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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Racial profiling of Mexicans

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I was reading the comments on an article regarding St. Charles, Missouri adopting Arizona-style immigration Law. I was shocked at the amount of people who support this law and my question to you is: why can’t people see the bad implications of that law? What are we: World War …


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dispatch from dc

dispatch from dc

Thankful for those who serve

By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN, R-Texas

As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them …


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guest commentary

guest commentary

President Obama’s immigration action prompts responses from state officials

Here’s some state reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration:

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry

“In Texas we know firsthand the problems brought by illegal immigration and bad federal policy. As we saw with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the border, a bad …


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high desert sketches

The turkey gets a bum rap

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

As a child, I always loved the Thanksgiving holidays. We drew pictures of Pilgrims with their funny hats and Indians and turkeys with lots of feathers. I was always suspicious of this show of good fellowship between the white invaders and the noble natives. I wondered how …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

The Mexican love of the truck and automobile

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans love to warm up their cars every morning? Cars only have to be warmed up if they have carburetors, and carburetors haven’t been part of cars since the 1980s! Think of it this way: while idling, your car is getting zero …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

A special Thanksgiving, and those eating Episcopalians

By LONN TAYLOR

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only is there turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie, it is a day for family and friends. Even though I am an only child, I cannot remember a Thanksgiving at which there were fewer than ten people at our table. When …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

I thank the artists who were incredibly generous and donated artwork to Arts for the Parks. The exhibition was a great success and raised over $2,000 for Big Bend Parks and Recreation for Kids, an organization that is improving the playground equipment at Alpine’s parks.

Crystal Allbright, Deborah Allison, Mary Baxter, Janet Steward, Amanda Calhoun, Alexander …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Fact or myth: the Alamo’s line-in-the-dust story

By LONN TAYLOR

I usually write a column about the Alamo in March, the month that Santa Anna’s army overwhelmed the old mission’s defenders and ensured them an immortal place in Texas history. But recent events there have made me think that it is time for an out-of-season Alamo column. …


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