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3 cool things
  1. Comedy show at Lost Horse tonight at 8pm
  2. 6th Annual Dersu Collective Marfa artists art benefit Friday evening at the Marfa Book Co.
  3. Live music by Nashville singer, songwriter Bernie Nelson Friday
  4. Kyle Petty charity ride coming through Marfa, Presidio, Lajitas on Monday
  5. Artist-in-residence previews debut screenplay thriller
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The week in photos

The week in photos
big bend blog

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Angling for ideas, fishing for inspiration

By STEVE LANG

“A man’s got to believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Any time a man ain’t fishin’ he’s fritterin’ away his life.” – Rancid Crabtree (created by Patrick F. McManus)

In recent years, when unable to find a column topic, I reassured myself that one …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

A VA disability pension program

By HARLAN HARDY

Presidio County Veterans Service Officer

The Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit program that provides financial support to wartime veterans having limited income.

The amount payable under this program depends on the type and amount of income the veteran and family members receive from other sources. …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Musical distractions with historical implications

By STEVE LANG

“And here’s to you my ramblin’ boy/May all your ramblin’ bring you joy.” – Tom Paxton

“Get it off your shoulders; blame it on the (Rolling) Stones.” – Kris Kristofferson

I have no doubt Lonn Taylor could enthrall listeners at length with anecdotes about any of the Marx Brothers, especially Karl …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Blind Bard Explains High Desert Art

By GEORGE A COVINGTON

The Big Bend has almost as many artists as it has cows and tourists. They live mostly in a triangle with Fort Davis at the northern point, Alpine at the southeastern point, and Marfa at the southwestern point. While the three towns are only 25 miles apart, …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

I’m addicted to public radio, please pay my pusher

By GEORGE COVINGTON

It began in the mist of my misbegotten and misspent youth. No, it was neither meth or crack (which hadn’t been invented during my misspent youth) nor heroin or cocaine. It was not an addiction to booze or sex (that came later). It was Narcissistic …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Murders in the Big Bend

By LONN TAYLOR

The Big Bend is full of old stories about killings that were the results of disputes over fence lines, water holes, and unbranded calves. Some of these stories have been told and retold, on porches and around campfires and in print, with a detail added here or altered there, …


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the money man

the money man

Is the stock market always up in the long term?

By TOM JACOBS

“In the long run, we are all dead.”— John Maynard Keynes, economist and investor

Let’s put to bed the most persistent crying baby ever: “The long term direction of the stock market is up.” It may be, but sometimes we don’t outlive that “long term.” …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

I attended a luncheon recently that made me think about our future in Big Bend. We all support our kids and their future and are proud to do it, but are we doing all we need to do?

Many of our kids leave the Big Bend area, and I can’t really blame them, I did as …


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