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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

December 17th, 2014

Balgaard’s bats, barn, home brew and things that go bump in the night

By STEVE LANG

“I’ve been semi-retired since I got out of the Navy.” – David Balgaard

These days, I sometimes suspect that the general public believes that real people are modeled after literary figures and not the other way around.

For the record, though, Dave Balgaard …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

December 11th, 2014

Remember who won the battle of the Alamo

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I headed over to San Antonio with some friends of mine to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon this weekend. I suggested that we put “Remember the Alamo” on our running shirts. One of my Mexican friends said that would be fine with her since …

cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

December 11th, 2014

Robert McKnight

TSCRA prepares for 84th Texas legislative session

By ROBERT McKNIGHT

On January 13, 2015, the 84th session of the Texas Legislature is kicking off in Austin, Texas. The state House and Senate are welcoming back many seasoned legislators, but also adding many freshmen to the halls of the Capitol. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

December 4th, 2014

Christmas en el barrio

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I came here as a mocoso from Michoacán. As a child in the motherland, I was raised to believe in los reyes magos. When I came to the U.S. I started to hear about a fat man in red suit, called Santa Claus. Why do you think many …

library talk

library talk

December 4th, 2014

Library open house is coming soon

By MANDY ROANE

Join us next Thursday, December 11 for our annual Friends of the Marfa Public Library Open House! We’ll be serving up all kinds of yummy food while listening to some great holiday tunes. Drop by anytime between 11:30am and 2pm to have lunch with us and see the …

the road to excellence

the road to excellence

December 4th, 2014

Plenty of events conclude the fall semester at Marfa ISD

By ANDREW PETERS

Happy Holidays from the students and staff at your public school. We have a number of unique activities that we want to invite the Marfa community to attend.

Athletics kicks off with a fantastic boys and girls basketball tournament in Shorthorn gym. This morning the …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

November 26th, 2014

Racial profiling of Mexicans

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I was reading the comments on an article regarding St. Charles, Missouri adopting Arizona-style immigration Law. I was shocked at the amount of people who support this law and my question to you is: why can’t people see the bad implications of that law? What are we: World War …

dispatch from dc

dispatch from dc

November 26th, 2014

Thankful for those who serve

By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN, R-Texas

As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them …

guest commentary

guest commentary

November 26th, 2014

President Obama’s immigration action prompts responses from state officials

Here’s some state reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration:

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry

“In Texas we know firsthand the problems brought by illegal immigration and bad federal policy. As we saw with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the border, a bad …

high desert sketches

November 26th, 2014

The turkey gets a bum rap

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

As a child, I always loved the Thanksgiving holidays. We drew pictures of Pilgrims with their funny hats and Indians and turkeys with lots of feathers. I was always suspicious of this show of good fellowship between the white invaders and the noble natives. I wondered how …

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