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  1. Alyce Santoro exhibition opens Friday at Binder
  2. Late Terlingua musician honored with four-day festival
  3. Jerry Jeff Walker headlines Big Bend Brewing bash
  4. Honey shadow puppet performance and dinner at the Lumberyard
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Two weeks in photos

Two weeks in photos
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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Signing off on ties that blind
By STEVE LANG
“There’s more Windsor in that knot than this place pours in a week.” – Larry Hudson
“I don’t suppose a writing man ever really gets rid of his old crocus-yellow neckties. Sooner or later, I think, they show up in his prose, and there isn’t a hell of a …


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cattleman’s column

cattleman’s column

Dietary guidelines reaffirm beef’s role in a healthy diet 
By DR. RICHARD THORPE
On January 7, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final version of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report comes after the agencies deliberated over a year on what exactly should be …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

We’ll make our own myths, thank you!
By GEORGE A. COVINGTON
While the idiosyncrasies of us Big Bend folk runs the gamut from A to Z minus, few, if any, of us can be called elitist and even fewer would ever be called effete (with the possible exception of a few in Marfa who consider unfinished aluminum …


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Senator’s comments

Senator’s comments

El Paso Electric solar class eliminates choice

By state Senator JOSE RODRIGUEZ

With the most annual direct sunlight in the state, Far West Texas and El Paso should be leading efforts to promote solar energy. However, El Paso Electric’s proposal will stifle rooftop solar, crippling small businesses and eliminating consumer choice.

This will hurt …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

Navy or gravy? A West Texas Viking’s dilemma

By STEVE LANG

“If the Vikings were around today, they would probably be amazed at how much glow-in-the-dark stuff we have, and how we take so much of it for granted.” – Jack Handey

“A bad rower blames the oar.” – Norse saying

“Mind your own …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Getting to know a new friend, the Textile Ranger
By LONN TAYLOR
I first heard of Gwen Lanning, the Textile Ranger, when someone sent me a set of photographs that she had posted on her website depicting young women wearing dresses made out of fruits, flowers, and unprocessed vegetable matter. The pictures were made in the 1930s, …


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the money man

the money man

Buy high, say goodbye

By TOM JACOBS
Say you have $10 and lose 50%, leaving you with $5. How much must you gain to have $10 again? Many people understandably answer “50%,” but the answer is actually “100%.” Quite a difference. The smaller the loss, the lower the hurdle. But the deeper the loss, the more it …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:
To office members, families, friends, and concerned people,
I challenge you to form a team to participate in the Relay For Life.
We will be having the 21st annual Big Bend area Relay on April 15 starting at from 6pm-2am.
The Relay For Life is the primary fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Our local relay is known …


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