With conservatives leading, Austin-insiders would do well to work with them, not bash them

During last week’s Republican Party of Texas convention, the Austin American Statesman began a story in its coverage with: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Texas Republicans Friday that those who resist their conservative agenda are the true “radicals” and there is no “civil war ” in the Republican Party, just a few folks who haven’t […]
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Lubbock-area news for 6/18/2018

City of Lubbock launches new, improved website – how about an improved council? Lubbock council OKs new LP&L meters, police TASERS, street improvements Lubbock Councilman Gets Into Heated Argument With Local Bar Owner VIDEO City of Lubbock Vital Statistics Office to be closed on Monday, June 18 Repair Work Continues at 82nd Street and Milwaukee […]
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Abilene-area news for 6/18/2018

Jack Rentz wins Abilene City Council Place 2 runoff election Abilene voters back Jack – yep, 3.8% of the population, what a mandate Jack Rentz talks victory, low turnout concerns  VIDEO Getting to know Jack Rentz: Abilene’s newest Council member VIDEO Bruce Kreitler on his election loss Saturday VIDEO Bruce Kreitler loses in city council […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 6/18/2018

MSU hosts national liberal arts consortium Hundreds celebrate library’s 100th birthday Wichita Falls’ Keith Lee Makes WWE On-Screen Debut List of America’s 50 Worst Cities Offers a Pleasant Surprise Chef, theater owners partners in new bistro Wichitans celebrate freedom on Juneteenth Manhunt Monday Former SAFB instructor sentenced for child pornography charges Man charged in attack […]
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“Active Shooter” video game and the tastelessness of people

Remember the maxim: The answer to free speech we find unpleasant, bad speech, is always more speech. The AP reports that a 21-year-old Russian “developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the […]
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Texana 6/16/2018

How a boom in craft distilleries is changing Texas’ spirits scene VIDEO Record Harvest Again Forecast For Texas Wines This Year AUDIO Is Austin the best U.S. city to live in? Not according to this list Why Texas Cities Should Host the 2026 World Cup – so more people can be bored and celebrate communist […]
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Lubbock-area news for 6/15/2018

Lubbock unemployment rate 2.8% in May 2018 Lubbock council OKs new LP&L meters, police TASERS, street improvements LP&L: Board approves costly electronic power meters LPD Taking Aim At The Depot District VIDEO Lubbock ISD trustees OK budget with slight raises, steady tax rate Texas Tech Hosts EDGE Summer Session, Reunion Symposium TTU Father/Daughter Duo Make […]
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Abilene-area news for 6/15/2018

Abilene unemployment rate 3.2% in May 2018 Abilene water bills rising in January after approval of Street Maintenance Fee VIDEO Motion passes for events venue tax to remain unchanged Expo Center, Frontier Texas! keep same share of venue tax Re-elect Kreitler in Abilene’s Place 2 council race tomorrow People are already excited about the changes […]
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Wichita Falls-area news for 6/15/2018

Wichita Falls unemployment rate 3.3% in May 2018 New business may be headed to town, councilors could amend budget for taxpayer subsidized hotel Wichita Falls Public Library celebrates centennial anniversary VIDEO Downtown mural removed by owner, not city VIDEO Texomas find ways to conserve water years after drought Gas prices down in Texas, but experts […]
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Loss of a hyphen a victory? Texas adopts divisive ethnic studies course.

Leftist activists in Texas this past week pushed for, and won, something that is incredibly exclusionary and yet none seem to notice. I’ve covered the subject matter before, the adoption of a Mexican-American studies course for Texas public schools by the State Board of Education. In past instances of the subject appearing in the press […]
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