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January, 2013

arts & entertainment in Marfa & Alpine

arts & entertainment in Marfa & Alpine

January 31st, 2013

MARFA

Thursday, May 9, 9pm: Sirsy

$5; Padre’s Marfa

Friday, May 10, 9pm: The Resonators

Price TBA; Padre’s Marfa

Tuesday, May 14, 9pm: Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra

Free; Padre’s Marfa

Friday, May 17, 9pm: Holy Wave with Lake Of Fire

Price TBS; Padre’s Marfa

Saturday, May 25, 6pm: OSW – Marfa Mania Wrestling

$15 Floor, $10 General; Marfa Shorthorn Gymnasium

ALPINE

Thursday, May 9, 10pm: Hell’s …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

January 31st, 2013

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Grammar question/rant. If Spanglish is a legitimate dialect/language, why do you feel the need to italicize every instance of code switching? I seriously doubt that when you speak you emphasize every puta palabra (emphasis intended here), but that’s what your article reads like. We all know that you are speaking Spanglish—not …

High Desert Sketches

High Desert Sketches

January 31st, 2013

Art, the economic salvation of Far West Texas

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Forget about becoming the Monet of Marathon, the Titian of Terlingua or the Picasso of Pecos, the big bucks are made by being in the vanguard of a new movement. The way has been pointed for us in the art of the resent past and …

Steve’s column

Steve’s column

January 31st, 2013

Revealing reality we may have missed

By STEVE LANG

“I don’t mind being in touch with reality as long as I don’t have to live there.” – Anonymous

Leave it to television to render a perfectly good T-shirt slogan obsolete:

“Everybody talks about reality, but nobody does anything about it.”

Enter reality shows, including “American Idol”, “The Voice”, “Survivor”, …

The Idle American

The Idle American

January 31st, 2013

Well, shut my mouth

By Dr. Don Newbury

Asking southerners to enunciate more clearly is about as pointless as requesting New Yorkers to start talking with a drawl. It just “ain’t” gonna happen.

Most of ‘em have southern drawls, and all of ‘em swear that Yankees “talk funny.” (Change the setting geographically, and the folks up north think …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

January 31st, 2013

SECEDE (all caps) is Larry Kilgore’s middle name

By LONN TAYLOR

New Year’s Day has come and gone, the Texas Legislature went into its eighty-third 140-day session on January 8, and 125,746 Texans have signed a petition to the White House urging that Texas be permitted to secede from the Union.

The White House has rejected the petition, …

Border business

Border business

January 31st, 2013

Rethinking outbound inspections on the border

By Nelson Balido

President Obama’s second term is officially underway, but one of his top priorities for his second term was made apparent well before he took the oath of office. Because of a confluence of tragic events, the president made clear that guns and gun ownership would be in the …

Golliver – Latino’s vote

Golliver – Latino’s vote

January 31st, 2013

Correspondence

Correspondence

January 31st, 2013

The aerostat system was pushed through Congress, who knows how many years ago, by U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConceni of Arizona with the intention of border protection.

In my opinion and what I have learned from government agents, it’s been a total failure and a boondoggle as well as a money pit.

Marfa doesn’t need the loss – …

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