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The week in photos

The week in photos
big bend blog

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Blind Bard on the “other” Bard

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

My devoted readers – as I, the Blind Bard of the Big Bend, have often pointed out – are the Big Bend’s most highly intelligent, witty, and charming people.

Now I have proof of this allegation. At a recent gala, thrown by Liz Rogers, Grande Dame of Alpine …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Dispelling myths might spell disaster 

By STEVE LANG

“It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.” – Andrew Jackson

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Eye Amost Evr Spel Ah Werd Wong Annymoe, sinc eye goat alto pel.” – …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Honoring our heroes

A grateful people say thank you

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD 

The 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with the U.S. Military. With Fort Bliss on the western edge, Joint Base San Antonio on the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, soldiers and airmen are as ubiquitous to our district …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Getting the government out of their way

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD 

Castroville small business owner Lori Krieger recently shared a thought with me via Twitter – “When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home. You’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy his team …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Commencing to offer graduated advice

By STEVE LANG

“Go first in the world, go forth with your fears, remember a choice must be made.” – Gordon Lightfoot

“I’ve never been to Harvard; I’ve never been to Yale; I got my education in the Grant County Jail.” – Anonymous

“Seven years of college down the drain. Might as well join …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Tubman joins other women on American, Confederate currency

By LONN TAYLOR

The Treasury Department’s recent announcement that all of our paper currency will be redesigned and that the new designs will include portraits of women and people of color is okay by me but it has caused consternation in some quarters. The news that Andrew Jackson will …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

The sixth annual CineMarfa film festival was a great success, thanks to our family of sponsors, supporters, artists, collaborators and audience members.

A big thank you goes out to Marfa Live Arts and the Lumberyard for making the free Tortoise concert possible.  We’d also like to thank Christopher Wool, Charline Von Heyl, Louis Black, Sandy Boone, …


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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

My princess, and a wedding to remember

By LONN TAYLOR

Last Saturday was my wife, Dedie’s, and my 28th wedding anniversary.

We were married on May 7, 1988, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. That day was a Saturday, too, and like last Saturday, it was Derby Day. It was a beautiful Washington spring day, sunny …


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