Will the real Dan Pope please stand up? An aspirational endorsement

With Lubbock’s May municipal elections moved to November, a change forced by COVID-19, two-term Mayor Dan Pope suddenly finds himself in a frighteningly close race with an unknown party disc jockey who has stolen valor issues and an inconsistent political track record. Given the lack of name ID, exaggeration of his military record and minimal … Continued

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

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