classifieds    contact    advertise    archives    download newspapers

West Texas Talk

rambling boy

rambling boy

July 31st, 2014

The longest serving college president in Texas

By LONN TAYLOR

I learned about college presidents by listening to “The Halls of Ivy,” a radio program of the early 1950s in which Ronald Coleman and his wife Bernita Hume played William Todhunter Hall, the president of Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria. For years I thought that all …

guest commentary

guest commentary

July 31st, 2014

Can We Talk? Politics? Religion? Money? Who’s Listening?

By ELAINE V. SCOTT

Congress’s annual August recess is fast approaching. While many of us wish we had thought to negotiate a month off for ourselves when we took our current jobs, it’s hard to begrudge these men and women the respite. Regardless of political persuasion, it’s got to …

correspondence

correspondence

July 31st, 2014

This letter is to thank all the wonderful people of Marfa for helping out my friends, Joel and Brenda Bentley, at the Bryanna Bentley Medical Fundraiser this past Sunday.  I was overjoyed with the amazing attendance, and with the generosity of locals.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the following people for their help …

golliver – Governor Oops

golliver – Governor Oops

July 24th, 2014

desert fashion / marfa style

desert fashion / marfa style

July 24th, 2014

The Lou Lou Ghelichkhani style

By ASHLEY ROWE

Lou Lou Ghelichkhani is a singer and songwriter with Thievery Corporation and the Lead Muse to the Den of Thieves. She visited Marfa for the first time during the film festival to DJ and also to take in the films.

The dress, jewelry, and shoes you were wearing …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 24th, 2014

Texas eccentrics and mavericks

By LONN TAYLOR

I recently picked up a book that is so good that I was tempted to lift several chapters from it for my columns. Instead I decided to write a column about it. It is Mavericks: A Gallery of Texas Characters, by Gene Fowler, published by the University of Texas Press …

the anti-fan

the anti-fan

July 24th, 2014

Baseball players come up short in brains department

By JIM GORDON

Pro football famously has the Wonderlic, a 50-question quiz it uses to gauge draftees’ intelligence.

From the occasional poor result leaked to the press, you might think that football players, on average, ranked pretty low in the brains department, compared with other athletes.

Not so, according to a …

about   advertise   archives   contact   download newspapers   home   subscribe