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3 cool things
  1. The Marfa Rotary Club hosts gallery tour and art talk at Brothers Fine Art Marfa tonight
  2. Flute and piano featured February 5 at St. James
  3. TxDOT hosts Marfa workshop for transit services
  4. Shrove Tuesday Cajun dinner at St. Paul’s Marfa
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Two weeks in photos

Two weeks in photos
big bend blog

cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

Dietary guidelines reaffirm beef’s role in a healthy diet 
By DR. RICHARD THORPE
On January 7, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final version of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report comes after the agencies deliberated over a year on what exactly should be …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

We’ll make our own myths, thank you!
By GEORGE A. COVINGTON
While the idiosyncrasies of us Big Bend folk runs the gamut from A to Z minus, few, if any, of us can be called elitist and even fewer would ever be called effete (with the possible exception of a few in Marfa who consider unfinished aluminum …


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Senator’s comments

Senator’s comments

El Paso Electric solar class eliminates choice

By state Senator JOSE RODRIGUEZ

With the most annual direct sunlight in the state, Far West Texas and El Paso should be leading efforts to promote solar energy. However, El Paso Electric’s proposal will stifle rooftop solar, crippling small businesses and eliminating consumer choice.

This will hurt …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Navy or gravy? A West Texas Viking’s dilemma

By STEVE LANG

“If the Vikings were around today, they would probably be amazed at how much glow-in-the-dark stuff we have, and how we take so much of it for granted.” – Jack Handey

“A bad rower blames the oar.” – Norse saying

“Mind your own …


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guest commentary

guest commentary

Bill gives mental health help to veterans

By state Sen. JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ, state Rep. JOE MOODY, and state Rep. CESAR BLANCO

In addition to the nearly 150,000 active duty service members based at our state’s 15 military installations, Texas is home to more than 1.7 million veterans.

In our region, El Paso is home …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Kicking back in Key West, Florida

By LONN TAYLOR

My wife, Dedie, and I have just returned from a 10-day ramble to Key West, Florida. Key West is an island, four miles long and two wide, at the very westernmost tip of the Florida Keys. It is closer to Havana than to Miami, and it has …


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the money man

the money man

All about the bulls and the bears

By TOM JACOBS

A few blocks from the New York Stock Exchange gallops a bull sculpture. The bull represents a booming stock market, prices heading up, up, up! Perhaps because optimism sells, there is no bear, which represents a falling market. A bull market is defined as a rise of …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:
For those of you who might have missed this news recently, people in Midland have been busted for cock fighting. What I found strange about it was how the cockfighting was highly prioritized over the same cocaine distribution bust. I see the cocaine traffic in this part of the country to be a much bigger …


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