Category : Texas

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Eye on Texas: Spike Johnston

Chris Qualls, 39, works as a deckhand on Ed Machaceh’s oyster boat off the coast of Palacios. I photographed him as part of a project on the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone, the largest in the United States. This vast swath of oxygen-deprived water spread...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Company Men

Houston author Mike Freedman’s second satirical novel portrays the battlefield and the boardroom with delicious contempt. Illustration/Sunny Sone It’s every American’s God-given right to self-mythologize, even to the point of absurdity. Take the...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Line Dance Marathon Supports Hygiene Drive

Pleasant Grove Line Dance Class Collects Hygiene Products for Underprivileged Youth Dallas, TX-May 22, 2019 – A study surveyed in 2018 through the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s “State of the Homeless” revealed that the overall homelessness...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

In Matamoros, Asylum-Seekers Wait, and Wait and Wait

Refugees stranded across the border from Brownsville endure interminable delays, leading some — like the father and daughter who drowned last Sunday — to brave the Rio Grande. Flavio, 8 months old, from Cuba. Since metering began last year, criti...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Migrant Children are Our Children

Amid a spike in asylum-seekers from India, a 6-year-old girl named Gurupreet Kaur died in the desert. We must do better on behalf of every migrant child. A youth stands by the border fence that separates Mexico from the United States. AP Photo/Em...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Forgotten in the Fields

Labor trafficking hides in plain sight across Texas, disproportionately affecting the thousands of farmworkers who visit the state on H-2A guest worker visas. dana ulLman Labor trafficking hides in plain sight across Texas, disproportiona...

Southwest / Texas - 1 month ago

Real Men Take Care of Their Health

Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The most common health issues experienced by men include heart disease, cancer, unintentional i...