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correspondence

correspondence

May 23rd, 2013

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2235 are very grateful for a successful Spring Queen Coronation and dance. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and the kids clearly had a lot of fun at the dance. The officers and members thank the Catholic community and the community at large for participation in this wonderful event for …

correspondence

correspondence

May 23rd, 2013

A big THANK YOU to the 20 artists who generously donated arts to the 3rd Dersu Collective show, and to all the people who came out to see the show and bought works to support our causes. It was a big success and is due completely to your involvement. Together we raised $2,280, which will …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

May 2nd, 2013

When in trouble, blame the messenger

By JIM GORDON

Say something, get called on it, deny you said it.

It’s a natural inclination of the human species.

Six-year-olds do it. So do 36-year-olds.

Brendon Ayanbadejo recently told Newsday that his outspoken support of gay rights cost him a roster spot with the Baltimore Ravens.

“My bark is louder than my bite,” …

rambling boy

rambling boy

May 2nd, 2013

Américo Paredes and the beginning of Chicano studies

By LONN TAYLOR

This Cinco de Mayo is the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, in which a Mexican army led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated an army of French invaders. It is also the 14th anniversary of the death of Américo Paredes, a Texan who fought …

correspondence

correspondence

May 2nd, 2013

We would like to address some of the misinformation that has been spread around lately about the use of CSCOPE in the Marfa, Alpine, and Fort Davis ISD’s. CSCOPE is a comprehensive online curriculum management system. The CSCOPE system includes a curriculum framework for grades K-12 in all foundational academic subject areas aligned to the …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

April 25th, 2013

Boston Marathon
Good over bad a bedrock belief

By JIM GORDON

Ordinary things were used to create extraordinary pain at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

A pressure cooker. A few nails and other pieces of metal.

The perversion of the use of everyday materials — pots are designed to feed, not kill; nails are designed to build, not destroy …

rambling boy

rambling boy

April 25th, 2013

The regret of never having been to Saba

By LONN TAYLOR

My friend and frequent correspondent Jim Bratcher of Bulverde suggested some time ago that I should write a column about regrets that I have. Everyone has regrets, he told me, and therefore a column about regrets would strike a chord with all of my readers. It …

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