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Mills: Oil Futures Lower As Supply Gains Create Uncertainty

Crude oil is entering another period of uncertainty as producers in the U.S. continue to increase exploration while OPEC nations and Russia try to maintain their pledge to reduce … [Read More...]

Texana 4/28/2017

Sam Rayburn House Artifact of the Month: Photograph of George Atkins Ambitious Alamo remodel faces scrutiny over design, funding Texas brides will race through Dallas' … [Read More...]

It was half-witted for Democrats to make Sanctuary Cities a fall-on-the-sword issue

"After more than 16 hours of debate, the Texas House at about 3 a.m. Thursday voted 93-54 to give initial approval to the bill to ban so-called sanctuary cities, the common term … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 4/27/2017

Proposed Lubbock ordinance would ban parking on street within 3 feet of a driveway Training exercise scheduled at Lubbock Airport Friday Community Members Working to Turn … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 4/27/2017

Abilene City Council Rejects Regulating Payday Loan Businesses - great decision for free markets and small government! Proposal to regulate payday lending in Abilene fails … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 4/27/2017

Early voter turnout fewer than 500 WF city council to consider bronze angel in honor of Lauren Landavazo WFISD educator named Assistant Principal of the Year for Region … [Read More...]

Wichita County ballot mix-up, be careful

From a listener in Wichita County, Texas regarding the current election: For those who live in Wichita County: If you live inside Wichita County but outside of city limits, … [Read More...]

Paxton judge cannot remain in the spotlight

Last week I asked our Pratt on Texas legal expert to double-check something in Texas law about changes of venue for a criminal trial. Ted Liggett of the Liggett Law Group found the … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 4/26/2017

The KFYO ‘2nd Amendment Be Prepared’ Giveaway is Now Underway President of the State Bar of Texas to Speak at Law School Hooding Ceremony Labor-union protest disputes … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 4/26/2017

City of Abilene may impose itself between private financial transactions, more, more Abilene Police Department seeks female applicants CityLink Suspends the Downtown #1 … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 4/26/2017

Top priority for WFISD athletics: Replace Barwise track Wichita Falls Animal Services Center Pet Adoption Registration Set for WF Summer Camps Groundbreaking … [Read More...]

Texana 4/26/2017

Prison gang symbol linked to Spurs logo are affecting fan tattoo choices, according to local artists Houston's Roegels Barbecue Co. a favorite of George H.W. Bush's Secret … [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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