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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Little Steve Lang

Haircut reluctance may have averted hair-raising experiences

By STEVE LANG

“It was then he lost his head/not to mention an arm or two before he stopped…” – From “30,000 Pounds of Bananas,” by Harry Chapin.

Like my buddy Sven, things we did not possess at a moment of decision may have prevented future …


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the idle american

the idle american

Tom Day

America for me

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

Upon exiting movies recently – Unbroken, then American Sniper – I thought of this sobering quote. May God be thanked for others’ shoulders on which we stand in a world where too many choose to hunker down.

“One nation under God” and other patriotic thoughts flooded. Immediately …


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cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

National Beef Checkoff, a successful grassroots program

 By RICHARD THORPE III

First Vice President

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In 1985, the United States Congress passed the Farm Bill, which in-turn created the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Creation of this Act gave American beef producers the ability to create a mandatory “National Beef Checkoff” program if they …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

VALERIE HOWARD image

Je Suis Charlie, they will never kill all of the Crusader Rabbits

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Irony is often the fuel that powers satire. I found it extremely ironic that my last column Crusader Rabbit, My Hero for all Seasons, was written four days before the massacre of a dozen satirical writers …


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the idle american

the idle american

My Uncle Mort’s New Year…

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

From time to time, readers send email or call to pose similar questions: “Is your Uncle Mort real?” My unvarying rhetorical response is: “Do you want him to be?”

I sense their sinking feelings, let down by my failure to provide positive answers. I grudgingly admit that he is …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Third Wave coffee shops

By LONN TAYLOR

Back in the Dark Ages of the late 1950s I was the part owner of one of the hippest coffee houses in Fort Worth, a place called the Coffin on Park Hill Drive near TCU. It was the dean of students’ nightmare. We stayed open until 2am. We had a …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Once again the people of Marfa and beyond 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 2015.

Chaplain Edward Jennings

Presidio County Sheriff’s Department

Marfa

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Editor:

The Big Bend Sentinel recently reported on …


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