A new Frontline documentary revisits the evidence presented in the case of a deadly Texas house fire. Cameron Todd Willingham was charged with murdering his three daughters and executed in 2004, but some say that the state executed an innocent…
By PBS NewsHour
For Austin Kleon, an exercise for breaking writer's block developed into a method for creating poetry. Using a marker and a copy of the New York Times, Kleon blacks out words to reveal the ones he likes.
By Tom LeGro
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a Chicano poet, novelist, professor and painter who lives near El Paso, Texas, just across the border from the Mexican town of Juarez. Much of his work addresses the land and people of the area.
In other news Monday, at least 10 people are missing after an explosion at an underground natural gas pipeline in north-central Texas, and residents of three Midwestern states are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes struck the region over…
The "Cathedral of Junk" is, by nearly every measure, irregular. It's equal parts art work and urban jungle gym; improvised wedding chapel and theater venue; an Austin, Tex., landmark and the life's work of a man named Vincent Hannemann. In…
In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry edged out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to win the state's three-way Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill talks to a political expert from the University of Texas at Austin about the general election ahead.
By Anna Shoup
Updated 5:45pm EST Voters in Tuesday's Texas GOP primary have three options in the governor's race: incumbent Gov. Rick Perry faces U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina, a candidate from the ever-growing Tea Party…
In other news Friday, the Justice Department found no misconduct by Bush administration lawyers who authorized harsh interrogations. Also, home foreclosures fell in the final quarter of 2009, signaling a possible rebound in the housing market.
The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
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