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The Other Texas Drought: Bowie Texas

Jayme Lozano
Texas Tech Public Media
Bowie Memorial Hospital has been closed since Feb. 2020. It was the latest rural hospital to close in Texas.

Part 1 of 3 of the investigative podcast series, "Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought."

In early 2020, Bowie Memorial Hospital closed its doors. Now, The community of 5,000 residents no longer has immediate access to healthcare—a trend seen in many rural towns across Texas.

This story is part of a collaboration with The Texas Newsroom through FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting."

The APM Research Lab is collaborating with The Texas Newsroom as a part of their coverage of rural health care issues. For a deeper dive into the data visit