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May 6 elections for Marfa, Presidio, Alpine

3 cool things
  1. No Ban No Wall march planned for February 25 in Presidio
  2. Natives, City of Presidio to honor Presidio's indigenous history Saturday
  3. Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering kicks off Friday on the Sul Ross Campus
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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

Last of the Canby cowboys

By STEVE LANG

“Ain’t that somethin’. Ain’t that a son-of-a-b#$*%!” – Vernon C. (V.C.) Johnson, 1924-2017

To classify Vernon Carl, or V.C. Johnson — who died Feb. 3 at 92 going on ornerier – merely as “memorable” would be an understatement and likely, an injustice.

“Unique” more accurately describes the last of the Canby, …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Rolling back government red tape

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The last thing my constituents want is more vague and confusing government regulations that come at the expense of hardworking families and small businesses. But a punishing, ever-increasing morass of red tape forces small and family-owned businesses to spend countless hours, dollars and resources on compliance, …


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Sul Ross State University statement on Zuzu Verk

Sul Ross State University statement on Zuzu Verk

To the Sul Ross State University and the Alpine family:

By BILL KIBBLER,

Sul Ross State University President

We grieve the loss of our friend and fellow student Zuzu Renee Verk, as events of the past weekend have brought a tragic closure to her disappearance in October of this past year. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the …


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Presidio mayor Comments on proposed border wall

Presidio, TX – President Trump’s executive order to construct a wall along our nation’s southern border is a short-sighted political move that will not stop illegal immigration, nor will it do the hard work of alleviating the causes of why people choose to make a dangerous trek to be in our country in the first …


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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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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The celebration and lore of George Washington

By LONN TAYLOR

Monday was Presidents Day, a federal holiday designated by Congress to be celebrated on the third Monday in February by a law passed in 1968 called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, a law which reshuffled most of our holidays to create three-day weekends. When I was a …


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the money man

the money man

A case of the market nerves

By TOM JACOBS

“The stock market is a device for transferring the money from the impatient to the patient.” – Warren Buffett

Lately, I often hear, “Oh, I don’t think this is a good time to get into the market.” Or, “President Trump makes me nervous. I don’t want to invest now.” …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

For the past several years Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol/drug-free party exclusively for graduating seniors, has been organized traditionally by parents/guardians of Marfa High School seniors, with participation and support from the surrounding community. Our goal is to provide an evening of fun and safety on graduation night. The event is always a huge success. …


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