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At a certain point on Interstate 10 headed west across Texas, all you are left with are small towns whose main purpose might seem to be running gas stations for those passing through, quickly. When you exit and start looking around, you start to see past the superficial views that 80 mph show. You see pride, loss, history, tragedy and occasionally hope. These photos were taken in Kent and Sierra Blanca, Texas. Kent is a ghost town. Even the gas station that existed off the interstate is closed, consigned to being a drop point for logistics companies. Sierra Blanca is still alive, supporting a sizeable Customs and Border Patrol station (feel free to ask Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg about it)