“Nothing good comes out of a campaign the last five days usually. But my record’s very clear. There were multiple discussion and multiple bills on the water funding plan, I served on appropriations.” “The only plan that was made available was voting was for transfer of rainy day funds to fund the water projects.” “Sometimes you vote no in a committee hearing just to be able to have debate on the floor, and I thought that was a big enough issue that it needed more debate. So yes there were a couple of no votes in order to have discussion and debate.” Perry went on to explain the different bills and water funding options that were available outside of funding via the rainy day fund and that he felt using other resources already available would provide better options. “So on the two bills, in the final analysis, that mattered, regarding water and actual implementation of, I was a “yes”, I was an affirmative, I never was never going to vote for water.”
Responding to Harris' comment that Lubbockites are suffering on a daily basis from smoking in establishments in Lubbock, that the corporate owners located in other cities aren't concerned with, Hasty said, "No one is suffering. Matthew, people make a decision to go in by themselves, no one is forced to suffer here."
Orr talked about the new district alignments and match-ups to watch with weekend.
Exciting games on tap this weekend include:
Frenship (moving up to 6A this year) playing their first game against El Paso Burgess in Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium
Lubbock Coronado plays Weatherford in Sweetwater (Saturday game)
Lubbock Monterey vs Odessa High School in Odessa
Lubbock Cooper (now 5A) vs Idalou *
Snyder vs Littlefield in Littlefeild *
New Deal vs Dimmit
Levelland vs Muleshoe
Brownfield vs Fort Stockton in Midland
Slaton at Floydada
Roosevelt vs Lamesa
Abernathy vs Post *
Lorenzo vs Wellman-Union
* Steven’s picks as “must see” games
Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, Leland Stukey & J.O. Dawdy from the Protect Water Rights Coalition (P.W.R.C.) joined Chad on KFYO to talk about their organization and it's efforts to protect landowner property rights.
Ritz-Johnson and Hobgood provided on overview of their nine different health plans available to Lubbock Chamber of Commerce members, with deductibles ranging from zero up to $6,300, providing plenty of options for life, health and dental insurance.
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