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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 6th, 2017

The Marfa Airbnb phenomena

By LONN TAYLOR

The fastest-growing business in Marfa may be the operation of Airbnbs. Tom Jacobs tells me that he and Vilis Inde opened the first one in 2006, before there was a name for them. According to a KRTS Youth Media Project program on the subject there are now 75 of them …

from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

July 6th, 2017

Re-establishing the Marfa Police Department

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER, Mayor

City of Marfa

Safety and security is one of the primary responsibilities of city government. This, friends, is why I’m currently spending much of my time focused on law enforcement for Marfa. As a community, we look to police officers to provide safety at our school; address drug-related …

correspondence

correspondence

July 6th, 2017

Editor:

One can only wonder what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had been required to run them through the U.S. Congress for approval.

Ken Whitley

Marfa

 

Editor:

During our water emergency, the offers of support from our neighboring communities and the many businesses, organizations, and individuals helped to see us through this crisis. We are grateful …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 3rd, 2017

A lesson on friendship and discourse from Jefferson, Adams

By LONN TAYLOR

Next Tuesday is the Fourth of July so it is time for a short history lesson. Tuesday will be not only the 241st anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the United States from Great Britain but also the 191st anniversary of one of …

golliver – top hat

golliver – top hat

July 3rd, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

June 29th, 2017

Editor:

Dear Marfa,

We would like to thank all of those who contributed to making Betostock a success.

The event greatly helped out our good friend Alberto Halpern and will help offset his upcoming medical expenses after his terrible car accident.

The showing of Beto’s family and friends – and even those who don’t know him – truly exemplifies …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 22nd, 2017

Public education: worth taking a stand

By LONN TAYLOR

My hero this week is Graydon Hicks, Fort Davis Superintendent of Schools. Hicks recently sent a scathing letter to Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Patrick, raking them over the coals for “the lack of positive legislative action for public schools in Texas” in the most recent session of …

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