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3 cool things
  1. Robert Irwin events aplenty this weekend
  2. Schowengerdt wood sculpture on exhibit Friday
  3. Rule Gallery host solo exhibition this weekend
  4. CBS 7 to broadcast from Presidio
  5. Presidio Library to host free reading program next week
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This week in photos

This week in photos
big bend blog

what’s going on

what’s going on

A tale of two appraisal districts

By ROBERT HALPERN

Perhaps you read both letters from Walter Hopper in last week’s issue. He pretty much eviscerated the Presidio County Appraisal District and the Appraisal Review Board.

Response letters to Mr. Hopper appear this week from Marfa property owner Mike Calvert and Richard Petree, the appraisal …


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hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

Those who seek to divide us won’t win

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

To those who are using fear and terror to try and divide our country, I have a message: You will not win.

When tragedies such as the ones that played out in Dallas and across the country this week happen, the …


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gust commentary: reactions to Dallas police shootings

State Sen. José Rodríguez:

“We can and will find a way to live together peacefully with respect for each other’s rights, but not until we have the very hard conversation required to right some wrongs in this country. Rather than deepening the divisions by continuing to play on the politics of fear, it is …


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news for veterans

news for veterans

Veterans may need a new TBI exam

By HARLAN HARDY

Veterans who received examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) between 2007 and 2015 in support of disability compensation claims should receive a letter from the Veterans Affairs offering you the option to undergo a new TBI exam.

Review the letter closely and follow the …


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guest commentary – jim glendinning

guest commentary – jim glendinning

Reflections on Brexit

By JIM GLENDINNINIG

A European Union/United Kingdom passport has been in my desk drawer for some years, used occasionally to get foreign visas more cheaply than with my US passport. This (holding two passports) is entirely legal. But its usefulness will end in two years when the UK leaves the EU, …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Blackwell School(photo by Lonn Taylor)

The greater story Blackwell School could tell about Hispanics

By LONN TAYLOR

Several weeks back I wrote a column about Blackwell School, suggesting that it could become a museum about the history of the Hispanic community of Marfa. Of course, Blackwell will always be a place whose primary purpose …


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the money man

the money man

The good and bad of vacation rentals

By TOM JACOBS

Turning a room or home into an Airbnb sounds like a good idea to make some extra money, right? Having owned nine from 2006 to 2014 and knowing friends with vacation rentals, your money man offers some highly arbitrary and un-asked for (the worst …


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correspondence

correspondence

Editor:

Regarding Walter Hopper’s rant in the letters to the editor section last week, particularly regarding the Calvert’s residence;

1st, you stated you served on the Brewster County ARB, therefore you should know that there is no extra consideration given to any county employees. From personal experience, I can state that that board, not …


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