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congressman’s comments

congressman’s comments

September 4th, 2014

Bridging the partisan gap

By Pete P. Gallego

In any organization, new leadership means change. Good leadership requires setting goals and prioritizing a specific mission. Each day, our Armed Services provide an excellent example of goal setting and prioritizing specific mission. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the U.S. House of Representatives.

My mission over the past …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

September 4th, 2014

Hogzillas run rampant through the greater Big Bend

By GEORGE COVINGTON

I have walked the mean streets of New York City without fear. I have survived numerous battles with the big-mouth yellow-bellied backbiters in Washington D.C. I never thought I might one day have to face 600 pounds of pure meanness in the park across from my …

desert fashion marfa style

desert fashion marfa style

August 28th, 2014

Boyd Elder and Camp Bosworth (photos courtesy Wrong Marfa)

Wrong gets it right with Marfa t-shirts

By ASHLEY ROWE

A cool new crop of t-shirts has popped up at the WRONG STORE. The tees, which are designed by Buck and Camp, play off the now infamous “SEE MYSTERY LIGHTS” slogan.  The duo came up with …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

August 28th, 2014

The Dude abides

By STEVE LANG

“Look, let me explain something to you. I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude.” – Jeff Bridges (a.k.a. Jeffrey Lebowski) in “The Big Lebowski.”

In my ongoing quest for self-identity, I take online quizzes, most recently to answer the question:

“How am I aging?”

Apparently, I am aging like the Dude, …

the idle american

the idle american

August 28th, 2014

Gathering with the Bears at the River

by Dr. Don Newbury

Baylor’s Bears, in football wars since 1898, are now back on campus, playing in the spanking new McLane Stadium that opens this fall across the Brazos River from Texas’ first higher education institution, founded in 1845.

For the opener on Sunday night, August 31, BU scheduled an …

guest commentary

guest commentary

August 28th, 2014

Holding hostage immigration reform

By DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

DNC Chair Representative

Last year, Marco Rubio and his allies like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul spent their summer ginning up support for a risky plan to gut Obamacare or cause a government shutdown.

As a result of their reckless gamesmanship, Republicans shut down the government for 16 days, costing the …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

August 21st, 2014

Big bad border fences and wrought iron creations

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican:

What’s up with all the elaborate wrought iron fences in the Mexican parts of town? It almost seems like everyone is trying to outdo each other with these amazing displays of metallurgy. Is it just another way to try to protect the cars parked on …

desert fashion, marfa style

desert fashion, marfa style

August 21st, 2014

A visit to Big Bend Saddlery
By ASHLEY ROWE

Me outside Big Bend Saddlery in Alpine.

WHERE / 701 East Highway 90, Alpine

WHEN / Open Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday.

WHAT / Big Bend Saddlery has been serving the Big Bend community since 1905. Go and try on various sizes of hats and have one customized …

congressman pete p. gallego

congressman pete p. gallego

August 21st, 2014

Back-to-School, teachers and students rule

By Pete P. Gallego

 August is special for many reasons. I spend the entire month meeting with constituents and traveling in the 23rd District of Texas. I visit my mom and family members in Alpine, Fort Stockton and El Paso. But, my biggest event of the month …

steve’s column

steve’s column

August 21st, 2014

Small towns, memories and a beer

By STEVE LANG

“The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.” – Immanuel Kant

My last actual stop in my hometown was accidental: due to broken car part on Christmas Day, 2002.

Steve in …

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