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  • Consider This...Two thank yous and a congratulations

    Consider This...Two thank yous and a congratulations

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 7:46 PM EST2014-02-12 00:46:03 GMT
    A couple of weeks ago I asked Texas Tech fans to join me in supporting our basketball programs by attending the games. Some of you responded by asking TTU to lower ticket prices. All in an effort to create
    A couple of weeks ago I asked Texas Tech fans to join me in supporting our basketball programs by attending the games. Some of you responded by asking TTU to lower ticket prices.
  • Consider This...Farm bill less about farmers

    Consider This...Farm bill less about farmers

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 9:57 PM EST2014-02-05 02:57:02 GMT
    I am pleased to see congress is finally passing a farm bill after a two-year standoff among its members. The good news is the $100 billion-a-year program will ensure hard working farmers will continue
    I am pleased to see congress is finally passing a farm bill after a two-year standoff among its members.
  • Consider This...the NFL let the dollars signs win

    Consider This...the NFL let the dollars signs win

    Thursday, January 30 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-01-31 02:25:02 GMT
    Most of us will be in front of the television this Sunday to enjoy Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will battle it out to determine who's the best in the world this year. But
    Most of us will be in front of the television this Sunday to enjoy Super Bowl XLVIII.
  • Consider This...Plainview will recover

    Consider This...Plainview will recover

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-01-29 04:15:06 GMT
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of news that threatened to cripple the Plainview economy. In late January last year, Cargill Meat Solutions announced they were closing their plant, eliminating
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of news that threatened to cripple the Plainview economy.
  • Consider This...Best of the West Congratulations

    Consider This...Best of the West Congratulations

    Thursday, January 23 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-01-23 22:01:09 GMT
    KCBD's Best of the West winners are being revealed daily in our newscasts. Voted on by you at kcbd.com, these businesses represent the best in their field. Categories range from Shopping and Food to Health
    KCBD's Best of the West winners are being revealed daily in our newscasts. Voted on by you at kcbd.com, these businesses represent the best in their field.
  • Consider This...Securing Lubbock's future

    Consider This...Securing Lubbock's future

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 8:26 AM EST2014-01-22 13:26:51 GMT
    Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of three community action committee meetings aimed at recruiting ideas for Lubbock needs going forward. The nearly two hour meeting was dominated by three
    Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of three community action committee meetings aimed at recruiting ideas for Lubbock needs going forward.
  • Consider This...Your feedback on TTU Basketball

    Consider This...Your feedback on TTU Basketball

    Thursday, January 16 2014 10:08 PM EST2014-01-17 03:08:39 GMT
    Lots of feedback has come in about my last editorial asking for more support from fans at Texas Tech home basketball games, and there's a common theme in the response. One gentleman writes: "The ticket
    Lots of feedback has come in about my last editorial asking for more support from fans at Texas Tech home basketball games, and there's a common theme in the response.
  • Consider This...Texas Tech basketball needs your support

    Consider This...Texas Tech basketball needs your support

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 10:27 PM EST2014-01-15 03:27:20 GMT
    It's no stretch to say the Texas Tech basketball programs are struggling this season. The men are 8-8 so far, 0-3 in the Big 12, and have lost six of their last eight games. The women are 6-9, 0-4 in
    It's no stretch to say the Texas Tech basketball programs are struggling this season. The men are 8-8 so far, 0-3 in the Big 12, and have lost six of their last eight games.
  • Consider This...Don't Re-Zone for a bigger Wal-Mart

    Consider This...Don't Re-Zone for a bigger Wal-Mart

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 3:28 PM EST2014-01-08 20:28:52 GMT
    This Thursday, Lubbock City Council members will make several important decisions by a majority vote. One of them is re-zoning a piece of land to allow a future Wal-Mart to build a bigger store. The
    WalMart is requesting to expand the current 16 acre area to 25 acres, giving them 9 extra acres to build a bigger supercenter and sell off the frontage to other businesses to reduce their costs.
  • Consider This...Thank you for sharing

    Consider This...Thank you for sharing

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:11 AM EST2013-12-11 05:11:31 GMT
    Last week I had the honor of hosting the 31st Annual U Can Share Food Drive right here on KCBD. Thanks to your generosity, the food bank surpassed its goal and raised over 310,000 pounds of food and over
    Last week I had the honor of hosting the 31st Annual U Can Share Food Drive right here on KCBD.
  • Consider This...Give Thanks, Give Back

    Consider This...Give Thanks, Give Back

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-11-27 04:01:02 GMT
    As I reflect on the things and people in my life I am thankful for, it occurred to me that not only is the list long, but I really have very little to complain about. Among many other things, I am thankful
    As I reflect on the things and people in my life I am thankful for, it occurred to me that not only is the list long, but I really have very little to complain about.
  • Consider This...Foster children need good families

    Consider This...Foster children need good families

    Thursday, November 21 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-11-22 04:47:44 GMT
    There's been a lot of talk about foster children, adopted children and the "system" lately. It's been driven mainly by news and commentary of one particular horrific situation. You'll recall the story
    The reality is there are still hundreds of children in need of loving families to care for them.
  • Consider This...Let's move forward with sirens

    Consider This...Let's move forward with sirens

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-11-20 04:01:09 GMT
    Who could soon forget the terrible scene that played out on live television earlier this year as an EF5 tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma. That tornado killed 23 people, injured almost
    Who could soon forget the terrible scene that played out on live television earlier this year as an EF5 tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
  • Consider This...CPS needs serious overhaul

    Consider This...CPS needs serious overhaul

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:32 PM EST2013-11-15 03:32:39 GMT
    I've followed with great interest KCBD's investigation into the family accused of abusing one of their 10 adopted children. So far, our investigation has uncovered a criminal history dating back two decades;
    I think it's time for a complete investigation and overhaul of the Texas Department Of Family and Protective Services. specifically the Children's Protective Services division.
  • Consider This...Veterans are the true award winners

    Consider This...Veterans are the true award winners

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-11-13 04:01:03 GMT
    I am fortunate at KCBD in that I have the pleasure of working with some of the best of the best in this industry. If you've watched local television to any extent in the last 30 years, I'm sure you'll
    I am fortunate at KCBD in that I have the pleasure of working with some of the best of the best in this industry.
  • Consider This..Special Game this Weekend

    Consider This..Special Game this Weekend

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:08 PM EST2013-11-08 04:08:12 GMT
    This weekend's Texas Tech game will highlight a very special group and go down in the history books. Texas Tech vs. Kansas State will be called the Lone Survivor Game. 405 purple heart recipients will
    This weekend's Texas Tech game will highlight a very special group and go down in the history books.
  • Consider This...Voter ID laws long overdue

    Consider This...Voter ID laws long overdue

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 11:34 PM EST2013-11-06 04:34:36 GMT
    This election day was a historic one in Texas. it was the first time voters were required to show an ID before casting their vote. It was long overdue for Texas to join the other 34 states that have similar
    This election day was a historic one in Texas. it was the first time voters were required to show an ID before casting their vote.
  • Consider This...South Plains Workforce a leader in its field

    Consider This...South Plains Workforce a leader in its field

    Friday, November 1 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-11-01 11:00:22 GMT
    I read a story at kcbd.com that was very encouraging.  The South Plains Workforce hosted a huge career fair Thursday aimed at showcasing different career options. Thousands of high school students from
    Lubbock has always struggled with the perception that college graduates have to move away to start a career, and that's simply not the case.
  • Consider This...Constitutional Amendment Election important

    Consider This...Constitutional Amendment Election important

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-10-30 02:45:07 GMT
    Historically, elections without people on the ballot have very low turnout. Only about 10% of registered voters actually do it. And other than a recall for a city councilman in one district, that is the
    I hope you'll exercise your right to vote. It's the biggest say we have in how our government runs. Five minutes in an election booth will have an effect on all Texans for years to come.
  • Consider This...No such thing as a routine call

    Consider This...No such thing as a routine call

    Thursday, October 24 2013 10:43 PM EDT2013-10-25 02:43:12 GMT
    I once heard a veteran police officer say there is no such thing as a routine call. And no one knows that better than Lubbock Police Officer Timothy Varner. Officer Varner was on duty the evening of
    I once heard a veteran police officer say there is no such thing as a routine call.
  • Consider This...Judge's decisions baffling

    Consider This...Judge's decisions baffling

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 9:42 PM EDT2013-10-23 01:42:25 GMT
    I have followed the Jeena Roberts case with much interest since the beginning. Roberts pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter back in 2010. It was a car crash that killed a local mom and injured
    Roberts pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter back in 2010. It was a car crash that killed a local mom and injured her daughter in which Roberts showed no remorse.
  • Consider This...KCBD honored to be part of the Honor Flight

    Consider This...KCBD honored to be part of the Honor Flight

    Friday, October 18 2013 1:19 AM EDT2013-10-18 05:19:08 GMT
    KCBD participates in dozens of charitable events every year, and we recently became involved with one of those that makes me particularly proud. The South Plains Honor Flight is one of the most worthwhile
    The South Plains Honor Flight is one of the most worthwhile causes around. No doubt you've seen the stories of these veterans granted an opportunity to fly to Washington and see first hand the memorials erected in their honor...
  • Consider This...Foster care system failed Dixon children

    Consider This...Foster care system failed Dixon children

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-10-16 03:00:35 GMT
    Last week, a Lubbock County couple was arrested for child abuse. They are accused of withholding food and water from one of their adopted children. CPS also removed nine other adopted children from their
    Last week, a Lubbock County couple was arrested for child abuse. They are accused of withholding food and water from one of their adopted children.
  • Consider This...Spike Dykes a Hero

