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Golliver – innocent, sort of

Golliver – innocent, sort of

February 7th, 2013

Correspondence

Correspondence

February 7th, 2013

After submitting the final report on the Jeff Davis County Library Terrace Project construction, the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library received the following from the Texas Historical Commission:

“I received your report today. I hope that you and your colleagues feel really good about the outcomes of your project, you deserve it. I know …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

January 31st, 2013

SECEDE (all caps) is Larry Kilgore’s middle name

By LONN TAYLOR

New Year’s Day has come and gone, the Texas Legislature went into its eighty-third 140-day session on January 8, and 125,746 Texans have signed a petition to the White House urging that Texas be permitted to secede from the Union.

The White House has rejected the petition, …

Border business

Border business

January 31st, 2013

Rethinking outbound inspections on the border

By Nelson Balido

President Obama’s second term is officially underway, but one of his top priorities for his second term was made apparent well before he took the oath of office. Because of a confluence of tragic events, the president made clear that guns and gun ownership would be in the …

Golliver – Latino’s vote

Golliver – Latino’s vote

January 31st, 2013

Correspondence

Correspondence

January 31st, 2013

The aerostat system was pushed through Congress, who knows how many years ago, by U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConceni of Arizona with the intention of border protection.

In my opinion and what I have learned from government agents, it’s been a total failure and a boondoggle as well as a money pit.

Marfa doesn’t need the loss – …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

January 28th, 2013

The best little chicken ranch in Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

Larry L. King, author of the hit Broadway musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, died just before Christmas. Reading his obituary in the New York Times took me back in memory to 1973, when I lived in Fayette County, Texas and the Best Little Whorehouse, known …

Border business

Border business

January 28th, 2013

Border management, new strategies discussed in think tank forum

By Nelson Balido

I had the distinct privilege last month of serving on a panel with Adm. Thad Allen, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and the former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and acting Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer Tom Winkowski. The …

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