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Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

October 4th, 2012

The ballad of a Texas cafe and general store

By LONN TAYLOR

Round Top, Texas, had a population of seventy when I lived there in the 1970s.  The town was laid out around a small grassy square, with a wooden building in its center that served as a town hall. The two focal points on the square …

Golliver – Jett strikes art

Golliver – Jett strikes art

October 4th, 2012

Border issues

Border issues

October 4th, 2012

New study needed to shine light on border port wait times

By NELSON BALIDO

To take a tour of a port of entry connecting the U.S. and Canada or the U.S. and Mexico is to get a glimpse of the latest in cutting edge technology.

For example, there are industrial strength x-ray machines – called VACIS …

Correspondence

Correspondence

October 4th, 2012

In a recent Gallup Poll, the corrupting influence of money in politics is the number two most important issue to American voters, just after jobs.  It’s more important than the deficit, terrorism or any other issue. Why do we not hear one word about this from our candidates? The facts speak for themselves.

“Our elections have …

Dick Decent – union buster

Dick Decent – union buster

September 27th, 2012

The Rambling Boy

The Rambling Boy

September 27th, 2012

Readers remember Alamo issue differently

By LONN TAYLOR

Occasionally I have to write a column to pass on to readers comments that I have received concerning earlier columns, and this is such a column. Week before last’s “Rambling Boy,” about the General Land Office, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Alamo, brought me so …

Library Talk

Library Talk

September 27th, 2012

The dropout issue, banned books week, teen read week

By RENEE MICK

This week is American Graduate Week; all week KRTS has been airing programming dealing with high school dropout rates and plans of action.  Find out more on the Marfa Public Radio website: www.marfapublicradio.org.

Over the summer, Marfa kids were busy reading …

Correspondence

Correspondence

September 27th, 2012

My aunt’s upstairs neighbor is a radical, stoner, hippie rabbi. Thirty years ago, the mayor of Marfa rescued a skullcap that belonged to this rabbi’s friend. As the story goes, this rabbi’s friend finished studying the Torah with his spiritual master in Israel. When he left the holy land, his guru gave him a skullcap. …

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