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golliver – vote

golliver – vote

February 27th, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

February 27th, 2014

Editor:

On February 10, I signed with the United States Coast Guard. I flew to Cape May, New Jersey the next day for boot camp. I spent almost two weeks there at boot camp before the Coast Guard’s doctors medically discharged me because I dislocated my hip back in the 8th grade.

The reason I write this …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 20th, 2014

Emily Keene, my family’s Auntie Mame

 By LONN TAYLOR

In 1955, an author named Patrick Dennis wrote an American classic. Its title was Auntie Mame, and it became one of the best-selling novels of the 20th century. It is the story of a little boy being raised by a madcap aunt, a cosmopolitan and sophisticated woman who …

Dick Decent – fish fry

Dick Decent – fish fry

February 20th, 2014

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

February 20th, 2014

Tribalism, warfare, sports, and fandom

 By JIM GORDON

“In this country, the man who gives victory in battle is prized beyond every other man.” — Prince Feisal to Jackson Bentley in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.

The country referred to in the movie quote is Arabia circa 1917. Change “battle” to “athletics” and you have America circa …

Golliver – Abbott & Nugent

Golliver – Abbott & Nugent

February 20th, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

February 20th, 2014

Well, Monday night’s scheduled presentation of the 2012 Presidio County audit didn’t come off. Anybody surprised? Apparently, after an afternoon meeting with the county’s audit committee (composed of the county judge, one commissioner, and the county treasurer), the county’s outside auditor decided that he wasn’t ready to shed all the light that needed to be …

rambling boy

rambling boy

February 13th, 2014

Early citizens of Fayette County

By LONN TAYLOR

Back in 1975 I worked on a U.S. Bicentennial project that was already nearly a century old. In 1876 a Centennial Committee of prominent citizens of Fayette County, Texas asked Mrs. Julia Sinks to compile a history of the county, based on her own reminiscences and those of other …

library talk

library talk

February 13th, 2014

An extra day of movie rentals

By MANDY ROANE

Just a reminder that the Marfa Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17 in Observance of Presidents’ Day. That means if you come in to check-out movies today, Friday or Saturday you’ll get an extra day to enjoy them!

Also don’t forget that this Thursday, and every …

golliver – because

golliver – because

February 13th, 2014

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