Sam Karas

Sam Karas is a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel and a river guide on the Rio Grande. She's a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and the University of Chicago. You can find her on Twitter @sammicarrots and subscribe to her Substack for writing and thoughts on the outdoors, borderlands history and more: She lives in Presidio, Texas.

West Texas Oil Country Is Revealing a Sky Full of Stars

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Astronomers and oil refineries are working together to dim the lights of industry — and set celestial sights ablaze.

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