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Lubbock Smoking Ban Could Expand to Regulation Inside Cars and Homes

The Lubbock City Council will meet this week and could vote to approve an ordinance that would ban smoking in all bars and restaurants across the city. The ordinance would not only apply to cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, but to e-cigarettes and vapor as well. The proposed language would also regulate drivers who smoke in certain circumstances. Oct 22, 2014 5:59 AM PT

Tom Craddick to File Legislation Banning Texting While Driving

State Representative Tom Craddick of Midland is hoping the third time's a charm in his quest to ban texting while driving in Texas. The Republican announced Sunday that he will once again file legislation in the upcoming legislative session to ban the act, but told reporters he was not sure whether the next Governor would support it. Sep 16, 2014 8:05 AM PT

Endorsements and Money Flying In the Senate District 28 Race

HOUSTON, Texas -- Ahead of the September 9 special election for the fifty-one county Texas Senate District 28 seat both money and endorsements have been accumulated by two of the six candidates in the campaign. In July and the first part of August it seems as though it is Rep. Charles Perry with the momentum. Aug 18, 2014 7:03 AM PT

Special Election for Texas Senate Seat Heats Up

HOUSTON, Texas -- In just over a month, voters in Texas Senate District 28 will head to the polls to choose who will replace Robert Duncan in the Texas Senate. Governor Rick Perry surprised many when he chose September 9 as the date of the special election. That date meant that potential candidates had until August 1 to file their paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office. Six candidates submitted the necessary paperwork. The names include one current State Representative, one former State Representative, and a former Bush administration official. Aug 10, 2014 5:41 AM PT

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


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