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the money man

the money man

Market jitters? Here’s how to sleep at night

By TOM JACOBS

“What, Me Worry?”

–Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman

Oh, how I love the smell of a down market in the morning! And it’s been an olfactory delight this month, especially Friday and Monday. Notice I’m not upset and neither should you be. When …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

A new school year: resurrecting those educational truths

By STEVE LANG

“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest people on Earth.” – Will Rogers

“Blessed are the weird people – poets, misfits, writers, …


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the money man

the money man

The end of the ride

By TOM JACOBS

In the late 1960s and early 1970s tech boom, my best friend Peter’s father left his law practice to be general counsel for a startup. The company aimed to solve the nationwide affordable housing shortage through new tech modular housing. They mass-produced housing modules for sale …


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cattlewoman’s comments

cattlewoman’s comments

Government intrusion at its worst

By LESLIE KINSEL, chair, TSCRA Legislative and Tax Committee, with Laramie Adams, TSCRA director of public affairs

My husband and I have been ranching in South Texas for many years, and we have worked hard to care for the land my family lives on today. This same testament holds …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Recalling the rocky path of civic duty

By STEVE LANG

“My best advice is, don’t go home.” – Ralph Olson

“Sweet revenge will prevail/without fail.” – John Prine

Small town living can literally place one between a rock and a hard place.

When one joins the business community in a small town, serving …


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west texas talk

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Moving towards North American energy security

By US Rep. WILL HURD

For almost four decades, there’s been a ban on exporting U.S. crude. While it’s not always the case, most decisions made almost 40 years ago by the federal government rarely still reflect the current political or economic realities of the world. That’s certainly …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

A passenger train dome car

A dome car with an incredible view

By LONN TAYLOR

The New Yorker magazine used to carry regular reports from a correspondent called E.M. Frimbo, who was described as the world’s premier railroad buff. Frimbo, whose real name was Rogers E. M. Whitaker, loved trains and from …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Thank you to everyone involved in the successful performances of the Lower Left Performance Collective’s Secondary Surface Rendered presented by Marfa Live Arts at the Crowley Theater on August 14-15, 2015. Collective members Nina Martin, Leslie Scates, Andrew Wass, Margaret Paek, Kelly Dalrymple, and guests Kylie Phillips, Loren Dempster, and Gretchen Lee Coles …


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