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3 cool things
  1. Virtual wall in remembrance of fallen veterans coming to area
  2. Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa present Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis for Marfa Sounding this weekend
  3. Memorial Day Ceremony in Marfa Monday morning

Graduation 2015

  1. Sanchez is valedictorian, Olvera is salutatorian as the MHS class of 2016 graduates Friday
  2. Bishop is valedictorian, Galliete is salutatorian as the PHS class of 2016 graduates Saturday
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The week in photos

The week in photos
big bend blog

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

50 years as an ink-stained wretch

By STEVE LANG

“The best time to plant a tree was 50 years ago.” – Chinese proverb\

“Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there’s a good chance nobody is reading my column.” – Dave Barry

When I started working at The Grant County Herald in Elbow Lake, MN, in early June …


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lone star green

lone star green

Zika and climate change

Global warming driving ‘neglected’ tropical diseases our way

By GREG HARMAN

The deadliest creatures on the planet don’t consume their prey outright. They sip them. These stealthy meals are hardly felt at all—until the itch sets in. Then you know: mosquito.

Our chronically short memories have relegated these diminutive bloodsuckers to mere “pest” status. …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Blind Bard on the “other” Bard

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

My devoted readers – as I, the Blind Bard of the Big Bend, have often pointed out – are the Big Bend’s most highly intelligent, witty, and charming people.

Now I have proof of this allegation. At a recent gala, thrown by Liz Rogers, Grande Dame of Alpine …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Dispelling myths might spell disaster 

By STEVE LANG

“It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.” – Andrew Jackson

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Eye Amost Evr Spel Ah Werd Wong Annymoe, sinc eye goat alto pel.” – …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Honoring our heroes

A grateful people say thank you

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD 

The 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with the U.S. Military. With Fort Bliss on the western edge, Joint Base San Antonio on the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, soldiers and airmen are as ubiquitous to our district …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Worn boot leather on the Butterfield Overland Mail trail

By LONN TAYLOR

The British historian R.H. Tawney once said, “What historians need is not more documents but stronger boots.” He meant that historians’ writing would be far more vivid if they would get out of their research libraries and go look at the places they were writing …


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the money man

the money man

Where credit is due

By TOM JACOBS

““Since special situations were in a sense created by myself, they were my life’s work and I knew all about them, I decided to write about them.” – Maurece Schiller, 1959

History is filled with people who haven’t received their due: Eleanor Franklin (Watson-Crick DNA), Farnsworth (TV), Tesla (d/c current versus …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Vandalism of city parks has become an ongoing problem in Marfa.

Recently, the city closed the basketball court at Coffield Park because of continued intentional damage to the back boards, rims, and nets as well as to the court surface itself. On Monday evening we, the City of Marfa Parks and Recreation Development Board, voted to …


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