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July, 2016

City serves an ace with sand volleyball court

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa residents enjoy the sand volleyball court this week.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As revelers celebrated the independence of our nation on July 4, the city quietly opened a new sand volleyball court at Coffield Park.

According to Marfa Parks and Recreation Board …

Marfa council to discuss tax rates; council member to comment on city festivals

July 28th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Marfa City Council members are set to hold a regular meeting at 6pm tonight in the Casner Room at City Hall.

Council members will be presented with a calculation for the 2016/2017 effective tax rate and proposed tax rate calculations from Mayor Dan Dunlap as well as …

Marfa lawyer announces for county attorney

July 28th, 2016

C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson

PRESIDIO COUNTY – C.K. ‘Chuck’ Stephenson has announced as a write-in candidate for Presidio County attorney in the November general election.

“As county attorney, I feel it’s my obligation to serve the people of Presidio County, not just special interests,” he said in a news release.

Stephenson has …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

July 28th, 2016

(image by VALERIE HOWARD)The UT Austin Tower

August 1, 1966; the terror at the UT Tower

By GEORGE COVINGTON

In the past half century I have seldom thought about the horrific events of August 1, 1966.

Looking back through the mist of 50 years, my first clear memory of that day …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 28th, 2016

Bryce Milligan

A Texan’s poetry and poetry about Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

I don’t write much about poetry because my taste in poems is, well, old-fashioned is a nicer word than retrograde. I am pretty firmly fixed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, …

dick decent – hacked

dick decent – hacked

July 28th, 2016

the money man

the money man

July 28th, 2016

Don’t pay to be spanked

By TOM JACOBS

“They’re all out to get you” – Robert M. Jacobs, Sr., my father

Mutual funds have gone through three stages. The first fund started in 1949, and was a “load” fund, which charged you a commission to invest. It was not unusual to pay out a …

golliver – Armageddon

golliver – Armageddon

July 28th, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

July 28th, 2016

Editor:

The Marfa Lights Festival is scheduled for September 2 – 4. It will be the 30th annual event.

But we need your help.

Cameran Newson headlines on Friday and Michael Salgado headline on Saturday. And both concerts are free.

Its free because the workers work for free and we sell tee shirts, vendor …

Texas Tech students present Marfa works August 4

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Texas Tech School of Theatre & Dance students with guest artists

MARFA – Students from the School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University will perform Marfa-inspired works at 7pm Thursday, August 4 at the Crowley Theater. Jaston Williams, known for his “Greater Tuna” …

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