    Consider This...Spike Dykes a Hero

    Thursday, October 10 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-10-11 01:32:03 GMT
    This week the Lubbock Area Foundation is honoring a true legend. Spike Dykes was named the foundation's 2013 Hero of the Year. Dykes coached all over the state before landing at Texas Tech in 1986. He
    This week the Lubbock Area Foundation is honoring a true legend. Spike Dykes was named the foundation's 2013 Hero of the Year.
  • Consider This...Shut down blame spread evenly

    Consider This...Shut down blame spread evenly

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 8:24 PM EDT2013-10-09 00:24:42 GMT
    I think the only thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on lately is that this government shutdown is not good for Americans. I also agree. And I am not going to stand here and rattle off all of the
    I think the only thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on lately is that this government shutdown is not good for Americans. I also agree.
  • Consider This...Think Pink

    Consider This...Think Pink

    Thursday, October 3 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-10-04 02:51:06 GMT
    Saturday morning the streets of Downtown Lubbock will be filled with pink - people sporting that color to bring awareness to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. In case you haven't heard, it's
    Saturday morning the streets of Downtown Lubbock will be filled with pink - people sporting that color to bring awareness to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.
  • Consider This...Lubbock shows up when it's done right

    Consider This...Lubbock shows up when it's done right

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-10-02 02:03:11 GMT
    Last week I noticed something interesting. There were three major events happening in Lubbock, and all three were successful. It's been an attraction in Lubbock for almost a century and the South Plains
    Last week I noticed something interesting. There were three major events happening in Lubbock, and all three were successful.
  • Consider This...TTU system moving in the right direction

    Consider This...TTU system moving in the right direction

    Thursday, September 26 2013 9:34 PM EDT2013-09-27 01:34:44 GMT
    With all the attention on Kingsbury and the football team lately, it's been easy to overlook all of the good going on across the entire Texas Tech system. You've probably heard the big news of record
    With all the attention on Kingsbury and the football team lately, it's been easy to overlook all of the good going on across the entire Texas Tech system.
  • Consider This...Both sides belong in our textbooks

    Consider This...Both sides belong in our textbooks

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-09-25 03:00:15 GMT
    The debate over evolution vs. creationism is once again heating up in Austin. Specifically, whether or not textbooks should include facts about creationism. Both ideas have been debated since Darwin first
    The debate over evolution vs. creationism is once again heating up in Austin. Specifically, whether or not textbooks should include facts about creationism.
  • Consider This...No tolerance for bad fans

    Consider This...No tolerance for bad fans

    Thursday, September 19 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-09-20 03:05:37 GMT
    Roughly half the entire student enrollment showed up for last week's game against TCU. That's a good thing. What's not good is how a few of them continue to contribute to the negative reputation of them
    Roughly half the entire student enrollment showed up for last week's game against TCU. That's a good thing.
  • Consider This...Watson embodied Lubbock spirit

    Consider This...Watson embodied Lubbock spirit

    Friday, September 13 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-09-13 16:17:41 GMT
    Lubbock lost a true community leader this week. Long-time broadcaster, public figure and philanthropist Skip Watson died Wednesday at the age of 68. Skip served as news director right here at KCBD from
    Lubbock lost a true community leader this week. Long-time broadcaster, public figure and philanthropist Skip Watson died Wednesday at the age of 68.
  • Consider This...Albertsons has big shoes to fill

    Consider This...Albertsons has big shoes to fill

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-09-11 00:46:11 GMT
    Like many of you, I was shocked this week when I received a breaking news alert from KCBD that United Supermarkets had sold all of their properties to Albertsons. Now a nationwide supermarket chain is
    Like many of you, I was shocked this week when I received a breaking news alert from KCBD that United Supermarkets had sold all of their properties to Albertsons.
  • Consider This...Closed lunches still best option

    Consider This...Closed lunches still best option

    Friday, September 6 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-09-06 21:30:40 GMT
    As you may recall, last year I endorsed Lubbock ISD's decision to close off campus lunches at the high schools. Well, we're a few weeks into the first year of that, and I can still say they made the right
    As you may recall, last year I endorsed Lubbock ISD's decision to close off campus lunches at the high schools. Well, we're a few weeks into the first year of that, and I can still say they made the right call.
  • Consider this...Let's have transparency about city debt

    Consider this...Let's have transparency about city debt

    Tuesday, September 3 2013 9:34 PM EDT2013-09-04 01:34:47 GMT
    The Lubbock City Council is set to put final approval on a tax hike. They say it will help pay for city projects approved by voters in 2009. Ok, fine. Here's how it works. The city borrows money and
    The Lubbock City Council is set to put final approval on a tax hike.
  • Consider This...Get your guns up

    Consider This...Get your guns up

    Friday, August 30 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-08-30 11:00:46 GMT
    My favorite time of year is here once again, football season. And, as a Red Raider myself, I couldn't be more excited to help usher in the new era with Coach Kingsbury and company. Kickoff for the season
    My favorite time of year is here once again, football season. And, as a Red Raider myself, I couldn't be more excited to help usher in the new era with Coach Kingsbury and company.
  • Consider This...Weed Problem

    Consider This...Weed Problem

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-08-28 04:14:14 GMT
    Last week our news department brought attention to a big problem in the city, overgrown weeds. It was so bad, the city codes department had taken over 6,000 complaints. And it was dangerous, too. The
    Last week our news department brought attention to a big problem in the city, overgrown weeds.
  • Consider This...LEDA cuts are good idea

    Consider This...LEDA cuts are good idea

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 12:43 AM EDT2013-08-21 04:43:58 GMT
    Lubbock Mayor Glenn Robertson is proposing to reduce the amount of tax dollars the city allots to the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. LEDA's primary purpose is to promote Lubbock and create jobs. This
    Lubbock Mayor Glenn Robertson is proposing to reduce the amount of tax dollars the city allots to the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.
  • Consider This...Important back to school safety reminders

    Consider This...Important back to school safety reminders

    Friday, August 16 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-08-16 16:44:18 GMT
    In just a couple of days here in Lubbock County, more than 60,000 students will head back to school for another year. An exciting and sometimes stressful time, but those numbers should also prompt a few
    In just a couple of days here in Lubbock County, more than 60,000 students will head back to school for another year.
  • Consider This...How government should work

    Consider This...How government should work

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-08-14 03:00:15 GMT
    I am quick to scrutinize any taxing entity for growing government. Especially when the citizens have to foot the bill in higher taxes. Having said that, I do give credit when I think they are doing it
    I am told county commissioners plan to lower the tax rate  to offset higher than expected revenue. That's right - they are going to lower your taxes.
  • Consider This...Time to say goodbye to Victor Hernandez

    Consider This...Time to say goodbye to Victor Hernandez

    Thursday, August 8 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-08-09 03:50:08 GMT
    I was shocked this week to see where a sitting councilman was in the middle of foreclosure proceedings on his home. And he's now using the system to delay the process and keep his home off the auction
    It's time the City of Lubbock said goodbye to Victor Hernandez as a politician for good. The only thing he seems to accomplish is stirring up trouble.

     
  • Consider This...Not sure who to trust

    Consider This...Not sure who to trust

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-08-07 03:00:16 GMT
    Back in 2004, citizens voted by an overwhelming 83% to separate Lubbock Power and Light from City Hall by allowing a citizen board to make the business decisions. That board saved the city-owned utility
    Between City Hall, City Council and the LP&L board, I frankly don't know who to trust anymore.
  • Consider This...DISH customers, don't be fooled

    Consider This...DISH customers, don't be fooled

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-08-01 03:15:12 GMT
    Subscribers to DISH Network could be losing KCBD Wednesday at midnight. If you are a DISH subscriber, you should know that Raycom Media, our parent company, has been trying diligently to reach an agreement
    Subscribers to DISH Network could be losing KCBD Wednesday at midnight.
  • Consider This...Call Dish and let them know you want KCBD

    Consider This...Call Dish and let them know you want KCBD

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-07-31 12:00:23 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who are watching us right now through the DISH satellite system. Tonight at midnight, you will lose KCBD NewsChannel 11's signal. First of all, I'd
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who are watching us right now through the DISH satellite system.
  • Consider This...We may never know if Six Flags was negligent in woman's death

    Consider This...We may never know if Six Flags was negligent in woman's death

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-07-24 03:05:08 GMT
    What happened to Rosy Esparza, who fell from a popular Six Flags rollercoaster and died, is definitely tragic. Equally as tragic is we may never know exactly what happened. Why? Because no public law
    What happened to Rosy Esparza, who fell from a popular Six Flags rollercoaster and died, is definitely tragic.
  • Consider This...Becoming the story isn't always a bad thing

    Consider This...Becoming the story isn't always a bad thing

    Friday, July 19 2013 3:58 AM EDT2013-07-19 07:58:06 GMT
    It's the job of our news department to investigate and report stories. but every now and then, while in that process, we become a part of the story. That's exactly what happened last week when a KCBD
    It's the job of our news department to investigate and report stories. but every now and then, while in that process, we become a part of the story.
  • Consider This...Why was Dumbauld fired?

    Consider This...Why was Dumbauld fired?

