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Guest commentary

Guest commentary

February 21st, 2013

Marfa ISD planning for the future

By ANDREW PETERS
Three challenges have impacted the perceptions of Marfa’s public school system over the last few years. First, the state decreased funding in 2011 for all of Texas’ Independent School Districts to the tune of $5.4 billion. The impact on Marfa ISD has been about $300,000 per year or …

Golliver – our new US senator

Golliver – our new US senator

February 21st, 2013

Library talk

Library talk

February 21st, 2013

Old & rare book sale report

By RENEE MICK, Marfa Public Library director

MARFA – The Marfa Library Old & Rare Book Sale was great fun, and a great success. Thank you to all of the generous shoppers who came to our sale and helped support the Community Room/Courtyard Project. We had a crew of excellent volunteers …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

February 14th, 2013

The whooping cranes of Aransas Pass

By LONN TAYLOR

Last week my wife, Dedie, and I found ourselves in the middle of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on a boat, looking for the whooping cranes that winter there each year. Marshes stretched as far as we could see, pierced by narrow serpentine waterways with birds of all …

Dick Decent – the filmista

Dick Decent – the filmista

February 14th, 2013

Library Talk

Library Talk

February 14th, 2013

Thanks to Jett’s, capital campaign progress, book sale, GED

By RENEE MICK

the Marfa Public Library Director

I’d like to thank Jett’s Grill once more for their support of our Community Room & Courtyard Project. This Thursday, February 14, Jett’s will once again contribute a percentage of their proceeds to the project. Treat your sweetie to dinner and …

Golliver – so much for VAWA

Golliver – so much for VAWA

February 14th, 2013

Presidio County Review: the state of the county

Presidio County Review: the state of the county

February 14th, 2013

By Presidio County Judge PAUL HUNT

To the citizens of Presidio County:

During the two years that I’ve served as Presidio County Judge I have become particularly fond of the old Spanish name for our area: “La Junta de los Ríos”. Of course this refers to the confluence of the Río Grande and the Río Conchos near …

Rambling Boy

Rambling Boy

February 7th, 2013

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso

By LONN TAYLOR

A few months back I wrote a snide column about El Paso’s horrendous traffic, violent weather, and the difficulties I always encounter in finding my way around that city. This column is also about El Paso, but it is about what a cosmopolitan and sophisticated …

Dick Decent – Monopoly!

Dick Decent – Monopoly!

February 7th, 2013

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