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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 28th, 2016

Bryce Milligan

A Texan’s poetry and poetry about Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

I don’t write much about poetry because my taste in poems is, well, old-fashioned is a nicer word than retrograde. I am pretty firmly fixed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, …

dick decent – hacked

dick decent – hacked

July 28th, 2016

the money man

the money man

July 28th, 2016

Don’t pay to be spanked

By TOM JACOBS

“They’re all out to get you” – Robert M. Jacobs, Sr., my father

Mutual funds have gone through three stages. The first fund started in 1949, and was a “load” fund, which charged you a commission to invest. It was not unusual to pay out a …

golliver – Armageddon

golliver – Armageddon

July 28th, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

July 28th, 2016

Editor:

The Marfa Lights Festival is scheduled for September 2 – 4. It will be the 30th annual event.

But we need your help.

Cameran Newson headlines on Friday and Michael Salgado headline on Saturday. And both concerts are free.

Its free because the workers work for free and we sell tee shirts, vendor …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 21st, 2016

Blackwell School(photo by Lonn Taylor)

The greater story Blackwell School could tell about Hispanics

By LONN TAYLOR

Several weeks back I wrote a column about Blackwell School, suggesting that it could become a museum about the history of the Hispanic community of Marfa. Of course, Blackwell will always be a place whose primary purpose …

golliver – workers

golliver – workers

July 21st, 2016

the money man

the money man

July 21st, 2016

The good and bad of vacation rentals

By TOM JACOBS

Turning a room or home into an Airbnb sounds like a good idea to make some extra money, right? Having owned nine from 2006 to 2014 and knowing friends with vacation rentals, your money man offers some highly arbitrary and un-asked for (the worst …

dick decent – plagiarism

dick decent – plagiarism

July 21st, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

July 21st, 2016

Editor:

Regarding Walter Hopper’s rant in the letters to the editor section last week, particularly regarding the Calvert’s residence;

1st, you stated you served on the Brewster County ARB, therefore you should know that there is no extra consideration given to any county employees. From personal experience, I can state that that board, not …

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