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Border business

Border business

January 31st, 2013

Rethinking outbound inspections on the border

By Nelson Balido

President Obama’s second term is officially underway, but one of his top priorities for his second term was made apparent well before he took the oath of office. Because of a confluence of tragic events, the president made clear that guns and gun ownership would be in the …

Golliver – Latino’s vote

Golliver – Latino’s vote

January 31st, 2013

Correspondence

Correspondence

January 31st, 2013

The aerostat system was pushed through Congress, who knows how many years ago, by U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConceni of Arizona with the intention of border protection.

In my opinion and what I have learned from government agents, it’s been a total failure and a boondoggle as well as a money pit.

Marfa doesn’t need the loss – …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

January 28th, 2013

The best little chicken ranch in Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

Larry L. King, author of the hit Broadway musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, died just before Christmas. Reading his obituary in the New York Times took me back in memory to 1973, when I lived in Fayette County, Texas and the Best Little Whorehouse, known …

Border business

Border business

January 28th, 2013

Border management, new strategies discussed in think tank forum

By Nelson Balido

I had the distinct privilege last month of serving on a panel with Adm. Thad Allen, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and the former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and acting Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer Tom Winkowski. The …

Correspondence

Correspondence

January 28th, 2013

In many ways we are no longer one country. We are pretty evenly split between conservative and liberal (progressive) groups.

Yet we blame our politicians for the problem. What is a politician to do if they want to win primaries and elections when we are so evenly split?

We all decry the lack of bipartisanship, but we …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

January 19th, 2013

Pass the pralines, please

By LONN TAYLOR

First off, I need to correct an error in my December 20 column. The paper star-shaped lanterns used as Christmas decorations in the Philippines are not called belenes, as I wrote. They are paroles, from the Spanish farol, meaning lantern. Maraming salamat po to my friend Mario Orosa for sorting …

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