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-07-17 03:00:19 GMT
    Lubbock City Council members caught many of us by surprise Monday when they voted 4-3 to fire City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld. The big question, other than what will this cost the taxpayers is, why was
    So, now the search for a new city manager begins. Hopefully, they'll chose a candidate who doesn't wage war against elected officials publicly or behind the scenes.
  • Consider This...Governor Perry's announcement is a good thing

    Consider This...Governor Perry's announcement is a good thing

    Friday, July 12 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-07-12 11:00:22 GMT
    Earlier this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he will not seek re-election as the state's top politician. That brings an end to his record setting tenure as Texas governor, sets the stage for
    I agree with Perry's decision to walk away because Texas is overdue for some fresh political leadership. And I'm already encouraged with some of the viable candidates that are not part of the Austin insider group.
  • Consider This...Library changes needed no matter what

    Consider This...Library changes needed no matter what

    Friday, June 28 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-06-28 11:00:19 GMT
    I think it is admirable that city leaders reached out to Texas Tech architecture graduate students for ideas about a possible new library. They have presented plans to replace the Godeke Branch that now
    Now, let's take those ideas, build on them, get out of the bad deal we are in and do something that moves our library service into the 21st century.
  • Consider This...Put the 'Death Tax' to death

    Consider This...Put the 'Death Tax' to death

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-26 03:00:18 GMT
    There is an effort in Washington right now that I suspect is not very popular there. It's called the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. It's a new law that would permanently repeal the federal estate tax.
    There is an effort in Washington right now that I suspect is not very popular there. It's called the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013.
  • Consider This...Important severe weather partnership

    Consider This...Important severe weather partnership

    Friday, June 21 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-06-21 23:00:24 GMT
    I want to take some time and thank KCBD staff members for their commitment and dedication to keeping all of our viewers informed during severe weather. When severe weather strikes, our team never hesitates.
    When severe weather strikes, our team never hesitates. They don't have to be asked, they just spring into action to keep you ahead of the storm.
  • Consider This...Discussion for separate water bill is overdue

    Consider This...Discussion for separate water bill is overdue

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:54:58 GMT
    I have always been an advocate for keeping our city-owned electric company's business separate from city hall's business. especially now that they are a monopoly. The idea of a private board having control
    I have always been an advocate for keeping our city-owned electric company's business separate from city hall's business. especially now that they are a monopoly.
  • Consider This...Texas protects "Merry Christmas"

    Consider This...Texas protects "Merry Christmas"

    Friday, June 14 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-06-14 23:00:18 GMT
    This week, Governor Rick Perry signed a bill protecting "Merry Christmas" and other holiday sayings and symbols from legal challenges. Perry pointed out that it is a shame a bill like this is even needed.
    It protects citizens from their own government. And it stands behind the Constitution, which is something we haven't seen coming out of Washington lately.
  • Consider This...Siren study smart move

    Consider This...Siren study smart move

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:30 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:30:43 GMT
    We are continuing to make progress in the effort to get tornado sirens in Lubbock. Since KCBD kicked of the S.O.S. campaign, thousands of you have signed the online petition at kcbd.com. And we've forwarded
    I would urge members of the task force to move quickly with a recommendation so Lubbock won't go another season without having a single level of protection to save lives.
  • Consider This...30th Anniversary of CMN

    Consider This...30th Anniversary of CMN

    Friday, June 7 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-06-07 11:00:24 GMT
    This weekend will be the 30th Anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network celebration and it truly is a reason to celebrate. Our local CMN is responsible for bringing some of the best doctors and newest
    You are the ones that makes miracles happen because it is your donations that have made all of this possible.
  • Consider This...S.O.S. gaining ground

    Consider This...S.O.S. gaining ground

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-05 03:00:13 GMT
    LAST WEEK KCBD LAUNCHED THE S.O.S. CAMPAIGN. SUPPORT OUR SIRENS.   IT'S OUR EFFORT TO RALLY THE COMMUNITY BEHIND A SAFETY CAUSE.   RAISING TORNADO SIRENS ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY. Since we posted our online
    To be successful, we have to convince a majority of the council to vote for them and find a way to pay for them inside their $650 million budget.
  • Consider This...KCBD kicks off Support Our Sirens campaign

    Consider This...KCBD kicks off Support Our Sirens campaign

    Friday, May 31 2013 1:56 PM EDT2013-05-31 17:56:33 GMT
    You may have noticed I've been very vocal about Lubbock's need for tornado sirens. When I hear about sirens saving lives in smaller communities and even giving advance warning in cities like Amarillo,
    KCBD has decided to take this discussion to a new level. On Thursday we launched a community-wide effort we are calling our S.O.S. campaign - Support Our Sirens.
  • Consider This...TTU Regents doing right thing for all of us

    Consider This...TTU Regents doing right thing for all of us

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-29 03:00:18 GMT
    Getting and staying in college is tougher than ever with rising tuition costs. For many Texans, holding the line on those costs is THE difference between getting an education or not. And we all know education
    So thank you to the leadership of the Board of Regents. By putting our children and future college students first, you've put us all first.
  • Consider This...Severe weather commitment

    Consider This...Severe weather commitment

    Friday, May 24 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:27:53 GMT
    Over the years, technology has changed the television news business exponentially. As a result, we have better equipment and resources to bring you news faster and inform you better. But one thing that
    City leaders also have a responsibility to keep citizens safe. Tornado sirens are a no-brainer and we need them in Lubbock, no matter the cost.
  • Consider This...Time to vote on sirens

    Consider This...Time to vote on sirens

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:00:17 GMT
    Oklahoma is arguably the most prepared state in the country when it comes to tornados. And their experience tells them tornado sirens are important. So when is Lubbock going to wake up? Here's some feedback
    So to the members of the Lubbock City council that said on the record they are undecided or against tornado sirens, what else do you need to hear?
  • Consider This...LP&L bill less of an electricity bill

    Consider This...LP&L bill less of an electricity bill

    Friday, May 17 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:00:28 GMT
    Typically you'd think you're electric bill is all about the amount of electricity you consume. Not true in the case of LP&L. LP&L bills are more of a pass through for city fees and water than a bill for
    Once again I am calling on the mayor of Lubbock to follow-through on his campaign promise to "stop hidden taxes" on your LP&L bill.
  • Consider This...Lubbock is overdue for sirens

    Consider This...Lubbock is overdue for sirens

    Friday, May 17 2013 2:28 AM EDT2013-05-17 06:28:28 GMT
    By now you've all seen the latest on the deadly tornados that hit in North Texas. Pictures of the aftermath prove just how fast this kind of weather can destroy homes and lives. One Granbury official
    This city spends millions on projects that will have no effect on most tax payers. Lubbock would need about 150 sirens at a total cost of about $4 million. I say that would be money well spent.
  • Consider This...Nothing like a mother

    Consider This...Nothing like a mother

    Friday, May 10 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-11 00:51:21 GMT
    I want to pause from the politics and pressures of the day and talk about something far more important: mothers. It seems a little out of whack that sometimes we are too busy trying to be successful to
    As we enter Mothers Day weekend and gather to celebrate with mom, take time to reflect on all she did and still does that affects your life everyday.
  • Consider This...LP&L rates and 'Hidden Taxes'

    Consider This...LP&L rates and 'Hidden Taxes'

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 12:11 AM EDT2013-05-08 04:11:50 GMT
    Consider This...LP&L rates and "Hidden Taxes"
    This Thursday, Lubbock City Council members will either vote to pass or delay a 9.7% increase in electric bills.
  • Consider This...Making Lemonade for Life

    Consider This...Making Lemonade for Life

    Friday, May 3 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-03 11:00:25 GMT
    In case you haven't heard, Lubbock's Second Annual Lemonade Day is all set for this Saturday. It's a great opportunity to teach kids in our community the value of entrepreneurship and hard work. Last
    It's an understatement to say Lemonade Day is about more than lemonade. These kids have worked hard on a business plan, financing and construction in hopes of drawing folks in to buy their product.
  • Consider This...Lubbock ISD needs leadership to follow through

    Consider This...Lubbock ISD needs leadership to follow through

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-01 22:15:32 GMT
    Disappointing to see Lubbock ISD Superintend ant Karen Garza is leaving her post after four years. But I can't say she didn't get a whole lot done in that short time. Since being hired in 2009, Garza cleaned
    I would call on the Board of Trustees to hire a person that shares the same values and vision as Karen Garza: someone that cares about Lubbock and has the leadership to finish the job she started.
  • Consider This...Week of Caring

    Consider This...Week of Caring

    Friday, April 26 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-04-26 20:35:28 GMT
    Have you ever known a child that relied on school lunches as their only meal? How about a homeless family staying at the Salvation Army? Ever met a child living at the Children's Home waiting and praying
    May 5-11  has been designated as the "Week of Caring" by the Lubbock-area United Way. It's a special push to raise those much needed funds. But you don't have to wait.
  • Consider This...What if there were no payroll tax?

    Consider This...What if there were no payroll tax?

