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Texana 11/16/2018

Roger Staubach, Alan Page to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom, more Governor Abbott Named Mr. South Texas 2019 Ice Age Era Fossils Found at D/FW Airport If not for … [Read More...]

Mills: Oil prices decline, natural gas prices rise

By Alex Mills While crude oil prices have declined 27 percent since Oct. 1, natural gas prices broke through the $4 barrier this week for the first time in four years. On the … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Robber boxed in wrong man in Houston

The Houston Chronicle reports: The 27-year-old man who shot Lopez Arriaga told Houston Police that he thought he was going to be robbed, officials said. The man drove to a … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 11/16/2018

Lubbock unemployment rate down to 2.7% in October Lubbock council OKs development team for Convention Center Hotel Council adjusts speed limits on stretches of 98th, … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 11/16/2018

Abilene unemployment rate down to 3.1% in October City Council approves capital improvement projects Abilene Police Department kicks off Operation Blue Santa VIDEO Abilene … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 11/16/2018

Wichita Falls unemployment rate down to 3.1% in October Expect lane closures on US 287 Friday in WF City of WF plan to analyze report for car crashing into school MSU … [Read More...]

Are Mexican’s Nazi-like “nationalist” bigots?

Are the Mexican people (and by that I mean citizens of Mexico, not the stupid and ignorant use of the term of nationality to wrongly mean race or ethnicity) hateful Nazi-like … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 11/15/2018

Stanek sworn in as Lubbock County DA Part of North Loop 289 to be closed for crash investigation Lubbock Animal Shelter asking for donations to help pets of homeless people … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 11/15/2018

Council to look at legislative agenda, CIP funds Abilene police give tips to protect against fake money this holiday season HSU Leadership Studies Travel to Four States in … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 11/15/2018

Economic Forum speaker: Legal immigration, millennials having more babies key to labor growth VIDEO Economic forum talks labor in the workforce, more VIDEO Darrell Coleman … [Read More...]

Public schools: More money doesn’t automatically increase performance

The next Texas Legislature is sure to focus heavily on public school finance reform. Mostly this reform will be on complicated funding formulae as opposed to tons of new money … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Son shoots abusive father, retired cop, to protect mom

KTRK reports: A retired sheriff's deputy was shot and killed, allegedly by his own son. It happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. Brian Merritt retired last year from the Harris … [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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