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México, Done Badly

The first time I went to Mexico it was to Ojinaga with a young man who worked with me in Big Bend National Park. I have forgotten his name, but let’s call him Jerk. 705 more words

Letter from Ojinaga

Dear One,

Lackadaisical daze gone by, days spent painting fantastical scapes, harmonizing my harmonica with songs of the rail stolen and steel, and perusing rock gardens tumbled brambly with weeds beside the wind tickling Palo Verde tree. 718 more words

Travelogue

Mexican Soldiers Face Civilian Trials

An article found on the Washington Post website talks about Mexico straying away from corruption in the case of Mexican soldiers facing civilian trials.

OJINAGA, Mexico — This rough little border town in the middle of nowhere has seen its share of lawless men, the cocaine cowboys whose wild rides end out in the desert with a shovel of dirt tossed into their shallow graves. 752 more words

Mexico

Jewel Created From Mud - "La Tinaja"

On October 29, 1994, I attended a celebration in Honor of Redford pioneers: Teofilo Carrasco and Cecilia Acosta.  They had just been reinterred in the old Redford Cemetery. 432 more words

Genealogy

Razing Our Past

One of my greatest sorrows is witnessing how historically significant structures in Mexico are blatantly destroyed.  I long ago visited an old church, “Nuestro Padre Jesus”, in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  357 more words

Genealogy

Chico Cano: Did He Or Did He Not?

At the beginning of my genealogy research, one of my goals was to locate “ol’-timers” who had known Chico Cano, the reputed killer of River Guard, Joe Sitter (Texas Ranger).  502 more words

Genealogy

Frank Nieto Lujan

In 1989 I made my first trip to Redford, Texas, and across the Rio Grande to Ojinaga, Mexico.  Within five years, what began as family research resulted in a database containing over twenty-thousand names!  453 more words

Genealogy