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the money man

the money man

Dividends good and bad

By TOM JACOBS

It’s nice to be paid money — a dividend — to own a stock, but not all dividends are created equal. Some are safer than others. When a company cuts a dividend, the stock usually plummets. Not good.

Think of dividend yield as an interest rate. The …


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To read or not to read; it’s not really a question

To read or not to read; it’s not really a question

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

I will never forget the first time I finished reading The Giver. I lay on my bed, the finished book resting heavily on my chest, and I watched the ceiling fan in my bedroom make its measured rotations as my mind reeled with its first existential questions. I was eight …


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library talk

library talk

Family reading night is August 14

By MANDY ROANE

Summer Reading is drawing to a close, so now is the time to get your reading logs in! We’ll be handing out reading prizes and tickets for the grand prizes until Friday, August 14. If you haven’t read all that you want to this summer, …


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cattlemen’s column

cattlemen’s column

TSCRA reflects on 84th Texas Legislative Session

By Pete Bonds
President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

This year started off on a busy note as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) tracked legislation and worked with state elected officials and staff during the 84th Texas Legislative Session, which convened Jan. 13 through …


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the money man

the money man

China at the margins

By TOM JACOBS

“Elevator operators and secretaries were buying on margin!” – My father, on the run-up to the Crash of 1929.

Lost in the news over Greece’s status in the Eurozone is that investors in China’s stock market have seen a stock market crash around 30% in a few …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Shirley Villar

Pancit and lumpia, Filipino cuisine right here in Marfa

By LONN TAYLOR

When I was growing up in the Philippines my mother would take me shopping with her in downtown Manila nearly every Saturday. We would visit the Escolta, Manila’s main shopping street, and we would always stop at a …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Iran Cannot Be Trusted

By US Rep. WILL HURD

I was asked this week what part of the Iran Nuclear Deal I was most concerned about. To be frank, it’s hard to pick just one thing. But it really comes down this – I don’t trust the Iranian government to actually keep their word.


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Dear party people,

A big thanks to everyone who poured some sweat and participated in our benefit/opening this last Saturday. We raised over $1,100 for Grand Companions. This doubled the amount raised last year.

If you drink vodka, we highly recommend Tito’s forever. Tito’s Vodka has been so generous to this community. We …


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