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Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017
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Beto’s on the mend

By MARIA del ROSARIO SALGADO HALPERN

and ROBERT HALPERN

We are happy to announce that our son, Alberto “Beto” Halpern, has been moved from the University Medical Center ICU unit to an El Paso rehabilitation facility where he is slowly getting stronger and is healing in body and spirit.

He is doing well considering the …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

 Restoring Our National Treasures

‘We have a responsibility to care for and maintain them’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly unique in the nation. Throughout my two and a half years serving as your Representative, I’ve crisscrossed …


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from the mayor’s desk

from the mayor’s desk

Community service call to action

By ANN MARIE NAFZIGER

One month ago, I received the great honor of being elected as mayor of Marfa. I thank the citizens for your faith in me, and I look forward to working hard to earn the trust of each of you, regardless of how you may have voted in the election.

One of my …


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steve’s funny column

Baseball’s hits, wits and bad hops

By STEVE LANG

“You don’t realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth.” — Mickey Mantle

“Alan Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today.” — Anonymous, St. Louis newspaper

Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner summed up the game succinctly, saying, “There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

This is not your mother’s bird guide

By STEVE LANG

“’The crows seem to be calling my name,’ thought Caw.” – From “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Candelaria’s Kilpatrick vs. the U.S. Army

By LONN TAYLOR

Texas has seen some famous feuds, but few have matched in intensity or amount of vituperative language exchanged the one that raged between Candelaria, Texas cotton planter James Judson Kilpatrick and the entire United States Army between 1918 and 1921. The feud had its origins in a clash …


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our water matters

By Big Bend Conservation Alliance Water Group

In the last edition of Our Water Matters, we went over some of the tasks performed by Ground Water Conservation Districts here in Texas. A current case in Culberson County illustrates the importance of Ground Water Conservation Districts and why the citizens of west Texas should care.

Agua Grande LLC …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor’s note:

This is another letter by Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks III to state officials about the awful mess of Texas public school financing.

Gentlemen:

Let me state, up front, that I believe some of you have nothing but the most honorable of intentions as our elected officials; however, I also believe there are far too …


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