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rambling boy

rambling boy

April 25th, 2013

The regret of never having been to Saba

By LONN TAYLOR

My friend and frequent correspondent Jim Bratcher of Bulverde suggested some time ago that I should write a column about regrets that I have. Everyone has regrets, he told me, and therefore a column about regrets would strike a chord with all of my readers. It …

golliver – regulation bad

golliver – regulation bad

April 25th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

April 25th, 2013

Five years ago, as a newly commissioned Texas Game Warden, I drove my family to Marfa for the first time upon being assigned to Presidio County. Before becoming a Game Warden, I served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Mississippi, California, and Wyoming. I can definitely say that Marfa is the most …

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 …

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