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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 23rd, 2015

A sample of the letters from J. Frank Dobie

The J. Frank Dobie/John D. Young saga continues

By LONN TAYLOR

Readers may recall that a few weeks back I wrote a column about J. Frank Dobie and John D. Young of Alpine and the dispute between Young’s descendants and the University of …

correspondence

correspondence

July 23rd, 2015

Editor:

I seldom write to newspapers about anything I see in the pages, but I just had to comment about Lineaus Lorette’s letter published on July 16th.

According to a dictionary I consulted, the definition of the word “illegal” is “forbidden by law or statute.” By his logic, if I wish to drive the …

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 16th, 2015

The legacy of Father Mel La Follette

By LONN TAYLOR

Father Mel La Follette died on July 4 and the border lost one of its most original characters. Father Mel came to Redford in 1984 with the somewhat grandiose title of Canon Missioner to the Frontier. He once told me that he came with a commission from …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 16th, 2015

Delivering for the District
Working hard to represent you in Washington

By US Rep. WILL HURD

Representative. It is not just a title; it is my job description, and it’s why I ran for the job.

I know that not everyone who reads this column will always agree with me on my stance on the issues or on the …

correspondence

correspondence

July 16th, 2015

Gentlepeople,

I am writing to object to the word “illegal” used by the corporate media when referring to the undocumented.

St Augustine famously wrote “an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his letter from a Birmingham jail paraphrased St. Augustine with …

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 9th, 2015

Sheet music cover for ‘The Conquered Banner,’ 1866. (image courtesy Library on Congress)

A conquered flag whose time has come to furl

By LONN TAYLOR

I am a Southerner by both birth and heritage. I come from a long line of poor white cotton farmers on both sides of my family. Three of my four …

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