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Stephen Paulsen

Stephen Paulsen

Stephen Paulsen lives in the small tourist town of Marfa, Texas, and covers the West Texas region for Courthouse News. He is also a semi-professional cook and often collaborates with Wienertown!, a beloved Marfa food stand. Before joining Courthouse News, Paulsen worked as a reporter for The Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa. Before that, he was a freelancer and stringer in his hometown of Houston. Paulsen’s writing has appeared in Texas Monthly, Texas Observer, Houston Chronicle and other outlets. In his free time, he likes to play pool, take hikes and work on recipes.

Latest Articles by Stephen Paulsen

Democrats switch sides along Texas border as GOP gains ground  

In the Texas borderlands, cultural anxieties and fears about migrants are pushing some Democrats towards the Republican Party.

Drought is disrupting Mississippi River supply chain

Parts of the Mississippi watershed have seen record-low water levels this year. What comes next for the biggest waterway in the U.S. is anyone’s guess.

The rise and fall of a Texas patent court

In a few short years, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright made himself one of the most powerful patent judges in the country. After criticism from federal officials and a court order reassigning cases, those days may be coming to an end.