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West Texas Congressional Delegation Splits on Paul Ryan-led Budget Deal

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

West Texas' three Congressional Republicans split their votes Thursday afternoon when the vote was taken on the Bipartisan Budget Act. The bill passed 332-94-7

Congressmen Mac Thornberry (R- Clarendon) and Mike Conaway (R- Midland) both sided with the Ryan-led Republicans and voted for the bill

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Matt Mackowiak Discusses Primaries Campaigns [Audio]

Matt Mackowiak
Matt Mackowiak

Monday on the Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak offered his thoughts on the 2014 Primary Election.

Mackowiak does not believe any of the last minute candidates who filed for the 2014 primary election will change the game

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Congressman Randy Neugebauer Discussed Farm Bill [Audio]

Neugebauer, Facebook
Neugebauer, Facebook

Monday on Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer offered his thoughts on progress made in Farm Bill discussions, the Kids First Research Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

Neugebauer noted the importance of reaching an agreement before the continuing resolution deadline

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Post Trade Day and Christmas Parade Cancelled

Chris Due, via Twitter
Chris Due, via Twitter

The December edition of Post Trade Day, scheduled for December 7, has been cancelled because of this week's winter weather and hazardous driving conditions.  The Post Christmas Parade has been cancelled as well

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Tom Pauken Withdraws from Republican Primary for Texas Governor

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Tom Pauken was slated to run against Greg Abbott in the GOP Primary for Governor

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Steve Massengale Focuses on Education [Audio]

Roni Vowels, kfyo.com
Roni Vowels, kfyo.com

Steve Massengale, Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees President, spoke with Tom and Laura Wednesday morning about his thoughts on and concerns about schools and education.

He will be challenging Charles Perry for the seat

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Matt Mackowiak Talks 2014 Election Races [Audio]

Matt Mackowiak
Matt Mackowiak

Monday on the Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak made observations about the 2014 election races.

Mackowiak suggested that in major races, not much is changing. He said, "You basically now have Democratic candidates for most of the major offices

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Tech receives federal grant to facilitate technology transfer

Commerce Dept.
Commerce Dept.

Texas Tech has announced the receipt of a $300,000 Federal Grant.

The Economic Development Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, awarded the grant to Texas Tech University to help build on the South Plains region’s capability in wind and other renewable energy sources that increase innovation and entrepreneurship through technology commercialization

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Phillips 66, WRB Refinery in Borger Agree to Penalty & Compliance Plan for Migratory Bird Kill

Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images

In August 2012, the USFWS learned of a large migratory bird kill at the refinery's Hutchison County farm pond. Approximately 260 waterfowl, mostly teal, were recovered.

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Xcel Energy Seeks to Add Charge to Texas Retail Customer Bills

vladeb, Flickr
vladeb, Flickr

Xcel Energy is seeking an additional $13 million in annual revenues to cover costs associated with a $173 million investment of new and updated high-voltage transmission lines built in Texas.

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