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    The REAL story of the red dust storm

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Several explanations are floating around to Sunday's red dust storm that left behind a film of clay-colored dirt over everything in its path. Referencing Homer's Iliad, some have called it "Blood Rain." Others have said it's from storms in Mexico, ...

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    The art of tamales

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Holding up my tamale - the one that would feed 10 people - Diana chuckled and shook her head. Her words, sometimes sharp, mostly sweet, corrected my inexperienced hands. “Don’t put so much masa,” she directed. “There’ll be no room ...

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    Child Poverty in Victoria County

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Texas Tribune published a new database today reporting on child poverty rates in every county in Texas. "In fast-growing Texas, which is home to one in 11 of the nation's children, child poverty has continued to rise despite an improving ...