Confused what to do during this crisis? It’s not a hoax, listen to experts and be inspired by our wide-open spaces to keep spreading out

Those of us who lean right of center generally want less federal government and more local control … education is an example brought up often. The coronavirus crisis is a perfect example playing out. There’s so much information out there and a lot is conflicting. Liberal friends on Facebook are more than beside themselves (which … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets Social Distancing Edition 3: Disney+ is more than just Disney, especially ‘Mandalorian’

Today, we look at what’s on … DISNEY+ Sure, cost of streaming services can affect family budgets. From the beginning, Disney+ has appeared family friendly. But who knew Disney+ would provide so much more than, well,  Disney to keep the young, and young at heart, entertained? For example, click on Disney+ on your television and … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Wayne Hancock at Cactus, ’33 ‘King Kong’ on big screen, honoring Johnny Ray, Jojo Siwa at USA, LCU women in playoffs

No doubt the highly ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders were happy to leave Mississippi and return home for three games vs. West Virginia University this weekend at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, 2901 Drive of Champions. Barring time changes for weather reasons, those three baseball games are set to begin at 6:30 p.m. … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Loaded First Friday, Tech vs. No. 1 KU, KISS & David Lee Roth, Tech dance, youth theater does the ‘Hood

Photo above: “Plains Bison Bull, Caprock Canyons State Park, 2019,” by B. Keith. Being Shown at Rooster’s Texas BBQ I considered announcing Saturday’s cool Star Walk at Hodges Community Center and home games by the Texas Tech baseball team, trailing only the University of Florida in the national rankings. On the other hand, my choices … Continued

Lee Ann Dumbauld is obvious choice for Lubbock County Commissioner, Precinct 1

Lubbock Lights strongly endorses Lee Ann Dumbauld for Lubbock County Commissioner, Precinct 1. This is a clear no-brainer. That’s not meant as an insult to the two men running against Lubbock’s former city manager. She’s just so clearly better qualified than either of them – put together. That’s obvious in a couple of ways. You’re … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Big weekend of Tech hoops, Amanda Shires comes home, ‘Ravishing Rachmaninoff’ at LSO, Lubbock-Con, more

Moe Bandy was first finding fame about the time I began covering the arts in Lubbock. His talent, performances and work ethic proved to be consistent and he never faded away. That’s why, even though his songs no longer top the country charts, his fans continue to take advantage of opportunities to see him perform. … Continued

Jodey Arrington’s knowledge, experience make him obvious choice for third term in Congress

Jodey Arrington has represented Lubbock and a massive swath of West Texas for four years and Lubbock Lights strongly endorses him for a third term. We enjoyed our visit with Congressman Arrington – he clearly exhibited wide and deep knowledge of important issues and understands West Texas values. He’s also been endorsed by President Trump. … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Time to play ball at Tech, Janie Fricke and Sounds of West Texas offer Valentine’s music, shudder at ‘My Bloody Valentine’

Entertainment offerings remain diverse this weekend, including the return of headliner Roger Creagor at Charley B’s, 5402 Fourth St., on Saturday. Three stage comedies enter their second weekend: Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever,” by Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance, at the campus’ Maedgen Theatre;  “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” at Lubbock Community … Continued

A Lubbock tradition … Bill’s annual Oscar predictions … accompanied by grandson Gage and some other guy

Oscar predictions in 21 out of the 24 total categories are made below by critics Bill Kerns and Gage Gregory and, in some categories, Terry Greenberg, Lubbock Lights editor, Hollywood native and film fan. Predicting the 2020 Academy Award winners – being announced at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC to honor films released in the 2019 … Continued

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