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correspondence

correspondence

March 28th, 2013

On my return from Presidio on Monday, during the routine stop at the border patrol checkpoint, the border patrol agent, in asking me where I was from, unwittingly raised deeper issues implicated by the question of belonging.

Photo illustration by crystal am nelson. From left, Quintana Barbershop owner Mateo Quintana and customer Alex …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

March 21st, 2013

It’s only right Rivera is last one to wear No. 42

By JIM GORDON

In baseball, more than any other American sport, numbers are remembered — and often revered.

Not just statistics such as Babe Ruth’s 714 career home runs, broken decades later by Henry Aaron’s 755 (no, I don’t consider Barry Bonds’ total — whatever it is …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

March 21st, 2013

The Disciples of Christ and the Joyful Noise Controversy

By LONN TAYLOR

Back in the 1980s, when I was working at the Smithsonian Institution, we hired a curator of musical history named Horace Boyer. Boyer was a black Southerner, an expert on gospel music, and a one-time member of the Famous Boyer Brothers. He also had a …

Golliver – the Marfa 24

Golliver – the Marfa 24

March 21st, 2013

Correspondence

Correspondence

March 21st, 2013

I am crystal am nelson (am as in Audrey Malinda, not am as in Am, and all lower case), and I am one of the 2013 Artists-in-Residence at Fieldwork Marfa, located on E. San Antonio Street near the Lost Horse Saloon. I wanted to say thank you to the townspeople for being so welcoming. Since …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

March 14th, 2013

Alpine photographer Jim Bones publishes eighth book

By LONN TAYLOR

Jim Bones, who has been making photographs for the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine for the past few years, has just published a new book, A Long View Southwest (Alpine: The Goathead Press, Large format, $ 132.41; small format, $67.55). It is his eighth book. …

Ag Day 2013: tribute to farmers and ranchers

Ag Day 2013: tribute to farmers and ranchers

March 14th, 2013

By JAMES B. DOUGLAS

Acting State Executive Director

USDA – Farm Service Agency

I speak for the people working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We all are proud to be partners with the men and women who farm and ranch in Texas. Agriculture is an honorable profession and we are honored to do our part to help. …

Golliver – drone strike

Golliver – drone strike

March 14th, 2013

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