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Winning cover art by Art Institute student Jonathan Ayala.

Keep a Firm Grip on Your Gimme Cap

Jeff Prince

Graffiti Artist

Nuclear Fallout

Queens of the Night

Peeling the Barnett Shale Onion

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Van Raiders

Of course with any theft, an item’s intrinsic value is impossible to quantify. You can sell an amp for what it’s worth, less the...

Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand

It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except...

Evolution of a Rebel

Don’t mess with Texas — TXSharon, that is, to use her online moniker. That’s the lesson the shale gas drilling companies have been learning...

Private Prisons, Public Pain

Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many...

The Blues Got the Blues

The musicians at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina were recently doing what their predecessors have been doing for ages: showing off licks, telling life stories set...

Drying Up

For several years people in Granbury have been watching their beloved lake recede from its now-overgrown shoreline. Boats and jet skis that once floated...

Jurassic Park

Art Sahlstein has seen it all. From his two-story home in Euless, the 59-year-old recently re-married father of three recalls mud flying from the tires...

Texas Power Plays

Even an act as simple as driving stokes fear in Maria.  Since September 1, when the controversial state bill SB 4 became law, Maria has...

A Shade of Redemption

The receptionist left a handwritten message on my desk recently asking me to call Jennifer Pedroza. Something about a soap opera. What the? I googled the...

Good Country for an Old Cowboy

New York and Los Angeles are convenient home bases for actors seeking work, but hardly the perfect fit for a West Texas fellow with...