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Each week Gary offers a variety of observations and personal experience in a highly engaging commentary from East Texas. Join us for Borderline with Gary Borders in his new time slot, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.

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Fri March 27, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: An adult-style snow day is still pretty perfect

Caldwell Park in Mount Pleasant, Texas, transformed into a winter wonderland for one February day.
Credit Marcia Davis / The Daily Tribune

I finally got a snow day. As spring explodes and summer beckons, I recall that February day fondly.

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7:45am

Fri March 20, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Journalists keep fighting for transparency in governments worldwide

Sunshine Week ends tomorrow. Newspapers, media organizations and good-government groups have published columns, editorials and other material to raise awareness of how we must be vigilant to protect the public’s right to know.

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7:45am

Fri February 27, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Sunburn trumped safety concerns in Chihuahua, Mexico

Catedral de Chihuahua dates from 1725 and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chihuahua.
Credit Gary Borders

When I told folks I was going to spend a week in Mexico and Big Bend working on a magazine story, a few acted as if I had signed my death warrant. “Are you going to have any security?” one friend asked. No, we didn’t, though there was certainly safety in numbers with five of us working together — including a scientist who lives and works in Mexico. My brother Scott had the wisest perspective, noting that many millions of people live in Mexico, and the vast majority get through the day just fine. I liked my odds.

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7:45am

Fri February 20, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Reporter's notebook from Rio Grande includes a twist

A horse takes a long drink from the Rio Grande.
Credit Gary Borders

The finish line of the finest adventure on which I have embarked in many years beckoned, at most 300 feet away. A group of us were descending a peak known locally as Big Hill just off the highway in Big Bend Ranch State Park. The peak overlooks the Rio Grande. On this final day of a seven-day voyage from Chihuahua City, Mexico to the Big Bend area, we got up at 4 a.m. to catch sunrise. It was worth the lost sleep. We arrived in the dark to give the two photographers time to set up their spectacular array of equipment.

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7:45am

Fri February 6, 2015
Local

Gary Borders: The 'Glue Guy' has issues with King Tut's repair job

From the New York Times: The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have said.

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I didn’t do it. I have an airtight alibi.

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