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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 …

library talk

library talk

November 6th, 2014

Halloween party fun for all

By MANDY ROANE

Another Friends of the Marfa Public Library Halloween Party and Costume Contest is in the books and it was a great event! All of the fun came with some hard work and the Friends of the Library and the MPL staff thank everyone who helped make the party possible.

We …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

November 6th, 2014

Losing the Spanish language, one Mexi at a time

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I’m a half-Mexican more American than Mexican’t (although to Anglos, I’m sure I’m just another brown spot on their white carpet. I don’t speak Español nor do I care to, not because I’m ashamed but I just don’t feel the need. If I …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 6th, 2014

‘Pinned’ by a deadline, this topic ‘bowled’ me over

By STEVE LANG

“Bowling, bowling, bowling/get that ball a-rolling…” – parody of “Rawhide” theme

All I really know about bowling is that I did not grow up in Rodney Dangerfield’s neighborhood, where:

“The guys were so tough they all bowled overhand.”

Sometimes deadlines force my hand…and general lack of knowledge about …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

October 30th, 2014

La llorona(Valerie Howard illustration)

Halloween in the High Desert

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Halloween is full of rich cultural diversity in the happy hills of the High Desert. Kids here are not frightened by the usual ghosts, goblins, or witches, most of which can be found throughout the year on many Big Bend school boards …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

October 30th, 2014

Mexican machismo lives!

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexican men think all gabachas are like the girls in Bikini Car Wash? I am married, a conservative dresser, frankly not very good-looking at all (but I do have blonde hair, so maybe that counts for something, and I speak karate-choppin’ good Spanish. In fact, that’s my …

library talk

library talk

October 30th, 2014

Halloween at the library

By MANDY ROANE

The Friends of the Marfa Public Library will be hosting their annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Friday. We’ll be at the USO Building again this year. Registration starts at 4:30pm and judging begins at 5pm.

This year the costume categories are Best Homemade Costume, Funniest Costume and Scariest Costumes …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

October 23rd, 2014

Should Mexicans fear the narcos or the cops?

By GUSTAVO ARRELANO

Dear Mexican: What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug cartel problem currently in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug cartel story on the news, or do they feel a sense of disconnect because …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

October 23rd, 2014

Yard sales pass the hats and bring smiles

By STEVE LANG

“I ain’t no cowboy, I just found this hat.” – sung by Bill Aken and Del Shannon

This is a story of passing (on) a hat and receiving a grin, but it will take me some time to get there.

Growing up, my town was too small to …

guest column

October 23rd, 2014

Mexico’s energy potential is a game changer

By CHRISTI CRADDICK 

During the summer of 2014, it was impossible to turn on the TV or look at social media without seeing mention of the border crisis related to an influx of immigrants from Central America. Passions ran high as one side focused on unaccompanied children, calling border-security advocates …

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