Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled that the lesser prairie chicken is a "threatened" species and is entitled to protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The lesser prairie chicken has habitats in five states, including Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma
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
The vote was mainly along party lines with 15 Republicans voting against the bill
The U.S. House voted to delay two key provisions of Obamacare on Wednesday
Congressmen Neugebauer and Conaway voted against HR 8 (fiscal cliff bill) while Congressman Thornberry voted for it
On Thursday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott talked with Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew about his thoughts on the Republican National Convention.
The Border Patrol Station in Lubbock that was scheduled to be closed later this year won’t close as soon as expected.
The three Congressmen from West Texas are protesting the proposed closing of Border Patrol stations in their districts