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May 6 elections for Marfa, Presidio, Alpine

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Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater
big bend blog

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, left, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, on the road in their rented Chevy Impala, somewhere between San Antonio and Washington, D.C.

The bipartisan road trip – ‘we can disagree without being disagreeable’

Bu U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

It all started with a cancelled flight due to …


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guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

Don’t end NAFTA, fix it

By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN

When looking for a model economy, Washington would be wise to look no further than Texas. The “great American jobs machine,” as we’re affectionately known, has been the economic engine that pulled our country out of the recent recession, singlehandedly adding more than one million jobs to …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Tuning up to fiddle around the country

By STEVE LANG

“I was much distressed by the next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.” – Edward Lear

What do a certain tree in North Carolina and me have …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Meanwhile, back and forth on the ranch

By STEVE LANG

“No way, Cisco, no way Pancho/Why don’t you meet me back at the rancho?” — Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis

“Don’t you know you’re riding with the king?” – John Hiatt

Balgaard, Clint and the Pinzgauer

South Brewster County – Riding a Pinzgauer H-M A-T 4WD MUV over …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Constituent-driven policy: your opinions about Obamacare

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Last week, I hosted my 13th live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

(photo by Lonn Taylor)The torii gate by Dionicio Rodriguez.

The Japanese Garden of Alamo City

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent trip to San Antonio I paid a visit to the Japanese Garden in Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s hidden treasures, so well hidden that in 50 years of living in and visiting San Antonio I …


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the money man

the money man

Energy independence and unintended consequences

 

By TOM JACOBS

Even fracking’s most vehement opponents probably think it’s a good idea for the US to be independent of foreign oil. And fracking has led to that possibility at the door. But as desirable as “independence” sounds to a nation with our history, the consequences may or may not be …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

A response to the Lineaus scandal,

Lineaus, I recommend that you check your facts before spewing your false statements in the face of Marfa citizens as you did in your advertisement in last week’s newspaper. If you took time to understand the City of Marfa accounting system and the history of the collection of back utility …


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