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  1. Big Bend Stands with Standing Rock march is Friday
  2. Marfa Live Arts and Bill Daniel screen Chip Lord’s MOTORIST
  3. Come & Take It BBQ hosts ‘First Shot’ Festival
  4. The Marfa Open hosts its first Foto Festival
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Viva Big Bend

Viva Big Bend
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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Some days – and relationships – are truly diamonds

By STEVE LANG

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

“People say you can’t live without love, but I think oxygen is more important.” – Anonymous

Ed and Helen Jane Morrison have …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

 By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The last Hurd on the Hill column was dedicated to the sacrifices our Hispanic-American service members have made and continue to make for our country. I am thrilled to announce that the Senate approved a bill last week that I introduced to re-name the Tornillo Port Of …


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cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

Fresh beef from Brazil?

Incomplete review means too much risk, too little reward

By ROBERT ‘Bobby’ McKNIGHT Jr.

Because the U.S. cattle herd has been safe from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, I am concerned by the Aug. 1 announcement from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that we are considering the importation of fresh beef from Brazil, a …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Emergency care caution

By HARLAN HARDY

The VA has long stated that it will reimburse Veterans for out-of-pocket costs of private sector emergency care only if they have no other health coverage. The practical effect is that VA-enrolled Veterans who lack any alternative health coverage will be reimbursed for all outside emergency care costs.

Veterans with other health …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Non-emergency and the choice care programs

By HARLAN HARDY

FACT SHEET 20-20 Non-VA Emergency Care: This document explains what the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can do for you if you ever need emergency care.

When it is not possible for you to go to a VA Medical Center (VAMC), you should go to the nearest hospital that …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

(photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) The Simmons Cowboy Band at the White House, 1929.

October 1 Sul Ross Lobos/Hardin-Simmons football game

See – and hear – the last cowboy band in America

By LONN TAYLOR

The first cowboy band in America was the Buffalo Bill Wild West Band, organized in 1883 to accompany the Buffalo Bill …


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