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Sarah @ FIRST Robotics

Sarah @ FIRST Robotics

Hello from St. Louis!

As you’ve probably heard by now, I am currently with the Marfa HS robotics team at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis. You can read about the first three days in this week’s article.

Yesterday was the first day of the qualification matches and as much as it pains me to …


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our state senator

our state senator

My vote against the ‘border security’ bill

By JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Border security is a good slogan, but has not led to the nuanced policy our very complicated challenges and opportunities of border communities require.

We’re talking about a major expansion of DPS’s role and size, and when you put those expenditures in place and those new personnel in …


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the money man

the money man

We’re on our way. Get busy!

By TOM JACOBS

Today’s stress on saving and investing is new in our history. Only after World War II did more than a very few earn more money than needed to live. Plus, those in non-farm jobs worked for a company for life with the then-reasonable expectation the company would take …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Survey says it’s a serious identity crisis and crime of rhyme

By STEVE LANG

“If God wanted me to talk with my hands he wouldn’t have given me a mouth!”

“I guess even God can make mistakes.” – Harriett and Nels Oleson, “Little House on the Prairie” TV series episode

I have often said I don’t mind being in …


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cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

TSCRA statement on House passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

 By ROBERT ‘Bobby’ McKNIGHT

Many ranching families have worked hard and sacrificed to build operations to pass down to their children and grandchildren. Too often, when it comes time for ranchers to pass their property along to the next generation, the death of a family member also …


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west texas talk

rambling boy

rambling boy

Wilborn Elliott is the bee’s knees

 By LONN TAYLOR

Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper came from New York to be there. Presidio County Attorney John Fowlkes and his wife Lauren were there. Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap and his wife Ann were there. New York filmmaker Lacy Dorn was there. All of the beauty and chivalry of Marfa, …


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cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

Texas water shortage spurs legislative concern

 By JAY EVANS

Ranching in South and West Texas will naturally expose a person to drought. I have always tried to understand how precious water is across the state, but the recent drought of record has raised awareness to levels many of us have never experienced.

We have been blessed with more …


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correspondence

correspondence

I didn’t like the way the “Trans-Pecos Pipeline” people handled the so-called “town meeting.” Unless you were a landowner across whose land the pipeline might go, the “facilitators” were polite but condescending. As currently planned, it won’t cross my property, but it is less than a mile away. I totally support private property rights, and …


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