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“When the Saints Come Marchin’ In,” a painting by Austin artist Jon Eric Narum, portrays a skyscape at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Copyright 2006 Jon Eric Narum. Used by permission of the artist.

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Texas Climate News is self-published by a nonprofit corporation of the same name, established in 2014 and based in Houston.


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