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the anti-fan

the anti-fan

February 6th, 2014

Death of a consumate pro

By JIM GORDON

Athletes and drug use get a lot of publicity — some from this column — but when it comes to overdose deaths, jocks can’t touch their celebrity brethren in Hollywood.

Combing through a list of athletes who died in mid-career, one finds a mere handful who clocked out by overdose. …

what’s going on

what’s going on

January 30th, 2014

Marfa’s parking, traffic issues

By ROBERT HALPERN

Marfa has a parking issue. And that’s a good problem to have. Nowadays one has to fight tooth and nail to find a parking space along North Highland Avenue (“the big middle” to our columnist Clarence Jay Faulkner). There was a time when you could shoot a cannon down the …

pen pal

pen pal

January 30th, 2014

The big middle (Highland Avenue) and the cougar fest

By CLARENCE JAY FAULKNER

When I saw this photo in the Sentinel, I immediately thought, “ That’s the photo that is supposed to be on my bulletin board. Some day I will lay right there in the big middle and shoot a pic without the boom trucks blocking …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

January 30th, 2014

Finding old friends in newer surroundings

By STEVE LANG

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Six degrees of separation beats 20 degrees below zero.

Six degrees of separation is defined by one source as “the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

January 30th, 2014

Is it now safe to travel to Mexico?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I am a white Irish guy, happily and stoked to be married to a beautiful Chicana. Her familia is from a gorgeous rancho deep in the corazón of Zacatecas, and I’ve been wanting to experience all of the ranchero lifestyle I keep hearing about from …

what’s going on

what’s going on

January 23rd, 2014

By ROBERT HALPERN

I’m letting Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters take my editorial space this week to tell you about a pressing matter concerning the district’s industrial arts program and the proposed new IA building.

Take it away, Andy.

Marfa ISD wants your opinion 

By ANDREW PETERS, Superintendent Marfa ISD

The Board of Trustees of Marfa ISD and the …

high desert sketches

January 23rd, 2014

Literary sage lauds Big Bend historian

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

I read four to five books a week. To be more accurate I listen to four or five books a week. Recently, I finished reading Lonn Taylor’s Texas My Texas. I have known Lonn for more than 45 years, and the book is a collection of his …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

January 23rd, 2014

You don’t have to be Mexican to be harassed by the TSA

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I have a question for you about los mexicanos and the TSA, my most hated useless government agency. I heard that TSA does illegal ICE dragnets at airports to catch illegal aliens. My problem with TSA is that I get …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

January 23rd, 2014

Mind-set that led to Sherman outburst right out of Carroll playbook

By JIM GORDON

So.

The Anti-Fan’s retirement turned out instead to be a leave of absence.

And in the weeks I was off, we had, among other things, the low-rent circus that was Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea and the high-rent circus that is Alex Rodriguez’s …

What’s going on in Presidio

January 16th, 2014

Presidio council taking pro-active approach to needed postal services

 By ROBERT HALPERN

Add passport issuance to the list of services the United States Postal Service needs to provide to Presidio post office customers.

Meeting last week, the Presidio City Council adopted a resolution addressed to the postal service that it get its act together in Presidio, hire sufficient …

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