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golliver – Cheney on Iran

golliver – Cheney on Iran

September 3rd, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 3rd, 2015

(Courtesy of Nicolai von Kreisler)Lunch menu at the Dart Bowl.

Plate lunches no longer on the menu

By LONN TAYLOR

My friend Jim Bratcher of Bulverde is a hermit-scholar, a former English professor who, now in his 80s, still contributes articles on Henry James, T.S. Eliot, and medieval legends to esoteric journals …

correspondence

correspondence

September 3rd, 2015

Editor:

In recent editions of the Avalanche, Jim Street has described plans to repair the streets of Alpine. This news is extremely gratifying to hear and I fervently hope two things will occur. One, the city officials will travel about the city and designate the streets in worst repair to be done first. Second, …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

August 27th, 2015

Moving towards North American energy security

By US Rep. WILL HURD

For almost four decades, there’s been a ban on exporting U.S. crude. While it’s not always the case, most decisions made almost 40 years ago by the federal government rarely still reflect the current political or economic realities of the world. That’s certainly …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

August 27th, 2015

A passenger train dome car

A dome car with an incredible view

By LONN TAYLOR

The New Yorker magazine used to carry regular reports from a correspondent called E.M. Frimbo, who was described as the world’s premier railroad buff. Frimbo, whose real name was Rogers E. M. Whitaker, loved trains and from …

correspondence

correspondence

August 27th, 2015

Editor:

Thank you to everyone involved in the successful performances of the Lower Left Performance Collective’s Secondary Surface Rendered presented by Marfa Live Arts at the Crowley Theater on August 14-15, 2015. Collective members Nina Martin, Leslie Scates, Andrew Wass, Margaret Paek, Kelly Dalrymple, and guests Kylie Phillips, Loren Dempster, and Gretchen Lee Coles …

dick decent – 548

dick decent – 548

August 20th, 2015

golliver – pipeline concert

golliver – pipeline concert

August 20th, 2015

guest commentary

guest commentary

August 20th, 2015

Preserving Our Hunting Heritage in the Wake of CWD

By JENNY SANDERS

We have long known certain deer breeding practices threaten native wildlife and hunting on a number of levels and the movement of captive deer around the state in livestock trailers creates significant risk to our wild deer population.

Texas hunters are still …

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