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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Texas leads way in population growth

Apr 18, 2019
Strong economy and a lower cost of living are contributing to the increase in the Lone Star State.
A fan waves a Texas state flag while the Texas Rangers play.
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One Texas non-profit's idea to help curb climate change

Apr 1, 2019
Landowners would pay to “store” carbon.
Texas Coastal Exchange says preserving coastal marshland could be key to battling climate change.
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Mexico's got it all: warm beaches, margaritas, root canals

Mar 22, 2019
Lots of Texans drive to Mexico for vacation. Many go for a very different reason: dental work.
Texans travel from all over the state for the cheap and fast dental work in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, shown here on Feb. 1, 2019.
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Border Life: The 'Cowboy Priest' takes a stand to protect chapel from wall

Mar 18, 2019
Roy Snipes and the local Catholic diocese are fighting new sections of border wall to protect a tiny, white chapel known as La Lomita.
Father Roy Snipes, known locally as the Cowboy Priest, after celebrating mass on Feb. 1. He says a wall would infringe on freedom of religion at La Lomita because planned border barriers would put the chapel just south of a border wall and require a gate for people to access it.
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Border life: A unique housing market in McAllen

Mar 14, 2019
Editor’s note: Marketplace’s Andy Uhler spent a week reporting about doing business on the Texas-Mexico border during a time of intense debate over U.S. immigration policy and the push by President Donald Trump to build a border wall. Below is…
A two-story home for sale in McAllen, Texas on Feb. 1 2019. The median home value in McAllen is about $140,000.
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Not plain sailing for Texas oil exports

Mar 8, 2019
In Texas, energy companies are scrambling to find a home for the record amount of oil they’re producing.
In Texas, energy companies are scrambling to find a home for the record amount of oil they’re producing.
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In West Texas, growing oil production comes with deadly highways

Mar 4, 2019
A combinations of dense traffic and time-pressed truckers has led to a spike in fatal crashes.
Trucking instructor Don Jefferies outside the training class he teaches at Houston Community College. 
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Houston homeowners say the government owes them for flooding their homes after Hurricane Harvey

Feb 6, 2019
The lawsuit filed by Houston residents whose homes were flooded could set precedent for disaster liability.
Flooded homes are shown near the Barker reservoir following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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