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

Is your favorite Texas Tech sports legend on the menu at All-American Eatery & Catering Company?

The menu  grabs your attention … especially if you’re a Texas Tech sports fan. At the All-American Eatery & Catering Company, all the menu items are named after Texas Tech All-Americans. There’s the: E.J. Holub hamburger on sourdough or jalapeno bun. Marsha Sharp chicken fried bacon BLT Zach Thomas chicken strips Bam Morris steak fingers … Continued

Isaac and Ashley Arellano’s Slaton ‘cue joint is getting recognition and we’re the beneficiaries

Last Saturday I had a religious experience … and it wasn’t in church. Although, in Texas, barbecue is a holy topic. This all started when I noticed two South Plains barbecue places landed in Texas Monthly’s list of top 25 new barbecue places … Pitforks and Smokerings in Slaton and Rejeno  Barbecue in Olton. Saturday, … Continued

Texas Tech basketball is nationally relevant … and the city it’s in is pretty special too

What’s the best thing about Texas Tech basketball? Star Red Raider player Jarrett Culver is from Lubbock and went to Coronado High School? Tech’s killer defense? Head coach Chris Beard’s fun “Fireside Chats” with Breaking News alerts telling students  if they came to Anaheim for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games they could stay … Continued

My limited federal government, more local control ‘Two Americas’ plan will never fly … but it would be interesting to see what could happen

America is broken and beyond repair. Let that sink in a little. Our national debt continues to rise. It’s embarrassing and just one of a bunch of things that don’t get fixed. Border security is another. Why can’t we fix things? Because we have two Americas and they cannot agree. So let’s do something radical … Continued