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correspondence

correspondence

September 19th, 2013

I have preached the same sermon so often that at times I feel people see me as an overbearing and arrogant know-it-all. I may be overbearing, but I am not arrogant and I don’t know it all. I have recently been accused of being obstinate and I agree, that is an element of my nature. …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 12th, 2013

Early writers on Texas print some facts, some fiction

By LONN TAYLOR

When my wife, Dedie, and I were in Paris twenty years ago, Frenchmen would hear us speaking English to each other on the sidewalk, recognize my Texas accent, stop me, and say, “Dallas? J.R.?” Half of the world was learning about Texas from the television …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

September 12th, 2013

Golf course promotion idea lands in the rough

By JIM GORDON

We’ve all had bad ideas that at the moment bubbled up from the depths — OK, maybe the shallows — and seemed like good ideas.

Then there are ideas like, well, like the one that someone at the Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona, Wisconsin came up …

correspondence

correspondence

September 12th, 2013

Editor:

I thank the Marfa junior high school and high school cheerleaders, Belinda Dominguez, Minerva Leos, and Fabiola Reed for helping me paint the Shorthorn Hoof Prints.

I always try to paint them before the first game and usually do by myself. Once in a while I’ve had some volunteers come to help out or donate paint. …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

September 5th, 2013

Some harm, some foul

By JIM GORDON

No harm, no foul.

OK, some harm, but the NFL is getting off without admitting liability for the harm. And some foul — but damn little, as the league is getting off without having to go through a discovery process.

And it’s getting off without having to watch a parade of maimed …

dick decent – syria

dick decent – syria

September 5th, 2013

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 5th, 2013

Conversations with a former policeman

By LONN TAYLOR

People move to Marfa from all over, and come from all kinds of backgrounds, some of them surprising. Dirk Vaughan is a case in point. Most folks know Vaughan as the smiling, friendly fellow who waits on them behind the counter at the Get Go, or who used to …

golliver – syria

golliver – syria

September 5th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

September 5th, 2013

Editor:

The Marfa Chamber of Commerce board of directors extends a warm thanks to AEP Texas, title sponsor of the 27th annual Marfa Lights Festival.

The festival was a success, very well attended, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

Thank you, Ballroom Marfa, in particular Nicki Ittner and Melissa McDonnell Lujan, for partnering …

Old Timey: sharing obscure musical gems with Marfa Public Radio listeners

Old Timey: sharing obscure musical gems with Marfa Public Radio listeners

August 20th, 2013

Editor’s note: Rachel Osier Lindley, a founding staff member of Marfa Public Radio seven years ago, leaves with her family this week for an NPR station in Birmingham, Alabama. In her honor, we publish a 2008 Rambling Boy.  Alas, her show, Old Timey, has concluded, but KRTS will air encore versions at 9pm Monday, August …

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