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Lubbock-area news for 6/19/2018

LP&L terminates rate increase this coming year - announced some time ago and no gift to customers. In a time of declining energy prices they went on a 5-year rate increase plan … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/19/2018

New mascot for HSU coming this fall HSU: Jesse Fletcher's life remembered in memorial Freedom Stones founded by ACU grads to fight human trafficking ASU: Chandler Harris … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/19/2018

City wants right-of-ways for new street extension Wichita Falls City Council approves spending of 4B funds on various projects VIDEO Nimz applies for city council seat … [Read More...]

With conservatives leading, Austin-insiders would do well to work with them, not bash them

During last week’s Republican Party of Texas convention, the Austin American Statesman began a story in its coverage with: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Texas Republicans Friday that … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/18/2018

City of Lubbock launches new, improved website - how about an improved council? Lubbock council OKs new LP&L meters, police TASERS, street improvements Lubbock Councilman … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/18/2018

Jack Rentz wins Abilene City Council Place 2 runoff election Abilene voters back Jack - yep, 3.8% of the population, what a mandate Jack Rentz talks victory, low turnout … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/18/2018

MSU hosts national liberal arts consortium Hundreds celebrate library's 100th birthday Wichita Falls’ Keith Lee Makes WWE On-Screen Debut List of America’s 50 Worst Cities … [Read More...]

“Active Shooter” video game and the tastelessness of people

Remember the maxim: The answer to free speech we find unpleasant, bad speech, is always more speech. The AP reports that a 21-year-old Russian “developer of a school-shooting … [Read More...]

Texana 6/16/2018

How a boom in craft distilleries is changing Texas' spirits scene VIDEO Record Harvest Again Forecast For Texas Wines This Year AUDIO Is Austin the best U.S. city to live in? … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/15/2018

Lubbock unemployment rate 2.8% in May 2018 Lubbock council OKs new LP&L meters, police TASERS, street improvements LP&L: Board approves costly electronic power … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/15/2018

Abilene unemployment rate 3.2% in May 2018 Abilene water bills rising in January after approval of Street Maintenance Fee VIDEO Motion passes for events venue tax to remain … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/15/2018

Wichita Falls unemployment rate 3.3% in May 2018 New business may be headed to town, councilors could amend budget for taxpayer subsidized hotel Wichita Falls Public Library … [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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