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May 14th, 2015

Another month of Year of the Super Patron activities

By MANDY ROANE

May means a new portion to our “Year of the Super Patron.” From now until the end of summer, we’ll be doing all things “Super Fun!” This year, summer reading will be for the whole family, not just the kids. We’ll also have …

correspondence

correspondence

May 14th, 2015

Editor:

Re: CHILDREN AND PETS WELCOME,

But . . . not allowed to roam free in the patio,

So reads Planet Marfa’s new policy on children and pets in the beer garden patio. Though kids will just be kids, and pets will just be what they are, we don’t need to be reminded that …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

May 7th, 2015

Virginia Wood Taylor,Austin, Texas 1935

A Happy Mother’s Day . . . to most mothers

By LONN TAYLOR

Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day. My mother did not particularly like Mother’s Day, which only became a national holiday in 1914, when she was 11 years old. She said that once you had …

library talk

library talk

May 7th, 2015

Summer shake up, reading program at the library

By MANDY ROANE

Summer is almost here and that means Marfa Public Library’s summer program is just around the corner! This year, we’ll once again be pairing up with Marfa ISD and other local organizations for Camp Summer Shake-Up. There will be a number of activities …

correspondence

correspondence

May 7th, 2015

Editor:

I presented comments related about the Trans Pecos Pipeline (TPP) to the Alpine City Council last night and hope that you will share them with your readers.

My name is Jeff Bennett and I am here as a concerned citizen. I am a professional geologist and have worked in water and resources management …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 30th, 2015

James Dean, as Jett Rink, with Reata in the background, on the set of Giant at the Evans Ranch.

Six weeks in 1955, when Hollywood came to Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

June and July will mark the 60th anniversary of the filming of Giant in Marfa, and new interest in that episode …

correspondence

correspondence

April 30th, 2015

Editor:

To the Big Bend’s community, leaders, and elected officials,

Mexico’s energy sector is famously corrupt, so it’s no surprise that management at its oil company (Pemex), and public utility (CFE), look to the U.S. to resolve problems caused by their dysfunction.

But why should Mexico be given the right to lay down pipelines …

rambling boy

rambling boy

April 23rd, 2015

Wilborn Elliott is the bee’s knees

 By LONN TAYLOR

Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper came from New York to be there. Presidio County Attorney John Fowlkes and his wife Lauren were there. Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap and his wife Ann were there. New York filmmaker Lacy Dorn was there. All of the beauty and chivalry of Marfa, …

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