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rambling boy

rambling boy

May 23rd, 2013

Terlingua in the spring

By LONN TAYLOR

Sometimes Terlingua has a restorative effect on people. Sometimes it is just the opposite. One May several years ago we took my wife’s sister Laila, who lives in an idyllic English village surrounded by hedgerows and green fields, to Terlingua. It was her first visit to the Big Bend. My …

rambling boy

rambling boy

May 23rd, 2013

Shanghai Pierce

By LONN TAYLOR

Shanghai Pierce was the original loud rich Texan. In the 1880s and 1890s he owned 170,000 acres of coastal prairie in Wharton and Matagorda counties. His headquarters at the BU Ranch was just across the Colorado River from the town of Wharton and his range reached all the way to the Gulf. …

correspondence

correspondence

May 23rd, 2013

We would like to express our appreciation for the extraordinary efforts put forth on our community’s behalf by the Presidio City leaders concerned by the devastating changes in USDA import procedures.

Mayor Obed Escontrias, Mayor pro tem Rafael Carrera, and Special Projects Coordinator Carlos Nieto enlisted the assistance of Senator Jose Rodriguez and Representative Poncho Nevarez …

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,” …

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