USA Today columnist starting to get on my nerves as we all struggle to regain some normalcy

The late Jack Anderson is considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. He wrote a very popular column for years. I noticed after awhile, it seemed he was sometimes reaching. He’d built this reputation and some of his columns started to feel like he was pushing beyond fairness to keep his reputation. I’m … Continued

What is Shelley Luther hiding?

What is Shelley Luther hiding? Nothing, according to Shelley Luther; let’s make that clear at the outset. We talked with the beauty shop operator turned Senate District 30 aspirant today, just eight days before the special election. Luther answered with no hesitation a question about whether she’d ever been fired from a public school district. … Continued

Discussing abortion: With rally looming, one pro-life mother’s thoughts on family advocacy, loving those who disagree

The city of Lubbock is considering the possibility of becoming a Sanctuary City for the Unborn and a prayer rally is planned for 4 p.m. this Tuesday, Sept. 22, outside Citizens Tower, 1208 14th St. in Lubbock.   This issue raises many questions for the community, and it has raised many questions in my own heart … Continued

Republican Chair West sees first test: Rep. Lyle Larson declares war on the party

Republican malcontent state representative Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) just published to Twitter an editorial in the Galveston County Daily News under the headline We Need to Get Rid of the Two Party System. And while it wouldn’t merit notice ordinarily, as not much attention is usually paid to a state rep’s op-ed pieces, this one … Continued

Just up Highway 385 …

Mount Rushmore National Memorial has long been a bucket list thing for me. Those lists, allegedly compiled by people of a certain age, were, in reality, chiseled in stone decades ago by the dedicated work of elementary school social studies teachers, with the final flourishes applied in senior civics class and by a myriad of … Continued

Freedom comes with responsibility: To mask or not to mask, there’s difference between being right and doing right thing

Sometimes I don’t get it. Why would anybody watch the ’90s TV show “The Nanny” with Fran Drescher and that voice? She may be a marvelous person … could not handle that voice. Refuse to watch slasher-type horror movies and believe these pieces of cinematic garbage have contributed to a cheapening of life. Flummoxed why … Continued

Your vote in two Lubbock County judicial runoffs has more impact than when you vote for president … so go vote

In his 1892 autobiography, Frederick Douglass said “the liberties of the American people were dependent upon the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box; that without these no class of people could live and flourish in this country … ” Many people choose not to vote, which is their right as much as it is those … Continued

Evie Mae’s beloved ‘cue in Wolfforth figured out how to meat the demand during virus restrictions

My favorite Bible verse is from James 1: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. In other words, you have a choice how you … Continued

Texas Supreme Court opinion regarding government emergency powers may foreshadow future rulings

Associate Editor’s note: The Texas Supreme Court has declined to exercise original jurisdiction for an emergency writ of mandamus filed by a business challenging the constitutionality of it’s local government’s coronavirus restrictions. However, one Justice took the time to pen a concurrence to that decision. The result is a measured but firm admonition to governments, … Continued

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