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Lubbock-area news for 4/19/2018

Lubbock City Council candidates go in-depth for A-J podcasts TTU Debate Team Wraps Up Successful Season Tech law professor appointed to Texas mental health judicial … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 4/19/2018

Council candidates face off in KTXS/Abilene Reporter-News debate VIDEO, more Taylor County wins Gold Star Safety Award Sharp increase reported in Abilene travel/tourism … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 4/19/2018

Wichita County chief deputy's letter claims county does not value law enforcement Wichita Co. leaders learning from last year's budget process VIDEO Wichita Falls alliance … [Read More...]

Is anti-Semitism a problem at Texas universities?

From a report by Merrill Hope at Breitbart Texas: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) recently “banned” the David Horowitz Freedom Center from its campus after the group … [Read More...]

Insular leadership is bad for Abilene and any town

In a recent commentary I asked how different from the behavior of those in Washington, DC is it that for decades the largely insular crowd running Abilene’s city government has … [Read More...]

Texana 4/17/2018

RIP: Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at age 92 Continue reading Barbara Bush, former first lady and champion of literacy, dies at 92 Intimate photos show Barbara Bush's … [Read More...]

Join me in Abilene at Belle’s, Wednesday, 18 April

Join me and all your Pratt on Texas listener friends at Belle's Chicken Dinner House in Abilene this Wednesday, April 18th, from 4:30pm to 7pm. Special menu includes fried … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 4/17/2018

Lubbock's First Dog Park Will Open Friday - bow wow. Mayor Pope to host yet another 'Coffee with the Mayor' Tech Faculty Aboard Southwest Flight During Engine Failure, … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 4/17/2018

Pratt on Texas to broadcast from Abilene tomorrow, Wednesday (4/18), doors open at 4:30pm. Please join us. DIY classes a big hit for the city of Abilene VIDEO ACU alumni … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 4/17/2018

Group encouraging WF residents to vote no on bond proposals VIDEO Wichita Falls Bond Breakdown: Propositions A and B VIDEO Ambulance services on the table for WF city council … [Read More...]

Dangerous: Youthful idealism not tempered with experience.

My mother, Beth Pratt, had an excellent column this past weekend in the Lubbock A-J in which she wrote: “…What appears to be brilliant in our youth may well bring with it an … [Read More...]

Texana 4/16/2018

Port of Texas City explosion disaster was 16 April 1947 See historic, rare footage of the aftermath of the deadly 1947 explosion in Texas City Houston native Jay Thames … [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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