Juliana Barbassa

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  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Walter Cruz sits down on the rocky river bank in Nuevo Laredo, watching the Rio Grande, his back turned to Mexico and to the long trail leading to his native Honduras. He feels cold--gripped by a familiar hunger that comes from weeks of uncertain ...

  • 18 years ago

    Early in the morning, children line up on sidewalks to wait for the yellow school bus, much as their parents and grandparents did in their time. This time, though, something's a little off. The bus has a sign on the side. Dr Pepper, it says. The k...

  • 18 years ago

    The rising sun does little to disperse the cloying damp of this foggy morning, but dawn does bring some comfort to the long line of people curling around Dallas' Immigration and Naturalization Services building: They know the office will open soon...

  • 18 years ago

    Jim Wyatt gingerly picked his way through the thorny, dry North Texas brush, careful of the loose, sharp rocks that made the uneven terrain treacherous. With only half an hour left before sunset on a hot summer day, Wyatt strained his eyes looking...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    As Sheri Crowder lay wide-awake in bed in her Frisco home, she wondered what her husband was doing. He had gotten up suddenly, unable to sleep. Just hadn't been the same over the past few months. She worried about his depression, about his drinkin...

  • 18 years ago

    When Plano resident Jane Neidenfeuhr walked into her neighborhood library early last October, she was just looking for books. What she found instead caught this homemaker and mother of two off guard. "I had just gotten off a computer, and I saw tw...


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