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Texas Craft Brewers and the Big Beer Industrial Complex

The beer industry in Texas today is still regulated by a “three-tier system” devised in the 1930s. A system that requires each of the industry’s tiers— brewing, distributing and selling— to [...]

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Audio: Beto O’Rourke on the border, bullsh*t and a base broader than white liberals who despise Trump

In a candid, in-depth interview from a three-star hotel room in Lubbock, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke discusses Republican claims of border insecurity, Democratic claims of border security and [...]

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Big News: OSTX radio program is moving to weekdays on Monday, April 16!

I’m both delighted and somewhat surprised to announce that the Other Side of Texas radio program will move weekdays on Monday, April 16. The program can be heard from 5:00-6:00pm on Lubbock’s [...]

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Governor’s 2014 ruling could have blocked public knowledge of chemical stockpile in Lubbock neighborhood explosion

A Lubbock home exploded Tuesday night, killing two and injuring others, including first responders. The home owner, John Fleming, 72, who operated a business that manufactures hydrogen and [...]

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Author S.C. Gwynne on Empire of the Summer Moon, Quanah Parker and the fabled Llano Estacado

From the 03/26/2018 episode of OSTX: Sam Gwynne, author of ‘Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American [...]

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A Politics of Place (2018)

A place carries a continuity of knowledge and passes it from generation to generation. How the place works, what makes it turn. When there’s disruption in this continuity, learning transpires by [...]

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Look to Panhandle conservatives to defy Texas’ shift to the far right

Up in the Panhandle, where “conservative” still means “to conserve,” there’s a living memory of and responsibility toward pioneer ancestors who settled in what was [...]

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Episode 2: High Cotton, the Designated (Cotton) Stripper and Abortion Politics

Audio from February 12, 2018: Leonard T. Jenkins on being a designated (cotton) stripper | Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey on Texas politics | U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Mike [...]

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Leonard T. Jenkins: Other Side Caller and Designated (Cotton) Stripper

Leonard T Jenkins calls to Other Side of Texas on Feb 12, 2018. Leonard talks the virtues of designated stripping and the good money to be had from stripping. Now that cotton is back in the Farm [...]

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Radio Program Episode 1: Up Against the Wall

In the Other Side of Texas’ first radio program, host Jay Leeson explains what Other Side is all about. State Rep. Poncho Nevarez (D, Eagle Pass), who resides 20 feet away from the Rio [...]

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