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dick decent – border wall

dick decent – border wall

February 13th, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

February 13th, 2014

Editor:

I’m prompted by recent letters, in the Alpine Avalanche, concerning a bicyclist who was struck and seriously injured on the road between Alpine and Marathon last month.

I wish that the possibility of striking and maybe killing a bicyclist might motivate drivers to slow down on “blind curves”.

If driving slow enough to see and respond safely to bicycles in …

rambling boy

rambling boy

February 6th, 2014

A six-generation ranching story

By LONN TAYLOR

David K. Langford used to make his living photographing other people’s livestock. If you wanted a gorgeous photo of your prize bull or your quarter horse for an ad in Western Horseman or The Western Livestock Journal, Langford was your man. Over the years he widened the scope of his …

guest column

February 6th, 2014

Of solar farms and taxes

By BETH DOOLITTLE

Something big happened on January 1st in Austin. Did you hear about it? Yeah, I didn’t think so. It’s something that will most likely permanently change the landscape here in Presidio County, and across West Texas.
It’s called HB 2500. Sound familiar? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
HB 2500 went into …

golliver – too weak

golliver – too weak

February 6th, 2014

dick decent – super bowl

dick decent – super bowl

February 6th, 2014

correspondence

correspondence

February 6th, 2014

Editor:

To the lovely folks in Marfa,

We have been away too long, but are finally on our way home again. As many of you know, since Thanksgiving, Steve has been undergoing treatment in El Paso for prostate cancer. After nearly three weeks in the hospital and extensive radiation treatments, we are very hopeful and working toward …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

January 30th, 2014

Rolling on the Mississippi River

By LONN TAYLOR

Last fall my old friend Mitch Clark came to visit for a week. Mitch has deep family roots in Mississippi, and we spent a good deal of time trading Mississippi stories. I learned mine from my father, who worked on the Mississippi River from 1924 to 1926 as an …

library talk

library talk

January 30th, 2014

ESL classes at the MPL

By MANDY ROANE

If you’d like to hone your Spanish or English skills, then the Marfa Public Library is the place to start! We’ve been offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for a while now, and due to their popularity, we’ve had to change the schedule up a bit.

Starting next …

golliver – irrelevant

golliver – irrelevant

January 30th, 2014

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