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¡ask a Mexican!

¡ask a Mexican!

‘Mande’ isn’t submissive, vato

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Even though throughout the years since I came to the US 20 years ago I have seen it happening with less frequency, the use by Mexicans of the expression ¿Mande? (Command me) has always struck me. I personally see it as a symbolic legacy of submission probably originating …


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the road to excellence

the road to excellence

Scholarships help Marfa students

By ANDREW PETERS

Each year, we read in May about the number of scholarships presented to Marfa High School students.  Marfa ISD students are blessed to have a few regular donors that want to change a student’s life by providing a scholarship.  The Ex-Shorthorns of El Paso have long been a steady provider …


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the anti-fan

the anti-fan

Wedding bells may save Rice from slammer

By JIM GORDON

Is there any sound as sweet as the tinkling of wedding bells?

Now, some of you might expect The Anti-Fan to be suspicious of the timing of the recent nuptials of Ray Rice and Janay Palmer.

True, the last image most of us have of Palmer is from the …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Pochos, wabs, gabachos, and viva Chavez

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I’m a second-generation Orange County, California pocho. Both sides of my family have been civil rights activists since the 1940s. My mother’s family took part in the landmark case Mendez vs. Westminster in 1946. My father was a Chicano activist in the 1960s and 1970s. From …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

New media connects old news hounds

By STEVE LANG

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As far as Lee B. Temte and I are concerned, Morris, Minnesota and our alma mater (University of Minnesota, Morris) could just as well be 10,000 miles …


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west texas talk

dispatch from DC

dispatch from DC

Drilling in Big Bend National Park? Not on my watch

By U.S. Rep. PETE P GALLEGO

Big Bend, my childhood playground, is the story of beauty told through millions of years of volcanic activity and constant erosion. Visitors can hike along paths once covered by ocean, and catch a glimpse of rare birds or Mexican black bears, …


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library talk

library talk

Summer plans underway at library

By MANDY ROANE

Spring may have just arrived, but we’re already working hard on our plans for summer reading. This year’s theme is FIZZ, BOOM, READ! and in keeping with the theme, we’ll be focusing on science.

This year we’ll be working with Marfa ISD and participating in their Summer Shake-Up Program.

Twice a week students …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

The reason I am writing this letter is that I want to inform our faithful donors of what is happening with the Blackwell School Alliance.

Because the Alliance is no longer a non-profit organization, it is very difficult to continue. We cannot ask for grant money because we no longer are a non-profit organization.

It seems that …


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