Consider This: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Sept. 22 at Mackenzie Park

I want to invite you to come out to Mackenzie Park baseball fields this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m., and join me in the American Diabetes Association's 25th Anniversary "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes."

  Consider This: Never forget the lessons of 9/11

We can never forget the lessons of 9/11. The images of the Twin Towers being struck, the devastation at the Pentagon and the wreckage of American flight 93 are chilling reminders of the attack on our nation that day.

Consider This: Rick Francis fired Chancellor Duncan on his own initiative

Since Rick Francis fired Chancellor Duncan on his own initiative, every Texas Tech supporter and alumni should ask for his immediate resignation.

Consider This: How to clean up the mess Gov. Abbott made at Texas Tech

The hatchet job done on Texas Tech Chancellor Bob Duncan continues to backfire on the Texas Tech Board of Regents and Governor Greg Abbott.

Consider This: Duncan forced out for championing Tech Vet School

Next legislative session, our lawmakers need to change how regents are appointed. Governor Abbott has absolute power over the process, and that process is corrupted with politics and influence.

Consider This: Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for council's high-dollar projects

If the Lubbock City Council wants its high-dollar projects, let it tighten its belt like the rest of us do.

Consider This: Making the world better, one act of kindness at a time

Yesterday KCBD reported the story of Lubbock resident Ken Harris who was stopped by a DPS Trooper for expired registration but didn't get a ticket. Thank you, to Trooper Welsh and to Ken Harris for reminding us our world is made better one act of kindness at a time.

Consider This: A world-class university deserves a world-class vet school

Any regent who can't support a Tech vet school now, whether the Governor supports it or not, ought to resign his office.

Consider This: New dirt arena should be set up right

Immediately after voters approved abandoning the coliseum Randy Jordan came and talked with me about the idea of a public/private dirt facility by raising the hotel occupancy tax.

Consider This: Congrats to Coach Tim Tadlock, a real class act

I want to give a huge thank you to Coach Tim Tadlock, for proving once and for all that you can recruit, train and produce a consistent national contender, in a major sport, right here in West Texas.

Consider This: Protect your kids from hidden dangers of summer

Summers are packed with potential dangers and all of us with kids need to take time to make sure the children in our homes and neighborhoods are safe and secure.

  Consider This: Honoring the fallen on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Consider this: Take time this week to thank a police officer, sheriff's deputy or state trooper for their service.

Consider This: Big changes at Lubbock Animal Shelter after KCBD report

In the three months since KCBD shined the light on these statistics there has been a transformation at the Lubbock Animal Shelter and kill rates have dropped significantly.

Consider This: Get out and vote to keep the coliseum this Saturday

Cut through the bull, don't be swayed by the scare tactics, and vote to keep the coliseum. #NoWayPropA

Consider This: Proposition 1 response from Mayor Dan Pope

This week, a guest commentary from Mayor Dan Pope, with a few words about Proposition 1, as the voters choose the future of Lubbock's Municipal Auditorium & Coliseum.

Consider This: Ignore council propaganda, vote No Way on Prop A

Get out and vote against Prop A. Early voting ends Tuesday. If you agree with me, share this commentary with your friends and use the hashtag #NoWayPropA

Consider This: Save the coliseum by making Tech pay its fair share

The city of Lubbock stepped up 65 years ago when Tech needed parking facilities, and now it's time for Tech to be a good citizen and to pay its fair share.

Consider This: Vote against Proposition A, reject council's plan to abandon coliseum

I'm urging you to get out and vote against Proposition A to permanently abandon the coliseum, auditorium and parking facilities.

Consider this: Council wants to be in the hotel business

The same people who crammed the Ivory Tower down our throat are now about to spend what could end up being another $50 million to go into the hotel business. All without asking us.

Consider this: Things I remember from Tom Martin

Lubbock said goodbye to a true public servant Monday.

Consider This: Congrats to Texas Tech basketball and Coach Chris Beard

More important than their tournament standing, Coach Beard and his ballplayers were classy and disciplined ambassadors for Texas Tech and for Lubbock.

  Consider This: Lubbock is the only city to have ever paid to join ERCOT

It's frustrating to me that Lubbock raised its hand and volunteered to pay $125 million when no one else has.

Consider This: Voters spoke clearly on Tuesday, is the council listening?

Last Tuesday's party primary elections delivered a clear and consistent message that wasn't kind to incumbents. Voters said their elected representatives have forgotten them.

Consider This: If you don't vote, your voice won't be heard!

If you believe, like I do, that voting is our sacred privilege as citizens, then I know you will join me at the polls.

Consider This: Time for big changes at Lubbock Animal Shelter

You were outraged by the KCBD Investigates report about the kill rate at the Lubbock Animal Shelter, and frankly, so was I.

Consider This: School board votes against LISD parents

In a move that baffles the imagination, last week LISD's board of trustees voted 4 to 3 to change the school calendar to an earlier start, completely ignoring the wishes of the parents.

CONSIDER THIS: Celebrate the Winter Olympics with KCBD

For the next two and a half weeks, there'll be something on television we can all feel good about.

Consider This: Time to take back your government

If you aren't happy with the direction of your city or school district, put your name on the ballot and run. If you want to cut taxes, get in there and show them how to do it.

Consider This: Tell the council we want to keep Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium

My message to the city council: I don't trust your decision-making and I want to keep the auditorium and coliseum.

Consider This: Hosting schools should put safety first

The student section lies between the visitor's bench and the tunnel to their dressing rooms. It's a poor layout that deserves to be looked at in the off-season.

Consider This: Support U Can Share Food Drive to help hungry families on the South Plains

This marks the 35th year KCBD and the South Plains Food Bank have teamed up to help needy families across 20 counties on the South Plains with the U Can Share Food Drive.

  Consider This: Plan to shop local and give local

This is a season where we look to help others who are less fortunate. Plan to give back right here in our community.

Consider This: Time to bring the Baylor game back to Lubbock

it's time for Texas Tech to be a team player and support the community that supports it so generously and so well.

Consider This: Mike Leach may be wrong, but he's not all wrong

I'm a Mike Leach fan, but coach is going about this all wrong.

Consider This: Your generosity sends West Texas veterans on 7th annual Honor Flight

Last weekend your donations paid the way for more than 80 West Texas veterans to see Washington, D.C. They were the guests of The Texas South Plains Honor Flight.

Consider This: A moment of silence for Officer Floyd East, Jr.

The face of last night's murder of a Texas Tech police officer is not a mug shot or a perp walk. The face of last night's tragedy is this one, Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East.

Consider This: Grieving for lives lost in Las Vegas

Consider this: We cannot prevent evil in the world, but perhaps for just a moment, we can stop politicizing other people's tragedies and concentrate instead on healing the wounded.

Consider This: Wrong time, place for NFL controversy

What is happening between the NFL and the President of the United States is the wrong time and place, if for no other reason than no dialogue of any kind appears to be taking place.

Consider This: Council ends NELCDC funding after years of KCBD reporting

The Council's actions came after more than three years of reporting by KCBD's Investigates team on the reckless spending, insider dealings and theft at NELCDC.

Consider This: Stop the madness of public debt, spending

It's that time of year when the city and county set their tax rates then break their arms patting themselves on the back for the fine job they've done.

Consider This: Tell council to put police before their palace

The Lubbock City Council is poised to spend $64 million borrowed dollars to put themselves in an Ivory Tower that is two times over budget before it starts.