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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 18th, 2014

The royal family of Mexico

By LONN TAYLOR

Tuesday was Diez y Seis, the 16th of September, Mexican Independence Day, a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and wherever Mexicans live with far more intensity and for a longer duration than we celebrate the Fourth of July. I was once in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, on Diez y …

correspondence

correspondence

September 18th, 2014

Editor:

There are a lot of exciting things happening at Marfa ISD this year. One of them, I’m happy to announce, is the brand new Student Resource Center, a volunteer-staffed study space for free tutoring, college application help, and academic support. The SRC is a place where high school students at Marfa ISD can come get …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 11th, 2014

By LONN TAYLOR

If you have never heard of the Bankhead Highway you are about to. The Texas Historical Commission is undertaking a massive effort to research, inventory, and publicize the Texas section of this coast-to-coast highway, built in the 1920s from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California. It was named for the author of the …

correspondence

correspondence

September 11th, 2014

Editor:

I would like to respond to a recent letter (August 28) suggesting that readers vote for Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte.

I myself had considered supporting Leticia until I learned that she favors the Enterprise Fund and other corporate welfare programs. Why should corporations get handouts while communities are struggling to fund education, law …

dick decent – 501

dick decent – 501

September 11th, 2014

golliver – congress

golliver – congress

September 11th, 2014

rambling boy, the

rambling boy, the

September 4th, 2014

The bear fights of Texas

 

By LONN TAYLOR

Rick Perry is not the first governor of Texas to be indicted. That was James E. Ferguson, who was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in 1917. The charges were different, but the underlying causes were the same: arrogant egotism and a penchant for personal vindictiveness on the …

dick decent – flat earthers

dick decent – flat earthers

September 4th, 2014

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

September 4th, 2014

Getting higher 14 years later

By STEVE LANG

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Althsuler

Every 14 years or so, I take the opportunity to ride in a balloon.

If all goes well, when I finally go aloft untethered, I will be the approximate age of my two aunts who …

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