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February 13th, 2014

Somber times for Fort Davis students and their families

By ROBERT HALPERN

The troubling news this week that Fort Davis school board members voted to end its band and art programs – tennis, cross country, and golf won’t be offered next year, either – come down to a game of blame.

Blame small-town communities that are shrinking, sending …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

February 13th, 2014

Say adiós to the undocumented felon

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I know an 18-year old getting deported from the USA. He has been here since he was five years old. His entire family is here and undocumented. He grew up in juvenile halls and did a felony as soon as he turned 18. Will he be …

pen pal

pen pal

February 13th, 2014

 

Only a select few Marfa Girls have received the pen pal’s specially-made Valentine’s Marfa roses.

Valentine’s Day

By CLARENCE JAY FAULKNER

Of all the special days that qualify for the sending of a card, I like Valentine’s Day the best. For the past ten years, through cunning and sneakiness, I have collected a card with …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

February 13th, 2014

Barbie turns 55

By STEVE LANG

Barbara Millicent Roberts, a.k.a. Barbie Doll, turns 55 in March. Those into collecting may note that a 1959 Barbie still in the original box that retailed for three bucks fetched over $3,500 on Ebay 10 years ago.

My sister collected Barbies, which occasionally drew my mother’s ire. She was ready to swap …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

February 6th, 2014

Latino class divisions

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why is it that many first-generation Latino students are so quick to judge and alienate second-generation students just because their parents went to college and are able to afford a little more? This happened to me recently. People treat me differently and think I will look down on them, …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

February 6th, 2014

Come back Henry Ford, all is forgiven

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

One hundred years ago this month Henry Ford shocked America and horrified his business peers by doubling his employee’s wages. The business community predicted his five dollars a day wages was absurd because it doubled the prevailing wages and they told him he would be bankrupt …

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, …

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