Two groups opposed to bills percolating in a handful of state legislatures have joined forces to create a website listing the 25 schools across America that allow handgun carry on campus.
The site, Armedcampuses.org, comes as Texas lawmakers chug forward with a bill that would allow concealed-carry license holders to bring their guns with them to class, dining halls, student centers, etc.
Passing through campus on my way to work this morning, I thought I'd stop and take a quick photo of the new Rawls College of Business Administration.
Administrators broke ground on the $70 million facility in late 2009, and crews have been bustling since. Everytime I pause to look up at it, huge progress has been made since the last I stopped to smell the construction.
In case you haven't noticed the switch-up on our bylines here at the A-J, I'm now on the business beat. Former courts reporter, Logan Carver, will be covering higher education and health, and former business reporter, Walt Nett, is taking over courts.
On Wednesday, I trekked out to Xcel Energy's Jones Station southeast of Lubbock for a presentation about the state of the company, growth opportunities, etc.
The 2012 Parade of Homes concludes this weekend.
Sunday is your last chance to check out the 16 homes, including this year's Home for Heroes. The locations are in Bacon Crest (between Iola and Milwaukee Avenues and between73rd streetand79th Street), The Canyons at Cooper Ridge (111th and Indiana Avenue) and Fountain Hills Estates (114th Street and Milwaukee Avenue).
Yesterday I contacted Raiderville leaders through Facebook, Twitter and email after driving through campus and not seeing any tents set up for the OU game.
Texas Tech students often camp out on campus during the weeks of rivalry football games to ensure they get the best seats in The Jones.
Tomorrow I'm attending a news conference, in which the Texas Tech University College of Engineering will receive a donation.
The news release calls the donation "substantial," but does not reveal the amount.
The release also does not indicate if the donation is being made to a specific department within the college.
Terms for three Texas Tech University System Board of Regents members are set to expire on Jan. 31:
Yesterday, Gov. Rick Perry appointed three members to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2019.