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Lubbock ISD chief makes ludicrous claim on Texas school funding

Speaking about public school funding and the Texas Legislature, Lubbock ISD chief Berhl Robertson was quoted by KAMC television as saying: "It came back with much less money and … [Read More...]

Mills: Decline In Gasoline Prices Has Motorists Smiling

By Alex Mills Even though the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Texas averaged $2.11 for the week ending June 19, according to the Energy Information Administration … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/23/2017

City Council Postpones Citizens Tower Project VIDEO Council addresses delays with Citizens Tower Lubbock council delays ‘next step’ in Citizens Tower renovations … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/23/2017

Abilene City Council OK's Bond For New Police Station VIDEO Abilene's mayor-elect says priorities are better jobs, roads VIDEO Archibald gavels his last regular meeting … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/23/2017

Parks & Recs Dept Is One Step Closer to Completing Falls Upgrades Permanent Water Reuse Project Reaching Completion VIDEO WFPD captain graduates from FBI National … [Read More...]

Voter ID: Judge Ramos can preserve some dignity for herself and the court

Saying no additional hearings will be needed, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos gave lawyers two weeks to file legal briefs on the matter of whether Texas should be … [Read More...]

Texana 6/22/2017

Texas beef (partially) helped win the American Revolutionary War Houston's Hobby Airport turns 90 years old Kyle Bass' 2,400 acre Texas ranch listed at $59.5 million … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Intruders shot by residents in Dallas, San Antonio reports from Dallas: "An 83-year-old man told police that a man had broken into his home and he asked him to leave. When the man did not leave and threatened the man he … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 6/22/2017

Lubbock Police Work to Stop Street Racing, Auto Theft During Summer Months LPD officers awarded new rank Volunteer Firefighter Speaks out on EMS Layoff - I'd be glad the … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 6/22/2017

Abilene council approves funding for new city law enforcement center, more City Council Discusses Street Maintenance Fund City of Abilene looking at options for road … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 6/22/2017

WFPD earns re-recognition for following best practices Jiffy Food Stores pioneer & National Assoc. of Convenience Stores fournder, Fred Lowder,  dead at 83 Teen … [Read More...]

It is government that makes monopolies; free market brings competition

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, in a piece titled The Myth of the Natural Monopoly, points out that: "If competition is viewed as a dynamic, rivalrous process of entrepreneurship, then the … [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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