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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Losing the Spanish language no es bueno

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Our grandparents came from Mexico. The entire next generation spoke Spanish. However, in my generation, pretty much none of us do. One cousin’s daughter does because the cousin married a fluently bilingual spouse. Most white people I know have long ago lost both, generally, awareness …


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steve’s funny cloumn

steve’s funny cloumn

60 years of TV: a colorful evolution

By STEVE LANG

“If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?” – Warren Ellis.

“If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.” –  Johnny Carson.

My 60-year association …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Torture and satire make great theater of the absurd

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

The old conundrum of whether life imitates art or art imitates life has, in my opinion, always been dealt best in the theater. When you combine satire and contemporary news and view it through a funhouse mirror you can come close to understanding “Why …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

The Latino, Hispanic word-use conundrum

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I like reading your articles; they are funny, sad, insightful, crude, serious and even a little provocative and antagonizing at times. One thing I find a little antagonizing is the use of the term “Latino” as a synonym only for “Hispanic.” Certainly yours is not the only …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Ballparks measured by bad hops and bizarre bounces

By STEVE LANG

“I feel greatly honored to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I have been thrown out of so many.” – Casey Stengel

“I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Discovering the “Tejano”

By LONN TAYLOR

Rudi Rodrigue z is a man with a dream. Rodriguez is a San Antonio businessman who owns a company that builds electrical enclosures, the metal boxes and cylinders that house transformers and other heavy duty electrical equipment. His company’s products have gone into outer space on the space shuttle Endeavor and …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

On behalf of Marfa Live Arts and its Board of Directors, we thank everyone involved with making the performance of Rerememberer on April 15 at the Capri a success. It was a great night. And it happened because countless members of this community contributed in some way.

Last Tuesday was Marfa at its best: clear skies, …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The bare facts of a Davis Mountains grizzly bear hunt

By LONN TAYLOR

One of the first stories that I heard when I started visiting the Big Bend 20 years ago was about the only grizzly bear ever found in Texas, killed during a bear hunt in the Davis Mountains in 1900. I recently stumbled on a …


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