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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

February 4th, 2016

Kicking back in Key West, Florida

By LONN TAYLOR

My wife, Dedie, and I have just returned from a 10-day ramble to Key West, Florida. Key West is an island, four miles long and two wide, at the very westernmost tip of the Florida Keys. It is closer to Havana than to Miami, and it has …

the money man

the money man

February 4th, 2016

All about the bulls and the bears

By TOM JACOBS

A few blocks from the New York Stock Exchange gallops a bull sculpture. The bull represents a booming stock market, prices heading up, up, up! Perhaps because optimism sells, there is no bear, which represents a falling market. A bull market is defined as a rise of …

golliver – burrow

golliver – burrow

February 4th, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

February 4th, 2016

Editor:
For those of you who might have missed this news recently, people in Midland have been busted for cock fighting. What I found strange about it was how the cockfighting was highly prioritized over the same cocaine distribution bust. I see the cocaine traffic in this part of the country to be a much bigger …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

January 28th, 2016

The days of the National Cattle Trail

By LONN TAYLOR

Every day the Texas State Historical Association, which is a private learned society headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin, sends out a lively internet posting headed “Today in Texas History,” telling about some significant (usually) event that happened on the day’s date …

golliver – cake

golliver – cake

January 28th, 2016

the money man

the money man

January 28th, 2016

The Elephant in the Bathtub

By TOM JACOBS

Bathtubs, rivers, and stocks all have liquidity, but some are more liquid than others. Ask any elephant, because she never forgets this important investing point, especially when there are broad selloffs.

Each day, buyers and sellers trade stocks. The exchanges match the parties for a particular …

correspondence

correspondence

January 28th, 2016

Editor:

On Holland Avenue near downtown Alpine, there is a large sign that says: PRO-AMERICAN, PRO-BUSINESS, PRO-LAND RIGHTS, and PRO- PIPELINE.

What this sign appears to be saying is that those who are against the pipeline are anti-American, anti-business, and anti-land rights.

Pipeline opponents are pro- American, pro-business, and very much pro-land rights. They …

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