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ask a mexican

ask a mexican

If Mexicans are supposed to go back to Mexico, should Anglos go back to Europe?

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican:

I have some questions and observations. During George W. Bush’s administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty to some). One remark that I recall was stated by a Mexican that went …


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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

Losing knowledge of heritage and history

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Mexican: Hola! I’m a long time reader, first time writer. I was thinking a long time about what to ask, because I don’t want to ask a dumb question and embarrass myself. I finally decided to ask on something that tends to bother me a lot. Why do …


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from the auditor’s desk

from the auditor’s desk

The budget process

By RICK HERRMAN

Presidio County auditor

HOW CITIZENS CAN STAY ABREAST OF THE 2015 PROCESS

“Three methods to consider: a) follow our two forms of excellent media, newspapers and radio; b) consider attending Commissioners’ Court meetings, even though for some, those meetings are not always convenient to attend; and c) in the near future, to comply …


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west of left

west of left

The problem with freedom of speech

By DAVID GARCIA

The saccharine department store melodies of “Frosty The Snowman” were beginning to tax the collective sanity of most Americans and the strains of Auld Lang Syne loomed portentously in the distance. Suddenly, a different song began to seep into the ears of the public: a discordant refrain of …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Stuff that may be hazardous to my health…or yours

By STEVE LANG

“If I had my life to live over…I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously.” – Nadine Stair

This week, I have learned that the world needs more fewer people …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

A folklorist and the Texas Folklife Festival

By LONN TAYLOR  

I recently had a conversation with a fellow whose job I wish I had. His name is Douglas Manger and he is a folklorist. Manger has been hired by the Institute of Texan Cultures to pump some new life into their annual folklife festival by finding …


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guest column

The city of Alpine crew

By ANASTACIO S. MILAN

The most concentration of Hispanic workers in the 1950s was in city maintenance. City crews worked in street repairs, trash collection, water and sewer, street cleaning, as well as animal control. Working for the different departments required top physical condition and fitness, to say the least. The use …


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the anti-fan

the anti-fan

LeBron a favorite son, not necessarily prodigal

By JIM GORDON

Friday’s Boston Globe had a “Prodigal Son” headline with its coverage of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland.

The Globe was not alone. The combination of LeBron and mention of the parable from the Gospel of Luke was a favorite in print and on the internet – to the …


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