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60s Week: Stuck in the 60s

I grew up in Terlingua. One of the most common comments I heard from outsiders growing up was, “Damn, with all your marijuana, beatnik ways and no bathing, y’all are stuck in the 60s.” So, I hereby present 60s week, an experiment in journalism. To what extent does that culture…

Big Bend Live Music August 6th, 2010

[Big Bend Live Music is a feature brought to you by Matt Hodges, Contributing Editor Music. If you have a gig you’d like to share with the world, email him at matt.hodges@live.com] This is Matt Hodges yo’ Ayatollah of Rock a Rollah for the Trans-Pecos Far West Texas type area. I’m…

On The Governor’s Campaign Trail

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] Marfa – Texas Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White sent one of his top envoys to west Texas last week. Dressed in blue jeans, but far from a laid-back…

A Visit South (Horny Toad Chronicles – chapter 2)

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] The Mexican Custom Agent eyed Lefty as he drove into the country without stopping in the “Nothing to Declare” lane, courtesy of a flashing green “Pase” light .…

Meeting Lena Zappa (The Horny Toad Chronicles – chapter 1)

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] Former two-time Klecko International Ltd. CEO, Lena Zappa, has found a lot to do since leaving the giant conglomerate. Saving the horny toad lizard at her Lost Reach…