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February, 2012

Traffic stop nets 500 pounds of marijuana

February 23rd, 2012

MARFA – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers took more than 500 pounds of marijuana off the streets during a routine traffic stop this weekend.

At around 1:30 pm Sunday, a DPS trooper witnessed a traffic violation on US 90 just west of Marfa. As the vehicle came to a stop, the driver fled. Upon …

The Idle American – Ready to roll

The Idle American – Ready to roll

February 23rd, 2012

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

He arrived on campus “ready to roll,” despite never owning a vehicle in college. He had as many ideas daily as some folks do in a lifetime, some of ‘em good. He made friends readily, but enjoyed his “puzzlement” status with many.

Admired and respected by faculty and fellow students, he never lacked …

Here’s to your health

Here’s to your health

February 23rd, 2012

Want health – try church?

By KEITH WOMMACK

You say you were dragged to church every week? You didn’t want to go? Your mother insisted it was good for you?

Well, she was right. And in even more ways than she imagined.

Turns out, if you’re concerned about your health, church is the place to be.

Jeff Levin in his …

Lo nuestro – Starting over

Lo nuestro – Starting over

February 23rd, 2012

By ROXANN CHAVEZ

Here’s to us!  Have you ever had a day where you wish you could start over?  I have plenty of days like that, and my immediate thought is, “Man, can I start over.”  We are not perfect, and making mistakes is apart of life.  I’m one to get upset at the moment, but …

Rambling Boy – Travels with my father

Rambling Boy – Travels with my father

February 23rd, 2012

By LONN TAYLOR

I cannot go on a long road trip without thinking about my father. He was a highway engineer, a member of the first civil engineering class to graduate from Texas A&M that studied highway construction rather than railroad construction. That was in 1924. He went on to have a long career with the …

Golliver – New nukes

Golliver – New nukes

February 23rd, 2012

Managing your money

Managing your money

February 23rd, 2012

Does your board “get” your financials?

By MELANIE PACE

Not all of a nonprofit’s board members may really understand the numbers they receive and what they mean to the organization. This article offers ways to help make this information clearer, beginning with understanding the members’ varying levels of expertise and how to improve their knowledge. It then …

Dick Decent – Another birthday

Dick Decent – Another birthday

February 23rd, 2012

Correspondence

February 23rd, 2012

Seventy-five plus people attended Congressman Francisco Canseco’s (R-TX 23rd) town hall meeting at Alpine’s Council Chamber Saturday, February 18. Several questioners confronted him over patent contradictions between his positions and the facts. Some answers were further from reality than Pluto’s orbit of the sun. Rep. Canseco is very intelligent, so that can’t be the cause …

Lady Horns open softball play

February 23rd, 2012

MARFA – Having participated in two scrimmages and four games, the Marfa Lady Horns’ softball season is in full swing, said Coach Linda Ojeda.

With two scrimmages against Presidio high under their belt, Marfa traveled to Crane this past weekend for the Cactus Classic to face Sonora, Crane, and Seminole.

(photo by BELINDA …

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