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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 26th, 2015

Getting history wrong on the silver screen

By LONN TAYLOR

The current flap over Ava DuVernay’s film Selma has caused me to ruminate about the whole matter of movies and historical accuracy. The worst offender of historic fact I know of  is a 1940 film called The Santa Fe Trail, directed by Michael Curtiz …

correspondence

correspondence

February 26th, 2015

Editor:

The administration and staff of Big Bend Regional Medical Center would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest gratitude to the hardworking crews of the Marfa and Fort Davis EMS for their actions this past Tuesday, February 24.

As you may recall, the weather in Alpine was pretty foul and there …

golliver – supersizing

golliver – supersizing

February 19th, 2015

dick decent – 50 shades of grey

dick decent – 50 shades of grey

February 19th, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 19th, 2015

Folk art on Franklin Street

By LONN TAYLOR

Bruce Lee Webb and his wife, Julie, live above their store on Franklin Street in downtown Waxahachie. A discreet cardboard sign in the store window says “Bruce Lee Webb, Medium, Julie Webb, Clairvoyant.” There is nothing discreet about the rest of the window. It contains, among …

correspondence

correspondence

February 19th, 2015

Editor:

This past Saturday in Valentine, the first Beef Love Run 5k was held, a successful event it was- a beautiful sunny West Texas day welcomed 62 particpants, 60 pounds of Lean Ground Beef and an estimated $1180 raised to benefit the Valentine Community Center. The beef was part of the entry fee to …

golliver – our what?

golliver – our what?

February 12th, 2015

dick decent – truth or not

dick decent – truth or not

February 12th, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 12th, 2015

Sun, surf, and chickens in Key West, Florida

By LONN TAYLOR

I am writing this week’s Ramble in Key West, where my wife, Dedie, and I have gone to get warm. We have never visited the Conch Republic before but our friend David Loren Bass comes here often and has repeatedly urged us to …

correspondence

correspondence

February 12th, 2015

Editor:

On behalf of Marfa Live Arts, I’d like to thank everyone who helped make the fourth annual Marfa Live Arts’ Playwright/Playwriting Program a success. As a result of this program, students at Marfa High School wrote 73 unique and personal one-act plays.

Thanks to the Marfa Education Foundation for sponsoring this year’s workshop, …

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