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

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

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

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

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

I used to be a San Francisco 49ers fan, but I’m all in with Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl because he’s proud to be one of us

I should be rooting for the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this weekend in Miami (stadium pictured above). But like many of us in Lubbock, I hope the Kansas City Chiefs win because of Patrick Mahomes, a young man who remembers where he comes from. Why should I be rooting for Niners? Well, … Continued

In memory of Rush’s Neil Peart: A man whose lyrics stood loud for freedom, liberty and the individual while he sat behind his drums

How would you politically categorize a lyricist for a rock band who had: Ayn Rand as an influence. U.S. Senator Rand Paul as a fan. Two songs in National Review’s top 50 Conservative Rock Songs. A conservative writer call him “one of the great thinkers of the modern world.” A conservative? Not exactly. That’s what … Continued

Do we support Tech sports only if they win … or because we want to support a university that adds to our quality of life?

The opening night for Texas Tech basketball Tuesday was perfect. United Supermarkets Arena was packed to watch the first men’s Final Four banner unveiled, along with a Big 12 championship banner. Before that, the sold-out crowd was into it. A loud version of the Matador Song gave me chills – literally. The crowd stayed loud … Continued