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

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

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 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: 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

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

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

Bill’s Best Bets: All the Bard in 97 funny minutes, Stones tribute band, ‘Love Story’ on big screen, Noel Coward farce at Tech & more

This busy weekend finds visiting Lubbock Christian University alumni with plenty to do through Sunday, as the LCU Homecoming includes daily activities, including the 60th annual Master Follies. Moonlight Musicals makes a return visit under the sea with another staging at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre of musical “The Little Mermaid.” A repeat screening … Continued