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The Other Texas Drought: Crosby County

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Jayme Lozano
Texas Tech Public Media
Sarah Jamerson, the former director of the Ralls Emergency Management Service station, has deep family connections to the station.

Part 2 of 3 of the investigative podcast series, "Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought."

As rural areas around Texas grapple with losing their hospital, one town struggles to keep their last life-line alive—their Emergency Medical Service Station (EMS). If that falls, some residents predict it would overwhelm the entire Crosby county medical system.

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