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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...]

Focusing on murder requires a look at morality; Focusing on tools of murder is to do nothing

In a statement issued Friday, after learning of the happenings at the Santa Fe, Texas high school, Senator Ted Cruz said: “Once again, our Nation grieves another mass murder. … [Read More...]

Mills: Gasoline Price Rises As Supplies Drop

By Alex Mills Rising gasoline prices have been a big news story this past week increasing to a nationwide average of $2.87 per gallon. The U.S. average diesel fuel price … [Read More...]

Texana 5/18/2018

Is this remote point in Big Bend the prettiest spot in Texas? The New Pustka Family Barbeque in Hutto Does Everything Right One man’s guide to hidden Texas road trip barbecue … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 5/18/2018

April unemployment rate 2.8% in Lubbock Both Lubbock Dog Parks Are Closed On Mondays. Here’s Why. Almost Time To Take A Dip In The City Of Lubbock Pools City of Lubbock … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 5/18/2018

April unemployment rate 3.2% in Abilene Cedar Ridge reservoir project in early stages Abilene Police looking to hire women McMurry University to Host Million Word Reader … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 5/18/2018

April unemployment rate 3.2% in Wichita Falls Wichita County Commissioners move forward with Law Enforcement Center VIDEO County jail construction ready for bid SAFB … [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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