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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 23rd, 2016

Sunset Rendezvous by Neil Hunt. (photo by Robert Brandes)

Belly up for a story about Western belt buckles

By LONN TAYLOR

Robert Brandes is the king of Western belt buckle collectors. He has roughly a thousand of them, and his e-mail address incorporates the words buckles.com. His calling card says “Western Buckles” in large type and …

the money man

the money man

June 23rd, 2016

Not good as gold

By TOM JACOBS

Some people want the United States to return to the pre-1971 gold standard to protect against government spending. The theory is that when all money is “backed” by gold at a fixed exchange rate of dollars to gold, there can only be as much money available as gold in Fort …

dick decent – fbi radar

dick decent – fbi radar

June 23rd, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

June 23rd, 2016

Editor:

In response to Buck Johnston’s letter last week about the electrical power upgrade in Marfa, for your information Buck, the “hideous” power line has been there on Lincoln Street for over 50 years, and it was my idea to upgrade the very much-needed transmission line to give Marfa and Alpine customers another 50-plus years of …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

June 16th, 2016

Inside the wedding industrial complex

By LONN TAYLOR

Destination weddings are the thing. Prospective brides and grooms, best men and maids of honor, bridesmaids and groomsmen, parents and guests, sometimes hundreds of guests, now fly to Caribbean islands or Hawaiian beaches or the south of France to do what they used to do in the little church …

the money man

the money man

June 16th, 2016

The economics of fear

By TOM JACOBS

I try to keep politics out of this column, because there’s enough money in politics already, but sometimes you can’t stay quiet. Consider the unspeakable terrorist murders over the weekend at the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida, frequented by my people, the many-hued rainbow LGBTQ+ world. We are informed that …

correspondence

correspondence

June 16th, 2016

Editor:

I suggest a little drive for everyone — maybe a Sunday evening when those afternoon clouds roll in.

Drive east on Oak Street just past the new USDA offices and turn left on E Street.

Mosey on up to the power station and turn left on East Washington Street. From there head west …

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