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CineMarfa 2016

  1. California in the eye of CineMarfa 
  2. Alaska pipeline film in this year's CineMarfa
  3. Harmony Korine's novel adapted to film
  4. Genre-defying Chicago band Tortoise to make Marfa debut
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The week in photos

The week in photos
big bend blog

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Food of the future, go gourmet, go grubs

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Cows are obsolete. Lambs and goats are so last century. As we all know, the earth is rapidly running out of fresh water, land, and farmers. While many seem reconciled to accepting that soon there will only be the rich and the rest, we may …


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ranching column

ranching column

The condemnation process: not a willing buyer-willing seller deal

By LESLIE KINSEL, TSCRA director

with LARAMIE ADAMS, TSCRA director of public affairs

There are many stories of citizens’ land being condemned by public or private entities using the power of eminent domain, and the stories are generally not good. When we go to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

On sabbaticals and retirement’s pitfalls

By STEVE LANG

“As a professional journalist, I have always been fascinated by people who appear to have even more spare time than I do.” – Dave Barry

A sabbatical, which awaits me within the next 10 days, has been defined as “a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment).”

Cynics …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Angling for ideas, fishing for inspiration

By STEVE LANG

“A man’s got to believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Any time a man ain’t fishin’ he’s fritterin’ away his life.” – Rancid Crabtree (created by Patrick F. McManus)

In recent years, when unable to find a column topic, I reassured myself that one …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

A VA disability pension program

By HARLAN HARDY

Presidio County Veterans Service Officer

The Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit program that provides financial support to wartime veterans having limited income.

The amount payable under this program depends on the type and amount of income the veteran and family members receive from other sources. …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The accordion king of Tex-Mex conjunto music

By LONN TAYLOR

A couple of weeks ago my wife, Dedie, and I sat in a café on San Antonio’s West Side on a Sunday morning and listened to Santiago Jimenez Jr. play the accordion for about 20 of his friends and neighbors. The café was Carnitas Uruapan on the …


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the money man

the money man

They aren’t like us; even we aren’t

By TOM JACOBS

Unlike young people in Texas, I grew up where the classes in state, American and world history were not all about my state (wink). Especially in 9th grade, when we studied Asian and African history. This was eye opening to a middle-class suburban boy. The life-changing concept …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Thanks for the LGBTQ article in the recent Sentinel.

I feel encouraged whenever I see West Texas getting more accepting and valuing all human beings.

Pam Gaddis

Alpine

 

Editor:

Last Saturday I had the pleasure and privilege of working with a group of 4H kids and leaders on a community service project.

That project was a major spring cleanup of the …


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