Country notes

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The Desk on Hancock Hill

Feb 19, 2020 By Sterry Butcher

Some forty years ago, a desk was dragged to the top of a hill in Alpine that overlooks the Big Bend. The notebooks stashed inside continue to capture big thoughts from the people who travel there.

Snake!

Feb 21, 2017 By Sterry Butcher

In West Texas, we've learned to live with our slithery neighbors. Not that we have a choice.

The Earth Below

Dec 21, 2016 By Sterry Butcher

The skies of West Texas are so grand that it’s easy to forget how much is going on under our feet.

Ol’ Blue

Dec 1, 1977 By John Graves

A good country dog is loyal, obedient, and knows the difference between a chicken and a possum.