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It's Been 3 Years Since A Mass Shooting Rocked The Close-Knit Community Of Sutherland Springs

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Joey Palacios
Texas Public Radio
Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church

Three years ago, 26 people were killed while worshiping at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. It was the worst-ever mass shooting in Texas and the deadliest in a place of worship in American history.

Joe Holley's book "Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town" examines the 2017 tragedy and its aftermath for residents of the rural Texas community overwhelmed by the massive loss of life and resulting media frenzy.

Guest: Joe Holley, is the 'Native Texan' columnist at the Houston Chronicle and author of six books including his latest release "Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town"

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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, November 5.

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