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rambling boy

rambling boy

October 24th, 2013

The Rambling Boy returns!

By LONN TAYLOR

I have been on an extended ramble for the past six weeks, and I feel that I owe an explanation to my readers for my temporary absence from these pages. My wife, Dedie, and I left Fort Davis on September 3 for a four-week vacation in Oxford, Paris, and London, …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

October 24th, 2013

Detroit Tigers departing manager both crusty and classy

 By JIM GORDON

Scripturally speaking, it’s an appropriate week for Jim Leyland to end his managerial career.

Jim Leyland

Sunday’s Gospel reading ends with Jesus saying, “All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Leyland, a Roman Catholic with a priest for …

golliver – october surprise

golliver – october surprise

October 24th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

October 24th, 2013

To David “Cougar” Dominguez,

Even I, a Waco-bred “gabacho,” have experienced the wrath of bigoted and biased cops, and an over-prosecution, which sent me to reform school for the theft of a case of sodas at age 14. And, I’ve no doubt; you’ve endured some unnecessary harassment.

However, there is a big difference between “stopped and harassed” …

library talk

library talk

October 17th, 2013

Library source of community pride

By RENEE MICK

Last summer we had visitors from the Texas Library Association in Austin; they were vacationing in West Texas, and being librarians stopped in to see our library.

Well, I guess they liked what they saw, for there are some very nice comments about the Marfa library in an editorial titled …

lone star green

lone star green

October 17th, 2013

Texas lawmakers sleep as future storms gather strength

By GREG HARMAN

Five years ago, Hurricane Ike – one of the costliest storms in U.S. history – plowed into Galveston Bay chewing through $29 billion in homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. It further punished the Texas economy to the tune of $142 billion in the year of recovery …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

October 17th, 2013

Fans belong in the stands

By JIM GORDON

Fans don’t belong on the field, on the court, on the pitch, on whatever you call the surface on which the game or match or test is held. So, I admit, I don’t mind it when, now and again, someone seeking 15 seconds of fame is leveled by someone …

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