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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

January 12th, 2017

Bridges, not walls

By LONN TAYLOR

Candelaria, Texas is literally at the end of the road. It is 48 miles northwest of Presidio, where the pavement of FM 170 ends. In 2010 it had a population of 75. I was down there last month, visiting with Rosa Madrid and her son Reynaldo Pantoja. Rosa is a retired …

golliver – sessions

golliver – sessions

January 12th, 2017

the money man

the money man

January 12th, 2017

All that jitters might boost gold

By TOM JACOBS

The conventional wisdom holds that you should have roughly 5% of your investments in gold “just in case,” where that means political, economic or inflationary troubles. Gold is allegedly a safe haven during turmoil. It currently sells for $1,190 an ounce and has been very volatile in the …

dick decent – dreamy putin

dick decent – dreamy putin

January 12th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

January 12th, 2017

Editor:

Once again the people of Marfa and across the tri-county area have responded generously to the Chaplain’s Christmas Card Project.

On behalf of the prisoners and staff at the Presidio County Jail, thank you for your participation.

May we all have a blessed 2017.

Sincerely,

Chaplain Edward Jennings

Presidio County Sheriff’s Department

Marfa

 

Editor:

Many people, including friends, even good friends, ask me …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

December 21st, 2016

Not ‘Happy Holidays,’ not ‘Season’s Greetings,’

By LONN TAYLOR

I have spent a good deal of time this past few weeks writing Christmas cards. I am very big on Christmas cards. I enjoy getting them and I enjoy sending them. I sense that their popularity is decreasing as the ease of electronic communication increases and the …

the money man

the money man

December 21st, 2016

Friends don’t let friends pay high fees

By TOM JACOBS

Almost 70 years ago, Warren Buffett’s teacher, Benjamin Graham, wrote that anyone whose advisor charged more than 1% of AUM should look for another advisor. Many people do not heed this advice, letting Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, Schwab and other investment advisors charge them …

dick decent – russian reds

dick decent – russian reds

December 21st, 2016

correspondence

correspondence

December 21st, 2016

Editor:

READ MARFA and the Blackwell School Alliance would like to thank everyone who contributed to a fun and festive Holiday Read Aloud on Saturday. We welcomed children, families, and story-loving adults to enjoy readings of holiday stories in both Spanish and English, sweetened by hot chocolate and lots of cookies.

Much thanks to our readers: Jeremiah …

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