Last of the mohair and wool spinners — how two Texan mills keep the state's tradition alive

Feb 26, 2020
Once a global leader in wool, there are now just two mills operating in the state.
Seth Warnock monitors a yarn spinner at the Marathon Basin Wool Mill.
Julia Reihs

In this West Texas town, knowing your address can be the difference between life and death

Feb 11, 2020
First responders say finding people who call 911 on a map is harder than it seems.
In 2008, the city of Presidio passed an ordinance requiring residents to post their house numbers. But in rural areas, knowing your own address isn’t always as simple as it seems.
Carlos Morales/Marfa Public Radio

Amid worker shortage, Houston restaurant industry seeks immigration reform

Feb 11, 2020
According to one estimate, the national workforce will lose more than a million workers aged under 25 in the next eight years.
Cooks at Hugo’s restaurant in Houston, Texas, prepare for the lunch shift.
Macie Kelly/Houston Public Media

Texas legislative campaigns draw big money from out of state

Jan 21, 2020
The Lone Star State is traditionally a source of financing for national candidates. That role has recently flipped on its head.
The floor of the Texas House of Representatives.
Andrew Schneider

Scarcity of parking in Austin makes it hard for some businesses to hire

Jan 2, 2020
In tight labor market, businesses say parking can be a factor in whether employees stay or go.
A sign points the way to a parking lot in Austin's popular South Congress district.
Samuel King
Trade

Texas businesses relieved USMCA on track to replace NAFTA

Dec 25, 2019
The trade agreement has passed in the U.S. House, and now moves to the Senate.
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for CABC

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Jul 9, 2019
The businessman and two-time independent presidential candidate was outspoken on the subject of federal spending.
H. Ross Perot before a California Senate committee in 2002.
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Central Texas sand mines shift west, taking jobs with them

May 13, 2019
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
BRADY, TX. January 28, 2019. The Momentive Sand Plant outside of Brady.
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Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

May 1, 2019
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
A small organic farm in the middle of Houston’s concrete sprawl. 
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Weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls

Apr 26, 2019
Where touring musicians can't do it, weddings might.
La Bahia Turn Verein, a rural dance hall built in the early 1900s near Burton, Texas. 
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