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The Texas House Finally Receives Committee Assignments

After about month in session Texas House Speaker Joe Straus finally fulfilled his major obligation of setting committee assignments. Read more to find out what I think about assignments for the South Plains' three representatives.

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Texas State Preservation Board
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Changes Planned to Sonogram Bill

One of the most talked about pieces of legislation in Austin is Senate Bill 16, which would require doctors to display a sonogram to a woman seeking an abortion. This bill is undergoing some changes, but read more to why Chad thinks this could still be a good bill.

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District 83 Rep. Charles Perry on LFN [AUDIO]

State Rep. Charles Perry joined Chad an Rex on Lubbock's First News to discuss issues affecting the state of Texas. 2/09/2011

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Pratt on Texas Morning Update February 7, 2011 [AUDIO]

Gun legislation update and some good news. Pratt on Texas Morning Update from February 7, 2011 sponsored by 21st Century Satellite.

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Does Affirmative Action Have a Place in College Admissions Standards?

Today, the AP covered a story regarding a ruling on UT-Austin Admission Standards. Read the story and what I think about the University of Texas' actions after the jump.

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Payday Lending May be Expensive, but Should Government Intervene?

The Lubbock City Council is asking the state to add more regulation to high-interest payday lenders, and some members have even mentioned zoning these businesses out of the less affluent areas of the city. Find out why the buck should stop far before the council's dais.

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The Lone Star Nanny State

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.

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District 83 Rep. Charles Perry on LFN [AUDIO]

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.

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Craig James has Misread the Tea Leaves

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.

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District 83 Representative Charles Perry on LFN [AUDIO]

Representative Charles Perry joined Chad and Rex on Lubbock's First News on 1/26/2011

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