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Lubbock-area news for 7/18/2018

City of Lubbock warns public to not swim in Playa Lakes VIDEO Upset after tow, residents wake up to several cars gone VIDEO TTU K-12 Partners With Chinese Academy of Sciences … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 7/18/2018

Price tag for new voting machines is $2 million - the 13-year-old system will likely work well for another 20 years. The function of voting and reporting votes has not changed … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 7/18/2018

City Council approves ruling to prohibit movement of over sized loads City Council passes ruling for personal storage units Wichita Falls earns double A rating, approves … [Read More...]

RIP David Nelson. He knew serving as precinct chairman was important.

Terrible news arrived early Wednesday from a friend telling me that David Nelson had been killed in an accident. When I began work in the Republican Party in Lubbock County during … [Read More...]

A lesson often ignored in petition drives on display in failure of Dallas effort

When circulating and then confirming petitions, you will learn just how many of your fellow citizens are ignorant, dishonest, or easily lead to the point of stupidity. It is a … [Read More...]

Texana 7/17/2018

Armadillo gets caught trespassing on float in Texas pool Image of Alligator at Lake Texoma Proves the Legend is Fact Texas Parks & Wildlife Shares Photo of White … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Intruder picks wrong San Antonio home, begins eternal dirt nap

According to San Antonio police a homeowner on West Houston Street heard noises just before 11pm on Monday night. Being a True Texan, prepared to defend life and property, the … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 7/17/2018

Progress made on Citizen's Tower VIDEO Shaping up: Progress underway with Citizens Tower nearly 1 year away from completion Lubbock ISD to implement "I Love U Guys" protocol … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 7/17/2018

Taylor County departments request $9 million more than last year Drug-related CPS cases still rising in Taylor County, special court needed Neighborhood empowerment zone … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 7/17/2018

Council approves contract for downtown crosswalk art Funding for several projects approved by WF City Council VIDEO City of Wichita Falls to start phase two of Kemp-Monroe … [Read More...]

Texas readies scarcity propaganda on water resources; a better alternative exists

“With a crush of people moving to Texas — the population is expected to increase by 70 percent over the next half-century — the state predicts that without new infrastructure and … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 7/16/2018

Officials say Citizen's Tower expected to be completed July 2019 TTU President Stresses Internationalization Opportunities on Trip to China, more Prime Sale Days begin … [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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