Texana 8/10/2016

Allen went from flying gliders to towing them during WWII True Cowboy Joe Self Laid to Rest VIDEO Lady in Blue made ‘spiritual journeys’ to North America from Spain Happy resident paved the way in 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics Tech alumnus on Olympic golf committee Mission dolores now a Texas historical commission state historic site […]
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Lubbock-area news for 8/10/2016

Lubbock to Consider Sports Venue Project, Minor League Baseball – if Lubbock is a good market for a team, let it build or lease its facility like every other business including entertainment vendors. Minor League Baseball team eyeing Lubbock; Mayor Pope says idea ‘not fully developed’ 114th Street and University Ave. road closed until Sept. […]
Source: Pratt on Texas


Abilene-area news for 8/10/2016

Grass fire in south Abilene is now extinguished Grass Fire Causes Street Closures in Southwest Abilene Grass fire in South Abilene threatens homes, results in road closure, power outages Craig Middle School Helps Families with Uniforms After 90 Years of Friendship, Abilene High Graduates Turn 100,102 VIDEO HSU workshop focuses on athlete safety Meals on […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 8/10/2016

Police Academy Recruits Undeterred By Police Shootings VIDEO Animal Services Center’s New Wing to be Done By September WFISD construction soon to be underway for safety VIDEO Update on Security Initiative for WFISD Schools Security upgrades in works for six WFISD campuses Active Shooter Awareness Presentation At MSU VIDEO Wichita Falls Human Resource Management Assoc. […]
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Local officials lie about taxes, media helps

Lubbock County officials are liars and so are many local government elected officials. Call it a sin of omission or commission, it doesn’t matter because they know they are lying to the public through an ignorant or conspiring news media. Take this line from a KJTV story on Lubbock County: “Meanwhile, commissioners proposed sticking with […]
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Lubbock-area news for 8/9/2016

County Commissioners discuss salary increases, new voting equipment  – that “sticking with the current tax rate” is at minimum a whopping 6.2% tax increase on residents as that was the average increase in existing residential property values across the county according to Lubbock CAD! The County will also see a huge boost in revenue from […]
Source: Pratt on Texas


Abilene-area news for 8/9/2016

Taylor County approves proposed 2017 budget, tax rate Abilene water issue due to problem at Hargensheimer plant, Grimes plant suffered pump failure Fate of Abilene curbside recycling program to be announced Tuesday Time’s up to sign up for Abilene recycling program Abilene ISD Board Approves Compensation Plan VIDEO Wylie ISD proposes tax cut, adds to […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 8/9/2016

Wichita County mulls plans for new justice center Wichita Falls citizens express concerns over tap water VIDEO First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Texoma Logan’s Roadhouse Files For Bankruptcy, Closing Some Stores Man Takes Care of Alleged Knife Wielding Neighbor, more Wichita Falls Couple Die in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash [UPDATED] Burkburnett House […]
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Alleged bread thief shot by delivery driver in Lubbock

Lubbock police said a man in a Bimbo Bakeries bread truck was making a delivery and a suspect then got into the back of the truck and took items.  As the suspect was coming back – presumably to take more items – the driver told the suspect to stop.  When the suspect did not stop, […]
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City of Lubbock action shows disregard for good faith efforts

One of the reasons people dislike local government and many of its officials is how it and they behave. Take for example a case with which I’m familiar in Lubbock: A local corporation pays the city monthly for two trash dumpsters which sit behind a locked gate on that entity’s property. The city has been […]
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