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Does the new school rating system inflate performance?

When I bring up much of anything to do with public schools, it is guaranteed that I’ll be attacked in email and in social media posts and among the interesting points is that often … [Read More...]

Mills: China Imports Large Quantities Of Texas Oil And Gas

By Alex Mills Even though recent international events may create questions about the future demand for petroleum, the domestic oil and gas industry has experienced robust growth … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 8/17/2018

Lubbock unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in July Company sues Lubbock for missing the mark on water line location Upcoming commissioners accuse current commissioners of … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 8/17/2018

Abilene unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in July Steel tariffs result in Taylor County Expo Center cutting back on bond project - blame tariffs if you will but prices are going up … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 8/17/2018

Wichita Falls unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in July Wichita Falls Regional Airport, MPEC see revenue decline, require city subsidies Local rescues seeing overflow of animals … [Read More...]

A big name no replacement for big ability for P. Bush

From the Austin American-Statesman: Less than a month after Hurricane Harvey struck, Gov. Greg Abbott tapped Land Commissioner George P. Bush to help put storm victims back in … [Read More...]

Award-winning school leader says new A-F rating system good but INFLATES all schools’ ratings

via press release: Rise Academy’s pass rates were between 84 and 100 percent in all subjects on the 2018 STAAR tests, but, with the new A – F Accountability System, the charter … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 8/16/2018

Lubbock ISD's badly named Dunbar College Prep. & Smylie Wilson Middle schools get bad ranking, require improvement Free Adoption Event This Saturday at the Lubbock Animal … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 8/16/2018

One AISD school in need of improvement Abilene appears in national political opinion article New AHS band director aiming for championships ACS students get jump on … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 8/16/2018

WF city council to consider tax increase to fund employee pay raises - see how it works? You can do with less for your family but they cannot. Wichita Falls Regional Airport, … [Read More...]

Is Lubbock-Cooper ISD’s “B” really an “F” rating?

The oh-so-dreaded, by educrats, A to F public school rating system was released by the Texas Education Agency. You can look up your school district’s rating at and … [Read More...]

Texana 8/15/2018

The story behind the stories: History behind the Plainview Hilton Plainview Hilton hums along: Renovation project on downhill stretch The Great Galveston Hurricane, September … [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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