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Viva Big Bend

Viva Big Bend
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sarah’s review

sarah’s review

Not everyone loves Dick
By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com
MARFA – The critics have spoken. You either love Dick or you really hate him.
Emmy-winning director Jill Soloway’s new TV pilot, “I Love Dick,” premiered last week on Amazon Video with many local and past residents logging in to see Marfa on the computer or TV screen.
An hour …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures

By STEVE LANG

“I am the world’s worst salesman. Therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy.” – F. W. Woolworth

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” – Frank Zappa

No item truly sells itself any more than a story writes itself, but sometimes circumstances occur in …


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cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

Supporting ranchers’ efforts to control fever tick

By J.D. CAGE

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and staff have heard from many members and ranchers regarding the recent spread of fever ticks in South Texas.

Fever ticks are capable of carrying a microscopic parasite that causes bovine babesiosis, also known as cattle fever. This disease causes acute …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

The naked truth: life’s observations from Lt. Frank Drebin

By STEVE LANG

“Cheer up, Ed. This is not goodbye. It’s just I won’t ever see you again.” – Leslie Nielsen as Lt. Frank Drebin, “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”

Growing up, I sometimes wanted to be like Leslie Nielsen, who played Revolutionary …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Congressman visits Presidio and Alpine on Friday, August 12

Hitting the road in August and coming to a town near you

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The best part of my job is meeting with families across the district. Each town, from San Antonio to El Paso, and every place in between, has their own …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Food caravan in Rio Grande City, 1966.(photo by JOHN AVANT)

¡Huelga! Starr County, Texas farm workers strike
By LONN TAYLOR
August 1 was the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shooting and everyone who was on the campus that day has written something about it for publication except me. I am writing about another …


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the money man

Risky business?

By TOM JACOBS
What is your tolerance for price swings and fluctuations in the value of your investment account? Are you prone to mania when it zooms and despondency when it swoons, or can you maintain calm in the face of high volatility? How much risk of losing some or all of your money are …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:
Hooray for the Beards, they showed Kelcy Warren. They won their battle, but Big Bend lost the war.
It is very, very sad.
James H. Evans
Marathon
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Editor:
I am writing in regards to Marfa Superintendent’s comments of the resignation of Victoria Sanchez.
REALLY, SERIOUSLY, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I know my sister better than that. After working 28 …


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