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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 …

news for veterans

news for veterans

April 20th, 2017

Calling all military veterans in Far West Texas

By HARLAN HARDY

A host of services will be offered to Far West Texas military veterans on Monday 24 April in Alpine and Tuesday 25 April in Terlingua.

What will be offered?

TVC counselors will be able assist in submitting claims.

Medical personnel will be available to check blood pressure, sugar levels, …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

April 6th, 2017

Trans-Pecos educators take part in coding event

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.

I am not just referring to jobs at tech companies. Employers from HEB to Toyota are actively hiring tech professionals, at salaries significantly higher …

guest column

April 6th, 2017

Held hostage by the University Lands System

By CINDY EDWARDS

No matter what side of the fence you’re on politically, most can agree that the little guy usually doesn’t stand a chance, when it comes to standing up against a quasi-governmental agency. Yet, Rio Grande Electric Co-op continues to fight, on behalf of its member-owners, against unfairly …

steve’s funny column

April 6th, 2017

Quarterly additions to Lang’s greatest wits list

By STEVE LANG

“I love criticism just so long as it is unqualified praise.” – Noel Coward

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker

Thanks again to my readers – who have reached the dozens when falling for the …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

March 30th, 2017

Remembering Dan Logan

By STEVE LANG

Dan Logan

“Do not stand at my grave and weep/I am not there; I do not sleep.” – Mary Elizabeth Frye

“Bad jokes, Man, I love ‘em/Bad jokes, can’t get enough of ‘em,” – sung by Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly in “A Prairie Home Companion”

My longtime friend, Dr. Dan Logan, …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

March 23rd, 2017

Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, left, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, on the road in their rented Chevy Impala, somewhere between San Antonio and Washington, D.C.

The bipartisan road trip – ‘we can disagree without being disagreeable’

Bu U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

It all started with a cancelled flight due to …

guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

March 16th, 2017

Don’t end NAFTA, fix it

By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN

When looking for a model economy, Washington would be wise to look no further than Texas. The “great American jobs machine,” as we’re affectionately known, has been the economic engine that pulled our country out of the recent recession, singlehandedly adding more than one million jobs to …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

March 16th, 2017

Tuning up to fiddle around the country

By STEVE LANG

“I was much distressed by the next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.” – Edward Lear

What do a certain tree in North Carolina and me have …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

March 9th, 2017

Meanwhile, back and forth on the ranch

By STEVE LANG

“No way, Cisco, no way Pancho/Why don’t you meet me back at the rancho?” — Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis

“Don’t you know you’re riding with the king?” – John Hiatt

Balgaard, Clint and the Pinzgauer

South Brewster County – Riding a Pinzgauer H-M A-T 4WD MUV over …

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