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-04-24 02:56:06 GMT
    I couldn't help but have a disturbing thought as I filed my taxes last Monday. It occurred to me just how uninformed and uninvolved most of us are with the very government we pay for. Think about it,
    Maybe we would all be a little more interested and involved if the "payroll tax" system was done away with and we had to write one big check to the government every month or even every year.
  • Consider This...One click feeds hungry kids

    Consider This...One click feeds hungry kids

    Friday, April 19 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-19 11:00:18 GMT
    What if I told you that anyone with a Facebook page can help feed thousands of hungry kids without donating a penny. Well it's true and time is running out. Most of us take for granted that we have
    So how can you help? With just the click of a mouse, you can help the South Plains Food Bank win a $45,000 grant. That money, provided by Walmart, will help start Kids Café sites and Summer Feeding sites.
  • Consider This...We have questions

    Consider This...We have questions

    Tuesday, April 16 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-04-17 03:39:55 GMT
    Who would have thought Monday morning that by the afternoon, our collective attention would be focused on terror in Boston. The fact is, we all know the world we live in now. Body scans and medal detectors
    Now is the time to let the authorities investigate and follow through with their promise to get those answers. Until then, let's all take a deep breath, say a prayer for everyone affected and make sure our families know how much we love them.
  • Consider This...Join the Cancer Prevention Study

    Consider This...Join the Cancer Prevention Study

    Saturday, April 13 2013 4:39 AM EDT2013-04-13 08:39:52 GMT
    If you've ever known someone with cancer, you know how important  - how urgent - advances in cancer research can be to survivors and the people who love them. Thanks to research conducted by the American
    Join the ACS Prevention Study Number 3 to help find a cure for cancer. There are 7 enrollment events in Lubbock between September 6 and September 28.
  • Consider This...Texas gambling proposal incomplete

    Consider This...Texas gambling proposal incomplete

    Thursday, April 11 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-04-11 20:32:17 GMT
    Right now there is an effort among lawmakers to allow voters to decide on legalizing gambling in Texas. Senate Joint Resolution 64 would create a constitutional amendment that would trigger an election
    Bottom line: Let the voters decide. But first, lawmakers need accountability, oversight and a better plan for the money before rolling the dice at the polls.
  • Consider This...Conservation, time to do your part

    Consider This...Conservation, time to do your part

    Friday, April 5 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-04-05 20:59:08 GMT
    Water conservation time is back this year and with it brings some important reminders. With the long range forecast calling for more drought it is imperative that we all abide by these loose restrictions
    So take a couple of minutes to remind yourself of the spring and summer watering rules at this link and we'll all benefit.
  • Consider This...Not what the taxpayers want

    Consider This...Not what the taxpayers want

    Tuesday, April 2 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-04-03 02:56:06 GMT
    You may have been following the recent turmoil at Lubbock City Hall. Basically, a city councilman is complaining about the city manager and her staff for not doing their jobs. The city manager and
    I find it amazing that this city continues to operate with such divisive politics and distractions. That's not what our officials were elected to do.
  • Consider This...Your feedback on Levelland ISD gun issue

    Consider This...Your feedback on Levelland ISD gun issue

    Friday, March 29 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-03-29 10:59:09 GMT
    Earlier this week I commended Levelland ISD school leaders for passing a vote to allow guns on school campuses. I've received lots of e-mails since then, all positive. Consider this… One viewer writes,
    Earlier this week I commended Levelland ISD school leaders for passing a vote to allow guns on school campuses. I've received lots of e-mails since then, all positive.
  • Consider This...Levelland's controversial decision

    Consider This...Levelland's controversial decision

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-03-27 02:56:05 GMT
    Kudos to the Levelland Independent School District for taking the lead on a very tough issue. Last week, trustees voted to allow certain teachers with proper licenses to carry concealed hand guns on
    In Levelland, students and faculty have something most others don't - the assurance that if the unthinkable happens, they can be protected. In our society, the sad fact is that bad people go on school grounds and kill innocent people so the idea of arming some of those innocent people to save lives makes a lot of sense.
  • Consider This...Women's NCAA Tournament more than basketball

    Consider This...Women's NCAA Tournament more than basketball

    Friday, March 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-03-22 11:00:11 GMT
    If you're a Lady Raider fan, you know they are hosting the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament this weekend. If you're not a fan, hopefully after this season you will be. And hosting the entire
    Not only is this tournament a big deal for the team and their fans, it's a big deal for all of Lubbock. We will be in the national spotlight playing some very good teams.
  • Consider This...Synthetic drug ban enforced

    Consider This...Synthetic drug ban enforced

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-03-20 02:56:07 GMT
    Last November, KCBD aired a story about a Lubbock mom planning a campaign against synthetic drugs. And Gina Johnson took her fight straight to city hall. Well, that story stirred concern throughout
    Just since last weekend, Lubbock Police have issued dozens of citations for selling synthetic drug products.This is a good example of how city leaders can work with their citizens to accomplish something meaningful.
  • Consider This...Sequestration

    Consider This...Sequestration

    Friday, March 15 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-03-15 11:00:16 GMT
    As you know, automatic cuts in the federal budget known as the sequestration went into effect March 1st. This triggered a 2% cut in the federal budget. That's about $85 billion.   A recent poll showed
    The sequestration is only a symptom of the bigger problem. I don't think most of you will argue that government spending is out of control.
  • Consider This...Your feedback on Lubbock Animal Services

    Consider This...Your feedback on Lubbock Animal Services

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-03-13 02:56:07 GMT
    A recent commentary on Lubbock Animal Services has struck a chord with many of you. You may recall my comments about a family who repeatedly asked the city for help with two neighborhood dogs and didn't
    I hope our city leadership is listening to your complaints and solutions to the problems with Animal Services.
  • Consider This...Walker the right choice

    Consider This...Walker the right choice

    Friday, March 8 2013 12:53 PM EST2013-03-08 17:53:17 GMT
    It's hard enough to be successful in college athletics. Even harder if you inherit a troubled program. It's no surprise that interim head basketball coach for Texas Tech was dealing with just that last
    Chris Walker took over as interim coach under a cloud of bad team morale and lots of distractions. What he's been able to do since then is impressive.
  • Consider This...Animal shelter should be investigated further

    Consider This...Animal shelter should be investigated further

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-03-06 03:56:06 GMT
    For years, the Lubbock Animal Shelter has been the subject of complaints from pet owners and residents. Dealing with people and their animals does make them an easy target after all. Not every call can
    It's obvious the management at the animal shelter doesn't think they have an obligation to the citizens who pay his salary. It's time city management launched a full investigation into the practices, processes and people running animal services.
  • Consider This...Moegle more than a Hall of Famer

    Consider This...Moegle more than a Hall of Famer

    Friday, March 1 2013 7:53 AM EST2013-03-01 12:53:05 GMT
    Lubbock and West Texas are famous for rearing star athletes. Equally impressive are the number of very successful coaches that have called Lubbock home.   But every now and then, a coach comes along that
    Coach Moegle received a long overdue honor this month when he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. His 40-year career brought 4 state championships to Monterey High School baseball.
  • Consider This...Emergency responders always answer the call

    Consider This...Emergency responders always answer the call

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-02-27 03:56:05 GMT
    Snow days are a welcome thing to kids in school and even to some adults. But Monday's blizzard was a rare and dangerous situation that we rarely see in West Texas. And while most of us stayed safe inside
    The firemen, police, EMTs, deputies and troopers who were called upon didn't hesitate. They worked around the clock in the same dangerous conditions that the rest of us were trying to avoid.
  • Consider This...Regular reviews of city management necessary

    Consider This...Regular reviews of city management necessary

    Friday, February 22 2013 12:54 PM EST2013-02-22 17:54:04 GMT
    I heard something this week that surprised me. According to Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez, our top city administrators do not receive consistent annual evaluations by the Mayor or City Council. He
    According to Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez, our top city administrators do not receive consistent annual evaluations by the Mayor or City Council. He wants to change that.
  • Consider this...Lubbock authorities have the right approach

    Consider this...Lubbock authorities have the right approach

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-02-20 03:59:04 GMT
    A handful of local law enforcment agencies teamed up last week to make a unified stand. They announced some new ideas to help crack unsolved crimes in Lubbock that include a new Most Wanted list, higher
    I believe the key to reducing the number of crimes is prosecuting the ones you have first. Keeping unsolved crimes at the forefront of peoples' minds and rewarding tipsters are good systems for that.
  • Consider This...Lesser Prairie-Chicken?

    Consider This...Lesser Prairie-Chicken?

    Friday, February 15 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-02-15 12:00:14 GMT
    A discussion is underway right now to add what is called the Lesser Prairie-Chicken to the federal list of endangered species. That would give this bird protection by the government and could put restrictions
    Every wild animal living in West Texas has struggled because of drought and this bird is no different. The very idea of prioritizing this animal over hard working farmers, ranchers, and businessmen is absurd.
  • Consider This...You can honor Chris Kyle's legacy

    Consider This...You can honor Chris Kyle's legacy

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-02-13 03:56:06 GMT
    As I watched coverage of American sniper Chris Kyle's funeral procession Tuesday, I couldn't help but be touched. You may know that his service in the War on Terror made him the deadliest sniper in U.S.
    So in honor of Chris Kyle and his amazing accomplishments, take every chance you get to thank a veteran or soldier for their service. I'm certain that's how Chris would want it.

