By: Anonymous on May 10, 2012 - 3:20pm - Add new comment
Gov. Rick Perry made a recent stop Tuesday in Lubbock, speaking about his Texas Budget Compact and also endorsing District 83 Rep. Charles Perry.
Here's the story from Wednesday's paper: http://lubbockonline.com/election/2012-05-08/gov-rick-perry-visits-lubbock-support-rep-charles-perry-talk-about-budget
Jones, 88, is Charles Perry's opponent in the race, and did not respond to a message left on his cellphone until earlier Thursday, so I thought I would share with you his thoughts on the governor's visit.
On the Budget Compact, which both Perrys are backing:
By: Anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 6:17pm - Add new comment
A recent ad by Roland Sledge talks about urinating on an electric fence.
Not to dissapoint, someone appears to pee on the fence during the video as Sledge alludes to learning from experience (a bad experience, it appears).
Now, it isn't graphic at all -- and is quite comical -- so no need to stray away from this ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpBibIt10o
(You can skip to the 37-second mark for the pee-on-fence shtick. It doesn't appear Michael Kahn did the editing work on this ad...)
By: Anonymous on April 19, 2012 - 1:57pm - Add new comment
Here's a link to our questionnaires with city and school board candidates: http://lubbockonline.com/2012_candidate_qa
Make sure to checkout all of our election coverage at http://lubbockonline.com/election_page
City and school elections are Saturday, May 12. Early voting begins April 30.
By: Anonymous on April 5, 2012 - 3:50pm - Add new comment
Dr. Jim Marshall Obe, founder of Marshall amps, died today at 88-years-old.
Known as the "Father of Loud," he is indirectly responsible for some of the killer rock rifts you've undoubtedly heard over the last half century from such rockers as Joe Satriani and Dave Mustaine.
Here's a link to the release on Marshall's website: http://marshallamps.com/
As Mustaine might say, Rust in Peace, Jim.
By: Anonymous on March 27, 2012 - 9:19am - Add new comment
Let us know what you think the issues are for the May 12 city election.
Post comments on this blog, our Facebook page or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please feel free to do the same regarding the upcoming education races.
Here's a link for some background: http://lubbockonline.com/election/2012-03-20/j-wants-hear-you-election-season
Deadline for submission is Wednesday (March 28).
By: Anonymous on March 21, 2012 - 1:44pm - Add new comment
With election season coming up, I figured I should check on my registration status.
I’ll be honest, the last election I voted in was the 2008 general election, so it’s been a while for me. (The person I voted for in the presidential primary did end up winning his race, but I voted for someone else in the general election.)
Also, I was registered inFortBendCounty, so I had to do an absentee ballot for the November election (I was in my hometown for the primary.)
After I graduated from Texas Tech last May, I worked inPine Bluff,Ark., for a few months.
By: Anonymous on January 27, 2012 - 2:27pm - Add new comment
When I think of power plants, I think of “The Simpsons.”
Sorry, Gary Zheng (CEO of Lubbock Power & Light), but I can’t help but think of C. Montgomery Burns when I see you.
Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Zheng is nothing like Burns – they just both happen to run power companies, thus the unfair stereotype.
When I think LP&L, I think evil geniuses trying to block out the sun and a young man by the name of Frank Grimes who was driven insane.
A full house in Council Chambers this morning gave a standing ovation as council declared Rose Hankson Day, honoring 20 years of service as a bookkeeper for the Parkway-Guadalupe Neighborhood Center.
"I'm just speechless," Hankson said. "Thank you for all you've done, and may god continue to bless you."
I can't really do her story justice in a blog post; you can read this 2006 feature about her right here.
Customers in the nine-state grid that includes Lubbock demanded a record amount of electricity yesterday.
The Southwest Power Pool reported just under 55,000 megawatts of consumption, breaking the record set a week before of more than 54,500 megawatts and last year's record of more than 53,100 megawatts.
Warnings in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid that includes Dallas, Austin and Houston, have been pretty common in recent weeks. But Lubbock and Amarillo participate in an energy grid that includes Oklahoma and Arkansas and stretches up to Nebraska.