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Marfa featured in Sundance Catalog

Marfa featured in Sundance Catalog

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Sundance photo shoot in front of the Big Bend Sentinel.

Sundance Catalog released its Spring issue earlier this month and it features Marfa. Robert Redford, you know as the actor that appeared in such great films as The Great Gatsby, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Ramping up for an international road trip

By STEVE LANG

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” — Yogi Berra

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” — Caskie Stinnett

Once upon a time I traveled considerably, but …


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guest commentary

guest commentary

Hey Congress, put out the fire

By PETE P. GALLEGO

We try to keep things simple in West Texas. If we see smoke, we go find the fire and put it out. Discussions of credit, blame or cost of the hose all come later – if at all.

I guess that way of thinking …


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library talk

library talk

Classes galore at the Marfa Public Library

By MANDY ROANE

February is winding down and we’d like to thank everyone who continues to make our “Year of the Super Patron” a success! March will be the end of our “Super Smart” activities and we’re wrapping up with a couple of different classes.

On Saturday, …


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cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

Nutritional value lacking from proposed dietary guidelines

By: CLAUDIA SCOTT WRIGHT

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services joint Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

In December 2014, the DGAC held a closed door meeting and …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Getting history wrong on the silver screen

By LONN TAYLOR

The current flap over Ava DuVernay’s film Selma has caused me to ruminate about the whole matter of movies and historical accuracy. The worst offender of historic fact I know of  is a 1940 film called The Santa Fe Trail, directed by Michael Curtiz …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

The administration and staff of Big Bend Regional Medical Center would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest gratitude to the hardworking crews of the Marfa and Fort Davis EMS for their actions this past Tuesday, February 24.

As you may recall, the weather in Alpine was pretty foul and there …


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