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  1. No Ban No Wall march planned for February 25 in Presidio
  2. A radio benefit with musician Geno Delafose Sunday, February 19
  3. Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering announces headliners for 31st annual event at Sul Ross
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Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater
big bend blog

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Last of the Canby cowboys

By STEVE LANG

“Ain’t that somethin’. Ain’t that a son-of-a-b#$*%!” – Vernon C. (V.C.) Johnson, 1924-2017

To classify Vernon Carl, or V.C. Johnson — who died Feb. 3 at 92 going on ornerier – merely as “memorable” would be an understatement and likely, an injustice.

“Unique” more accurately describes the last of the Canby, …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Rolling back government red tape

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The last thing my constituents want is more vague and confusing government regulations that come at the expense of hardworking families and small businesses. But a punishing, ever-increasing morass of red tape forces small and family-owned businesses to spend countless hours, dollars and resources on compliance, …


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Sul Ross State University statement on Zuzu Verk

Sul Ross State University statement on Zuzu Verk

To the Sul Ross State University and the Alpine family:

By BILL KIBBLER,

Sul Ross State University President

We grieve the loss of our friend and fellow student Zuzu Renee Verk, as events of the past weekend have brought a tragic closure to her disappearance in October of this past year. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the …


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Presidio mayor Comments on proposed border wall

Presidio, TX – President Trump’s executive order to construct a wall along our nation’s southern border is a short-sighted political move that will not stop illegal immigration, nor will it do the hard work of alleviating the causes of why people choose to make a dangerous trek to be in our country in the first …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Abundant reader feedback

By STEVE LANG

“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.” – John Steinbeck

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.” – Kingsley Amis

A writer without readers is like a traveler without a destination, or some such seemingly poignant observation that reads well hot …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Dr. Paul Will: Big Bend king of sausage

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently had a visit with a man I have come to think of as the Sausage King of the Big Bend. Dr. Paul Will, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at Sul Ross State University, has been teaching students how to process meat for 39 years. …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)Marijuana to broccoli

Why does everybody crowd my corner?

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

I do not often criticize fellow writers, particularly those from whom I regularly steal ideas or quotes. However, I must relay my outrage at the joint attack on me by Donald Trump and Lonn Taylor.

Recently, President Trump’s White House flacks were asked …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

It takes a village to host a TML meeting.

The mayor, city administrator, and council members of the City of Marfa would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors who donated to the Texas Municipal League’s quarterly meeting that we hosted early this month.

The door prizes where sought after and …


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