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Special Election for Texas Senate Seat Heats Up

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

Texas Congressman Calls for Sanctions on Mexico

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. Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock suggested economic sanctions

Texas Tech Cheerleader Infuriates Animal Rights Activists

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.

Amarillo Moves Forward with Downtown Baseball Stadium

Amarillo Moves Forward with Downtown Baseball Stadium

LUBBOCK, Texas–Cities across the nation are investing time and money to revitalize their downtowns. Amarillo, Texas has joined those wanting a vibrant downtown by pinning their hopes to a $113 million dollar project that includes a baseball stadium. A report

Smoke Free Organizations Target Texas Cities

Smoke Free Organizations Target Texas Cities

LUBBOCK, Texas–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

Robert Duncan Approved as Next Texas Tech Chancellor

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. In today’s

'Imagine Lubbock Together' with Higher Taxes

'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

Ken Paxton’s Campaign Attempts to Move Forward

Ken Paxton’s Campaign Attempts to Move Forward

LUBBOCK, Texas–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. Paxton told

Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton Slam Each Other in Runoff

Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton Slam Each Other in Runoff

The runoff election in the Republican primary for Texas Railroad Commissioner is starting to get heated. In a radio interview Thursday Wayne Christian accused his opponent, Ryan Sitton, of negative campaigning and having a conflict of interest. Thursday on KFYO-AM Christian said

Texas Congressional Leaders and Tax-funded Vehicle Leases

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

Wendy Davis Ducks Texas Border City Debate Invite

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,

West Texas Cities Eye Payday Loan Regulations

West Texas Cities Eye Payday Loan Regulations

The Cities of Midland and Lubbock are taking aim at payday lenders. Both municipalities are in different stages of attempting to regulate the local businesses, each having the goal of protecting consumers when it comes to the so-called “predatory” loan

New Poll Gives Abbott a 2 to 1 Lead over Wendy Davis

New Poll Gives Abbott a 2 to 1 Lead over Wendy Davis

A new poll released shows more bad news for Wendy Davis in Texas this week. Texas Tech University released results on April 17 showing that Greg Abbott comfortably leads Davis among registered Texas voters by 54 to 25 percent. The

Lubbock Candidate: Tea Party 'Rabid,' Ted Cruz Leading 'Crazies'

Lubbock Candidate: Tea Party 'Rabid,' Ted Cruz Leading 'Crazies'

Despite Lubbock’s reputation as a bastion of conservatism, city council candidate Dr. Brian Carr is challenging Councilwoman Karen Gibson on a seemingly foreign pro-gun control, anti-Tea Party platform. Carr is currently the Chairman of the Lubbock Board of Health and

An Actual Petty Turn in Texas AG Race

An Actual Petty Turn in Texas AG Race

In a recent interview on the Lubbock-based Chad Hasty Show, Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General Dan Branch touted his credentials as being “effective in the legislature” while not being a “backbencher.” Branch is facing Texas Senator Ken Paxton in

Lubbock Performing Arts Center Raises $47m

Lubbock Performing Arts Center Raises $47m

LUBBOCK, TEXAS–A movement to revitalize downtown Lubbock received momentum recently when the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) announced it had raised over $47 million towards a new performing arts center in Lubbock. The announcement also means that the City

Lubbock Real Estate Developers Seek Federal Dollars for Monorail

Lubbock Real Estate Developers Seek Federal Dollars for Monorail

LUBBOCK, TEXAS–Texas Tech University Chancellor Kent Hance and real estate developer the McDougal Company have proposed the development of a monorail to connect the downtown Central Business District to the Cultural District two miles away. Given municipal budgetary constraints, the

Lubbock City Attorney Resigns Amid Rape Allegation

Lubbock City Attorney Resigns Amid Rape Allegation

LUBBOCK, TEXAS–City Attorney Sam Medina submitted his resignation letter to Mayor Glen Robertson Friday. Hired in 2009, Medina has been battling accusations that he raped his soon-to-be ex-daughter-in-law over a time period of several years. According to Lubbock radio station KFYO,