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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.