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  1. Marfa Myths 2017 boasts jazz titan and Texas psychedelic music royalty
  2. Final yearlong installation - grey goo gardens - exhibition opens Friday with reception
  3. Marfa Studio of Arts to host showcase for elementary students on Saturday
  4. New film series of films made by women opens Tuesday on Crowley Theater scree in Marfa
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Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016
big bend blog

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

A new agenda to give small business a break

Guest column by Ways & Means Chairman KEVIN BRADY

As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am excited about our opportunity to finally deliver comprehensive tax reform that will empower small businesses in Texas and across the country. America’s small businesses embody the best of …


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Turkey trots, pizza crawls, and airport cots

Turkey trots, pizza crawls, and airport cots

By STEVE LANG

“People say there’s delays on flights. Delays, really? New York to California in five hours, that used to take 30 years, a bunch of people used to die on the way there, have a baby, you would end up with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. Now …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Back to work, hitting the ground running

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

During my first term, I put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district, hosted over 400 public meetings, and helped over 1,000 individual constituents beat the federal bureaucracy. It’s been a busy two years, but I’m just getting started.

Our nation is experiencing new …


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Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

Deer selfie(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Deer hunting season in West Texas is a right of passage for young men, much like high school football. A young man must prove himself by carrying a case of beer under one arm, a high powered rifle under his other arm, and at least 75 pounds of …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Conversations with countrymen

By STEVE LANG

“Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

“Just a little lefse will go a long way.” – Doug Setterberg

Four Norwegians walked into a brewery . . . and after meeting this Swede, probably wondered if this was some …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The traveling tent show of Harley Sadler

By LONN TAYLOR

Until my mother saw a legitimate stage show in Denver when she was 18, she thought that the height of theatrical sophistication was Harley Sadler’s Own Tent Show, a touring troupe that played one-week stands under canvas in small towns in Texas and New Mexico in the …


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the money man

the money man

Pay up now or pay more later

By TOM JACOBS

Tease: The most important address in Marfa is not the Courthouse, City Hall, Bank, Food Pantry, county sheriff, fire department, EMS, Big Bend Sentinel or even the Lost Horse. It’s PO Box 660, Marfa, TX, 79843. No, it’s not my personal slush fund (rats), but it is …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Gentlepeople,

On November 10, 2016, I submitted an open records request to the City of Marfa in order to obtain a copy of the Asphalt Pavement Maintenance plan for the City of Marfa. In a letter dated November 22, 2016 from the City of Marfa, there is no such plan or document. Is anyone surprised that …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The pen and ink of a professional Texas soldier

By LONN TAYLOR

My post-election reading has been John W. Thomason Jr.’s The Adventures of General Marbot, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1935. Thomason, a Texan and a professional Marine officer, edited this 500-page memoir of the Napoleonic Wars by a French general and illustrated it profusely …


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