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golliver – tin can spying

golliver – tin can spying

June 13th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

June 13th, 2013

This Playboy “outside sculpture,” it’s just some kind of joke, right?

Right?

Peter Chase

Alpine

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As the Ward 1 City Councilman and Mayor of Alpine, Dr. Avinash Rangra, have always supported the best interests of our community, the best interests of Alpine are not always the interests of other parties, and Dr. Rangra has found himself the …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

June 6th, 2013

Lincecum in good company with baseball bloopers

By JIM GORDON

Watching San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum slip on the mound and go down in a heap last month brought back memories — none of them good.

From the replay, it looks as though Lincecum’s right foot — the one he uses to push off the mound — loses its …

dick decent – terrorist

dick decent – terrorist

June 6th, 2013

rambling boy

rambling boy

June 6th, 2013

Kilroy was everywhere in World War II

By LONN TAYLOR

During World War II Texas was the home of several hundred military installations. Flying fields, training camps, shipyards, and hospitals were strung across the state from El Paso toBeaumont. There were so many that it is impossible to get an accurate count of them. However, …

correspondence

correspondence

June 6th, 2013

Editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to The Big Bend Sentinel for the front page Memorial Day observance at the USO building in Marfa.

Special thanks to Alberto Tomas Halpern for the photograph of the Border Patrol color guardsmen who are reflected in the case displaying the photos of Joe Henry …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

May 30th, 2013

Chew on this, memorabilia collectors

By JIM GORDON

So. A piece of chewing gum sold on eBay for $640,000.

I know what you’re thinking. What flavor?

Can’t say — after all, it was chewed to a fare-thee-well. I doubt the masticator even remembers. After all, Sir Alex Ferguson popped the piece into his mouth at the start of his …

rambling boy

rambling boy

May 30th, 2013

Postcard from Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico

By LONN TAYLOR

I first visited Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico in 1961, when some college classmates and I drove from Fort Worth to the Big Bend, crossed the Rio Grande in a row boat, and spent two days drinking beer in a cantina there. In fact, we drank all of the …

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