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Time flies when you’re having fun

January 7th, 2011

By LONN TAYLOR

New Year’s Day not only means black-eyed peas and cornbread at our house, it means that we hang up a new calendar. Actually, we hang up six new calendars, because our calendars seem to proliferate. We keep a big one by the telephone in the kitchen, on which we note the dates of …

Cartoons: Jim Bridges

Cartoons: Jim Bridges

December 14th, 2010

Cartoons: Gary Olliver

Cartoons: Gary Olliver

December 14th, 2010

Stop!

December 14th, 2010

This is to the ignorant fools who don’t think they have to look both ways before crossing the streets or stop at stop signs or yield at all. It’s common sense. Maybe someone needs to stop and teach these fools a lesson.

Or better yet, have someone enforce the laws. What we have now isn’t working.

Robin …

Marfa can join, and lead, a school food revolution

December 14th, 2010

By TOM HAINES

During recent weeks there has been much debate and dissatisfaction about the lunch program at Marfa ISD. The good news: There has never been so much attention in this town focused on what and how we feed our children. The timing couldn’t be better.

There is a school food revolution happening across the country, …

Civility in civic discourse, please

December 14th, 2010

I find it very troubling when a concerned citizen takes out of context what our school superintendent wrote in a letter to the editor after the defeat of the school tax proposal and uses it to attack her creditability. This is mean spirited and counterproductive. Mrs. Swinnea clearly said in her letter “Regarding accountability of …

A good, simple chair with nothing to hide

December 14th, 2010

By LONN TAYLOR

Back when I watched television my favorite program was Antiques Roadshow. It gave me a delicious sense of schadenfreude – pleasure in the misfortunes of others – when the appraiser, a suave, supercilious Sotheby’s type, would say to some grandmotherly lady who had brought in an old cane-bottomed chair, “Well, madam, had you …

About the gas board

December 14th, 2010

I’ve been reading with great interest, for quite some time, the numerous and varying opinions written about Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corporation (SWTMGC). I now feel compelled to add my own opinion. My father had related to me for years how the gas company was actually developed around our kitchen table in the early ‘60s, …

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