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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

(Bride of Terlingua by TIM ROBERTS)

Did art begin in a cave in Gibraltar?

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

The art battle for the souls of modern man has now been proven to have a long history, thanks to a recent discovery. It looks like a game of tic tac toe, but engravings found deep inside …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

I have met math jokes and they are on me

By STEVE LANG

A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says, “Five beers, please.” – Anonymous

If pie(s) are truly squared, toss out those round pans.

I remain fascinated by mathematical/geometrical/algebraic jokes, especially since my expertise in those areas remains a ready source of humor.

As …


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ACL Day 1

ACL Day 1

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)

Hello from Austin!

I’m attending the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival this weekend with fellow photographer Lesley Brown of Marfalite Studios and born-and-raised local Junie Sativa.

Day one has come and gone, and we’re getting ready to head over for another day of music.


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Restaurant tipping tactics by Mexicans

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why don’t Mexicans tip decently? I labor as a waitress in a local upscale steakhouse where, unfortunately, many Mexicans eat, and the lousy tips are starting to piss me off! Even blacks tip better! Mexicans are much easier to wait on. And yes: I always give good …


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library talk

library talk

Halloween at MPL

By MANDY ROANE

Plans have already begun for the library’s annual Halloween party and costume contest, and we think this year is going to be better than ever!

Everything will be happening at the USO building again this year. The party will kick off on Friday, Octber 31 with registration at 4:30 and the costume …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The mechanical machine that prints the alphabet on paper

By LONN TAYLOR

My computer’s printer recently went on the fritz, and while pondering whether to get it fixed or buy a new one and, if the latter, what kind to buy, I found myself thinking about what a useful, elegant, and self-contained machine the typewriter was.

My first …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

This past weekend while I was in Marfa taking care of my elderly parents, early Saturday morning about 3am, my mother suddenly became ill.  She was having trouble breathing and I immediately called 911. My mother collapsed, stopped breathing and was non responsive.

The ambulance arrived very promptly and I was very impressed and thankful for …


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