Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Country singer Trace Adkins plays the title role in this Western based on a real-life robber.
It takes a lot of chutzpah to use the word "stagecoach" in the title of a Western movie. Devotees of John Ford's enduring 1939 classic need not bother with the latest oater vehicle for Trace Adkins (Traded), although undiscriminating viewers looking for a shoot-'em-up on late-night cable could do worse than Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story, currently receiving a limited theatrical release.
The country music singer turned actor plays the central role of Nathaniel Reed, based on a real-life outlaw who committed numerous stagecoach, train and bank robberies in the late 1800s. (Fun fact: He lived until 1950 and even published an autobiography in 1936.) As the film would have it, Reed — whose alias stemmed from his favorite brand of whiskey and the state in which he committed many of his crimes — tried to go straight, living quietly as a rancher and husband to his devoted wife, Laura (Michelle Harrison)...more