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rambling boy

rambling boy

April 23rd, 2015

Wilborn Elliott is the bee’s knees

 By LONN TAYLOR

Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper came from New York to be there. Presidio County Attorney John Fowlkes and his wife Lauren were there. Marfa Mayor Dan Dunlap and his wife Ann were there. New York filmmaker Lacy Dorn was there. All of the beauty and chivalry of Marfa, …

cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

April 23rd, 2015

Texas water shortage spurs legislative concern

 By JAY EVANS

Ranching in South and West Texas will naturally expose a person to drought. I have always tried to understand how precious water is across the state, but the recent drought of record has raised awareness to levels many of us have never experienced.

We have been blessed with more …

golliver – grand canyon

golliver – grand canyon

April 23rd, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

April 23rd, 2015

I didn’t like the way the “Trans-Pecos Pipeline” people handled the so-called “town meeting.” Unless you were a landowner across whose land the pipeline might go, the “facilitators” were polite but condescending. As currently planned, it won’t cross my property, but it is less than a mile away. I totally support private property rights, and …

golliver – test wells

golliver – test wells

April 16th, 2015

dick decent – pipelines

dick decent – pipelines

April 16th, 2015

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 16th, 2015

Dolores ‘Lolo’ Baeza

Lolo Baeza, an American (and Far West Texas) success story

By LONN TAYLOR

Everyone in the Big Bend knew Dolores “Lolo” Baeza, who owned Baeza’s Thriftway grocery stores in Fort Davis, Alpine, and Presidio. When Lolo died in 2013 at the age of 96 the stores had been …

library talk

library talk

April 16th, 2015

Super Smart, Super Patrol, join the Friends

By MANDY ROANE

We wrapped up the “Super Smart” portion of out “Year of the Super Patron” in March and now we’re moving on to our next venture—asking our wonderful patrons to be “Super Helpful.” Marfa Public Library could not exist as it does without the help of …

correspondence

correspondence

April 16th, 2015

Editor:

For those with concerns about our environment (the only place/planet we have on which to live) topics such as fracking and pipelines have recently become prominent. Not my topics now.

While leaving a grocery store with two plastic bags containing conventional odds and ends — “yes, I am still eating, least of my …

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