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Parrish beats Boren for Lubbock County judge

FINAL TOTAL VOTE: Boren 45.76% Parrish 54.24% Lubbock County early vote: Gary Boren  3,316  47.54% Curtis Parrish  3,659  52.46% Election day vote: Gary Boren … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Robber shot by armed 7-Eleven clerk

Dallas police responded to a robbery call at 7-Eleven in Pleasant Grove. According to the store’s clerk, the robber tried to take the store’s cash register, pushing the clerk … [Read More...]

Extended yellow light times reduce violations more than do cameras (but are not a cash-cow for local government.)

The city council in Denton, Texas, later today will debate whether to renew a contract with embattled Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia after a test demonstrated an effective … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 5/22/2018

City of Lubbock offices to be closed for the Memorial Day holiday City of Lubbock to Hold Memorial Day Service for Veterans Legionnaires to host Veteran Breakfast Texas … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 5/22/2018

Abilene's new street maintenance fee [tax] could be implemented as soon as January, more Street maintenance fee [tax] back on agenda Pair make history with Abilene ISD board … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 5/22/2018

Bird deaths a setback in Texas feral hog poison testing Coach, Teammate remember Ramon "LG" Gonzalez MSU: Teens apply coding skills in second annual Hackathon Full … [Read More...]

Lubbock County voters have a chance to elect a pro-taxpayer county judge today, if they vote

In the Lubbock County GOP race for county judge, voters should understand that Curtis Parrish, the lawyer, has spent his entire political life working for the moderate-to-liberal … [Read More...]

Pratt on Texas extended until 10pm for primary election runoff coverage tonight

It is party primary runoff election day. You can vote today in a party’s runoff, even if you didn’t vote in the primary proper, as long as you did not vote in another party’s … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: LTC holders shoot out tire of fleeing murderer; Waco man repels violent home invader

San Antonio: "Police say witnesses told them that Bogard got into his car and ran the woman down, then backed up and ran her over again. Police say according to the witness … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 5/21/2018

AJ Fawver to Join City of Lubbock as Director of Planning Lubbock Animal Shelter acknowledges problem with deadly virus, taking steps to fix it Former Lubbock ISD Police … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 5/21/2018

Street fee discussion begins again Thursday Escalator improvements in the works at Abilene Regional Airport VIDEO Cooper math teacher finds flaws in 'No' Abilene Kennel … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 5/21/2018

Downtown Wichita Falls business owners tangle with city over outdoor-seating ordinance - gov’t is often the biggest barrier to re-development and yet the gov’t solution is to give … [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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