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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 29th, 2016

golliver – pipeline march

golliver – pipeline march

September 29th, 2016

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 22nd, 2016

(photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) The Simmons Cowboy Band at the White House, 1929.

October 1 Sul Ross Lobos/Hardin-Simmons football game

See – and hear – the last cowboy band in America

By LONN TAYLOR

The first cowboy band in America was the Buffalo Bill Wild West Band, organized in 1883 to accompany the Buffalo Bill …

Golliver – wells fargo

Golliver – wells fargo

September 22nd, 2016

dick decent – foundations

dick decent – foundations

September 22nd, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

September 22nd, 2016

Editor:

Though I have studied Marfa for the past fifteen years and have closely read the Sentinel for ten years, few things I read personally affect me. However, the September 1st article by John Daniel Garcia regarding a Marfa council member’s desire to address the shortage of full-time housing in Marfa piqued my interest.

As I transition …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 15th, 2016

The Marathon welcome sign.(photo by and courtesy of JODI BART HOLZBAND, SpareFoot.com)

Marathon shakes off its rough and tumble past

By LONN TAYLOR

It is received wisdom in the Big Bend that the town of Marathon, Texas was named by its founder, Captain Albion Shepard, for Marathon, Greece, because the topography reminded him of the Greek village, …

golliver – diversity

golliver – diversity

September 15th, 2016

the money man

the money man

September 15th, 2016

Education: you get what you pay for

By TOM JACOBS

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge comes from education, and the interest it pays is opportunity, economic freedom, and though we seem to forget this, informed citizens and voters. Yet by and large, we in the US refuse to pay for quality …

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