Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of May 18, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty for these and many more topics from 6-9 am.

1. Texas 1 of 5 Minority-Majority States (link)

55.2 percent of the population in Texas as of 2011 was a race other than non-Hispanic white. That according to new data released on Thursday by the Census Bureau. According to the Census Bureau, that trend will be spreading around the U.S. as 50.1 percent of babies younger than one were a minority race. According to the Texas Tribune:

In 2000, 43 percent of Texas children younger than 18 were non-Hispanic white. In 2010, that number dropped to 34 percent. The new data for 2011 shows that percentage continuing to drop, as only 30 percent of Texas children under age 5 are non-Hispanic white.

Overall for Texas children under age 5, minorities outnumbered non-Hispanic white children 2.2 to 1 in 2011.

If you go to the link provided above, the Tribune has a graph were you can get county by county breakdowns.

2. LISD Gets $3 Million From PlainsCapital (link)

Not bad LISD, not bad at all. According to KFYO News, PlainsCapital will be handing over $3 million dollars to LISD.

Lubbock ISD at a press conference this morning announced a $3 million donation from Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank. As part of the donation, the athletic complex that includes Lowrey Field, Moegle Field and Monterey’s softball field will be named PlainsCapital Park.

Right now Lowrey Field, the home to LISD’s four varsity football teams, is undergoing a large scale renovation that includes new on-site locker rooms, new scoreboard, new press box, new luxury seating area tentatively named the Lowrey Club and upgrades to concession stands and restrooms.

LISD Board President James Arnold said, “The new PlainsCapital Park will host a variety of events from UIL competitions, playoff games, along with other regional contests. The economic development opportunities will benefit Lubbock for decades to come. The partnership with PlainsCapital, made it happen.”

Lubbock ISD Superintendent Karen Garza, Ph.D. said, “The support of PlainsCapital Bank with a gift of this magnitude is very significant for our school district. These funds will enhance academic, fine arts and athletic endeavors in the district for many years to come.” “This announcement is the next chapter in a long relationship with this valued partner,” she added.

Good for LISD, but let's get something straight. The money wasn't a gift. It's for naming rights, which I have no problem with but calling it a gift is a bit silly. If I were to give LISD $3 million out of the blue and wanted nothing in return, then that would be a gift. The $3 million is for naming rights which many districts are doing. I like it and have no problem with it. In fact, what else could LISD sell the naming rights too? Maybe Dr. Pepper Coronado HS? I bet the Obama Administration would hate that.

3. Born in Kenya (link)

So this came out yesterday...

Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."

The booklet, which was distributed to "business colleagues" in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.

It also promotes Obama's anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White--which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.

Thoughts? If there was 100% proof that Obama was born in Kenya, do you think that the American people would rise up and force him to resign? Sadly, I don't.

4. FB (link)

Facebook priced 421 million shares at $38 each and will begin trading Friday. Would you buy?

5. Dumb Story of the Morning (link)

How dare you sell soda!

A Utah high school is learning the hard way that the government is serious about nudging students away from food it doesn’t want them to consume. Davis High School in the Salt Lake City area is having to fork over a whopping $15,000 in fines to the Feds because it accidentally sold soda through a vending machine during lunch.

Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day. And Davis High school did turn off the machines in the lunch room. However, the school didn‘t realize that there was another machine in the school bookstore that wasn’t being turned off. And when the food police realized it, the school was hit with a $0.75 fine per student for the duration of the offense.

Now the school is going to have to cut money to fine arts programs to make up the cost.

Oh the humanity!

6. Good Brews Good News of the Day (link)

Remember, get your coffee fix at Good Brews Coffee and Tea Lounge!

According to an article in today's New England Journal of Medicine, those who drank coffee at the beginning of a 13-year study had a slightly lower risk of death than others, whether they chose decaf or full-strength.

Coffee drinkers also were a little less likely to die from specific causes: heart disease, respiratory problems, strokes, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections. Coffee offered no protection against cancer.

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day lowered the overall risk of death 10%, says the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and AARP.

Everyday, Good Brews Coffee & Tea Lounge brings you the Good News of the Day!


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