I sing the praises of the Texas Department of Transportation workers who use the pitch and gravel to re-surface the exercise path along Golf Course Road on the eastside of town.
Thank you so much for making and maintaining the pathway. Many people use the path for walking/jogging as well as biking, allowing them to stay off the sometimes busy road.
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This summer, a fellow was standing on the sidewalk in front of an Alpine business enjoying a cigarette. A bulky woman strode past, stopped, turned and said, “Whew! That stinks. Don’t you know that smoking is bad for your health?”
The fellow, a West Texan to the core, nodded politely and responded, “Yes ma’am. I hear it rates just below obesity.”
She slapped him so hard that it knocked his hat off. He calmly picked up his sombrero, placed it back on his head, and looking the slapper straight in the face said, “You put all your weight behind that one, didn’t you, lady.”
Observed and collected by,
Somewhere in the Big Bend of Texas
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Hooray for Robert and Rosario Halpern for continuing to publish a small town newspaper in these tough times, especially when they could make much more income from other endeavors.
I have been reading The Big Bend Sentinel for over eight years and find it to be a wide-open forum. As a faraway displaced native Texan, I read with joy the many letters from Joyce Wright, Fred Gossien, Joe Cole, and others. Do I believe all they write? Heck no, I can agree to disagree, but The Big Bend Sentinel puts it out there for me to decide.
So, Mr. John Jones, you have confused conventionality with morality and should spend your dime on one of McClatchy’s rags.
I’ll stick with the Sentinel!
Clarence Jay Faulkner
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According to pollsters, a number of Americans are still undecided about whom to vote for in November. I’m here to help.
If you want to get lots of free stuff from the government, you should definitely vote Democrat.
But if you are worried about paying for all that free stuff, you might consider voting Republican.
Wasn’t that easy?
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