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Texas Observer Magazine - May/June 2019

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Warning Signs

In rural East Texas, barriers to health care worsen a suicide crisis.
by Christopher Collins

The Flood Next Time

How Trump’s wall could bring devastating floods to the Rio Grande Valley.
by Gus Bova

‘The Wolf is in the Henhouse’

Texas City ISD has taken school security to an extreme.
by Justin Miller

Washington Crossing the Rio Grande

Performing patriotism in Laredo.
by Daniel Blue Tyx

Left Hooks

The uglier byproducts of drilling and refining are everywhere in Texas.
by Christopher Hooks

The Interview

Why retired judge Elsa Alcala changed her mind on the death penalty.
Interviewed by Michael Barajas

Uncaged Art

Finding life and light in art from detention.
by David Dorado Romo

The Book Report: Tears of the Trufflepig

An eerily familiar South Texas dystopia.
by Michael Schaub

Film: The River and the Wall

Paddling the Rio Grande.
by David Leffler

Strangest State
Poem: “Detail at the Dog Park in the Time of Family Separation”
Has Ted Cruz Become More… Refined? (In the Oil Sense, That is)