Why political parties matter

Why political parties matter

Parties define issues and mobilize ideas; they connect citizens and government. The U.S. Constitution contains no mention of political parties. Indeed, it was to the dismay of the founding brothers that parties evolved shortly...
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Local government scorecard

Local government scorecard

Our local government scorecard is the news and the news behind the news. Call it insider baseball or call it too much information. Either way it's what you won't read anywhere else. Texas Tech...
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Purchasing Director’s E3 timeline causes LP&L uproar

Public information is released that brings city manager under fire

That loud squeal you may have heard this morning was “Captain Coverup” Todd Kimbrough’s expression of surprise and dismay over the release of previously confidential information from the LP&L Director of Purchasing, Felix Orta. That information, titled “E3 Consulting Invoice Timeline” is the basis of the “new information that has come to light” that caused a majority of the… Read more »

Wind Gusts

LP&L CEO Gary Zheng placed on leave

After over eight hours of executive session meetings Tuesday Lubbock’s Electric Utility Board meeting Tuesday voted 6-3 to place CEO Dr. Gary Zheng on paid administrative leave and placed General Counsel Todd Kimbrough in charge. During the 30 day administrative leave Kimbrough is instsructed to reach an “amicable agreement” with Dr. Zheng for Zheng’s departure from the Electric Utility.

The motion was made by EUB member Clayton Isom and seconded by Charlie Dunn. Isom… Read more »