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Thanks for the good food

March 31st, 2011

We thank everyone – workers and diners alike – for a successful EAT GOOD DO GOOD fundraiser benefitting Marfa’s Volunteer Fire Department.

Chef Mark Scott, Kaki Scott, Mallory Jones, and Mark de Clerq graciously donated their time and talent. Many thanks to all.

Sincerely,

Jack and Lisa Copeland

Austin Street Cafe

Marfa

Golliver

Golliver

March 24th, 2011

Golliver, Last Qaddafi Supporter

The Adventures of Dick Decent

The Adventures of Dick Decent

March 24th, 2011

Dick Decent for March 24, 2011

The Rambling Boy – Recognition for the Yaquis of Texas

The Rambling Boy – Recognition for the Yaquis of Texas

March 24th, 2011

By LONN TAYLOR

I spent a pleasant afternoon several Saturdays ago with the Chairman of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians, Iz Ramirez of Lubbock. Ramirez was in Fort Davis to seek evidence that would confirm a family story and at the same time to drum up awareness of the existence of Yaqui Indians in contemporary …

Senior U.S. senator from Texas: Expand and expedite domestic energy production

Senior U.S. senator from Texas: Expand and expedite domestic energy production

March 24th, 2011

By U.S. Senator KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON

The sudden spike in oil prices set off by political instability half a world away is causing energy costs to surge to record levels in America. With gas hovering around $3.50 on average, Texas families are spending $40, $50, $60 or more to fill up their cars and trucks!

As a …

Sen. Uresti: In the search for solutions, small change can avoid the need for cash

Sen. Uresti: In the search for solutions, small change can avoid the need for cash

March 24th, 2011

By Texas Sen. CARLOS URESTI

San Antonio/Far West Texas

Those who have been keeping up with 82nd Legislature have heard a lot about the problems Texas is facing, particularly regarding the $27 billion budget shortfall. But with the 60th day of the session approaching on March 11 — when the legislative floodgates open — it’s time to …

Rangra resigns from gas board in letter to Alpine mayor

March 24th, 2011

It is to let you all know that I have resigned my position as a member of the Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation Board as of yesterday. I delivered the following letter to the Office Manager of the SWTMG Corporation for Mayor Jerry Johnson, President of the gas company.

Dear Mayor Johnson:

More than a month ago, …

Thanks keep on coming

March 24th, 2011

Oops!

I made a mistake in my recent letter to the editor thanking all the many wonderful people who helped take care of the Triangle H Ranch during the fire.

Thank you to Brad Kelly, Rick McIntire and the Cathedral Mountain Ranch for supplying the water for the helicopter drops.

Thank you also to Rick Lewis for your …

Memories, now and then, of Marfa Army Air Field

March 18th, 2011

By LONN TAYLOR

I was amused to pick up The Big Bend Sentinel a couple of weeks ago and see a story on the front page about someone who wants to build a motor raceway on the site of the old Marfa Army Air Field and then turn to page 10 and see a public notice …

Trading away trade unions

March 18th, 2011

For 50 years the Republicans and right-wingers have tried to hog-tie the trade unions. Governor Walker has rammed a bill through the Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature and showed other Republican governors with GOP control in their legislatures how to do it. The working everyday Republicans don’t seem to realize without the trade unions their wages will …

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