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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 9th, 2015

‘Do as I say, not as I do’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

After six months serving as the Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, I think I have discovered the mantra Washington bureaucrats seems to live by – do as I say, not as I do.

If you watch the news at all, you have heard that the …

correspondence

correspondence

July 9th, 2015

This letter is for the USO renters who complain about the military theme and pictures on the walls in the building.

The following message is said to have been found on a stone sentry box at Gibraltar:

“God and the soldier

All men adore

In time of trouble and

No more;

For when war is over and

All things …

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 9th, 2015

Robert Mills’ design for the Washington Monument. (image courtesy National Geographic Society)

Oh, say can you see, the monuments of DC

By LONN TAYLOR

Before moving to Fort Davis, with its coolest Fourth of July parade in Texas, I celebrated 20 Fourth of Julys in Washington, D.C., which puts on a pretty good Fourth celebration …

correspondence

correspondence

July 9th, 2015

The leaders, parents and youth of the Marfa 4H Club thank the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens of Presidio and Brewster counties for conducting an outdoor skills workshop Desert Survival Course on the 20th of June, 2015.

We wish to thank David Williams, the manager of the MacGuire Ranch at Marfa for hosting the …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 25th, 2015

Ode to the poets laureate of Texas and the UK

By LONN TAYLOR

The United Kingdom has had a poet laureate since at least 1190, when King Richard I appointed a fellow named Richard Canonicus as versificator regis, literally, versifier to the king. There has been an unbroken line of poets laureate since 1513, when John Skelton …

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