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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 25th, 2015

Ode to the poets laureate of Texas and the UK

By LONN TAYLOR

The United Kingdom has had a poet laureate since at least 1190, when King Richard I appointed a fellow named Richard Canonicus as versificator regis, literally, versifier to the king. There has been an unbroken line of poets laureate since 1513, when John Skelton …

guest news release

guest news release

June 25th, 2015

Border Trade Alliance applauds infrastructure funding

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot on Saturday signed HB 1 into law, an over $209 billion budget bill to fund state government operations.

Tucked into the massive two-year budget is a provision that creates a new border infrastructure funding category within the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“With dedicated federal resources for border …

golliver – fireball

golliver – fireball

June 25th, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

June 25th, 2015

Rep. Hurd, did you really vote in support of an amendment by Rep. Pete Sessions to eliminate The Sunset Limited Amtrak route?

I’m one of your constituents.

Most sincerely,

Ken Whitley

Marfa

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The energy at the last Alpine City Council meeting was fresh, full-of-heart, bold and for the most part female.

May that power explode with confidence and courage! …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 18th, 2015

The best Aggie father a son could want

By LONN TAYLOR

Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I have been thinking a good deal about my father, which inevitably leads me to thinking about Texas A&M. Dad entered A&M in 1920, a month short of his 17th birthday, and graduated in the class of 1924. Sometime in the …

guest commentary

guest commentary

June 18th, 2015

Treasurer’s office update

By ELEAZAR CANO

In light of recent developments and publicized comments, I feel it necessary to share with you, our constituents, the following facts leading to the decision which we, as a Commissioners Court, took into account when drafting the order provided to our District Judge, Roy Ferguson. In the order, the Brewster County …

correspondence

correspondence

June 18th, 2015

On behalf of Presidio County, I express my gratitude to Eddie Pallarez and the local employees of American Electric Power (AEP). AEP is a model citizen in our local communities, consistently demonstrating exceptional skill, work ethic, professionalism, safety consciousness, and a positive attitude.

Specialized resources are hard to come by in our remote and sparsely populated …

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