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Texas Congressman Calls for Sanctions on Mexico

HOUSTON, Texas--As the crisis continues on the border, lawmakers have been offering their opinions on what to do to cut down on the number of people coming across the U.S./Mexico border. On Monday, Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock suggested economic sanctions may be the answer. Jul 8, 2014 7:53 AM PT

Robert Duncan Resigns Texas Senate Seat, Campaign to Replace Him Begins

HOUSTON, Texas--Texas State Senator Robert Duncan of Lubbock resigned on Thursday ahead of his move Monday to Texas Tech to become the Texas Tech University Systems Chancellor. Duncan was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1992 and has been the Senator of District 28 since 1996. Now the focus officially turns to the race to replace Duncan in the Texas Senate. Jul 4, 2014 4:35 AM PT

Texas Tech Cheerleader Infuriates Animal Rights Activists

HOUSTON, Texas--Nineteen-year-old Texan Kendall Jones is a Texas Tech University Cheerleader, an aspiring-television host, and a hunter. She has also drawn the ire from animal rights groups and activist for hunting and posting pictures of her recent hunts in Africa. Jul 1, 2014 12:16 PM PT

Amarillo Moves Forward with Downtown Baseball Stadium

HOUSTON, Texas--Cities across the nation are investing time and money to revitalize their downtowns. Amarillo has joined those wanting a vibrant downtown by pinning their hopes to a $113 million dollar project that includes a baseball stadium. Jul 1, 2014 5:27 AM PT

Smoke Free Organizations Target Texas Cities

Having lost support in four consecutive legislative sessions, supporters of a ban on smoking in all workplaces are taking their fight to individual cities. The West Texas Smoke Free Coalition targeting Lubbock and Smoke Free Wichita Falls are the latest examples of the fight between individual property rights and what supporters claim are the rights of employees. Jun 13, 2014 6:06 AM PT

Robert Duncan Approved as Next Texas Tech Chancellor

LUBBOCK, Texas--The Texas Tech University Board of Regents on Thursday approved Texas State Senator Robert Duncan as the next chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. On July 7th, Duncan will assume his duties as the fourth chancellor of the system. Jun 13, 2014 5:35 AM PT

Robert Duncan Named Sole Finalist for Chancellor of Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents announced Monday that Texas State Senator Robert Duncan will become the next Chancellor of Texas Tech University. The announcement Monday that Duncan is the sole finalist comes after reports last week that three candidates were being considered. May 20, 2014 6:28 AM PT

'Imagine Lubbock Together' with Higher Taxes

Three years ago the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce wanted to put together a committee to determine the future direction of the City of Lubbock. Imagine Lubbock Together was created and the chamber spend nearly $5,000 to hire a consultant to work with the chamber and Imagine Lubbock Together and come up with a strategic vision plan for the city. May 17, 2014 9:20 AM PT

Ken Paxton's Campaign Attempts to Move Forward

Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is back in the media attempting to regain control of his message and momentum while attempting to move past disclosure issues that have plagued his campaign in recent weeks. May 15, 2014 3:06 AM PT

Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton Slam Each Other in Runoff

The runoff election in the Republican primary for Railroad Commissioner is starting to get heated. In a radio interview Thursday Wayne Christian accused his opponent of negative campaigning and having a conflict of interest. May 12, 2014 5:38 AM PT

Texas Congressional Leaders and Tax-funded Vehicle Leases

As Congressional leaders continue to debate spending and the nation’s debt crisis, one new report highlights just one example of what members of Congress spend taxpayer money on. Last week the House voted to continue spending for vehicle leases for members of Congress. As KFYO-AM points out, a Texas Congressman is at the top of the list when it comes leasing expenses. In fact, four out of the top ten expense reports for vehicle leasing belong to Congressional members from Texas. May 7, 2014 9:50 AM PT

Wendy Davis Ducks Texas Border City Debate Invite

A critical part of the blueprint for Democrats and Battleground Texas in turning Texas blue calls for increasing turnout in the Rio Grande Valley and other heavily Hispanic areas of the state. The belief is that many, if not most, of the Hispanic voting bloc would vote Democratic. Given that blueprint, it is odd to see the Wendy Davis campaign dodging the opportunity to debate Republican candidate Greg Abbott in the region. The dodge by the Davis campaign has led to the Editor of The McAllen Monitor to pressure the Davis campaign into accepting. Apr 28, 2014 10:54 AM PT

‘Substantial’ Portions of Toyota HQ Relocating to Texas

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been traveling the country selling the Texas model to high-tax states in an attempt to lure corporations to the Lone Star State. On April 28, one corporation is expected to announce a move to Texas. Apr 28, 2014 5:40 AM PT

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