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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

May 18th, 2017

(photo by LONN TAYLOR)Marfa Mystery Lights viewing station.

Ode to the Marfa Mystery Lights

By LONN TAYLOR

I have never seen the Marfa Lights. I have been told that the best time to see them is in the winter a couple of hours after sundown or a couple of hours before sunrise. A couple of hours after …

goliver – ruble

goliver – ruble

May 18th, 2017

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

May 18th, 2017

Texas wild boar(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

The history and politics of feral hogs

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Russia has recently been blamed for a myriad of malevolent misdeeds. Some blame them for President Tweet’s victory, others blame them for under the table business deals with the prez, while the French blame them for interfering in their presidential elections.

I …

correspondence

correspondence

May 18th, 2017

Editor:

I had a conversation today with a friend of mine in front of the Post Office. Imagine that. We talked about government and we distressed about the future. Imagine that. And I went on to say that we were either going down the tube or we were going to have to take a stand.

But then …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

May 11th, 2017

(photo courtesy of TEEL SALE) Teel Sale Among the Miniature Zebus

When a ramble inspires a poem

By LONN TAYLOR

I receive a lot of responses to my Rambling Boy columns by e-mail and occasionally even by letter, but a couple of weeks ago I received a poem. It came from Teel Sale, a retired professor of …

golliver – replacement

golliver – replacement

May 11th, 2017

the money man

the money man

May 11th, 2017

Tap Dancing to Work

By TOM JACOBS

“I tap dance to work each day.” – Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Talk about a guy who loves his job! Your Money Man mentions Warren Buffett a lot, and for good reason. Not because he has more money than anyone, depending on the day and price of …

correspondence

correspondence

May 11th, 2017

Editor,

On Thursday, May 4th, the Marfa ISD Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted a Luau-themed luncheon to honor the entire MISD staff for Teacher Appreciation Week. Great food from Come And Take It BBQ, music from the Hawaiian islands, luau decor and lots of wonderful door prizes were shared by all. The PTO was thrilled with …

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