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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 16th, 2017

Dr. Paul Will: Big Bend king of sausage

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently had a visit with a man I have come to think of as the Sausage King of the Big Bend. Dr. Paul Will, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at Sul Ross State University, has been teaching students how to process meat for 39 years. …

golliver – crazy

golliver – crazy

February 16th, 2017

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

February 16th, 2017

(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)Marijuana to broccoli

Why does everybody crowd my corner?

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

I do not often criticize fellow writers, particularly those from whom I regularly steal ideas or quotes. However, I must relay my outrage at the joint attack on me by Donald Trump and Lonn Taylor.

Recently, President Trump’s White House flacks were asked …

dick decent – comrad trump

dick decent – comrad trump

February 16th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

February 16th, 2017

Editor:

It takes a village to host a TML meeting.

The mayor, city administrator, and council members of the City of Marfa would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors who donated to the Texas Municipal League’s quarterly meeting that we hosted early this month.

The door prizes where sought after and …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 9th, 2017

The stories quilts can tell

By LONN TAYLOR

This is the time of year when heavy boxes full of new books about Texas arrive at my house, because I serve as a judge in several state-wide book contests. This year’s boxes included an outstanding book about quilts, Katherine Jean Adams’s Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American …

golliver – über cabinet

golliver – über cabinet

February 9th, 2017

the money man

the money man

February 9th, 2017

Ten steps to financial freedom: #6 to #10

By TOM JACOBS

And now, the thrilling conclusion of 10 Steps to Financial Freedom!

In the last episode, steps 1-5 set the stage:

Get out of debt – but smartly.
Put something away for a rainy day.
Have health insurance.
Own a home, but not expecting to make money.
Save for your children’s or your …

dick decent – bowling green

dick decent – bowling green

February 9th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

February 9th, 2017

Editor:

The appointment of Ms. DeVos as the Secretary of Education is very disappointing and discouraging.

Public schools, at least here in Texas, are under increasing assault by those interested in “school vouchers,” “school choice,” or any other name used to describe the subsidizing of education anywhere except public education.

It is interesting that school aides, teachers, administrators, …

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