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  Consider this: Honor, Courage, and Closure

The veterans that travel every year on the South Plains Honor Flight have embodied every meaning of the word honor.

Consider This: Private Gun Sales Need to Require a Background Check

Read this week's Consider This from KCBD General Manager Dan Jackson

  Consider This: Saluting Bravery

As I watched the tragic events in Odessa unfold this weekend, I was reminded what I said here just last week. From a law enforcement officer’s perspective, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

  Consider This: Policing our streets is a dangerous job

Consider this … we sometimes hear the phrase “routine traffic stop.” Make no mistake, there is no such thing as a *routine* traffic stop. From KCBD General Manager Dan Jackson

  Consider this: Keeping eyes on the road as the school year begins

Consider this… Put the safety of our children first. Let’s put down the phones, watch for the designated school zones, and really look out for the kids.

  Consider This: The Community Coverage Tour is a community effort

Last week KCBD celebrated our 2019 Community Coverage Tour broadcasting from the communities of Tahoka, Littlefield, Plains, Petersburg and Shallowater.

  Consider This: A hotline for help

Whether it’s a dead animal, a mosquito problem, or any other city related issue here in Lubbock, all you need to know is call 3-1-1.

  Consider This: The Year of the Matador

Consider this... get your guns up Red Raiders, this is the Year of the Matador and we’re only halfway through.

  Consider This: County Commissioners need a plan in searching for next Medical Examiner

Consider this... Commissioners need to learn from past mistakes when choosing the next Lubbock County Medical Examiner.

  CONSIDER THIS: Public safety should be priority at city hall

Public safety is a choice and it is time the city of Lubbock chose to put the safety of its citizens ahead of ivory towers and civic center expansions.

  Consider This: support made Texas Tech vet school possible

Consider this... our support made a difference and got the attention of lawmakers when it came to the Texas Tech vet school.

  Consider This: Your tax dollars are being used against you

Consider This... support HB 281 and stop using our taxes to lobby against us!

  Consider This: Congratulations to the Red Raider basketball team

I can’t say enough about what Coach Chris Beard and his Red Raider basketball team have accomplished for Texas Tech and Lubbock. The combination of excellence, teamwork, class and humility demonstrated by these young men make them Lubbock’s and Texas Tech’s finest ambassadors.

Consider This: TTU School of Veterinary Medicine needs your support in the Legislature

As the 87th Legislature passes the halfway point this week, the most important issue to Lubbock and Texas Tech is the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine.

  Consider This: You spoke, Governor Abbott listened

Last week, by appointing not one but two outstanding Lubbock citizens to the Tech Board of Regents, Governor Greg Abbott let loyal Texas Tech supporters know he has heard our voices when it comes to our school.

  Consider This: Commissioners Court must act quickly on ME’s office

Consider This: Our Medical Examiner problems seem to be going from bad to worse, it is time for the commissioners to act quickly to fix the problems.

Darci Lynn adjusting performance times around championship game

America’s favorite teen ventriloquist is coming to Lubbock in April.

  Consider This: Texas House, Senate file identical property tax reform bills

Last week, in a coalition led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, both the Texas House and Senate filed identical property tax reform bills.

  Consider This: Kirby Hocutt is doing great things for Texas Tech

I commend Kirby Hocutt’s efforts to continually improve the Red Raider game-day experience. Tickets for the the entire family are a premium entertainment item and Hocutt continues to find ways to add value.

  Consider This: Buy local this Christmas shopping season

Consider this … plan to do as much of your Christmas shopping with local businesses as you can.

  Consider This: Watch out for trick-or-treaters

Consider This … it is my responsibility and yours to provide a safe environment for our children.

  Consider This: Unfinished work at ME’s office

Consider This... what does having the highest paid medical examiner in the country get you? A $640,000 clean-up bill, that’s what.

  Consider This: Vote yes on Lubbock ISD bond

Consider this… I am voting for the Lubbock ISD Bond and I hope you will consider doing the same.

  Consider This: honoring the memory of Texas Tech Officer Floyd East Jr.

Consider this … we honor the memory of Texas Tech Officer Floyd East Jr. , and all who serve in law enforcement.

  Consider This: time for Rick Francis to act like a Red Raider

Consider this … it’s time for Chairman Rick Francis to act like a Red Raider and be accountable this Thursday!

  Consider This: Thank you Sgt. John Gonzalez

Tonight we honor and thank Sgt John Gonzalez who is retiring after 32 years of service with the Department of Public Safety. Sgt Gonzalez spent 24 years as a public information officer for DPS. For most of us, John Gonzalez is the face of the DPS on the South Plains.

  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.