Hearing Voices: Listening to Small Places

When the economic power of a small rural community declines, there’s still value in the social history that defines a place. Researchers at an East Texas university help communities preserve and pass on what’s most important…

Playing Well with Otters

How do you handle a duck-eating otter? In East Texas, Kelley Snowden comes to terms with conflicts – both internal and neighborly – on how to deal with wild predators that don't respect property lines.

The Reluctant Super Commuter

A 150-mile round-trip commute became “couple’s time” when an injury forced Kelley Snowden to slide over to the passenger seat and let her husband drive. Under the best of circumstances, rural folks can face tough choices to stay healthy and…
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