The young woman who mysteriously drowned in the Ropers Motel pool in 1966 might have remained anonymous forever, if not for cutting-edge genetics, old-fashioned genealogy—and the kindness of a small West Texas town.
Famed portrait photographer Dan Winters shifted his focus to a new character, the Permian Basin, as the storied region weathered a historic oil bust.
As his oil field customer base disappears and brisket shipments decline, pitmaster Israel "Pody" Campos is relying on lessons learned from the past to help weather the pandemic.
In the first episode of our new podcast series, host Christian Wallace takes us back to his hometown in the Permian Basin, which is nearly unrecognizable to him today. We meet a few of the people whose lives have been upended by the biggest oil boom in U.S. history.
Looking back on last year's best stories to plan this year's wanderings.
Painting as a form of social activism.
In these nine Texas towns, produce is more than product. It’s pride.