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the money man

the money man

November 19th, 2015

What is the S&P 500?

By TOM JACOBS

“Poor” is not a good name for anyone in finance, but we can’t blame Henry Varnum Poor for an accident of birth. Happily for him, he prospered despite the name. In 1860, Ol’ Henry started the investment research business eventually known as Standard & Poor’s. Many …

dick decent – refugees

dick decent – refugees

November 19th, 2015

corrspondence

corrspondence

November 19th, 2015

Editor:

On behalf of Ms. Linda Ojeda, English teacher, and the participating Marfa 9th-grade students, we would be remiss if we weren’t to thank the Chinati Foundation’s Michael Roch, his several wonderful, volunteer interns such as Adele Powers, and professional poet and bookstore owner Tim Johnson for their fantastic leadership and support during our …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 12th, 2015

(photo courtesy Library of Congress)A Texas Trail Driverin Wyoming, 1890.

The Old Trail Drivers Association of Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

I will be rambling off to San Antonio this week to speak to the 100th anniversary meeting of the Old Trail Drivers Association of Texas, which will be held at the …

golliver – Veterans Day debate

golliver – Veterans Day debate

November 12th, 2015

Is there social investing?

Is there social investing?

November 12th, 2015

By TOM JACOBS

People often ask about “social” investing. Maybe they don’t want to own stock in tobacco companies or defense contractors. Or companies employing sweatshop labor in a poor country or whose products encourage the burning of rainforest for raw materials. I have to answer truthfully that there is no such thing as …

dick decent – starbucks xmas

dick decent – starbucks xmas

November 12th, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

November 12th, 2015

Editor:

There have been some inquiries as to why all the Presidio County commissioners’ names are not on the Presidio County Veterans Memorial.

There are laws and rules and guidelines in the making of them. For Veterans memorials, number one most important is that those names on the memorials are legal veterans. Proof is …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 5th, 2015

Sarah of the Dry Creek Cafe

The sometimes-strange life of Texas cafes

By LONN TAYLOR

A recent communication from my friend Teel Sale has reminded me that Texas has some cafes that are worlds in themselves, run as small kingdoms by their owners, with their own laws, histories, and bodies of folklore. …

golliver – wild guess

golliver – wild guess

November 5th, 2015

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