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Remembering George H. W. Bush, 41st President (regularly updated with more stories)

State funeral of George H.W. Bush: Services at Capitol, National Cathedral, Houston church, Texas A&M Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims Day Of Mourning In Honor Of Former … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 12/10/2018

Lubbock police, sheriff's office unveil Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit In North, East Lubbock citizens hope answers to health concerns go beyond ‘Plan Lubbock 2040’ - all are … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 12/10/2018

Abilene police could issue citations for motor scooter violations, more See smoke in southwest Abilene? It's just Dyess AFB training! HSU graduation: Friday, December 14th at … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 12/10/2018

City attorney reports on “ethics” policy WF Fire Department: Don’t drive over fire hoses WFISD response to alleged bullying at Barwise Middle School VIDEO MSU Central … [Read More...]

Get governments off social media and problem solved

“After criticizing the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office on its Facebook page, Deanna Robinson found herself blocked from commenting or liking its posts. Nearly two years later, her … [Read More...]

Texana 12/7/2018

Remembering Pearl Harbor-The Story of Texas’ Own Doris Miller UFO sighting in Texas? Keller resident records mysterious 'cigar-shaped' object in the sky UT to re-erect statue … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 12/7/2018

Fearing outages, ERCOT regulators consider controversial plan to boost power generation; would raise rates - this is the ERCOT grid Lubbock’s “leaders” are forcing LP&L to move … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 12/7/2018

DCOA’s newest project "Column 2" unveiled VIDEO Abilene couple going to Nobel Peace Prize event in Sweden Abilene school nurse saves teacher's life by performing CPR … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 12/7/2018

Traffic equipment to aid emergency vehicles Winter storm expected through Saturday evening WFISD CEC course selection based on workforce MSU Central Plant employs the … [Read More...]

Bush’s life countered the Left; showed what are lasting values

The Leftists must have been seething this week as the nation honored President George Herbert Walker Bush. Oh yes, they did all they could to rewrite and twist history in a way to … [Read More...]

Mills: President Bush 41 Confronted Many Energy Issues

By Alex Mills Fate, in some respects, was not kind to George H. W. Bush, who died last week in Houston. Of course, fate did shine on the 41st President of the United States … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 12/6/2018

City of Lubbock prepares for possible winter storm Winter storm update from the KAMC Weather Lab Xcel Energy plans for winter storm, urges customers to be prepared Ways to … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 12/6/2018

Abilene police officer suing Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge and the City of Abilene VIDEO Abilene Police Department issues warning about scam phone calls coming from their … [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.

On universities

Universities have become a place to provide economic and political protection for those who hold economically and politically unpalatable ideas. — Robert Pratt

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