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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

August 25th, 2016

Food caravan in Rio Grande City, 1966.(photo by JOHN AVANT)

¡Huelga! Starr County, Texas farm workers strike
By LONN TAYLOR
August 1 was the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shooting and everyone who was on the campus that day has written something about it for publication except me. I am writing about another …

golliver – quintupled rent

golliver – quintupled rent

August 25th, 2016

the money man

August 25th, 2016

Risky business?

By TOM JACOBS
What is your tolerance for price swings and fluctuations in the value of your investment account? Are you prone to mania when it zooms and despondency when it swoons, or can you maintain calm in the face of high volatility? How much risk of losing some or all of your money are …

dick decent – olympics

dick decent – olympics

August 25th, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

August 25th, 2016

Editor:
Hooray for the Beards, they showed Kelcy Warren. They won their battle, but Big Bend lost the war.
It is very, very sad.
James H. Evans
Marathon
• • •
Editor:
I am writing in regards to Marfa Superintendent’s comments of the resignation of Victoria Sanchez.
REALLY, SERIOUSLY, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I know my sister better than that. After working 28 …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

August 18th, 2016

Another Marfa Texas brag

By LONN TAYLOR

There is no entry in the Handbook of Texas for John Hayward Randolph, nor was he ever elected to the Texas Institute of Letters, but he was a Texas author who probably did more than anyone else in the latter half of the 20th century to shape the popular conception …

golliver – swath

golliver – swath

August 18th, 2016

the money man

the money man

August 18th, 2016

You might as well live

By TOM JACOBS

Perhaps you’ve heard “the black swan” used to explain something we haven’t seen and therefore don’t believe exists. Philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb popularized this in his book of the same name. His point is that because we’ve never seen a black swan (or three-legged lion, two-headed bird, and so …

correspondence

correspondence

August 18th, 2016

Editor:
Congratulations to The Big Bend Sentinel staff! You did an excellent job on your June 20th, 2016 publication of the Marfa High School 50th graduation anniversary.
The graduates all looked handsome and it was a beautiful tribute to Marfa’s history – the people of Marfa, our high school, its dedicated teachers, loving parents and, of course, the hardworking students themselves.
You really outdid …

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