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library talk

May 23rd, 2013

Overdue books make librarian grumpy

By RENEE MICK

The Marfa Library staff loves nothing more than to check out books to our patrons. But hey, folks! Those books need to come back in a reasonable amount of time. We don’t charge fines on books, and we don’t mind if they’re kept a little longer than the two-week …

library talk

library talk

May 23rd, 2013

Texas library conference report

By RENEE MICK

Librarians across Texas met at the Texas Library Conference April 24-27 in Fort Worth, and I was fortunate enough to be among them, thanks to the University of North Texas and the PEARL Project. And not just this year, but last year too!

Renee Mick, Marfa Public …

library talk

library talk

May 23rd, 2013

Dixon Water Foundation donation puts library fundraiser over the top

By RENEE MICK

The Marfa Public Library is very pleased to announce that the Dixon Water Foundation has pledged a generous amount to the capital campaign for the Marfa Public Library Community Room & Courtyard Project. This $25,000 pledge ensures that the library will receive funds from the …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

May 23rd, 2013

For some athletes’ families, never enough green

By JIM GORDON

M is for the millions that I gave her.

O means that she’s only seeing green.

T is for her taking me to the cleaners.

H is for her heart that’s small and mean.

E is for her eyes with envy shining.

R means rapacious and that she’ll always be.

Put them all …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

May 23rd, 2013

George Sauer saw the game all too clearly

By JIM GORDON

With all that’s been learned about the link between concussions and dementia, perhaps there’s a connection between George Sauer Jr.’s football career and his death from Alzheimer’s.

If not, then it’s a terrible coincidence.

For Sauer, who died last week at 69 after a long bout with the …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

May 23rd, 2013

Remembering a woman of bravery and skill, and that’s no bull

By JIM GORDON

It would be difficult to find a stronger bastion of male chauvinism than bullfighting, and if that’s true today, imagine the courage of Patricia McCormick, who in 1951 became the first American woman to become a professional bullfighter.

Many people today consider bullfighting …

dick decent – boquillas

dick decent – boquillas

May 23rd, 2013

dick decent – boquillas

dick decent – boquillas

May 23rd, 2013

dick decent – boquillas

dick decent – boquillas

May 23rd, 2013

rambling boy

rambling boy

May 23rd, 2013

Jacksboro blues

By LONN TAYLOR

In the 1950s Texas State Highway 199, which ran 54 miles from Fort Worth to Jacksboro, was the most dangerous road in Texas. Actually, only the first 3 ½ miles of it were dangerous; the rest was reasonably safe. The danger came not from traffic but from the patrons of the 18 …

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