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.
Alexander Oscar Babel played piano at the Solo Saloon on Congress Street in Houston, Texas, where he married Emma Rumpel in 1880. When he went on the road, the cowboy pianist was joined by a cowgirl cornetist, Miss Mattie Babel. Her identity is not clear, but the most likely candidate is Oscar’s wife, Emma.