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the anti-fan

the anti-fan

April 19th, 2013

66 years later, two decisions still echo

By JIM GORDON

There’s the right side of history and the wrong side. The film 42, which hit theaters Monday, shows two white Southerners, one on one side and one on the other.

Alabama-born manager Ben Chapman was hardly the only racist in Major League Baseball, but in April 1947, he …

rambling boy

rambling boy

April 19th, 2013

A stiff drink is called for after shopping for wineglasses

By LONN TAYLOR

Several years ago the historian David Lowenthal wrote a book about the nature of history with the engaging title The Past is a Foreign Country. Over the past couple of months I have come to feel that for those of us born around the …

golliver – boquillas

golliver – boquillas

April 19th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

April 19th, 2013

The Presidio County Fair last Saturday was a hit, thanks to efforts from a great range of volunteers, donors and businesses. This event simply could not have happened without the support of so many and we’re deeply grateful for that participation. It truly was a county-wide effort. Next year we hope for an even bigger, …

library talk

library talk

April 19th, 2013

Marfa celebrates library week

By RENEE MICK

Next week, April 14-20, the Marfa Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Libraries are deeply committed to their communities and are trusted places …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

April 19th, 2013

A lot of brains missed this no-brainer

By JIM GORDON

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

The Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings traces the adage to English writer John Heywood in 1546 and notes that it resembles Jeremiah 5:21: “Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but …

rambling boy

rambling boy

April 19th, 2013

Indian Lodge and the Civilian Conservation Corpos

By LONN TAYLOR

This year is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the New Deal’s youth employment program which created jobs for two and a half million young men between the ages of 18 and 25 during the Great Depression. The C.C. C. was organized …

golliver – cruz & guns

golliver – cruz & guns

April 19th, 2013

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