Some of the employees of Naskila Entertainment in Livingston, Texas. )Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas / Facebook)
It's been more than a decade since the State of Texas forced the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe to shutter its casino in 2002...
Steve Russell

I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan....

People walk in to the Speaking Rock Casino & Entertainment Centre in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday Aug. 4, 2009.
Steve Russell
The National Indian Gaming Commission has approved Class II gaming ordinances for the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in East Texas and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo near El Paso in far ...
Rachael Johnson
The use of body cameras by tribal police officers on America’s reservations is in various stages of implementation. "After Ferguson happened, we pushed to try and get ahead of it...
Steve Russell
In 1993, Brian Werner finished his Navy hitch and moved his family to a 25-acre tract in the piney woods of East Texas, where they lived in a small cabin, off the grid...
Nina Corpus Christi AP
Steve Russell
Christoforo Columbo, most of us learn only as adults, was not Spanish. He would have been Italian if Italy had existed at the time...
Terri Hansen
When Ebola crossed into Dallas, people around the United States decided to up and panic. An example in Maine stands out...
Tanya H. Lee
The new exam for high school Advanced Placement U.S. History students has raised an outcry among conservatives from Texas to Georgia...
Simon Moya-Smith
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s moth...
Hilton Kelley, EPA
Texas is considered the “Energy State.” In 2013 it was the leading crude oil-producing state in the nation; its 27 refineries exceeding even the production levels of off-shore prod...