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correspondence

correspondence

July 3rd, 2013

Editor:

Just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed reading Lonn Taylor’s blog posting on the Jacksboro Highway back in the 1950s. It was a fascinating story, well told.

I also liked Taylor’s post about the border crossing that reopened at Boquillas. I can only imagine the fun he had retracing that earlier, beer-motivated visit. What a contrast. I loved reading that he and …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

June 27th, 2013

A soccer star stumbles

By JIM GORDON

Like anybody else, athletes are entitled to weigh in on the great issues of the day. But they probably should think twice before they do.

Witness Pelé.

The Brazilian soccer god responded to the massive protests in his nation over corruption and poor public services by suggesting the hundreds of thousands of …

rambling boy

rambling boy

June 27th, 2013

Rainmakers are snake oil salesmen

By LONN TAYLOR

The surprise hit of the 1954 Broadway season was The Rainmaker, a play by N. Richard Nash starring Geraldine Page and Darren McGavin. McGavin played Bill Starbuck, a likeable scamp who shows up in a drought-ridden western town and offers to make it rain for $100 by repeatedly beating …

golliver – scotus

golliver – scotus

June 27th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

June 27th, 2013

Editor:

I thank Jay Fuselier, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Marfa, for the wake-up call in his letter last week.

There are many of us who feel the same way he does about the worthless logo on U.S. 90 west of town.

Unfortunately, we wait for the next person to say and do something about it.

May …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

June 13th, 2013

Circle the wagons on A-Rod? Not Teixeira

By JIM GORDON

This is typical:

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. As a team, all we have to do is what we need to do. And right now that is to support [Alex Rodriguez].”

So is this:

“I would think we’d be supportive. It’s up to guys in here to support …

dick decent – droned

dick decent – droned

June 13th, 2013

rambling boy

rambling boy

June 13th, 2013

A salad bowl of language in the United States

By LONN TAYLOR

Is this a great country or what?

A recent story in the New York Times by Joseph Berger reported a controversy over the proper spelling of the word that the winner of the National Spelling Bee spelled to win the bee. The word is knaidel, a …

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