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Lubbock-area news for 6/27/2017

Police, Fire Marshal's Office to Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks in Lubbock Councilman Griffith hosting town hall on Wednesday Hasty: Sheila Patterson Harris Obsessed … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/27/2017

Abilene city building inspectors halt after-hours response - more taxes, less service McMurry still plans to demolish student gallery Hardin-Simmons University, Blinn … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/27/2017

Wichita Co. Commissioners spending money on evaluation of jail land VIDEO County approves early jail site studies Wichita Co. commissioners continue budget talks … [Read More...]

Republicans handed Texas House power to Democrats and aren’t sure how to get it back

"Talk of taking on Straus simmering, but nowhere near a full boil," read the headline of an opinion piece by Ross Ramsey at the Texas Tribune. In the piece Ramsey describes a few … [Read More...]

Texana 6/26/2017

RIP: Frank Welch, the dean of Texas architecture, dies at 90 State renames part of U.S. 380 after WWII hero, more VIDEO TX college student replaces family pictures with … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/26/2017

Lubbock County Commissioners considering SIB loan for Loop 88 costs District 3 Councilman Jeff Griffith Hold Town Hall Meeting Wednesday More Nighttime Road Work … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/26/2017

Mayor Williams: It's about 'Team Abilene' Packed council chambers crowd cheers Mayor Williams as he takes oath of office Anthony Williams' investiture as Mayor of Abilene … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/26/2017

Wichita Co. Commissioners award bids for road construction materials Future Wichita Co. jail property to undergo site survey work Downtown steering committee creating … [Read More...]

Lubbock ISD chief makes ludicrous claim on Texas school funding

Speaking about public school funding and the Texas Legislature, Lubbock ISD chief Berhl Robertson was quoted by KAMC television as saying: "It came back with much less money and … [Read More...]

Mills: Decline In Gasoline Prices Has Motorists Smiling

By Alex Mills Even though the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Texas averaged $2.11 for the week ending June 19, according to the Energy Information Administration … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/23/2017

City Council Postpones Citizens Tower Project VIDEO Council addresses delays with Citizens Tower Lubbock council delays ‘next step’ in Citizens Tower renovations … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/23/2017

Abilene City Council OK's Bond For New Police Station VIDEO Abilene's mayor-elect says priorities are better jobs, roads VIDEO Archibald gavels his last regular meeting … [Read More...]

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On Virtue & the Republic

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. -- Edwin Meese III

On Political Pessimism

Defeatist cynicism is an arrogance that we too know an outcome – we do not. Our Creator expects us to fight for good until He ends the game, not us. -- Robert W. Pratt, Pratt on Texas

On Liberty

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart

On Right

The fool is disturbed not when they tell him that his ideas are false, but when they suggest that they have gone out of style. -- Nicolás Gómez Dávila

On Political Correctness

Political correctness never rears its ugly head independently. It always shows up as a series of actions designed, to this observer, to crush the souls of those blessed with common sense. -- Milo Yiannopoulos

On pessimism and difficulty

When you encounter difficulties, you need to be optimistic. The pessimists tend to die. --Zhou Youguang

On American Liberals

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
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