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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 20th, 2014

Fact or myth: the Alamo’s line-in-the-dust story

By LONN TAYLOR

I usually write a column about the Alamo in March, the month that Santa Anna’s army overwhelmed the old mission’s defenders and ensured them an immortal place in Texas history. But recent events there have made me think that it is time for an out-of-season Alamo column. …

correspondence

correspondence

November 20th, 2014

Editor:

I believe that labor, thought, and material should not be wasted and the idea that tearing down buildings all the time is incredibly wasteful. Economically, it should be a little over the hill, a little bit more money spent perhaps, to save the buildings, to use them. Ordinarily, the buildings produce a lot of things …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 13th, 2014

The bet that begat a Terlingua tradition

By LONN TAYLOR

This year Halloween was bookended by the 48th annual Terlingua Chili Cook-off, which started on Monday October 27 and wound up the following Saturday. About 5,000 people were there for the final cook-offs. I was not. My idea of hell is being in Terlingua with 5,000 people.

The …

correspondence

correspondence

November 13th, 2014

Editor:

As the Presidio County Veterans Service Officer, I would like to acknowledge the effort and sincerity that I witnessed on this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014, by all who attended, organized and participated in the Marfa Independent School District’s Veterans Day Ceremony.

I extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to all the students who attended, Mr. Peters, …

golliver – post election

golliver – post election

November 6th, 2014

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 6th, 2014

Words and sounds and language and typewriters

By LONN TAYLOR

Every once in a while I need to write a column to pick up the debris from earlier columns, bits and pieces that were left behind when a column went to press, material that came in after a column was published, or just random thoughts that cannot …

correspondence

correspondence

November 6th, 2014

Editor:

Again, together we came as one to continue DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena‘s legacy to make a difference by making the 2014 Red Ribbon Week Campaign successful for the Marfa Independent School District students.

I start by thanking our local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Danny Dominguez  and Constable Steven Marquez, Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant …

golliver – quarantine

golliver – quarantine

October 30th, 2014

dick decent – blood test

dick decent – blood test

October 30th, 2014

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