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June, 2013

This week in pictures

This week in pictures

June 28th, 2013

Glenn “Pappy’ Harry Parrott

June 27th, 2013

Glenn “Pappy” Harry Parrott of Midland and formerly of Marfa passed away June 16, 2013 in Midland.

He was born April 29, 1926 in Benton, Illinois.  His family moved to Midland in 1927 when he was less than one year old.  Glenn attended Midland public schools and graduated from Midland High School in …

Doug Cooney

June 27th, 2013

Doug Cooney, 64, a Certified Protection Professional from Fort Davis, passed away gently in his sleep on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Euclid, Ohio on December 11, 1948 to Lois Rexroad Cooney (a Marine), and his father, Thomas Cooney (Navy) both of whom precede him in death. …

Bruce Colvin

June 27th, 2013

A celebration of Bruce Colvin’s life is from 4-6pm Sunday, June 30 at the Mountain Trails Lodge, Texas Highway 118 at 501 East Musquiz Drive in south Fort Davis.

Colvin, 69, of Fort Davis, died April 23 in Lubbock.

steve’s column

steve’s column

June 27th, 2013

Getting out and amounting to something

By STEVE LANG

“Get out and amount to something; or at least, don’t embarrass us.” – unofficial Erdahl, Minn. motto

Ten years ago, Tom Ring and a companion stopped in Alpine after running across the floor of the Grand Canyon – then back again.

Tom had graduated from Rice as a mechanical engineer …

the road to excellence

the road to excellence

June 27th, 2013

Deciphering House Bill 5

By ANDREW PETERS

Last week the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the initial requirements regarding the assessment component of House Bill 5, which was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.

House Bill 5 embodies significant changes to high school graduation requirements, the state assessment system and the state accountability system. In regards …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

June 27th, 2013

The beauty of a multi-ethnic child

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican:

After living in London for many years and marrying an inmigrante of South Asian Muslim origin, this Midwestern gabacha involuntarily relocated to southern Arizona recently with a mixta baby. Despite a few instances of being swarmed by the Border Patrol while out on walks and detained at border …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

June 27th, 2013

A soccer star stumbles

By JIM GORDON

Like anybody else, athletes are entitled to weigh in on the great issues of the day. But they probably should think twice before they do.

Witness Pelé.

The Brazilian soccer god responded to the massive protests in his nation over corruption and poor public services by suggesting the hundreds of thousands of …

rambling boy

rambling boy

June 27th, 2013

Rainmakers are snake oil salesmen

By LONN TAYLOR

The surprise hit of the 1954 Broadway season was The Rainmaker, a play by N. Richard Nash starring Geraldine Page and Darren McGavin. McGavin played Bill Starbuck, a likeable scamp who shows up in a drought-ridden western town and offers to make it rain for $100 by repeatedly beating …

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