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Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017
big bend blog

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

 Restoring Our National Treasures

‘We have a responsibility to care for and maintain them’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly unique in the nation. Throughout my two and a half years serving as your Representative, I’ve crisscrossed …


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from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

Community service call to action

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER

One month ago, I received the great honor of being elected as mayor of Marfa. I thank the citizens for your faith in me, and I look forward to working hard to earn the trust of each of you, regardless of how you may have voted in the election.

One of my …


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steve’s funny column

Baseball’s hits, wits and bad hops

By STEVE LANG

“You don’t realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.” — Mickey Mantle

“Alan Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today.” — Anonymous, St. Louis newspaper

Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner summed up the game succinctly, saying, “There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

This is not your mother’s bird guide

By STEVE LANG

“’The crows seem to be calling my name,’ thought Caw.” – From “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on …


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energy report

energy report

Rig count and gas prices

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857, and the state of Texas contributed 6 of these, according to Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes. It was reported Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Public education: worth taking a stand

By LONN TAYLOR

My hero this week is Graydon Hicks, Fort Davis Superintendent of Schools. Hicks recently sent a scathing letter to Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Patrick, raking them over the coals for “the lack of positive legislative action for public schools in Texas” in the most recent session of …


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the money man

the money man

Amazon swallows Whole Foods whole

By TOM JACOBS

I could hardly believe my eyes – could you? Amazon announced it had reached an agreement to buy Whole Foods Markets, the quintessential healthy food store (despite its panoply of less healthy snacks, desserts and drinks), for a gluten-free $14 billion. That’s about what Amazon generates in excess cash …


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correspondence

correspondence

The following is a letter Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks penned recently to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick regarding the decline of state funding to public schools, and the impact of those diminishing funds in Fort Davis, in particular. We reproduce it here with his permission.

 

Editor:

Dear Governor Greg Abbott …


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