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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 13th, 2017

The story of a professional story teller

By LONN TAYLOR

Kim Lehman of Austin is one of the few people in Texas who actually makes a living by telling stories. She is a professional storyteller, telling stories in schools, libraries, retirement centers, nursing homes, and in fact anywhere someone will pay her to tell them. “It’s really …

the money man

the money man

April 13th, 2017

Win the birth lottery, lose your education?

By TOM JACOBS

It is true, as Warren Buffett says, that once you are born in the US, you have already won the lottery. As desperate and horrible as poverty can be in this country, it beats being desperate and poor in, say, Chad, Mali, Chechnya, or parts of India. …

correspondence

correspondence

April 13th, 2017

Editor:

An enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers celebrated the re-dedication of Alpine’s Amtrak train station on the morning of April 4.

In attendance at the community “meet and greet” were Amtrak officials, Joy Smith, Chicago-based Long Distance Services, and Alexandra Curtis-McVay, District Stations Manager; representatives of the Texas National Association of Railroad Passengers; Alpine city officials, including our …

correspondence

correspondence

April 6th, 2017

Editor:

I was both amused and appalled by the front-page story in last week’s Sentinel about the Border Patrol’s treatment of six of my friends at the inspection point south of Marfa on February 25, resulting in the overnight confinement of Lena Hill in the Presidio County jail.

Amused, because the chances are very slim that Border Patrol agents …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

April 6th, 2017

 

(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)Lajitas Mayor Clay Henry

Don’t let the tourists get your goat

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Trying to explain the Big Bend to tourists is as difficult as trying to explain tourists to the Big Bend. Using satire and co-mingling, real and “alternative facts” in satire makes the job a little easier. Terlingua is my best …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 6th, 2017

The Bay Lights

Lighting the bridge that spans the bay

By LONN TAYLOR

My wife, Dedie, and I returned last week from a four-day ramble to San Francisco. My last sustained visit to San Francisco was in 1947, when I was 7 years old. My mother and I were on our way to the Philippine Islands to …

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