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correspondence

April 19th, 2013

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to the Big Bend Regional Medical Center nursing staff, CNAs and support staff.

Your TLC was truly exceptional and appreciated!

Mari

Room 15

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I was incredibly fortunate to have known Patricia Crawford.  Miss Pat, as some of us knew her, passed away on April 3.

Miss Pat (photo by ALEX MARKS)

An …

dick decent – 60 minutes I

dick decent – 60 minutes I

April 19th, 2013

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

April 19th, 2013

Musings on a Junction boy

By JIM GORDON

Growing up in Southern California following the then-LA Rams, I watched a lot of middle linebacker Jack Pardee. Two things about him stood out: dependability and toughness. Considering his background, neither were a surprise.

Pardee, who died Monday at age 76 of gallbladder cancer, was born in 1936 in Iowa …

rambling boy

rambling boy

April 19th, 2013

The drive-in movie theater at Airstreamland

By LONN TAYLOR

Several weeks ago I wrote a column about Ballroom Marfa’s plans to build a drive-in movie theater in Marfa at a cost of $4.5 million. This column is about David Beebe’s drive-in movie theater, which Beebe estimates cost $2,500 to build and which is already operating on the …

correspondence

correspondence

April 19th, 2013

A big and heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful library supporters who enjoyed a good meal at Jett’s Grill at the Hotel Paisano during the recent “Dine out for the Library” program.”

And of course a huge thank you to Joe and Lanna Duncan for making it happen.

The library was presented with a check for …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

March 28th, 2013

Springtime for Katidis? Doesn’t look like it

By JIM GORDON

In the classic 1967 comedy The Producers, the late Kenneth Mars, playing an unregenerate but dingy Nazi trying to blow up a Broadway theater, is trying to figure out if he has set the charge with a quick fuse or a slow fuse — a rather important …

rambling boy

rambling boy

March 28th, 2013

Send the Texas Legislature back to school

By LONN TAYLOR

None of my grandparents went to school beyond the sixth grade. They explained their lack of formal education to their children by saying that they were born shortly after the Civil War and started school at a time when Texas, as part of the defeated Confederacy, could …

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