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Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater
big bend blog

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Abundant reader feedback

By STEVE LANG

“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.” – John Steinbeck

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.” – Kingsley Amis

A writer without readers is like a traveler without a destination, or some such seemingly poignant observation that reads well hot …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Winter destinations and accompanying logic

By STEVE LANG

“Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.” – Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter)

When is it appropriate to crank the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” to full volume?

According to Balgaard, at 2:30 a.m. on a non-stop jaunt from Minnesota to Colorado to …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Priorities for a second term: making government more responsible, efficient and accountable

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

As we welcome a new year and a new legislative session, my team and I are ready for another successful term.

The 115th Congress offers a fresh start for many legislative reforms that lawmakers have been working towards for years. Together, …


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Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy. If our students can’t speak it, they will be left behind. We must do a better job preparing our students for the jobs that don’t exist yet—and we’ve got to start at an earlier age.

Over 42,000 computer jobs go unfilled in Texas …


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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Mrs. Morlock’s Kindergarten Class

 

Dear Santa Claus,

I love you. You’re the best Santa ever. We love you so, so much. We want to have a Merry Good Christmas. I am learning to read so much and thank you for coming to our school. Can you bring me a Kitty toy? Because I am trying to make …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The Republic of Texas capitol at Houston.

Fireworks and entertainment at the Congress of Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

The Texas Legislature went into its 84th session on January 10 and it will undoubtedly provide fireworks and entertainment until it adjourns at the end of May. Molly Ivins called the Texas Legislature “the finest form of free entertainment …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

(Valerie Howard illustration)Richard Rorty and his crystal ball.

The frightening truth about predictions

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

While I have often claimed the gift of prophecy, I also must note that I have also claimed the gift of intelligence, wit, and charm. Sometimes I discover something that is far more clearly stated than the mystical fog that …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Together we hosted Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Civil Rights Read-Off. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the 20 volunteer readers and many more listeners who gathered Monday on the Courthouse lawn to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists who worked tirelessly in pursuit of …


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