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ask a mexican

ask a mexican

Standing up to the Mexican and American governments

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I’ll be returning to my country or Kuala Lampur, the Garden City of Lights. Since I’ve been in this country, I’ve noticed there’s a rising tide of hatred toward Mexicans. I’ve talked …


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cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

Investing in the future of the beef industry

By PETE BONDS, president

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad support, and I believe this a positive step forward for the Texas beef industry.

Since the U.S. …


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ask a mexican

ask a mexican

If Mexicans are supposed to go back to Mexico, should Anglos go back to Europe?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican:

I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush’s administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that I recall was stated by a Mexican that went …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Losing knowledge of heritage and history

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Mexican: Hola! I’m a long time reader, first time writer. I was thinking a long time about what to ask, because I don’t want to ask a dumb question and embarrass myself. I finally decided to ask on something that tends to bother me a lot. Why do …


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from the auditor’s desk

from the auditor’s desk

The budget process

By RICK HERRMAN

Presidio County auditor

HOW CITIZENS CAN STAY ABREAST OF THE 2015 PROCESS

“Three methods to consider: a) follow our two forms of excellent media, newspapers and radio; b) consider attending Commissioners’ Court meetings, even though for some, those meetings are not always convenient to attend; and c) in the near future, to comply …


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west texas talk

desert fashion / marfa style

desert fashion / marfa style

The Lou Lou Ghelichkhani style

By ASHLEY ROWE

Lou Lou Ghelichkhani is a singer and songwriter with Thievery Corporation and the Lead Muse to the Den of Thieves. She visited Marfa for the first time during the film festival to DJ and also to take in the films.

The dress, jewelry, and shoes you were wearing …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Texas eccentrics and mavericks

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently picked up a book that is so good that I was tempted to lift several chapters from it for my columns. Instead I decided to write a column about it. It is Mavericks: A Gallery of Texas Characters, by Gene Fowler, published by the University of Texas Press …


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the anti-fan

the anti-fan

Baseball players come up short in brains department

By JIM GORDON

Pro football famously has the Wonderlic, a 50-question quiz it uses to gauge draftees’ intelligence.

From the occasional poor result leaked to the press, you might think that football players, on average, ranked pretty low in the brains department, compared with other athletes.

Not so, according to a …


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