Changing our economy through culture

There’s a reason America’s economic classes are growing farther apart, and it’s not just the money. I have lived in the South for my entire life. Most of that time has been in Central Texas, surrounded both by poverty and by all different kinds of money: little and big, old…

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Forward with fear: Telling better stories

We are all scared of something. Some of our fears are easily explained, like deadly spider bites or the open ocean or piercing needles. But sometimes, fear is a bit more complicated. I have always dreamed of being a writer. Even before I began to grow up, before I tried…

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Family residential center remains mystery to local Karnes City community

Every so often, in every community, an enigma rises to the surface. Living unassumingly in the quiet of a small town or the manicured lawns of suburbia, a mystery neighbor lurks suspiciously out of sight of weary peers. Residents know little, see little and hear only gossip. Sometimes, this character is endearing.…

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Celebrate The San Marcos River at Texas Wild Rice Festival

Picture courtesy of TWRF

  It’s officially April which means it’s officially festival season! One of the many festivals happening this weekend is the Texas Wild Rice Festival (TWRF) in San Marcos, Texas. TWRF is a festival designated to celebrate and educate the public of the waters of Central Texas specifically the San Marcos…

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Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center helps victims of domestic violence

Finding help and support for victims of abuse is the mission of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, but a scarcity of specialized sexual assault nurses in the Central Texas region has required them to find alternative help for sexual assault victims. The organization was formed in 1978 by a group of…

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Story coming Thursday: Hydro Angels Over America

Editor’s note: VoiceBox Media journalist, Ishmael Johnson, writes about Hyrdo Angels Over America, a Texas-based nonprofit that supports those suffering from hydrocephalus. Look for the story to be published June 19! Sheri Burdine, founder of Hydro Angels Over America, shows in this video what a cerebral shunt is and how it’s used…

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Spinning hope, helping Rwandan Genocide victims

Two decades after the Rwandan Genocide, many still suffer from poverty, but San Marcos, Texas-based True Vineyard Ministries seeks to provide support through community development and aid to Rwandan widows. Beginning in 2002, Diana Wiley had a vision to help the poorest in Africa after hearing about the poverty in…

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Meet the E412 Foundation Team

Name: Benjamin Ward Age: 32 What city/state you live in: Round Rock, TX Occupation: Self employed This trip was your first one to Haiti Of all the places you could have gone, why Haiti? It was the one that was available for me to go on. I would have loved…

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