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the money man

the money man

The whys of investing

By TOM JACOBS

Why do we have to invest? Not – newsflash! – to get rich quick or gamble. Job #1 is to preserve the purchasing power of money against the stealthy evil of inflation. When the cost of living increases, we say we have inflation. If inflation is 3 percent a year, …


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ranching

ranching

Cattle health should remain top priority for ranchers

 By TOM HAYNIE

As the State of Texas continues dealing with violence and other critical issues along the Texas-Mexico border, the threat of an animal disease and parasite outbreak continues to grow. Cattle are constantly being transported into Texas, and the lack of proper border security creates health inspection …


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our state senator

our state senator

Bill supporting dual language education passes committee

By state Sen. JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Senator José Rodríguez’s SB 159, which will help maintain and expand cutting-edge dual-language education in schools across the state, including programs in the El Paso Independent School District, has passed a key hurdle after being voted out of committee unanimously this week.

“Dual language programs are …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Chickening out on free range Nielsen Ratings

 By STEVE LANG

“Why did the chicken cross the road? To see his friend Gregory peck.” – Anonymous

“Well, you take a big chance getting up in the morning, crossing the street, or sticking your face in a fan.” – Leslie Nielsen, a.k.a. Frank Drebin, in “Police Squad”

Since I am considering …


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our state representative

our state representative

It’s time to lift the U.S. ban on crude oil exports

By PONCHO NEVÁREZ

The time has come to lift the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. In the 1970’s the ban was enacted under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, in which Congress attempted to secure U.S. energy reserves due to political unrest caused by the …


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west texas talk

rambling boy

rambling boy

The greatest Mexican singer of all time

 By LONN TAYLOR

Last Thursday was my wife, Dedie’s, birthday. I have always wanted to celebrate Dedie’s birthday by having a mariachi band play “Las Mañanitas” under our bedroom window at dawn, but I let the date slip up on us every year without doing anything about hiring a band. …


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idle american

idle american

Pull up a chair

By Dr. Don Newbury

Ask any chiropractor, masseur or masseuse, and answers will be similar. Most Americans are tense, on the wrong side of the frazzle equation. They are sheep–“go-alongers,” if you will– figuring if the finish line is reached without indebtedness, so be it. To live positively is considered wishful thinking, perhaps …


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correspondence

correspondence

The eight Webb brothers and Marfa

The Webb Brothers have been in the auto business in Marfa since 1940, Harold and Bascome first, Gerald and Brit came later, and Sam, Bill, Joe, and Charlie all worked at Webb Brothers.

We sold Sinclair, Gulf, Fina, Conaco, and Texaco gas at various times.

We sold Studebaker, Packard, Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, …


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