Eyeing the seat: Candidates talk issues at forum
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:39:35 +0000
In the first and only Lubbock forum featuring the candidates for the 19th District Congressional seat in this year’s general election, the candidates discussed their position on topics relevant to this area, such as agriculture and taxes.
The forum featured a tight structure, giving the speakers time to introduce themselves, followed by questions that each candidate had the opportunity to address individually without interruption or retaliation.
Longview vigil honors state’s 119 victims of domestic violence
They say domestic violence is nearer than most people think.
Where’s the proof for Perry’s claims of border crime?
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 01:48:00 UT
If the border is truly the warzone that Gov. Rick Perry suggests, if it's truly under siege by an opportunistic wave of undocumented criminals, if it is hard hit by record infiltrations of people from terrorist countries, if it is indeed in desperate need of another state trooper "surge," and a Texas National Guard deployment of 1,000 that will cost Texas taxpayers millions of dollars per week -- surely, then, there must be statistics to prove it. Perry has offered no statistical proof of his theory that crime has increased in historically safe border cities as law enforcement contends with the wave of child immigrants flowing in from Central America. Asked for proof, Perry's office sent me to the Texas Department of Public Safety – an agency that is far from a beacon of transparency. When two of my colleagues recently requested data on how DPS "surge" efforts along the border have affected drug seizures and other crime, DPS refused to disclose the information and diverted the request to the Texas Attorney General. [...] experts interviewed by Kriel and Collette say the decline is more likely the result of seasonal migration patterns and publicity over the humanitarian crisis. [...] the Texas governor, with two dark-rimmed eyes on the White House, is making the border photo ops and TV news circuits with the same cowboy swagger – albeit without the boots. In June, Perry tried to attribute the record number of non-Mexicans crossing the border to people "coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations." The first paragraph mentions how police officers were wounded recently in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. "The story is conflating domestic issues with border issues to make it look like it's worse than it is," said Larry Karson, a former U.S. customs agent who is now an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston Downtown.
Rafael Cruz visits Harrison County GOP
Perry sending National Guard to fight crime along border
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:37:00 UT
Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to bolster Texas Department of Public Safety troopers sent to the region in the wake of an ongoing surge in unaccompanied minors that has overwhelmed federal immigration authorities.
Pinson wants to continue success
Megan Hickey Pinson, who was appointed Pct. 1 justice of the peace this past fall, said she’s committed to the continuing success and integrity of the community, which is why she is running to continu
LP&L’s Bid Integrity Policy remains unchanged after meeting Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:25:25 +0000
Following much discussion about who should have access to LP&L’s Request for Proposals, and how that access is given, Lubbock’s Electric Utility Board voted not to make any changes to its bid integrity policy.
The discussion was prompted by two proposed amendments to Lubbock Power & Light’s Bid Integrity Policy. The amendments were voted on during a board meeting on Tuesday.
40th Harvest Festival begins today in Longview
The 40th annual Harvest Festival and Livestock Show begins today.
Sculptures add artistic touch to Rim Road homes in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:40:28 MDT
Twelve homeowners along Rim Road likely heard the pounding of metal stakes Tuesday morning in their neatly landscaped front lawns.
›› Photos: 'Art on the Rim'
120-day sentence for Gilmer nurse in DWI death of area man
Lynden Bell’s mother told her son’s killer Tuesday that she is praying for her, as Sarah Reeves was sentenced to prison plus a probation heavy on alcohol treatment.
Marshall ISD parents will be able to pay for children’s lunches online
Marshall Independent School District parents will be able to use technology to control what their kids eat at school — literally.
Sale of Wonderland assets almost complete
Hawaiian Falls Water Park has almost completed its purchase of the Wonderland of Lights’ assets from the Marshall Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
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