Pregnant With Death

dfwnewsa | February 14, 2024 | 0

At approximately 3 a.m. Sat., July 20, 1895, a terrifying explosion occurred two miles southeast of Mart, Texas, 20 miles east of Waco and barely across the Falls County line. […]

Coining a Texas Heroine

dfwnewsa | January 31, 2024 | 0

The New York Times’ 2020 series of feature obituaries, “Overlooked,” was primarily devoted to women and “people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported” in the publication. It was an ambitious […]

Broken Dreams

dfwnewsa | January 24, 2024 | 0

Zenorah was barely one week old when doctors took her off life support. She exhaled her last breath in the arms of her grandmother. “I held her until she was, […]

Kiddie Table

dfwnewsa | January 17, 2024 | 0

When I think too long on contemporary grown-ups, I do not like what I see. Something about it reminds of the final scene in Citizen Kane, after his love interest […]

Jump for Jump

dfwnewsa | January 17, 2024 | 0

The cowboy is holding a helmet in his hands, rubbing a thumb across the thin metal bars meant to protect his face should things go wrong. A look of deep […]

School-to-Prison Pipeline

dfwnewsa | January 10, 2024 | 0

Clumps of lightly strewn litter pockmarked the apartment grounds as Ivan and Lorenzo approached. The two 18-year-olds recently kicked out of a local charter school were polite and soft-spoken as […]

Handmaid Tells

dfwnewsa | January 3, 2024 | 0

Those who know, know. Those who don’t know, need to be told I am infected. I am a carrier. I am contagious. I didn’t realize it myself, at first. And […]

Memory, Loss

dfwnewsa | January 3, 2024 | 1

It’s said that in terms of geological measurement, the existence of humanity is just a blink in the eye of time, that, roughly speaking, we emerged 300,000 years ago in […]

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