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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

March 23rd, 2017

(photo by Lonn Taylor)The torii gate by Dionicio Rodriguez.

The Japanese Garden of Alamo City

By LONN TAYLOR

On a recent trip to San Antonio I paid a visit to the Japanese Garden in Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s hidden treasures, so well hidden that in 50 years of living in and visiting San Antonio I …

the money man

the money man

March 23rd, 2017

Energy independence and unintended consequences

 

By TOM JACOBS

Even fracking’s most vehement opponents probably think it’s a good idea for the US to be independent of foreign oil. And fracking has led to that possibility at the door. But as desirable as “independence” sounds to a nation with our history, the consequences may or may not be …

dick decent – faux news

dick decent – faux news

March 23rd, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

March 23rd, 2017

Editor:

A response to the Lineaus scandal,

Lineaus, I recommend that you check your facts before spewing your false statements in the face of Marfa citizens as you did in your advertisement in last week’s newspaper. If you took time to understand the City of Marfa accounting system and the history of the collection of back utility …

rambling boy

rambling boy

March 16th, 2017

Move over, St. Patrick, for St. Urho

St. Urho’s statue in Menahga, Minnesota

By LONN TAYLOR

The whole world knows that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, a day that is celebrated with parades and the excessive consumption of alcohol wherever the Irish diaspora has taken Irishmen, from …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

March 16th, 2017

The past, the present, and maybe no future

Jacks(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Few among us have not spent some time reflecting on the days when we were kids and the world was a slower, less hectic, and more understandable. Hundreds of novels have been written about the influences affecting a young persons early life. …

dick decent – obamacare

dick decent – obamacare

March 16th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

March 16th, 2017

Editor:

Much silly about in our town on this break for spring.

Styling and picture taking and crossing the walk and taking up the space like I’ve never seen.

Sold Out, No Vacancy, No Room in the Inn.

Puts me in mind a bit of when we came to town those many or so years ago. But, no matter, …

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