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

Serious issues with county medical examiner’s office have been going on for long time … and it’s getting old

For decades now, the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office has served as a lightning rod of scandal. Years ago, I made the mistake of mentioning Dr. Ralph Erdmann’s name at a lodge dinner with several retired Lubbock Police Officers and you would have thought I started World War 9. These scars run deep in the … Continued

In defense of millennials … community involvement is key to turning criticism into praise and our chance to clean up mess left by baby boomers

The term “millennial” has become a four-letter word with nearly every baby boomer. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a boomer complain about a millennial, I’d have enough money to buy a house in the economy they ruined. Of course, I kid about these things, especially to my many baby boomer … Continued