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

Stars & Stripes Drive-In is back with trio of movies, virus-related rules … and go to bathroom before you get in the car

In 1921, cars were parked bumper-to-bumper at one of the nation’s first drive-in movie theaters in Comanche, Texas. Vehicle occupants were watching silent films. That sort of turnout is the last thing theater owner Ryan Smith wants today when he re-opens his three-screen Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Instead, he plans to enforce “social distancing” by … Continued

I don’t want the kids afraid to play … a life lesson in permissive parenting

As parents and children engage each other in new and potentially rewarding ways, one hears so many stories from newly formed “schools” in every home that one could run a regular column on the anecdotes from parents who have now assumed the role of parent, principal and professor all in one. One “school principal” reported … Continued

Well, maybe Scott, but as Lubbock businesses prepare to make their comeback, here’s a to-do list of what must happen

When we open Lubbock’s businesses  … if that’s May 1 or afterwards … what will happen? Actually … I’m not asking. I’m telling what your business must do or I, and many others, will not do business with you. And this is a great opportunity for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce to help. So much … Continued

Pope’s Politburo: Is this America?

A politburo (/ˈpɒlɪtbjʊəroʊ/) or political bureau is the executive committee for communist parties.[1] It is present in most former and existing communist states (Wikipedia). After consulting with no one before closing Lubbock six weeks ago, Mayor Dan Pope has decided a committee of 20 are necessary to decide when and how to open Lubbock. Their … Continued

Enough is enough … let Lubbock work

2020 will forever be remembered as the year we were told to go home, so long as we had a home, and starve in order to save ourselves. Hyperbole? Sure. But it’s close enough. By the end of this month we will have seen what is likely to be the largest cumulative loss of wealth … Continued

While coronavirus numbers keep rising, people need to stop getting together and we need tougher actions from City of Lubbock

For those of you who consider coronavirus news/warnings to range from overstated to fake news —and those who are pretty sure Covid-19 is no worse than a cold or flu — heck, just keep gathering in groups, keep sharing restroom facilities and food and drinks at your big backyard parties and neighborhood get-togethers on the … Continued

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