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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 …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

November 20th, 2014

The Mexican love of the truck and automobile

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans love to warm up their cars every morning? Cars only have to be warmed up if they have carburetors, and carburetors haven’t been part of cars since the 1980s! Think of it this way: while idling, your car is getting zero …

library talk

library talk

November 20th, 2014

New films, TV shows, telenovelas, and computers for sale

By MANDY ROANE

So that the MPL staff can spend Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends, we will be closed starting Wednesday, November 26. We will re-open Monday, December 1. Since we will not be open for several days, check-outs will not be due during this time and …

cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

November 20th, 2014

APHIS rule proposal could devastate American cattle herd

By PETE BONDS, President

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), published a rule proposal in the federal register that would allow the importation of live cattle and fresh or frozen beef from …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 13th, 2014

Finding “Friends” in historical events

By STEVE LANG

“The past actually happened, but history is only what someone wrote down.” – A. Whitney Brown

I know who fought in the War of 1812– and even when – but I missed naming all the main characters on “Friends.”

However, I know that Joey did recover from his Thanksgiving “meat sweats.”

“Those …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

November 13th, 2014

Deer wreak vehicular mayhem across Big Bend

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Each year I do my best to alert the citizens of West Texas about the fearsome onslaught of that loathsome, four legged, horned rodent called deer. These creatures threaten the very basis of our civilization and life as we know it. They continuously ignore international borders …

guest commentary

November 13th, 2014

(photo by MARK GLOVER)A water well head used to pump well water.

Water export set for 2016

By MARK GLOVER

FORT STOCKTON – STW Resources Corp. of Midland along with the Cities of Ft Stockton and Odessa broke ground last week on a planned 4000 foot deep water well in the Belding Valley about 35 …

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