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rambling boy

rambling boy

May 21st, 2015

James Dean and Robert Hinkle on the set of Giant. (all photos and images courtesy of University of Oklahoma Press)

Hinkle and Dean and Giant and Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

A few weeks back I wrote a column about what folks in Marfa told Louise O’Connor and Cecilia Thompson – authors of “Marfa and Presidio …

our U.S. congressman

our U.S. congressman

May 21st, 2015

Cybersecurity – it’s not just a buzz word

By WILL HURD

I started an unusual job after I graduated college. In the back alleys of foreign nations, I was recruiting spies and uncovering secrets.

I was an undercover officer in the Central Intelligence Agency.

Joining the CIA was based on my desire to serve our nation and protect our …

correspondence

correspondence

May 21st, 2015

An open letter to my friends, family, and community,

Are we sure we want to be against this natural gas pipeline going through Brewster County? We know it’s going to be dusty, we know it’s going to be dirty, we know it’s going to look ugly for a while, but what about our benefits? I don’t …

golliver – pipespeak

golliver – pipespeak

May 14th, 2015

dick decent – jade helm

dick decent – jade helm

May 14th, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

May 14th, 2015

Frances Barton

The Czech accordionist who stole many a man’s heart

By LONN TAYLOR

This year my wife, Dedie, and I celebrated San Jacinto Day on April 21 by driving to Austin to hear an old girlfriend of mine play music in the bar of the Driskill Hotel. I met Frances Barton …

library talk

library talk

May 14th, 2015

Another month of Year of the Super Patron activities

By MANDY ROANE

May means a new portion to our “Year of the Super Patron.” From now until the end of summer, we’ll be doing all things “Super Fun!” This year, summer reading will be for the whole family, not just the kids. We’ll also have …

correspondence

correspondence

May 14th, 2015

Editor:

Re: CHILDREN AND PETS WELCOME,

But . . . not allowed to roam free in the patio,

So reads Planet Marfa’s new policy on children and pets in the beer garden patio. Though kids will just be kids, and pets will just be what they are, we don’t need to be reminded that …

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