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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

October 31st, 2013

The best-shaved Texan in London

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently found my grandfather’s straight razor. My grandfather was born in 1867 and died in 1922, so it has not been used in a long time. My father kept it after my grandfather’s death, along with the leather strop that he used to sharpen it, and they both …

correspondence

correspondence

October 31st, 2013

Editor:

Mrs. Parker, I am sorry for your loss, but understand that just because we are out in the boonies doesn’t mean that our law enforcement doesn’t know what they are doing. The coroner determines the cause of death. If the sheriff told you there were no eyewitnesses at the time of your loss, then there …

rambling boy

rambling boy

October 24th, 2013

The Rambling Boy returns!

By LONN TAYLOR

I have been on an extended ramble for the past six weeks, and I feel that I owe an explanation to my readers for my temporary absence from these pages. My wife, Dedie, and I left Fort Davis on September 3 for a four-week vacation in Oxford, Paris, and London, …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

October 24th, 2013

Detroit Tigers departing manager both crusty and classy

 By JIM GORDON

Scripturally speaking, it’s an appropriate week for Jim Leyland to end his managerial career.

Jim Leyland

Sunday’s Gospel reading ends with Jesus saying, “All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Leyland, a Roman Catholic with a priest for …

golliver – october surprise

golliver – october surprise

October 24th, 2013

correspondence

correspondence

October 24th, 2013

To David “Cougar” Dominguez,

Even I, a Waco-bred “gabacho,” have experienced the wrath of bigoted and biased cops, and an over-prosecution, which sent me to reform school for the theft of a case of sodas at age 14. And, I’ve no doubt; you’ve endured some unnecessary harassment.

However, there is a big difference between “stopped and harassed” …

library talk

library talk

October 17th, 2013

Library source of community pride

By RENEE MICK

Last summer we had visitors from the Texas Library Association in Austin; they were vacationing in West Texas, and being librarians stopped in to see our library.

Well, I guess they liked what they saw, for there are some very nice comments about the Marfa library in an editorial titled …

lone star green

lone star green

October 17th, 2013

Texas lawmakers sleep as future storms gather strength

By GREG HARMAN

Five years ago, Hurricane Ike – one of the costliest storms in U.S. history – plowed into Galveston Bay chewing through $29 billion in homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. It further punished the Texas economy to the tune of $142 billion in the year of recovery …

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