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May 6 elections for Marfa, Presidio, Alpine

3 cool things
  1. Farmstand Marfa opens Saturday for 11th season
  2. Second 'Heart of Alpine' business open house set for Saturday
  3. Native plant seed gathering worksop March 23
  4. Davis Mountains Preserve sets field tour and volunteer days
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Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater

Hamilton Leithauser at The Crowley Theater
big bend blog

guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

guest column – u.s. senator john cornyn

Don’t end NAFTA, fix it

By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN

When looking for a model economy, Washington would be wise to look no further than Texas. The “great American jobs machine,” as we’re affectionately known, has been the economic engine that pulled our country out of the recent recession, singlehandedly adding more than one million jobs to …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Tuning up to fiddle around the country

By STEVE LANG

“I was much distressed by the next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.” – Edward Lear

What do a certain tree in North Carolina and me have …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Meanwhile, back and forth on the ranch

By STEVE LANG

“No way, Cisco, no way Pancho/Why don’t you meet me back at the rancho?” — Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis

“Don’t you know you’re riding with the king?” – John Hiatt

Balgaard, Clint and the Pinzgauer

South Brewster County – Riding a Pinzgauer H-M A-T 4WD MUV over …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Constituent-driven policy: your opinions about Obamacare

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Last week, I hosted my 13th live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate …


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our water matters

our water matters

What is a groundwater conservation district, and what dies it do?

By the Big Bend Conservation Alliance

Since 1904, Texas water law has been based on “the rule of capture,” which is derived from English common law. The rule of capture states that an owner of the land may pump unlimited quantities of water from under …


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west texas talk

rambling boy

rambling boy

Move over, St. Patrick, for St. Urho

St. Urho’s statue in Menahga, Minnesota

By LONN TAYLOR

The whole world knows that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, a day that is celebrated with parades and the excessive consumption of alcohol wherever the Irish diaspora has taken Irishmen, from …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

The past, the present, and maybe no future

Jacks(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Few among us have not spent some time reflecting on the days when we were kids and the world was a slower, less hectic, and more understandable. Hundreds of novels have been written about the influences affecting a young persons early life. …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Much silly about in our town on this break for spring.

Styling and picture taking and crossing the walk and taking up the space like I’ve never seen.

Sold Out, No Vacancy, No Room in the Inn.

Puts me in mind a bit of when we came to town those many or so years ago. But, no matter, …


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