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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 26th, 2014

A special Thanksgiving, and those eating Episcopalians

By LONN TAYLOR

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only is there turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie, it is a day for family and friends. Even though I am an only child, I cannot remember a Thanksgiving at which there were fewer than ten people at our table. When …

correspondence

correspondence

November 26th, 2014

Editor:

I thank the artists who were incredibly generous and donated artwork to Arts for the Parks. The exhibition was a great success and raised over $2,000 for Big Bend Parks and Recreation for Kids, an organization that is improving the playground equipment at Alpine’s parks.

Crystal Allbright, Deborah Allison, Mary Baxter, Janet Steward, Amanda Calhoun, Alexander …

golliver – Thanksgiving

golliver – Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2014

dick decent – thankful

dick decent – thankful

November 26th, 2014

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 20th, 2014

Fact or myth: the Alamo’s line-in-the-dust story

By LONN TAYLOR

I usually write a column about the Alamo in March, the month that Santa Anna’s army overwhelmed the old mission’s defenders and ensured them an immortal place in Texas history. But recent events there have made me think that it is time for an out-of-season Alamo column. …

correspondence

correspondence

November 20th, 2014

Editor:

I believe that labor, thought, and material should not be wasted and the idea that tearing down buildings all the time is incredibly wasteful. Economically, it should be a little over the hill, a little bit more money spent perhaps, to save the buildings, to use them. Ordinarily, the buildings produce a lot of things …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

November 13th, 2014

The bet that begat a Terlingua tradition

By LONN TAYLOR

This year Halloween was bookended by the 48th annual Terlingua Chili Cook-off, which started on Monday October 27 and wound up the following Saturday. About 5,000 people were there for the final cook-offs. I was not. My idea of hell is being in Terlingua with 5,000 people.

The …

correspondence

correspondence

November 13th, 2014

Editor:

As the Presidio County Veterans Service Officer, I would like to acknowledge the effort and sincerity that I witnessed on this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014, by all who attended, organized and participated in the Marfa Independent School District’s Veterans Day Ceremony.

I extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to all the students who attended, Mr. Peters, …

golliver – post election

golliver – post election

November 6th, 2014

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