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Lubbock-area news for 8/23/2017

Jackson: Stop funding the NELCDC money pit VIDEO Texas Tech Spirit Program Hosts National Championship Ring Ceremony Are You Ready For Some Red Raider BBQ? Only 100 … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 8/23/2017

City of Abilene adds new pet waste stations to several city parks Abilene City Council holds workshop to discuss sidewalks, more Lawsuit filed for 2016 inmate death at … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 8/23/2017

Wichita County Grievance Committee gives pay raise to constable VIDEO Wichita Co. Clerk's office to close early Friday Downtown business owners discuss sidewalk dilemma … [Read More...]

Texas oil producers driving oil markets, leaving OPEC confounded

HOUSTON—Sizable year-over-year improvements in the rig count, drilling permits, and the value of Texas-produced crude oil and natural gas, along with renewed industry employment … [Read More...]

IBM’s Leftwing grandstanding from Trump to Texas

"IBM CEO Ginni Rometty explained in great length why she and other CEOs had decided to disband Trump’s Strategy and Policy Forum, which went hand-in-hand with the manufacturing … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 8/22/2017

LP&L Is Holding Two Meetings to Discuss Electricity Rates, Other Issues City of Lubbock Health Department Prepares for Peak Mosquito Season Estacado High School … [Read More...]

Listener: The McCain Mutiny

From Listener Club member JT: Sen John McCain; he sacrificed a great deal during his time as a POW in "The Hanoi  Hilton."  As a veteran, I truly respect his service during the … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 8/22/2017

Abilene city council has busy agenda ahead Council tackles sidewalks, city boards this week Abilene Regional Airport to host meeting on Airport Master Plan project August … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 8/22/2017

Fact: WFISD adopted a 1.82% 5% tax INCREASE but media stories and the words of district officials lead the public to believe the district did not increase taxes. This is immoral. … [Read More...]

Our cowardly Republican state representatives

"It Ends not with a Bang, but a Whimper," was the headline about the just ended Texas special legislative session in a letter to members of NFIB/Texas. Two headlines in the … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Armed homeowner helps catch alleged carjacker

In Bexar County the sheriff's office and Hollywood Park police arrested Chad Courtney, 20, on a charge related to carjacking. According to WOAI, "Officials located the vehicle … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 8/21/2017

Lubbock unemployment rate 3.6% for July, down from June City of Lubbock Health Department Reports Increase in Cryptosporidiosis Cases From small beginnings, Crime Line … [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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