  • Consider This...Silent Wings offers special opportunity

    Consider This...Silent Wings offers special opportunity

    Feb 8, 2013 03:30 PM 2013-02-10 04:29:18 GMT
    From now until mid-March we all have a special opportunity to learn something valuable, pay tribute to a couple of local heroes, and show our children first hand something not easily explained. Right
    From now until mid-March we all have a special opportunity to learn something valuable, pay tribute to a couple of local heroes, and show our children first hand something not easily explained.
  • Consider This...Support school districts' cell phone policy

    Consider This...Support school districts' cell phone policy

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-02-06 16:24:33 GMT
    In the next few days you're going to see a KCBD investigation into the policies local schools have with students and cell phones. I won't give away too much, just to say some of the policies are raising
    My son carries a cell phone to class and I'm completely comfortable with them enforcing any legal penalty for using their cell phone against the rules. 
  • Consider This...Ban on synthetic drugs is best

    Consider This...Ban on synthetic drugs is best

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-02-05 23:29:02 GMT
    This week Lubbock City Council members struck a major blow against an epidemic plaguing most of the country. They voted to ban all synthetic drugs sold in the city. Drugs like Spice and K2 have sent tens
    This week Lubbock City Council members voted to ban all synthetic drugs sold in the city. This needed to happen and I congratulate the council members who took a stand.
  • Consider This...TTU Tickets

    Consider This...TTU Tickets

    Tuesday, January 29 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-01-30 04:22:05 GMT
    I was pleased to hear Texas Tech officials have created new options for the football season that will benefit all the fans. Those options include no increase in ticket prices, reduced prices in some sections,
    Tech fans, let's do our part to help Kingsbury and company Wreck ‘Em. Let's fill the stadium come September.
  • Consider This...Daybreak Saturday and Sunday is here

    Consider This...Daybreak Saturday and Sunday is here

    Friday, January 25 2013 8:00 AM EST2013-01-25 13:00:14 GMT
    It's always exciting to be able to serve you, our viewers, with something new at KCBD. And this week we get to do just that. Starting this Saturday, we will debut morning news on the weekends. Daybreak
    It's always exciting to be able to serve you, our viewers, with something new at KCBD. And this week we get to do just that. Starting this Saturday, we will debut morning news on the weekends.
  • Consider This...Support Senate Bill 182

    Consider This...Support Senate Bill 182

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 11:20 PM EST2013-01-23 04:20:03 GMT
    Tuesday we saw yet another shooting on a school campus. This time right here in our own state on a Houston campus. Fortunately no one was killed, but it could have been worse. Right now, Texas legislators
    Right now, Texas legislators are working on a law that could save lives in situations like Tuesday's school shooting. Senate Bill 182 was introduced last week by Senator Birdwell from Granbury.
  • Consider This...2013 Best of the West Winners

    Consider This...2013 Best of the West Winners

    You may have noticed KCBD's 2013 Best of the West winners are being announced in our newscasts this week. These are businesses in Lubbock that you have voted as the best at what they do.
    You may have noticed KCBD's 2013 Best of the West winners are being announced in our newscasts this week. These are businesses in Lubbock that you have voted as the best at what they do.
  • Consider This...The real 2nd Amendment discussion

    Consider This...The real 2nd Amendment discussion

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 11:18 PM EST2013-01-16 04:18:06 GMT
    Lately there's a lot of discussion about the Second Amendment and the role of guns in society. Some say hunters do not need semi-automatic guns with high capacity magazines. That sort of talk misses the
    The Second Amendment is about the right to defend ourselves. And messing with that right threatens the very fiber of this country.
  • Consider This...Fixing Congress in five minutes

    Consider This...Fixing Congress in five minutes

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 12:52 PM EST2013-01-15 17:52:38 GMT
    As we start a new year, it's time to start thinking about Tax Day. And most of us have already felt the effects with a smaller paycheck. And as I said last week, it's likely to get worse because Congress
    Before a fair tax system can be created, the budget must be balanced. So how does Congress do it? I like Warren Buffet's idea the best...
  • Consider This...Help reduce the spread of flu

    Consider This...Help reduce the spread of flu

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 11:11 AM EST2013-01-15 16:11:39 GMT
    It's not just Lubbock seeing a big spike in flu cases. It's a nationwide problem. In fact, the Center for Disease Control reports 41 out of the 50 states have widespread flu activity. Flu cases spread
    It's not just Lubbock seeing a big spike in flu cases. It's a nationwide problem. In fact, the Center for Disease Control reports 41 out of the 50 states have widespread flu activity.
  • Consider This...Fiscal Cliff still there

    Consider This...Fiscal Cliff still there

    Saturday, January 5 2013 6:41 PM EST2013-01-05 23:41:22 GMT
    You may notice your paycheck is a little lighter this week. Why? Republicans and Democrats agreed not to change income tax rates this year for most Americans, but they did not renew the "Payroll Tax Holiday."
    You may notice your paycheck is a little lighter this week.
  • Consider This...Congratulations Raider Red

    Consider This...Congratulations Raider Red

    Friday, January 4 2013 11:11 AM EST2013-01-04 16:11:53 GMT
    Not only does Texas Tech University have a new and exciting football coach, it is now has a national champion. This week Tech's mascot, Raider Red, was crowned the champion of the 2012 Capital One Mascot
    Not only does Texas Tech have a new and exciting football coach, it now has a national champion. Raider Red was crowned the champion of the Capital One Mascot Challenge this week.
  • Consider This...Fear or Faith in 2013

    Consider This...Fear or Faith in 2013

    Friday, December 28 2012 7:57 PM EST2012-12-29 00:57:20 GMT
    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions, and we have a choice, fear or faith. Fear believes in a negative future. Faith believes in a positive future. So we have to make a choice,
    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions, and we have a choice, fear or faith.
  • Consider This...It's a new year, get involved

    Consider This...It's a new year, get involved

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 10:32 AM EST2012-12-26 15:32:03 GMT
    It's a new year. It's time to get involved to make our community a better place. We recognize the South Plains has its share of issues, as do many other places. If you want a better community… take
    It's a new year. It's time to get involved to make our community a better place. The Volunteer Center of Lubbock is an excellent resource to help you find an area where you'd like to help by volunteering.
  • Consider This...Gun control doesn't fix humans

    Consider This...Gun control doesn't fix humans

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 11:00 PM EST2012-12-19 04:00:16 GMT
    The nation is still numb from the unspeakable horror that left 28 people dead in Newtown, Connecticut last week. As we learn more about the young man who created this unthinkable scene, we soon learned
    Mental illness is something that modern medicine can't easily treat and society tends to ignore. We didn't talk about it after Aurora. Or after Virginia Tech. Well, will we now?
  • Consider This...Kingsbury already ahead

    Consider This...Kingsbury already ahead

    Friday, December 14 2012 7:16 AM EST2012-12-14 12:16:05 GMT
    Now that we have a football coach in place, there is no rest for the weary. But Kliff Kingsbury may actually have a better shot at success than his predecessor or maybe even any of the other candidates
    As a former Red Raider star with an obvious and genuine love for Lubbock and Texas Tech, not to mention a hugely positive reaction to his name, Kingsbury has already accomplished something special.
  • Consider This...Tuberville's departure proved a lot

    Consider This...Tuberville's departure proved a lot

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 10:53 PM EST2012-12-12 03:53:03 GMT
    I would be remiss if I didn't dedicate some time here this week to talk about Tommy Tuberville's abrupt departure from Texas Tech. It was a surprise even for athletic director Kirby Hocutt, but perhaps
    I would be remiss if I didn't dedicate some time here to talk about Tommy Tuberville's abrupt departure from Texas Tech. It was a surprise for athletic director Kirby Hocutt, but perhaps a welcome one to the community that Tubbs never quite won over.
  • Consider This...Food Bank's unique challenge

    Consider This...Food Bank's unique challenge

    Friday, December 7 2012 7:00 AM EST2012-12-07 12:00:10 GMT
    As we wrap up another successful year of the U Can Share food drive, it's important that we remember the need is year round. And this year the food bank has a unique challenge. Since 1984, this food
    As we wrap up another successful year of the U Can Share food drive, it's important that we remember the need is year round. And this year the food bank has a unique challenge.
  • Consider This...Bob Costas out of line

    Consider This...Bob Costas out of line

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 2:09 AM EST2012-12-05 07:09:13 GMT
    Football fans across the world were shocked over the weekend when NFL star Jevon Beltcher took a gun and killed his girlfriend and then himself. A terrible event that reeks of the greatest of injustices
    Football fans across the world were shocked over the weekend when NFL star Jevon Beltcher took a gun and killed his girlfriend and then himself.
  • Consider this..Your feedback on synthetic marijuana ban

    Consider this..Your feedback on synthetic marijuana ban

    Friday, November 30 2012 12:10 PM EST2012-11-30 17:10:25 GMT
    Your response to my endorsement of an emergency ban on synthetic marijuana has been overwhelming and enlightening. Here are some highlights of the feedback: "This...needs to be banned everywhere. It
    Your response to my endorsement of an emergency ban on synthetic marijuana has been overwhelming and enlightening. Here are some highlights of the feedback...
  • Consider This...Ban synthetic marijuana

    Consider This...Ban synthetic marijuana

    Thursday, November 29 2012 10:40 AM EST2012-11-29 15:40:32 GMT
    There's an epidemic in Lubbock that needs to be stopped. It's called synthetic marijuana, but it's bears little resemblance to the real thing and is much more dangerous. This so-called "legal weed" is
    There's an epidemic in Lubbock that needs to be stopped. It's called synthetic marijuana, but it bears little resemblance to the real thing and is much more dangerous.
  • Consider This... Secession not the solution

    Consider This... Secession not the solution

    Friday, November 23 2012 7:00 AM EST2012-11-23 12:00:24 GMT
    You may have heard about or even signed an online petition supporting the secession of Texas from the union. To date, more than a 120,00 Texans have signed it. And, considering what's going on in Washington
    You may have heard about or even signed an online petition supporting the secession of Texas from the union. While I share the same frustration with the federal government, this simply isn't the solution.
  • Consider This...Shop Local

    Consider This...Shop Local

    Tuesday, November 20 2012 11:00 PM EST2012-11-21 04:00:19 GMT
    The Christmas shopping season is already upon us and that also brings my yearly reminder to shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can "pay it forward" by keeping money in the local economy
    The Christmas shopping season is already upon us and that also brings my yearly reminder to shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can "pay it forward" by keeping money in the local economy.
  • Consider This...No drug test, no handout

