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June, 2015

Trans Pecos Pipeline sets town hall meetings in Presidio, Alpine next week

June 29th, 2015

PRESIDIO, ALPINE – Energy Transfer Partners will hold town hall meetings in Presidio and Alpine next week, according to a company news release.

The Presidio meeting is from 5-7pm Tuesday, July 7 at the Presidio Activity Center gym, 1200 E. O’Reilly Street, and the Alpine meeting is from 5-7pm Wednesday July 8 at the Sul Ross …

Juan Hernandez

June 25th, 2015

Juan U. Hernandez passed away on Sunday, June 21 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX at the age of 82 due to complications from Alzheimer’s.

Juan Hernandez

Juan was born on June 24, 1932 to Francisco and Paz Uranaga Hernandez in Marfa. He was the youngest of eight children. He married Dora Hernandez …

Kenneth Ragsdale

June 25th, 2015

Ken Ragsdale, 97, a noted Big Bend historian, author, and big band leader, passed away at his Austin home Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

His first book, “Quicksilver: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company” in 1976 was the first major book written about Terlingua and the Big Bend area of Texas and is still considered the primary …

Leonor Valadez

June 25th, 2015

Leonor G. ‘Tia Oni’ Valadez, 89, a longtime Alpine resident who also lived in El Paso for many years, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Leonor Valadez

The Rosary is at 9am and funeral Mass at 10am Mountain Time Friday, June 26 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 408 Park Street, El Paso with Father …

Guadalupe ‘Lupita’ Valerio

June 25th, 2015

Guadalupe “Lupita” Torres Valerio, 58, of Marfa went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Lupita was born on June 14, 1957 in Kermit, Texas to Crispina Gomez and Antonio Torres.

Guadalupe ‘Lupita’ Valerio

Guadalupe was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She liked to spend time with her …

the money man

the money man

June 25th, 2015

Confirmation bias

By TOM JACOBS

“Just because someone agrees with you doesn’t mean you’re right.” – our nephew, to me, when in high school.

It is human nature to look for opinions that reinforce our positions, decisions, and actions. If we buy a car, we don’t want people telling us what a poor choice we made. Our friends …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

June 25th, 2015

Fatherly wisdom quickly surpassed

By STEVE LANG

           “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart

“A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.” — Carol Coats

            If I could name the best thing about being a father, …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

June 25th, 2015

the dreaded pterodactyl, image by VALERIE HOWARD

Inferno: Revenge of the Pipeline II

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

I am well on the way to collecting my $300 million production cost. An unidentified Alpine merchant gave me a $1 coupon, which I hope to cash in on my next Cowdog. Other funding sources may include Alcazar, …

our state senator

our state senator

June 25th, 2015

SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare keeps one million Texans insured

State Sen. José Rodríguez today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold federally run health care exchanges:

Today’s Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell will allow nearly one million Texans, including over 54,000 El Pasoans, who currently get coverage through the federal …

the idle american

the idle american

June 25th, 2015

We all scream for ice cream

By Dr. Don Newbury

It is considered a short poem, ditty, slogan or even a hard, cold fact–we all scream for ice cream. Purists may sniff, however, insisting that initially, it was but the chorus of a simple melody introduced in 1925.

Here lately, however–with Blue Bell’s voluntary removal of its desserts …

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