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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

December 8th, 2016

The traveling tent show of Harley Sadler

By LONN TAYLOR

Until my mother saw a legitimate stage show in Denver when she was 18, she thought that the height of theatrical sophistication was Harley Sadler’s Own Tent Show, a touring troupe that played one-week stands under canvas in small towns in Texas and New Mexico in the …

golliver – drone strike

golliver – drone strike

December 8th, 2016

the money man

the money man

December 8th, 2016

Pay up now or pay more later

By TOM JACOBS

Tease: The most important address in Marfa is not the Courthouse, City Hall, Bank, Food Pantry, county sheriff, fire department, EMS, Big Bend Sentinel or even the Lost Horse. It’s PO Box 660, Marfa, TX, 79843. No, it’s not my personal slush fund (rats), but it is …

correspondence

correspondence

December 8th, 2016

Editor:

Gentlepeople,

On November 10, 2016, I submitted an open records request to the City of Marfa in order to obtain a copy of the Asphalt Pavement Maintenance plan for the City of Marfa. In a letter dated November 22, 2016 from the City of Marfa, there is no such plan or document. Is anyone surprised that …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

December 1st, 2016

The pen and ink of a professional Texas soldier

By LONN TAYLOR

My post-election reading has been John W. Thomason Jr.’s The Adventures of General Marbot, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1935. Thomason, a Texan and a professional Marine officer, edited this 500-page memoir of the Napoleonic Wars by a French general and illustrated it profusely …

golliver – repeal and replace

golliver – repeal and replace

December 1st, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

December 1st, 2016

Editor:

The Marfa schools’ fall Book Fair was an enormous success. More than $1,500 over our goal was raised toward the expansion of our book collection.

Heartfelt thanks go out to volunteers Brenda Bentley, Nikki Ittner, Victoria Villarreal, Scott May, and Ann-Marie Nafziger.

Great thanks go out to the 30 donors who funded 200 books via the online …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 23rd, 2016

An accidental hero of the Texas Revolution

By LONN TAYLOR

November can be a nasty month in Texas, full of unpleasant surprises. It can bring sunny days and blue skies, with just a touch of chill in the air in the mornings, but it can also be cold and wet and gloomy, with the kind of damp …

golliver – thankful for trump

golliver – thankful for trump

November 23rd, 2016

the money man

the money man

November 23rd, 2016

Trump election boosts the markets, for now

By TOM JACOBS

Ka-boom! The stock market response to Trump’s election has been history-making. From market close on election day, the S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) and Russell 2000 (IWM) indexes of stocks have reached new highs, with only the Nasdaq (NDAQ) lagging:

 

 

In under two weeks, the …

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