    Consider This...No drug test, no handout

    Friday, November 16 2012 7:00 AM EST2012-11-16 12:00:22 GMT
    Governor Perry is pushing a bill that would require welfare and unemployment applicants to take a drug test before getting any money.   Proponents obviously say it could save lots of tax dollars and reduce
    Governor Perry is pushing a bill that would require welfare and unemployment applicants to take a drug test before getting any money. I for one am all for it. No drug test, no benefits.
  • Consider This...The Tuberville Incident

    Consider This...The Tuberville Incident

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:18 PM EST2012-11-14 04:18:20 GMT
    No matter which side you fall on with the recent Tuberville headset incident, there are a couple of observations to be made. First, it looked bad. I think it looked worse on television than Coach realized
    No matter which side you fall on with the recent Tuberville headset incident, there are a couple of observations to be made.
  • Consider This...Discussion into action

    Consider This...Discussion into action

    Friday, November 9 2012 4:30 PM EST2012-11-09 21:30:53 GMT
    I was encouraged this week to see City Council once again take up the issue of a city-wide cell phone ban in Lubbock. As I understand it there are a couple of options. They could put a ban on texting
    I was encouraged this week to see City Council once again take up the issue of a city-wide ban on cell phone use while driving in Lubbock.
  • Consider This...Turn on your porch light this weekend

    Consider This...Turn on your porch light this weekend

    Friday, November 9 2012 10:52 AM EST2012-11-09 15:52:03 GMT
    Friends, Veteran's Day is upon us. It is a day where we slow down to honor the men and women whom we owe so much. And if you've had a chance to see Karin McCay's series on the South Plains Honor Flight
    Consider this: a simple way for every household in Lubbock to honor our military as we approach veterans day.
  • Consider This...Your feedback on prostitution program

    Consider This...Your feedback on prostitution program

    Monday, November 5 2012 5:13 PM EST2012-11-05 22:13:34 GMT
    Last week I applauded the efforts of Lubbock police to publicize the men arrested for prostitution this year. I also said we would be doing the same. And we did. And you reacted to the issue. Here's some
    Last week I applauded the efforts of Lubbock police to publicize the men arrested for prostitution this year. I also said we would be doing the same. We did, and you reacted to the issue.
  • Consider This...Guest Commentary from Councilwoman Joy

    Consider This...Guest Commentary from Councilwoman Joy

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 11:15 PM EDT2012-10-31 03:15:41 GMT
    A guest commentary by Lubbock Councilwoman Latrelle Joy: This station ran a commentary critical of a budget amendment passed by the City Council. The amendment hired two auditors and one council staff
    This station ran a commentary critical of a $ 200,000 budget amendment passed by the City Council.... That's one side of the story. Here's the other.
  • Consider This...Prostitution is simple supply and demand

    Consider This...Prostitution is simple supply and demand

    Friday, October 26 2012 11:39 AM EDT2012-10-26 15:39:35 GMT
    I applaud the Lubbock Police Department's new effort to publicize the names and pictures of men arrested for soliciting prostitution. I can't think of a better way to stop the crime than to publicize everyone
    I applaud the Lubbock Police Department's new effort to publicize the names and pictures of men arrested for soliciting prostitution. I can't think of a better way to stop the crime than to publicize everyone arrested for it.
  • Consider This...Let's name the new Tech mascot

    Consider This...Let's name the new Tech mascot

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 11:00 PM EDT2012-10-24 03:00:25 GMT
    As you may have heard, Texas Tech Officials are looking for a new mascot. Midnight matador is retiring after ten good years of inspiration for players and fans. And as the search begins for the 14th horse
    And as the search begins for the 14th horse for the Masked Rider to ride, so also begins the search for a new name for that horse. So I have a suggestion...
  • Consider This...I set the record for the budget amendment straight

    Consider This...I Set the Record for the Budget Amendment Straight

    Friday, October 19 2012 11:32 AM EDT2012-10-19 15:32:19 GMT
    I misspoke earlier this week when I said it was the city manager who proposed a two hundred thousand dollar budget amendment for three new administrative jobs. So to set the record straight, it was not
    I misspoke earlier this week when I said it was the City Manager who proposed a $200,000 budget amendment for three new administrative jobs.  It was newly elected Councilwoman Latrell Joy who requested the additional positions.
  • Consider This...Budget Amendments

    Consider This...Budget Amendments

    Wednesday, October 17 2012 11:21 AM EDT2012-10-17 15:21:34 GMT
    Last week, five members of the Lubbock City Council voted to amend the budget and use two hundred thousand dollar in surplus sales tax money. They are using that money to add positions to city administration.
    Last week, five members of the Lubbock City Council voted to amend the budget and use two hundred thousand dollar in surplus sales tax money. They are using that money to add positions to city administration.
  • Consider This...Pink October Year Round

    Consider This...Pink October Year Round

    Friday, October 12 2012 11:24 AM EDT2012-10-12 15:24:41 GMT
    Well if you live in Lubbock, there is no doubt pink is in this month. That is to the credit of a whole bunch of local and caring volunteers, breast cancer survivors, family members, and of course the
    If you live in Lubbock, there's no doubt pink is in this month. That is to the credit of a whole bunch of local volunteers, breast cancer survivors, family members and the local Susan G. Komen office.
  • Consider This...Railroad Commission should be abolished

    Consider This...Railroad Commission should be abolished

    Tuesday, October 9 2012 11:15 PM EDT2012-10-10 03:15:13 GMT
    There's a great injustice unfolding in West Texas. Last week KCBD aired a story about Atmos energy rates going up. Back in June, the Lubbock City Council unanimously voted to reject the increase. But
    The Texas legislature should take a long hard look at the Railroad Commission, which has nothing to do with railroads, and start over. It's become clear the Commission is bought and paid for...
  • Consider This...Self Promoter

    Consider This...Self Promoter

    Friday, October 5 2012 2:44 PM EDT2012-10-05 18:44:33 GMT
    There are at least two types of activists in the world: activists that are truly promoting an agenda or cause, and activists that are using the cause to promote themselves. This week I saw a classic example
    There are at least two types of activists in the world: activists that are truly promoting an agenda or cause, and activists that are using the cause to promote themselves. 
  • Consider This...KCBD to document Honor Flight experience

    Consider This...KCBD to document Honor Flight experience

    Tuesday, October 2 2012 11:15 PM EDT2012-10-03 03:15:21 GMT
    Whether they are active duty, reservists, retired, or veteran's, America's military men and women are a special group deserving of our admiration and thanks. And dozens of World War Two and Korean War
    Dozens of WWII and Korean War veterans are getting a well-deserved honor this week. Help us continue to honor them and look for KCBD'S special Honor Flight series the week of Veteran's Day.
  • Consider This...Good idea from the Governor

    Consider This...Good idea from the Governor

    Tuesday, September 25 2012 6:55 AM EDT2012-09-25 10:55:44 GMT
    If you are one of the many parents wondering how in the world you are going to send your kids to college, there is good news and bad news this week. The bad news is a recent study of Texas tuition rates
    If you are one of the many parents wondering how in the world you are going to send your kids to college, there is good news and bad news this week.
  • Consider This… TTU, Gillispie & the best possible solution

    Consider This… TTU, Gillispie & the best possible solution

    Friday, September 21 2012 12:49 PM EDT2012-09-21 16:49:23 GMT
    Last week I said I had faith in Texas Tech's Athletic Director to resolve the Coach Billy Gillispie issues. And, it looks like he has successfully done it. Some will say that Texas Tech paid a coach to
    Last week I said I had faith in Texas Tech's Athletic Director to resolve the Coach Billy Gillispie issues. And, it looks like he has successfully done it.
  • Consider This… We take police for granted too often

    Consider This… We take police for granted too often

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 10:28 AM EDT2012-09-19 14:28:43 GMT
    Sometimes we take our local police for granted. But we shouldn't. Early Monday morning we showed you the video of a smashed up police car. Officer Philip Standefer was stopped at 19th and Memphis to
    Sometimes we take our local police for granted. But we shouldn't.
  • Consider This...Gillispie's Future

    Consider This...Gillispie's Future

    Like most of you, I am thoroughly baffled by what's going on with Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach Billie Gillispie. Here's what I know for sure. He is under fire by the public, his bosses, and his players
    Like most of you, I am thoroughly baffled by what's going on with Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach Billie Gillispie.
  • Consider This...Always honor the victims of 9/11

    Consider This...Always honor the victims of 9/11

    Wednesday, September 12 2012 3:07 AM EDT2012-09-12 07:07:04 GMT
    We all remember where we were on September 11th, 2001. When the first plane hit, I was in my car on my way to work. When the second plane hit, I was watching it unfold in the TV station. Eleven years
    As the years pass, it becomes even more important that we're reminded by these images what happened….more than once a year.
  • Consider This...Classroom technology worth the investment

    Consider This...Classroom technology worth the investment

    Friday, September 7 2012 7:34 AM EDT2012-09-07 11:34:31 GMT
    When I was in grade school, we used to goof off while the teacher faced the other direction to write our lesson on the chalkboard. Well, times have changed. This morning I had the privilege of getting
    You'll recall Lubbock ISD passed a bond election worth almost $200 million a few years ago. I don't know where most of it is going, but I do know the smart boards are a great investment.
  • Consider This..Be a part of the Honor Flight

    Consider This..Be a part of the Honor Flight

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 11:17 PM EDT2012-09-05 03:17:02 GMT
    There's a very special effort happening behind the scenes among a handful of volunteers in Lubbock. It's a campaign to help honor Lubbock area veterans in a way like no other. It's called the South Plains
    There's a very special effort happening behind the scenes among a handful of volunteers in Lubbock. It's a campaign to help honor Lubbock area veterans in a way like no other.
  • Consider This...Guns Up!

