Personal freedoms and private businesses are coming under attack in Texas, and it's not only coming from the people you'd expect. An article that came out on Tuesday claims that 70% of Texans favor a state-wide smoking ban. Now, lawmakers have unveiled legislation to ban smoking in indoor work places, including bars and restaurants. Who's behind this push? Click ahead to see.
State Representative Charles Perry joined Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew on Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News. Click Read More to hear the audio.
So, former SMU Mustang and current ESPN college football analyst, Craig James is gearing up for a run at the U.S. Senate.
Of course, most Texas Tech Football fans know James for being instrumental in the turmoil surrounding the firing of Mike Leach before the 2009 Alamo Bowl. Read more about the latest with Craig James after the jump.
Representative Charles Perry joined Chad and Rex on Lubbock's First News on 1/26/2011
Councilman Todd Klein will be presenting a non-binding resolution this week at the City Council meeting dealing with payday loan companies and the State of Texas. Klein wants more regulation on these companies, but is it really needed? (more after the jump)
Gun rights have been under attack in the United States quite heavily over the past few years, and students and employees at institutions of higher education are still not allowed the opportunity to protect themselves adequately. More after the jump.
The Texas Senate paved the way for a Voter ID bill to be brought up and hopefully passed in this legislative session. In the last session the issue died, but since the Republicans hold a huge advantage in numbers, it should pass easy. I've yet to hear a good argument why it shouldn't. (more after the jump)
Today, Texas Monthly, will have a story about the top 25 most influential people in Texas politics. Of course, Gov. Rick Perry made the list and while I did not make the list this year (probably fell in somewhere between 26-30) I forgive Texas Monthly. Who did make the list? And, what if Lubbock had a list? (more after the jump)
Representative Charles Perry joined host Chad Hasty on Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News. (Audio after jump)
Earlier this week, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to 3 years in prison after being found guilty on money laundering charges, in a case which had been dragged out since 2005.