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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

September 11th, 2014

By LONN TAYLOR

If you have never heard of the Bankhead Highway you are about to. The Texas Historical Commission is undertaking a massive effort to research, inventory, and publicize the Texas section of this coast-to-coast highway, built in the 1920s from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California. It was named for the author of the …

correspondence

correspondence

September 11th, 2014

Editor:

I would like to respond to a recent letter (August 28) suggesting that readers vote for Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte.

I myself had considered supporting Leticia until I learned that she favors the Enterprise Fund and other corporate welfare programs. Why should corporations get handouts while communities are struggling to fund education, law …

dick decent – 501

dick decent – 501

September 11th, 2014

golliver – congress

golliver – congress

September 11th, 2014

rambling boy, the

rambling boy, the

September 4th, 2014

The bear fights of Texas

 

By LONN TAYLOR

Rick Perry is not the first governor of Texas to be indicted. That was James E. Ferguson, who was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in 1917. The charges were different, but the underlying causes were the same: arrogant egotism and a penchant for personal vindictiveness on the …

dick decent – flat earthers

dick decent – flat earthers

September 4th, 2014

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

September 4th, 2014

Getting higher 14 years later

By STEVE LANG

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Althsuler

Every 14 years or so, I take the opportunity to ride in a balloon.

If all goes well, when I finally go aloft untethered, I will be the approximate age of my two aunts who …

correspondence

correspondence

September 4th, 2014

The Marfa Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone in the community and those who travelled to join us for the 28th Annual Marfa Lights Festival. It was a successful and well attended event and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

A special thanks to Ballroom Marfa and Rob Crowley for their help in …

rambling boy

rambling boy

August 28th, 2014

The “lost years” at historic Ft. Davis

By LONN TAYLOR

The National Park Service acquired the fort at Fort Davis in 1961, and since then they have done a marvelous and highly professional job of telling visitors what life there was like when the army was there, which were the years between the post’s establishment in 1854 …

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