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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 13th, 2017

Land of the Free Because of the Brave
Restoring combat readiness & taking care of our troops

By U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Celebrating the Fourth of July often means good food, outdoor fun and eye-catching fireworks with friends and family. The anniversary of our nation’s founding should also cause reflection on the sacrifices made by so many patriots …

the money man

July 13th, 2017

Uber not alles

By TOM JACOBS

The explosion of sexual harassment and firings at Uber and other Silicon Valley companies recently has grabbed the headlines. Rightly so. It appears that men in management at Uber made it clear to women that sex was expected – a quid pro quo. And when the women sought assistance within the …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

June 15th, 2017

 Restoring Our National Treasures

‘We have a responsibility to care for and maintain them’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly unique in the nation. Throughout my two and a half years serving as your Representative, I’ve crisscrossed …

from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

June 8th, 2017

Community service call to action

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER

One month ago, I received the great honor of being elected as mayor of Marfa. I thank the citizens for your faith in me, and I look forward to working hard to earn the trust of each of you, regardless of how you may have voted in the election.

One of my …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

June 1st, 2017

The most honorable sacrifice

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With Fort Bliss to the West, Joint Base San Antonio to the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with our nation’s military. For Memorial Day, there is an abundance of parades, concerts and commemorative events …

steve’s funny column

May 11th, 2017

Baseball’s hits, wits and bad hops

By STEVE LANG

“You don’t realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.” — Mickey Mantle

“Alan Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today.” — Anonymous, St. Louis newspaper

Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner summed up the game succinctly, saying, “There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

May 4th, 2017

This is not your mother’s bird guide

By STEVE LANG

“’The crows seem to be calling my name,’ thought Caw.” – From “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on …

energy report

energy report

April 27th, 2017

Rig count and gas prices

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857, and the state of Texas contributed 6 of these, according to Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes. It was reported Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

April 27th, 2017

Children’s memories debunk father’s expertise

By STEVE LANG

“An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions.” – Levi Strauss

“I am an expert in electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.” – W.C. Fields

Relying on the observation that fellow residents ignored and scoffed the poet Homer in …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

April 20th, 2017

 Crisscrossing the District in April

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The privilege of representing the constituents of the 23rd District doesn’t stop when the House of Representatives is not voting. With no votes taking place in Washington, DC, I’m capitalizing on this district work period by connecting with folks all across the twenty-nine counties of the 23rd …

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