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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 20th, 2017

Candelaria’s Kilpatrick vs. the U.S. Army

By LONN TAYLOR

Texas has seen some famous feuds, but few have matched in intensity or amount of vituperative language exchanged the one that raged between Candelaria, Texas cotton planter James Judson Kilpatrick and the entire United States Army between 1918 and 1921. The feud had its origins in a clash …

our water matters

July 20th, 2017

By Big Bend Conservation Alliance Water Group

In the last edition of Our Water Matters, we went over some of the tasks performed by Ground Water Conservation Districts here in Texas. A current case in Culberson County illustrates the importance of Ground Water Conservation Districts and why the citizens of west Texas should care.

Agua Grande LLC …

dick decent – wormhole

dick decent – wormhole

July 20th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

July 20th, 2017

Editor’s note:

This is another letter by Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks III to state officials about the awful mess of Texas public school financing.

Gentlemen:

Let me state, up front, that I believe some of you have nothing but the most honorable of intentions as our elected officials; however, I also believe there are far too …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

July 13th, 2017

The Storming of the Bastille(image courtesy Library of Congress)

Vive la French Bastille Day

By LONN TAYLOR

Tomorrow, July 14, is Bastille Day, a holiday that is not normally celebrated in the United States except in French restaurants. It commemorates the seizure of the Bastille, a 14th-century fortress that once protected the eastern approaches to Paris, by …

golliver – duck soup

golliver – duck soup

July 13th, 2017

correspondence

correspondence

July 13th, 2017

Editor:

In today’s political environment Shakespeare may have written Marc Anthony’s speech, at Julius Cesar’s funeral, something like this: “Friends, Americans, Countrymen, lend me your ears. President Donald Trump has come to bury Freedom of the Press, not to praise it. The evil that news media does lives after it. The good is often interred in …

steve’s funny column

July 13th, 2017

Bubba’s Buick

Places to go and methods to get there

By STEVE LANG

“When I was young and the urge to be someplace else was upon me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch….I don’t improve…once a bum, always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.” – John Steinbeck, “Travels with …

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