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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 30th, 2015

Shirley Villar

Pancit and lumpia, Filipino cuisine right here in Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

When I was growing up in the Philippines my mother would take me shopping with her in downtown Manila nearly every Saturday. We would visit the Escolta, Manila’s main shopping street, and we would always stop at a …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 30th, 2015

Iran Cannot Be Trusted

By US Rep. WILL HURD

I was asked this week what part of the Iran Nuclear Deal I was most concerned about. To be frank, it’s hard to pick just one thing. But it really comes down this – I don’t trust the Iranian government to actually keep their word.

correspondence

correspondence

July 30th, 2015

Editor:

Dear party people,

A big thanks to everyone who poured some sweat and participated in our benefit/opening this last Saturday. We raised over $1,100 for Grand Companions. This doubled the amount raised last year.

If you drink vodka, we highly recommend Tito’s forever. Tito’s Vodka has been so generous to this community. We …

golliver – anonymous

golliver – anonymous

July 23rd, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 23rd, 2015

A sample of the letters from J. Frank Dobie

The J. Frank Dobie/John D. Young saga continues

By LONN TAYLOR

Readers may recall that a few weeks back I wrote a column about J. Frank Dobie and John D. Young of Alpine and the dispute between Young’s descendants and the University of …

correspondence

correspondence

July 23rd, 2015

Editor:

I seldom write to newspapers about anything I see in the pages, but I just had to comment about Lineaus Lorette’s letter published on July 16th.

According to a dictionary I consulted, the definition of the word “illegal” is “forbidden by law or statute.” By his logic, if I wish to drive the …

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 16th, 2015

The legacy of Father Mel La Follette

By LONN TAYLOR

Father Mel La Follette died on July 4 and the border lost one of its most original characters. Father Mel came to Redford in 1984 with the somewhat grandiose title of Canon Missioner to the Frontier. He once told me that he came with a commission from …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

July 16th, 2015

Delivering for the District
Working hard to represent you in Washington

By US Rep. WILL HURD

Representative. It is not just a title; it is my job description, and it’s why I ran for the job.

I know that not everyone who reads this column will always agree with me on my stance on the issues or on the …

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