    Consider This...Guns Up!

    Saturday, September 1 2012 3:57 PM EDT2012-09-01 19:57:08 GMT
    I'd like to thank Coach Tommy Tuberville for accepting my invitation as guest commentator in this segment last week. And as we kick off a new season this Saturday, I'd echo his comments. Texas Tech home
    I'd like to thank Coach Tommy Tuberville for accepting my invitation as guest commentator in this segment last week. And as we kick off a new season this Saturday, I'd add just one thought...
  • Consider this...Tax increase should be public vote

    Consider this...Tax increase should be public vote

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 11:20 PM EDT2012-08-29 03:20:15 GMT
    This week, County Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed tax increase. You'll recall this comes after our County Judge came under fire locally and nationally for some outlandish comments. I
    This week, County Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed tax increase. I don't think elected officials should be allowed to raise my taxes without asking for permission.
  • Consider This..County Judge will be judged

    Consider This..County Judge will be judged

    Friday, August 24 2012 11:19 AM EDT2012-08-24 15:19:36 GMT
    I can't help but scratch my head about the recent, now famous, comments made by County Judge Tom Head. He said he was concerned if President Obama was re-elected, there could be a revolt of the people
    I can't help but scratch my head about the recent, now famous, comments made by County Judge Tom Head. He crossed the line. Fortunately, his comments were too absurd to cause any real panic, but any criticism he is getting is well deserved.
  • Consider This...A Special Message from Tommy Tuberville

    Consider This...A Special Message from Tommy Tuberville

    Tuesday, August 21 2012 11:00 PM EDT2012-08-22 03:00:23 GMT
    Hello, I am Tommy Tuberville, Head Coach of your Texas Tech Red Raiders. As this football season begins, I have two things for you to consider: No. 1: Become A Season Ticket Holder. Filling Jones AT&T
    Every Friday of the year is RAIDER POWER FRIDAY and we urge everyone to wear Red and Black to help support our athletics teams and this University.
  • Consider This...Marsha Sharp freeway is a winner

    Consider This...Marsha Sharp freeway is a winner

    Friday, August 17 2012 6:26 PM EDT2012-08-17 22:26:52 GMT
    Like any good game plan, winning means you have to prepare relentlessly and execute effectively. That's one reason why national championship coach Marsha Sharp was so successful, and it's also the reason
    Like any good game plan, winning means you have to prepare relentlessly and execute effectively.
  • Consider This...311 Works

    Consider This...311 Works

    Tuesday, August 14 2012 11:22 PM EDT2012-08-15 03:22:41 GMT
    I was driving down the street last week when I saw a poor animal that had been hit by a car and killed. My first thought was someone should come and remove it from the street before a bigger mess was made. Honestly,
    It's easy to complain about services provided by the City, but this one really works.  If you didn't know about it, now you do. 311 is one city program that I am happy to pay for with my tax dollars.
  • Consider This...Olympics are delivering

    Consider This...Olympics are delivering

    Saturday, August 11 2012 1:22 PM EDT2012-08-11 17:22:27 GMT
    We are two weeks into the Olympics and what a couple of weeks it has been. So far, a record number of viewers have seen some spectacular moments. Records have been shattered and America is not short of
    We are two weeks into the Olympics and what a couple of weeks it has been. So far, a record number of viewers have seen some spectacular moments. Records have been shattered and America is not short of gold medals.
  • Consider This...Fee reform, not lip service

    Consider This...Fee reform, not lip service

    Wednesday, August 8 2012 1:21 AM EDT2012-08-08 05:21:16 GMT
    I think City Councilwoman Latrell Joy has the right idea calling for a review of Lubbock's storm water fees. This Thursday, Council will form a committee tasked with what I'll call fee reform.   But this
    I think City Councilwoman Latrell Joy has the right idea calling for a review of Lubbock's storm water fees. This Thursday, Council will form a committee tasked with what I'll call fee reform.
  • Consider This...National media blew the Chick-fil-A story

    Consider This...National media blew the Chick-fil-A story

    Friday, August 3 2012 5:03 PM EDT2012-08-03 21:03:14 GMT
    News outlets across the country are rushing to label Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy as a bigot after comments he made about his company's position on gay marriage. What Mr. Cathy actually said was that
    News outlets across the country are rushing to label Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy as a bigot after comments he made about his company's position on gay marriage. That's unfair and inaccurate.
  • Consider This...Up to the minute, the minute you wake up

    Consider This...Up to the minute, the minute you wake up

    If you've watched KCBD's Daybreak Today at all this week, you might have noticed some changes - changes for the better. Our news department has committed more resources than ever before to make your morning
    If you've watched KCBD's Daybreak Today at all this week, you might have noticed some changes - changes for the better.
  • Consider This...Power outage forces boil water notice

    Consider This...Power outage forces boil water notice

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 3:00 PM EDT2012-07-31 19:00:59 GMT
    On Saturday morning, many of us got a rude awakening when the power went out. And there is some legitimate criticism we can give Lubbock Power & Light. It was actually two pieces of equipment that failed
    On Saturday, many of us got a rude awakening when the power went out. There is some legitimate criticism we can give LP&L, but my real question is for the City of Lubbock.
  • Consider This: Feds need a Sunset Commission

    Consider This: Feds need a Sunset Commission

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 3:00 PM EDT2012-07-31 19:00:36 GMT
    Is there really any doubt that the federal government is out of control? This fiscal year, Uncle Sam is on track to spend roughly $3.8 trillion. Of that amount, roughly $1.3 trillion is borrowed money
    This fiscal year, Uncle Sam is on track to spend roughly $3.8 trillion. Of that amount, roughly $1.3 trillion is borrowed money - left for our kids and grand kids to pay.
  • Consider This...Your thoughts on LP&L

    Consider This...Your thoughts on LP&L

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 3:00 PM EDT2012-07-31 19:00:10 GMT
    Last week I said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson's plan to examine LP&L rates after the summer makes more sense than raising rates now. I added LP&L should be giving all profits back to the rate payers. Plain
    Last week I said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson's plan to examine LP&L rates after the summer makes more sense than raising rates now. Well, the feedback I received was loud and clear. 
  • Consider This: Perry is right to reject Obamacare

    Consider This: Perry is right to reject Obamacare

    Friday, July 13 2012 4:58 PM EDT2012-07-13 20:58:05 GMT
    Governor Rick Perry refuses to expand Texas Medicaid as part of President Obama's Health Care reform. Perry will no doubt be attacked dogmatically by the left-leaning talking heads on the cable channels.
    Governor Rick Perry refuses to expand Texas Medicaid as part of President Obama's Health Care reform. Perry will no doubt be attacked for this, but there are some legitimate concerns here.
  • Consider This: Stop illegal immigration at the source

    Consider This: Stop illegal immigration at the source

    Tuesday, July 10 2012 5:16 PM EDT2012-07-10 21:16:32 GMT
    We're learning that the federal government is going to close certain offices of the Border Patrol including Lubbock and Amarillo. These agents are not losing their jobs. Instead, they're being re-assigned
    We're learning that the federal government is going to close certain offices of the Border Patrol including Lubbock and Amarillo. I think this move is a step in the right direction...
  • Consider This...No rush on LP&L rates

    Consider This...No rush on LP&L rates

    Friday, July 6 2012 2:09 PM EDT2012-07-06 18:09:10 GMT
    For the second time this summer, Lubbock Power & Light is on record asking for a rate hike. They are claiming that the city-owned utility is on track to lose roughly $7 million, and for the second time,
    For the second time this summer, Lubbock Power & Light is on record asking for a rate hike. They are claiming that the city-owned utility is on track to lose roughly $7 million, and for the second time, Lubbock's new mayor is on record saying it's too early to make that decision. LP&L has been losing money since the fall of last year. That much is not in dispute.
  • Consider This...Obamacare argument would have made it unconstitutional

    Consider This...Obamacare argument would have made it unconstitutional

    Friday, July 6 2012 2:05 PM EDT2012-07-06 18:05:05 GMT
    A few days have passed, but the big Supreme Court decision on Obamacare is still a talker and it's not likely to go away anytime soon. People ask me what I think and one word comes to mind. Irony. You
    The big Supreme Court decision on Obamacare is still a talker and it's not likely to go away anytime soon. People ask me what I think, and one word comes to mind. Irony...
  • Consider This...City Council is citizen-friendly

    Consider This...City Council is citizen-friendly

    Friday, June 29 2012 11:02 AM EDT2012-06-29 15:02:35 GMT
    Lubbock's new city council has put a couple of meetings under its belt,  and so far the news is good. Two big decision stand out as citizen-friendly. First, city council unanimously denied Atmos Energy
    Lubbock's new city council has put a couple of meetings under its belt,  and so far the news is good. Two big decision stand out as citizen-friendly...
  • Consider This...A sovereign state must have the power to enforce the law

    Consider This...A sovereign state must have the power to enforce the law

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 5:56 PM EDT2012-06-26 21:56:51 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to narrow the focus on Arizona's new immigration law really settled nothing. The court upheld the controversial "show me your papers" provision, but they shot down virtually
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to narrow the focus on Arizona's new immigration law really settled nothing. My problem isn't with the Supreme Court's opinion on immigration. My problem is that the Supreme Court was involved in the first place.
  • Consider This...Be a good neighbor

    Consider This...Be a good neighbor

    Wednesday, June 20 2012 11:44 AM EDT2012-06-20 15:44:59 GMT
    Summer officially starts Wednesday and it's time to enjoy all the great things that come with this time of year. Swimming pools, fishing rods, golf courses, boating, and those beautiful West Texas evenings. Unfortunately
    Summer brings some unique crime trends. Remember to lock your cars at night, turn on your porch lights, and keep an eye on your neighbor's house...
  • Consider This...Best formula for economic development

