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An explosive situation?

An explosive situation?

December 14th, 2010

Lots of talk out here in Far West Texas about the local gas utility, Southwest Texas Municipal Gas. The joint operation of the cities of Marfa and Alpine is being reconsidered by both parties. Break it up? Sell it off? One argument in favor is lowering gas rates. Of course, there’s more to …

Find room of your own in Presidio

Find room of your own in Presidio

December 14th, 2010

The holiday season steps into high gear with the annual Posadas Navideñas around town during the week prior to Christmas. You can find a full schedule of events at the website (http://portal.sre.gob.mx/presidio/index.php?option=news&task=viewarticle&sid=54) of the Consulate of Mexico. If you can only make a night or two, you may want to mark your …

The clock is ticking in Van Horn

The clock is ticking in Van Horn

December 14th, 2010

Or is it? There was big news in spring 2009 that some heavy hitters of the future thinking world had plans to put a 10,000 Year Clock in the remote desert north of Van Horn. But no news since if the project is ticking along, or not. With folks like Amazon.com founder …

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