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rambling boy

rambling boy

March 26th, 2015

The greatest Mexican singer of all time

 By LONN TAYLOR

Last Thursday was my wife, Dedie’s, birthday. I have always wanted to celebrate Dedie’s birthday by having a mariachi band play “Las Mañanitas” under our bedroom window at dawn, but I let the date slip up on us every year without doing anything about hiring a band. …

idle american

idle american

March 26th, 2015

Pull up a chair

By Dr. Don Newbury

Ask any chiropractor, masseur or masseuse, and answers will be similar. Most Americans are tense, on the wrong side of the frazzle equation. They are sheep–“go-alongers,” if you will– figuring if the finish line is reached without indebtedness, so be it. To live positively is considered wishful thinking, perhaps …

golliver – cruz announces

golliver – cruz announces

March 26th, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

March 26th, 2015

The eight Webb brothers and Marfa

The Webb Brothers have been in the auto business in Marfa since 1940, Harold and Bascome first, Gerald and Brit came later, and Sam, Bill, Joe, and Charlie all worked at Webb Brothers.

We sold Sinclair, Gulf, Fina, Conaco, and Texaco gas at various times.

We sold Studebaker, Packard, Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, …

rambling boy

rambling boy

March 19th, 2015

The old timey general store

By LONN TAYLOR

When I moved to the town of Round Top, Texas (population 70) in 1970 there was a general store on the town square that had been in business since 1854. It was run by an elderly widow named Mrs. von Minden. Its shelves were crammed with merchandise, some of …

library talk

library talk

March 19th, 2015

Classes offered at library

By MANDY ROANE

We still have two classes left in our “Super Smart” series. Citizenship Test Prep is on Saturday, March 21 and Genealogy Research is on Saturday, March 28. The classes will be at the library from 11am-noon.

To ensure that we have enough materials for each participant, class registration must be done …

correspondence

correspondence

March 19th, 2015

According to the New York Times, “The White House sharply rebuked nearly four dozen Republican senators who sent a letter to Iranian leaders just as nuclear negotiations reach a pivotal moment, characterizing the correspondence as an illegitimate interference in President Obama’s foreign policy.”

A rebuke is an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism. The letter was …

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