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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Should Mexicans fear the narcos or the cops?

By GUSTAVO ARRELANO

Dear Mexican: What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug cartel problem currently in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug cartel story on the news, or do they feel a sense of disconnect because …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Yard sales pass the hats and bring smiles

By STEVE LANG

“I ain’t no cowboy, I just found this hat.” – sung by Bill Aken and Del Shannon

This is a story of passing (on) a hat and receiving a grin, but it will take me some time to get there.

Growing up, my town was too small to …


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guest column

Mexico’s energy potential is a game changer

By CHRISTI CRADDICK 

During the summer of 2014, it was impossible to turn on the TV or look at social media without seeing mention of the border crisis related to an influx of immigrants from Central America. Passions ran high as one side focused on unaccompanied children, calling border-security advocates …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

(Bride of Terlingua by TIM ROBERTS)

Did art begin in a cave in Gibraltar?

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

The art battle for the souls of modern man has now been proven to have a long history, thanks to a recent discovery. It looks like a game of tic tac toe, but engravings found deep inside …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

I have met math jokes and they are on me

By STEVE LANG

A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says, “Five beers, please.” – Anonymous

If pie(s) are truly squared, toss out those round pans.

I remain fascinated by mathematical/geometrical/algebraic jokes, especially since my expertise in those areas remains a ready source of humor.

As …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

The Mediterranean state of Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

Historians have argued for years over whether Texas is part of the South or the West. One school holds that our roots in the cotton kingdom and our history of slavery and secession places us in the South, while the other maintains that our beef industry and history of …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

A Far West Texas thank you to Mr. Rand Elliott for reconsideration of his proposed Fort D.A. Russell housing project.

Lloyd MacDonald

Midland

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Editor:

I was surprised to read about the reaction to Rand Elliot’s proposed house. I think it’s disingenuous that so many in our town tear down houses at will, build modern homes, or …


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