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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Balgaard’s bats, barn, home brew and things that go bump in the night

By STEVE LANG

“I’ve been semi-retired since I got out of the Navy.” – David Balgaard

These days, I sometimes suspect that the general public believes that real people are modeled after literary figures and not the other way around.

For the record, though, Dave Balgaard …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Remember who won the battle of the Alamo

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I headed over to San Antonio with some friends of mine to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon this weekend. I suggested that we put “Remember the Alamo” on our running shirts. One of my Mexican friends said that would be fine with her since …


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cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

Robert McKnight

TSCRA prepares for 84th Texas legislative session

By ROBERT McKNIGHT

On January 13, 2015, the 84th session of the Texas Legislature is kicking off in Austin, Texas. The state House and Senate are welcoming back many seasoned legislators, but also adding many freshmen to the halls of the Capitol. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Christmas en el barrio

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I came here as a mocoso from Michoacán. As a child in the motherland, I was raised to believe in los reyes magos. When I came to the U.S. I started to hear about a fat man in red suit, called Santa Claus. Why do you think many …


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library talk

library talk

Library open house is coming soon

By MANDY ROANE

Join us next Thursday, December 11 for our annual Friends of the Marfa Public Library Open House! We’ll be serving up all kinds of yummy food while listening to some great holiday tunes. Drop by anytime between 11:30am and 2pm to have lunch with us and see the …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Los Pastores, an amazing reenactment of the birth of Christ

By LONN TAYLOR

The star, the stable, the shepherds, the angels, and the baby Jesus are a story that has been told for two thousand years in as many ways as mankind can invent. I saw and heard it told in San Antonio one time in a …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

As another successful Giving Tree Project concludes, the Presidio County Child Welfare Board and Child Protective Services wish to recognize those who have assisted: Marfa National Bank, The Big Bend Sentinel, as well as all the Secret Santas who took tags from the tree or made donations.

Because of your generosity, many Presidio County children will …


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