary endurance has been put to a sinister use—in service of the narcos.


Port Aransas

Seeing the Body

"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."




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