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  1. 73rd Big Bend Livestock Show begins today
  2. Honoring Dr. King with a civil rights read-off
  3. Los Lonely Boys to perform at Saint George Hall
  4. Greasewood Gallery hosts "The Jaunt" artist Jean Jullien on Sunday
  5. Marfa Public Radio benefit concert January 18
  6. Grand opening of fossil discovery exhibit is Saturday at Big Bend National Park
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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

Winter destinations and accompanying logic

By STEVE LANG

“Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.” – Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter)

When is it appropriate to crank the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” to full volume?

According to Balgaard, at 2:30 a.m. on a non-stop jaunt from Minnesota to Colorado to …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Priorities for a second term: making government more responsible, efficient and accountable

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

As we welcome a new year and a new legislative session, my team and I are ready for another successful term.

The 115th Congress offers a fresh start for many legislative reforms that lawmakers have been working towards for years. Together, …


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Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy. If our students can’t speak it, they will be left behind. We must do a better job preparing our students for the jobs that don’t exist yet—and we’ve got to start at an earlier age.

Over 42,000 computer jobs go unfilled in Texas …


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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Mrs. Morlock’s Kindergarten Class

 

Dear Santa Claus,

I love you. You’re the best Santa ever. We love you so, so much. We want to have a Merry Good Christmas. I am learning to read so much and thank you for coming to our school. Can you bring me a Kitty toy? Because I am trying to make …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

The Christmas Goat (VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

Why I love Christmas . . . in New York

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

It is surprising how many Texans journey to the canyons of New York City for the Christmas holiday. They overcome their fear of all the myths and legends they have heard about the denizens of that mystical …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Bridges, not walls

By LONN TAYLOR

Candelaria, Texas is literally at the end of the road. It is 48 miles northwest of Presidio, where the pavement of FM 170 ends. In 2010 it had a population of 75. I was down there last month, visiting with Rosa Madrid and her son Reynaldo Pantoja. Rosa is a retired …


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the money man

the money man

All that jitters might boost gold

By TOM JACOBS

The conventional wisdom holds that you should have roughly 5% of your investments in gold “just in case,” where that means political, economic or inflationary troubles. Gold is allegedly a safe haven during turmoil. It currently sells for $1,190 an ounce and has been very volatile in the …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Once again the people of Marfa and across the tri-county area have responded generously to the Chaplain’s Christmas Card Project.

On behalf of the prisoners and staff at the Presidio County Jail, thank you for your participation.

May we all have a blessed 2017.

Sincerely,

Chaplain Edward Jennings

Presidio County Sheriff’s Department

Marfa

 

Editor:

Many people, including friends, even good friends, ask me …


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