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  1. CBS 7 to host Presidio pool party Friday
  2. Staged reading of new comedic play July 29-30 at Sul Ross
  3. Texas Tech students present Marfa works August 4

Viva Big Bend 2016

  1. TransPecos Guitars is back in business
  2. Austin music veterans bring rock project to Marfa
  3. Patoski and Texas Music Hour of Power descend on Viva Big Bend
  4. Los Lonely Boys will rock the ‘Pine
  5. Isidro Lopez, a Tejano music legend
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This week in photos

This week in photos
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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

(image by VALERIE HOWARD)The UT Austin Tower

August 1, 1966; the terror at the UT Tower

By GEORGE COVINGTON

In the past half century I have seldom thought about the horrific events of August 1, 1966.

Looking back through the mist of 50 years, my first clear memory of that day …


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what’s going on

what’s going on

A tale of two appraisal districts

By ROBERT HALPERN

Perhaps you read both letters from Walter Hopper in last week’s issue. He pretty much eviscerated the Presidio County Appraisal District and the Appraisal Review Board.

Response letters to Mr. Hopper appear this week from Marfa property owner Mike Calvert and Richard Petree, the appraisal …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Those who seek to divide us won’t win

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

To those who are using fear and terror to try and divide our country, I have a message: You will not win.

When tragedies such as the ones that played out in Dallas and across the country this week happen, the …


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gust commentary: reactions to Dallas police shootings

State Sen. José Rodríguez:

“We can and will find a way to live together peacefully with respect for each other’s rights, but not until we have the very hard conversation required to right some wrongs in this country. Rather than deepening the divisions by continuing to play on the politics of fear, it is …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Veterans may need a new TBI exam

By HARLAN HARDY

Veterans who received examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) between 2007 and 2015 in support of disability compensation claims should receive a letter from the Veterans Affairs offering you the option to undergo a new TBI exam.

Review the letter closely and follow the …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Bryce Milligan

A Texan’s poetry and poetry about Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

I don’t write much about poetry because my taste in poems is, well, old-fashioned is a nicer word than retrograde. I am pretty firmly fixed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, …


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the money man

the money man

Don’t pay to be spanked

By TOM JACOBS

“They’re all out to get you” – Robert M. Jacobs, Sr., my father

Mutual funds have gone through three stages. The first fund started in 1949, and was a “load” fund, which charged you a commission to invest. It was not unusual to pay out a …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

The Marfa Lights Festival is scheduled for September 2 – 4. It will be the 30th annual event.

But we need your help.

Cameran Newson headlines on Friday and Michael Salgado headline on Saturday. And both concerts are free.

Its free because the workers work for free and we sell tee shirts, vendor …


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