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correspondence

correspondence

November 13th, 2014

Editor:

As the Presidio County Veterans Service Officer, I would like to acknowledge the effort and sincerity that I witnessed on this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014, by all who attended, organized and participated in the Marfa Independent School District’s Veterans Day Ceremony.

I extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to all the students who attended, Mr. Peters, …

golliver – post election

golliver – post election

November 6th, 2014

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 6th, 2014

Words and sounds and language and typewriters

By LONN TAYLOR

Every once in a while I need to write a column to pick up the debris from earlier columns, bits and pieces that were left behind when a column went to press, material that came in after a column was published, or just random thoughts that cannot …

correspondence

correspondence

November 6th, 2014

Editor:

Again, together we came as one to continue DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena‘s legacy to make a difference by making the 2014 Red Ribbon Week Campaign successful for the Marfa Independent School District students.

I start by thanking our local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Danny Dominguez  and Constable Steven Marquez, Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant …

golliver – quarantine

golliver – quarantine

October 30th, 2014

dick decent – blood test

dick decent – blood test

October 30th, 2014

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

October 30th, 2014

A fortín along the Rio Grande.(stereopticon photo courtesy of the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas collection, Southern Methodist University DeGolyer Library, Dallas)

A photo mystery of a border fortín

By LONN TAYLOR

Last week I had the pleasure of showing the new director of Preservation Texas, Evan Thompson, around the Big Bend, and on our …

correspondence

correspondence

October 30th, 2014

Editor:

With the close of yet another successful year of the Big Bend Youth Soccer Association league, I wanted to thank everyone who showed up to improve the Marfa fields at the beginning of the season: Buddy Knight (Presidio County Commissioner), Salvador Hernandez (Presidio County employee), Lucy and Armando Garcia, Mike Juarez, Ruben and Rosemary Martinez, …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

October 23rd, 2014

The Mediterranean state of Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

Historians have argued for years over whether Texas is part of the South or the West. One school holds that our roots in the cotton kingdom and our history of slavery and secession places us in the South, while the other maintains that our beef industry and history of …

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