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dick decent – paleo el al

dick decent – paleo el al

April 9th, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 9th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)From left, Robert Aragon, Brandon Nagle, Lonn Taylor, and Michael Camacho.

Being a Latvian for an evening in cosmopolitan Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent Friday night I found myself wearing a nightshirt over my street clothes and playing the part of a dying father in …

guest commentary

guest commentary

April 9th, 2015

Support legislation to preserve our hunting heritage

By JENNY SANDERS

A disturbing trend in Texas and across the nation is drawing attention from hunters and non-hunters alike – raising deer in captivity, much like livestock, and then releasing them to be hunted as little as 10 days later. Extreme animal husbandry practices such as repeated …

correspondence

correspondence

April 9th, 2015

Editor:

Dear Lonn Taylor,

Thanks for your column on Pedro Infante. My dad’s favorites were Augustin Lara and Jorge Negrete.

Alas, he never woke me up with mariachis or a recorded version of Las Mañanitas on my birthday, either, but on Saturday mornings, when dad decided that the three teenagers had slept long enough, …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 2nd, 2015

Learning life’s lessons with the highway department, not a frat

By LONN TAYLOR

Not long ago, in connection with the news that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma had been kicked off the campus for engaging in racist activity, I found myself in an e-mail discussion with a group of …

correspondence

correspondence

April 2nd, 2015

Pedro Infante and Vicente Fernandez

Editor:

I enjoyed Lonn Taylor’s column on Pedro Infante.

But Vicente Fernandez fans will tell you that he is El Numero Uno!

Martin Benevich

Alpine

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Editor:

Rainis in Marfa

What a great turnout! What a great presentation! I want to thank everyone …

rambling boy

rambling boy

March 26th, 2015

The greatest Mexican singer of all time

 By LONN TAYLOR

Last Thursday was my wife, Dedie’s, birthday. I have always wanted to celebrate Dedie’s birthday by having a mariachi band play “Las Mañanitas” under our bedroom window at dawn, but I let the date slip up on us every year without doing anything about hiring a band. …

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