    Consider This...Best formula for economic development

    Tuesday, June 12 2012 6:47 PM EDT2012-06-12 22:47:34 GMT
    Score one more for the Lubbock economy. This week Lubbock is hosting thousands of 4-H'ers for their annual Roundup Convention. And what makes this convention so special is that it was moved from College
    Score one more for the Lubbock economy. This week Lubbock is hosting thousands of 4-H'ers for their annual Roundup Convention.
  • Consider This...Raising electric rates is last resort

    Consider This...Raising electric rates is last resort

    Tuesday, June 5 2012 11:56 AM EDT2012-06-05 15:56:17 GMT
    I commend Mayor Robertson and his fellow Council members for taking a stand and passing on a rate increase for LP&L. But last Wednesday's decision didn't come without a disclaimer that a rate increase
    I commend Mayor Robertson and his fellow Council members for taking a stand and passing on a rate increase for LP&L. Hopefully it is the first of many decisions that are based on what benefits the customers and voters that gave them the job.
  • Consider This...Dress code changes step in the right direction

    Consider This...Dress code changes step in the right direction

    Tuesday, May 29 2012 10:44 PM EDT2012-05-30 02:44:04 GMT
    School is out for the summer but before you know it, students will have to start preparing for another year. One change coming to Lubbock ISD that everyone will have to keep in mind is the new dress code.
    I think the Lubbock ISD dress code should be expanded to require elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms. Uniforms that give every parent a list of simple options and colors.
  • Consider This...Big promises can cause big resentment

    Consider This...Big promises can cause big resentment

    Tuesday, May 22 2012 5:33 PM EDT2012-05-22 21:33:42 GMT
    As a new Mayor and Council take office, iId like to thank the outgoing Mayor and Councilman for their service. Tom Martin and Jim Gilbreath gave 110% to a job that basically pays nothing. They used their
    Glen Robertson was elected by a large majority. He got votes because he made big promises. As a taxpayers, I expect an effective Mayor to follow through.
  • Consider This...KCBD's severe weather commitment

    Consider This...KCBD's severe weather commitment

    Tuesday, May 8 2012 5:13 PM EDT2012-05-08 21:13:28 GMT
    Severe weather has once again caused major damage to homes and property around Lubbock. Thankfully, no one was injured when a major hail storm pounded parts of south Lubbock County two Sundays ago. But
    KCBD has invested in the people and technology to give you the best severe weather warnings. You can count on the fact that we'll be on the air when any kind of weather is threatening lives.
  • Consider This...VOTE!

    Consider This...VOTE!

    Tuesday, May 1 2012 6:05 PM EDT2012-05-01 22:05:28 GMT
    Early voting is underway for local City and School Board elections. There are big differences in some of the candidates and that makes the stakes high for you and me. The good news is it is you and me
    Early voting is underway for local City and School Board elections. There are big differences in some of the candidates and that makes the stakes high for you and me.
  • Consider This...Lubbock Lemonade Day is unique opportunity for kids

    Consider This...Lubbock Lemonade Day is unique opportunity for kids

    Tuesday, April 24 2012 5:06 PM EDT2012-04-24 21:06:45 GMT
    If you're a parent like I am, you look for those priceless teachable moments that can help shape the values and morals of your kids. Sometimes they are few and far between and not always easy to identify.
    On May 5th, over 2,000 local kids will be setting up lemonade stands across the city. But this is much more than a lemonade stand.
  • Consider this...Council officially ignores majority

    Consider this...Council officially ignores majority

    Wednesday, April 11 2012 12:53 PM EDT2012-04-11 16:53:04 GMT
    It's official. Tuesday, Lubbock City Council officially turned its back on the citizens and customers of LP&L.
  • Consider this...Bureaucrats think they can spend our money better

    Consider this...Bureaucrats think they can spend our money better

    Tuesday, April 3 2012 2:18 PM EDT2012-04-03 18:18:03 GMT
    Last Thursday the Lubbock City Council approved language to take away the mandatory customer refunds from LP&L because once again the bureaucrats know how to spend our money better than us.
  • Consider This...Lubbock's water crisis is a unique one

    Consider This...Lubbock's water crisis is a unique one

    Tuesday, March 27 2012 6:47 PM EDT2012-03-27 22:47:17 GMT
    This Sunday, every Lubbock citizen will be put on stage-two watering restrictions. That means severe limitations on lawn watering and a complete ban on things like driveway car washes.
  • Consider This...National Ag Day for a reason

    Consider This...National Ag Day for a reason

    Tuesday, March 6 2012 5:21 PM EST2012-03-06 22:21:48 GMT
    Not unlike Mother's day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day or any other national holiday, Ag Day is a time to appreciate something special.
  • Consider This...Standardized dress is coming

    Consider This...Standardized dress is coming

    Wednesday, February 29 2012 12:58 AM EST2012-02-29 05:58:04 GMT
    Last year I strongly advocated for school uniforms in public schools. So obviously it was welcome news to hear a handful of Lubbock ISD middle schools are now considering it.
  • Consider This...Gas prices, environmental regulations, and you

    Consider This...Gas prices, environmental regulations, and you

    I heard this week gas prices are higher than ever for a February. and that's an indication they will be higher than ever this summer. and so on…
  • Consider This... Show city leaders that we can follow the rules

    Consider This... Show city leaders that we can follow the rules

    Now that our main water source has dried up, city leaders are asking us to make major sacrifices.
  • Consider This..The politics behind FBI raid on City Hall

    Consider This..The politics behind FBI raid on City Hall

    Tuesday, February 14 2012 4:07 PM EST2012-02-14 21:07:25 GMT
    I was glad to see the FBI investigation into a former health care provider and some former elected officials is finally over. No criminal wrongdoing, case closed. And that outcome makes me question why the City has spent millions on related lawsuits.
  • Consider This...Don't close city pools

    Consider This...Don't close city pools

    Wednesday, February 1 2012 9:04 PM EST2012-02-02 02:04:03 GMT
    I hope before they shut down neighborhood swimming pools the city will find ways to manage their own watering practices and follow the rules they are forcing on all of us.
  • Consider This...Victims have a responsibility, too

    Consider This...Victims have a responsibility, too

    Tuesday, January 24 2012 6:44 PM EST2012-01-24 23:44:08 GMT
    Every nine seconds in the U.S., a women is assaulted or beaten. Domestic abuse is the #1 cause of injury to women, and those women often let the abuse carry over to their children.
  • Consider This...Craig James for U.S. Senate?

    Consider This...Craig James for U.S. Senate?

    Tuesday, January 17 2012 5:21 PM EST2012-01-17 22:21:30 GMT
    So far I have aimed most of my criticism at Tech administration for how the whole Mike Leach firing went down, not really taking issue with a father defending his son, rightly or wrongly. But now, Craig James just became all of our business because he wants to be a U.S. Senator from Texas.
  • Consider This...BCS needs ideas

    Consider This...BCS needs ideas

    Tuesday, January 10 2012 5:46 PM EST2012-01-10 22:46:57 GMT
    Now that ousted Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has been replaced, the Big 12 has a chance to have a big voice for BCS change.
  • Consider This...New Year's resolutions can make us better

    Consider This...New Year's resolutions can make us better

    Tuesday, January 3 2012 5:44 PM EST2012-01-03 22:44:43 GMT
    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking, or work harder at something specific, most of us at least think about New Year's resolutions. The problem is most of us don't keep them for very long.
  • Consider This..Troops deserve proper welcome home

    Consider This..Troops deserve proper welcome home

    Wednesday, December 21 2011 10:50 AM EST2011-12-21 15:50:01 GMT
    The last of the remaining U.S. troops in Iraq are coming home, many of them returning right here to West Texas. And while some may disagree with the politics behind the decision to end that war, we should all be united on one front…supporting and welcoming home our heroes.
  • Consider This..."Pay It Forward"

    Consider This..."Pay It Forward"

    Wednesday, December 14 2011 9:43 AM EST2011-12-14 14:43:28 GMT
    One of the things I consistently hear in the community is that news is mostly negative. By definition, that is true. While our news department works very hard to bring you important stories that you need know, I also believe we have an obligation to seek out those positive stories.
  • Consider This...Couple should be prosecuted fully

    Consider This...Couple should be prosecuted fully

    Wednesday, December 7 2011 7:09 PM EST2011-12-08 00:09:46 GMT
    I was appalled when I heard news of the married couple that are under investigation for bilking the Lubbock School District out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Consider This...Buy Local

    Consider This...Buy Local

    Wednesday, December 7 2011 6:55 PM EST2011-12-07 23:55:16 GMT
    The more we can think and buy local here in West Texas, the better our economy can withstand the hardships plaguing other parts of the country.
  • Consider this...Lights on for Heroes

    Consider this...Lights on for Heroes

    Tuesday, November 8 2011 6:22 PM EST2011-11-08 23:22:56 GMT
    Starting this Thursday, everyone of us has a unique opportunity to honor those men and women. It's a chance to say thanks.
  • Consider This...Nothing quite like the Olympic Games

    Consider This...Nothing quite like the Olympic Games

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-02-06 23:34:52 GMT
    The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are underway. The historical torch traveled a record-setting 39,000 miles to open the games in Sochi, Russia. It is being billed as the biggest games ever, with America taking
    The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are underway. The historical torch traveled a record-setting 39,000 miles to open the games in Sochi, Russia.
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