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Old Timey: sharing obscure musical gems with Marfa Public Radio listeners

Old Timey: sharing obscure musical gems with Marfa Public Radio listeners

August 20th, 2013

Editor’s note: Rachel Osier Lindley, a founding staff member of Marfa Public Radio seven years ago, leaves with her family this week for an NPR station in Birmingham, Alabama. In her honor, we publish a 2008 Rambling Boy.  Alas, her show, Old Timey, has concluded, but KRTS will air encore versions at 9pm Monday, August …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

July 12th, 2013

The art of bargaining with Mexicans

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: How can I explain to a Mexican to pay the printed price and value of the product without hurting feelings?

Let’s Not Make a Deal

Dear Retailer: You can’t – haggling is as ingrained into the Mexican psyche as hating the United States. And it ain’t just Mexis …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 12th, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacksboro Highway, Flying Tigers

By LONN TAYLOR

Every once in a while I have to write a column to correct errors from past columns and to pass on to my readers comments from other readers. This is such a column.

First off, Michael Hayden of Mason, Ohio has politely pointed out that I was mistaken …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

July 12th, 2013

Jailhouse wedding

By JIM GORDON

News item: Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson will attempt to prevent Aaron Hernandez, behind bars in the homicide of friend Odin Lloyd, from marrying Shayanna Jenkins, his fiancée and the mother of his baby girl. (Jenkins was cooperating with police until she received a phone call from her intended, the former …

dick decent – rick perry

dick decent – rick perry

July 12th, 2013

golliver – live feed

golliver – live feed

July 12th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

July 12th, 2013

Editor:

God bless Lineaus Lorette.

Sterry Butcher

Marfa

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Editor:

Hats off to Lineaus Lorette for having the knowledge and the courage to challenge the legality of the Playboy sign, and to force TxDoT to do what it should have done in the first place.

James H. Evans

Marathon

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Editor:

Playboy Marfa-Bunny Rabbit Shelter

It sits in a …

dick decent – playboy

dick decent – playboy

July 3rd, 2013

the anti-fan

July 3rd, 2013

Pats distance themselves from Hernandez

By JIM GORDON

So. The New England Patriots are willing to exchange that Aaron Hernandez jersey you bought for another a “new Patriots jersey of comparable value.”

“We know that children love wearing their Patriots jerseys but may not understand why parents don’t want them wearing their Hernandez jerseys anymore,” team spokesman Stacey …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 3rd, 2013

An Independence Day celebration abroad

By LONN TAYLOR

I spent my childhood in the Philippine Islands, and the first Fourth of July parade that I can remember was in Manila on July 4, 1948. It was a bang-up parade, led by the Philippine Constabulary Band, the best military band in the Philippines (my father said it rivaled …

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