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  1. Chinati holds community master plan forum next Tuesday
  2. "Rainbow" and "Zugzwang" opening at Eugene Binder this Friday
  3. Frontera Bugalú returns to Saint George Hall Saturday
  4. Presidio Christmas parade, tree lighting are Friday
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Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016
big bend blog

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Back to work, hitting the ground running

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

During my first term, I put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district, hosted over 400 public meetings, and helped over 1,000 individual constituents beat the federal bureaucracy. It’s been a busy two years, but I’m just getting started.

Our nation is experiencing new …


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Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

Deer selfie(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Deer hunting season in West Texas is a right of passage for young men, much like high school football. A young man must prove himself by carrying a case of beer under one arm, a high powered rifle under his other arm, and at least 75 pounds of …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Conversations with countrymen

By STEVE LANG

“Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

“Just a little lefse will go a long way.” – Doug Setterberg

Four Norwegians walked into a brewery . . . and after meeting this Swede, probably wondered if this was some …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Talking turkey in various and altered states

By STEVE LANG

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” – Johnny Carson

“If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it …


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Progress at the Tarahumara school

Progress at the Tarahumara school

(photo by and courtesy of MARY LOU SAXON)Tarahumara boys at Bacabureachi

By PILAR PEDERSEN

SIERRA TARAHUMARA, Mexico – The Amigos de Kórima are getting to be masters at driving the roads between our beautiful corner of Texas and the equally beautiful hamlet of Bacabureachi, Chihuahua.

They take to the road, pausing for the necessary paperwork at the …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The pen and ink of a professional Texas soldier

By LONN TAYLOR

My post-election reading has been John W. Thomason Jr.’s The Adventures of General Marbot, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1935. Thomason, a Texan and a professional Marine officer, edited this 500-page memoir of the Napoleonic Wars by a French general and illustrated it profusely …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

The Marfa schools’ fall Book Fair was an enormous success. More than $1,500 over our goal was raised toward the expansion of our book collection.

Heartfelt thanks go out to volunteers Brenda Bentley, Nikki Ittner, Victoria Villarreal, Scott May, and Ann-Marie Nafziger.

Great thanks go out to the 30 donors who funded 200 books via the online …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

An accidental hero of the Texas Revolution

By LONN TAYLOR

November can be a nasty month in Texas, full of unpleasant surprises. It can bring sunny days and blue skies, with just a touch of chill in the air in the mornings, but it can also be cold and wet and gloomy, with the kind of damp …


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