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November, 2012

Tommy D. Wood

November 30th, 2012

Thomas Doran ‘Tommy D.” Wood Jr., 86, of Marfa passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Fort Stockton.

Tommy D. was born April 26, 1926 in the Sutton Clinic two blocks south of the present First Baptist Church building to Doran and Annabelle Bunton Wood. Being an only child, his parents thought he hung the moon. …

Amelia Jaime

November 30th, 2012

Amelia Jaime of Marfa passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at her residence. She was 59.

Amelia was born to Ben Jose and Mancimiana Jaime on January 24, 1953, in Marfa. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her companion, Benito Vargas of Marfa; a daughter, Carmen M. Lujan of Odessa, a son, Jesus Muñoz of …

Marjorie M. DeGear

November 30th, 2012

Marjorie M. “Marge” (McCarron) DeGear died November 26, 2012 of complications following a stroke. She was 89.

She is survived by a daughter, Barney Nelson, a granddaughter, Carla Spencer, and two great-grandchildren, Jorey and Riley Spencer, all of Alpine, and a son, Richard DeGear of Chandler, Arizona.

Marge grew up on her family’s farms near Spragueville and …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

November 29th, 2012

Should the U.S. bring back the guest-worker program for Mexicans?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: In President Bush’s State of the Union address, he reiterated a need for a guest worker program. What is your opinion of such a program? The program seems like mierda that screws people over in the long run to me, but …

Steve’s column

Steve’s column

November 29th, 2012

Pondering slogans might spoil the fun

By STEVE LANG

“It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.” – David Foster Wallace

It seems most modern philosophy for living is offered courtesy of clever slogans…broadcasted, cyber-spaced, printed and also advanced in pedestrian fashion on T-shirts.

One T-shirt decree, “When the going gets tough, …

Guest columnist

Guest columnist

November 29th, 2012

Star power in the Davis Mountains

By E.R. BILLS

If I told you I saw Hercules or Cassiopeia last night, you’d probably assume I was watching the Disney Channel or America’s Top Model. But the Hercules I saw wasn’t animated and the Cassiopeia I was introduced to has more star power than all the women who’ve ever …

Dispatch from DC

Dispatch from DC

November 29th, 2012

We can’t afford to go over the fiscal cliff

By Texas U.S. Sen. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON

You can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about the looming “fiscal cliff.” The stock market goes up and down daily as some small bit of good or bad news is reported about avoiding the economically catastrophic tax increases …

The Idle American

The Idle American

November 29th, 2012

Those rough “oi” words

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

“No loitering.” The message seems abrasive; we recoil. “Loitering”—like “spoil, roil and embroil”—wallows in negativity. So does “soil” when used as a verb.

It would seem as difficult to enforce as those “NO STOPPING OR STANDING” signs on city streets. Come on now. Have you ever seen or heard of …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

November 29th, 2012

An Austinite’s take on the quirky city of Austin

By LONN TAYLOR

Two weeks ago I was in Austin and had lunch with a very old friend, who I will call Hugo. Hugo is a fifth-generation Texan, a descendant of Texas-German freethinkers, and he is a unique individual. He is also the ultimate Austinite. His family has …

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