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May 6 elections for Marfa, Presidio, Alpine

3 cool things
  1. First full season of I Love Dick airs May 12
  2. Trappings of Texas opens today at the Museum of the Big Bend
  3. Austin film company shoots Sci-Fi series near Alpine
  4. Elgin Pruitt joins Presidio arts fest to share brother's famous works
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Veteran Austin musician records new album

Veteran Austin musician records new album
big bend blog

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

 Crisscrossing the District in April

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The privilege of representing the constituents of the 23rd District doesn’t stop when the House of Representatives is not voting. With no votes taking place in Washington, DC, I’m capitalizing on this district work period by connecting with folks all across the twenty-nine counties of the 23rd …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Calling all military veterans in Far West Texas

By HARLAN HARDY

A host of services will be offered to Far West Texas military veterans on Monday 24 April in Alpine and Tuesday 25 April in Terlingua.

What will be offered?

TVC counselors will be able assist in submitting claims.

Medical personnel will be available to check blood pressure, sugar levels, …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Trans-Pecos educators take part in coding event

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.

I am not just referring to jobs at tech companies. Employers from HEB to Toyota are actively hiring tech professionals, at salaries significantly higher …


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guest column

Held hostage by the University Lands System

By CINDY EDWARDS

No matter what side of the fence you’re on politically, most can agree that the little guy usually doesn’t stand a chance, when it comes to standing up against a quasi-governmental agency. Yet, Rio Grande Electric Co-op continues to fight, on behalf of its member-owners, against unfairly …


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steve’s funny column

Quarterly additions to Lang’s greatest wits list

By STEVE LANG

“I love criticism just so long as it is unqualified praise.” – Noel Coward

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker

Thanks again to my readers – who have reached the dozens when falling for the …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

(MARFA JUNIOR HISTORIAN photo)The Max Cortez Store

Marfa Public Library’s hidden treasure

By LONN TAYLOR

Last week I had occasion to revisit the Junior Historian files at the Marfa Public Library. I have written about these files before, but every time I use them I am reminded what a treasure they are, and this time I got …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Trump Kong(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

The death of satire is upon us

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

While most of my readers are highly intelligent, witty, and charming, there are occasionally those who do not understand satire. I have discovered it necessary, at least once a year to explain the great tradition of Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, and Mark Twain. …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

I would like to express my thanks to everyone who participated in Candidate Night at the USO on Tuesday. I’m glad so many neighbors (120!) came out to learn about the candidates and the issues that face our community and school.

Thanks to Robert Halpern and Trey Gerfers for asking me to help organize, and for …


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