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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

May 5th, 2016

The accordion king of Tex-Mex conjunto music

By LONN TAYLOR

A couple of weeks ago my wife, Dedie, and I sat in a café on San Antonio’s West Side on a Sunday morning and listened to Santiago Jimenez Jr. play the accordion for about 20 of his friends and neighbors. The café was Carnitas Uruapan on the …

golliver – move

golliver – move

May 5th, 2016

the money man

the money man

May 5th, 2016

They aren’t like us; even we aren’t

By TOM JACOBS

Unlike young people in Texas, I grew up where the classes in state, American and world history were not all about my state (wink). Especially in 9th grade, when we studied Asian and African history. This was eye opening to a middle-class suburban boy. The life-changing concept …

dick decent – cruz

dick decent – cruz

May 5th, 2016

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correspondence

correspondence

May 5th, 2016

Editor:

Thanks for the LGBTQ article in the recent Sentinel.

I feel encouraged whenever I see West Texas getting more accepting and valuing all human beings.

Pam Gaddis

Alpine

 

Editor:

Last Saturday I had the pleasure and privilege of working with a group of 4H kids and leaders on a community service project.

That project was a major spring cleanup of the …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 28th, 2016

Murders in the Big Bend

By LONN TAYLOR

The Big Bend is full of old stories about killings that were the results of disputes over fence lines, water holes, and unbranded calves. Some of these stories have been told and retold, on porches and around campfires and in print, with a detail added here or altered there, …

the money man

the money man

April 28th, 2016

Is the stock market always up in the long term?

By TOM JACOBS

“In the long run, we are all dead.”— John Maynard Keynes, economist and investor

Let’s put to bed the most persistent crying baby ever: “The long term direction of the stock market is up.” It may be, but sometimes we don’t outlive that “long term.” …

correspondence

correspondence

April 28th, 2016

Editor:

I attended a luncheon recently that made me think about our future in Big Bend. We all support our kids and their future and are proud to do it, but are we doing all we need to do?

Many of our kids leave the Big Bend area, and I can’t really blame them, I did as …

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