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rambling boy

rambling boy

January 23rd, 2014

Browsing for bargains at used bookstores

By LONN TAYLOR

One of the great pleasures in my life has been browsing in used bookstores. This has been true ever since I was a small boy. My father was a dedicated bookstore hound – he collected Civil War memoirs – and he started taking me with him on his …

library talk

library talk

January 23rd, 2014

TexShare has what you’re looking for

By MANDY ROANE

Did you know the Marfa Public Library is a member of the TexShare Database Program? That means our patrons are able to access complete articles from academic journals, newspapers and magazines as well as many other sources. While TexShare does offer “typical” databases such for information such as …

golliver – to not police

golliver – to not police

January 23rd, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

January 23rd, 2014

Editor:

Sequence of events: Marfa dissolves its police department, turns law enforcement over to sheriff, city council sets up sheriff’s department oversight committee, committee fails to function, city council dissolves oversight committee, sheriff’s department runs wild.

Talk about getting tangled up in your underwear! You can’t make this stuff up.

Sincerely,

Richard Long Stone

Austin

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Editor:

The January …

rambling boy

rambling boy

January 16th, 2014

Maj. Langhorne, in pursuit of Mexican bandits

By LONN TAYLOR

Most Americans have heard of the Pershing Punitive Expedition into Mexico, if only because General Pershing went on to lead the American armies in France in World War I. Fewer Americans know about the Langhorne Punitive Expedition into Mexico, which started right here in the Big Bend …

library talk

library talk

January 16th, 2014

eBooks are here

By MANDY ROANE

As promised (and only slightly delayed)—our e-books system is up and running!  If you’d like to start checking out our e-books you can click on the e-books picture on our website or visit http://ebook.3m.com/library/MarfaPublicLibrary/ from your tablet, e-reader, smart phone or computer.

There are just a few things you need to do …

golliver – terminator seed

golliver – terminator seed

January 16th, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

January 16th, 2014

Editor:

Since the beginning of January 2014, the torch to lead the Marfa Museum Thrift Store has been handed to Frank Quintanar as the new store manager. Frank, of course, is neither new to Marfa nor to the Thrift Store. A well-liked and respected native “Marfan,” Frank has not only been there for the renovation of …

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