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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

March 31st, 2016

Sweet revenge on an old April fool
By STEVE LANG
“Sweet revenge/Will prevail/Without fail.” – John Prine
“I don’t get many comments . . . I just make them up.” – reader’s email
I publish readers’ observations for several reasons; primarily, because they are funny and insightful.
Also, because they fill a void when my imagination goes on tilt.
Third, because …

El puerto de Boquillas celebra su tercer aniversario

March 31st, 2016

PARQUE NACIONAL DEL BIG BEND – El Puerto de Entrada de Boquillas, dentro del Parque Nacional del Big Bend, celebrará su tercer aniversario el 10 de abril.

El puerto fue abierto al público en 2013 como parte de un intento de aumentar la colaboración científica y las experiencias interculturales. El cruce oficial da acceso …

Dra. Laura Portillo, oriunda de Presidio y educadora con mucha experiencia, vuelve a su alma máter

March 31st, 2016

La Dra. Laura Portillo, segunda de izquierda, con de izquierda, su hijo Joe III, su hija Eliana Yvonne, y su esposo Joe Portillo Jr. en la graduación de Eliana de la Universidad Texas Tech en Diciembre 2015.

Por CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — La Dra. Laura Portillo, graduada de la escuela de enseñanza secundaria de …

Ojinaga en su 3er Reencuentro “recibe con los brazos abiertos” a su primera actriz Luz María Aguilar

March 31st, 2016

(fotos de DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Luz María Aguilar y Karla Barahona en Ojinaga.

Por DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO –Luz María Aguilar llegó a la frontera de Ojinaga el sábado 26, día en que cumplió sus 81 años de edad. En esta ocasión acompañada de la actriz Karla Barahona, originaria del estado de Tabasco. …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

March 31st, 2016

George Covington surrounded by Charlie’s Angels.

You once could be a politician and a gentleman
By GEORGE A. COVINGTON
In my 20 years as a denizen of the East Coast, I met many remarkable people. I had lunch with Julia Childs, who I later discovered had been an American spy during World War II. She said that …

Presidio native, experienced educator Laura Portillo hired by PISD

March 31st, 2016

(Photo courtesy of LAURA PORTILLO)Dr. Laura Portillo, second from left, with from left, her son Joe Portillo III, daughter Eliana Yvonne, and husband Joe Portillo Jr. at Eliana’s graduation from Texas Tech University, December 2015.

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School graduate Dr. Laura Portillo began her teaching career working in her …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

March 31st, 2016

Underground comics, blues piano, and a natatorium
By LONN TAYLOR
Every once in a while I have to write what I call an odds and ends column to catch up on what readers have told me about things mentioned in earlier columns and to tell some stories that aren’t long enough to make columns in themselves but …

Presidio ISD school board to form education foundation

March 31st, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Independent School District Board approved Thursday the formation of an education foundation to fund programs and services for the district and its students.

The foundation will be established by the PISD school board but will operate independently, according to PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire. As a 501c3 not-for-profit …

Alan Vana BBQ brisket fundraiser Saturday

March 31st, 2016

Alan Vana

ALPINE – The Alan Vana BBQ Brisket Fundraiser Event is set for Saturday April 2 at the Faith Alive Cowboy Church from 10:30am to 2pm. Alan is loved by many in Marfa, and we need to come together to aid his family.

This event is hosted by Estella Cortez & Susanne Quinn. …

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