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September, 2012

High Desert Sketches

High Desert Sketches

September 27th, 2012

Thanks to AT&T, our world goes dark, again, and again

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Okay, I’ll accept that we are in a remote part of this great country of ours and I’ll accept that we are in the remotest part of the great state of Texas. We do call ourselves The Last Frontier and it has been …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

September 27th, 2012

How many cousins?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I recently hired a young Mexican man who was looking for work at a local hardware store parking lot. Some cultural issues (at least I think that they were cultural issues) came up. I am hoping that you can give me some guidance for negotiating and working with a …

The Idle American

The Idle American

September 27th, 2012

Parsons are people, too

Dr. DON NEWBURY

At a recent get-together of retired ministers, stories–some of them enriched by “whopper” embellishments–enlivened hallway visitation between conference sessions.

Tales of big catches challenged credulity, but some of the best stories fell from the lips of non-fishermen.

Accuracy of the retirees’ remembrances was not challenged. Remember, these were “of-the- cloth” attendees….

*****

Dr. Jimmie …

Dick Decent – union buster

Dick Decent – union buster

September 27th, 2012

The Rambling Boy

The Rambling Boy

September 27th, 2012

Readers remember Alamo issue differently

By LONN TAYLOR

Occasionally I have to write a column to pass on to readers comments that I have received concerning earlier columns, and this is such a column. Week before last’s “Rambling Boy,” about the General Land Office, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Alamo, brought me so …

Library Talk

Library Talk

September 27th, 2012

The dropout issue, banned books week, teen read week

By RENEE MICK

This week is American Graduate Week; all week KRTS has been airing programming dealing with high school dropout rates and plans of action.  Find out more on the Marfa Public Radio website: www.marfapublicradio.org.

Over the summer, Marfa kids were busy reading …

Photos: Shade structure installation

Photos: Shade structure installation

September 27th, 2012

The Marfa Book Company will host a talk by artist Charles Stankievech on Thursday, September 27 at 8pm. Stankievech is the mind behind the light installation at the shade structure in downtown Marfa.

Correspondence

Correspondence

September 27th, 2012

My aunt’s upstairs neighbor is a radical, stoner, hippie rabbi. Thirty years ago, the mayor of Marfa rescued a skullcap that belonged to this rabbi’s friend. As the story goes, this rabbi’s friend finished studying the Torah with his spiritual master in Israel. When he left the holy land, his guru gave him a skullcap. …

LRFMS holds first PTO meeting of the year

September 27th, 2012

The Lucy Rede Franco Middle School (LRFMS) held its first PTO meeting of the year on September 20.

The meeting started began with  a welcome to all in attendace parent liaison Elia Gonzales.

Student Lisa Marie Peña and Noemi Santillan led the pledge of allegiance and the Texas pledge.  Mrs. Gonzales gave a brief Title l, Part …

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