scottslemmons

Uniform Fetish

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

I do believe we've mentioned the Lubbock Comic Book Expo, haven't we? Sure, we have! Remember, it's going to be on Saturday, May 2, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, during the annual Lubbock Arts Festival. It's just two bucks to get into the Arts Festival, which is one holy heck of a bargain, and if you wanna head over to the Comic Expo, it's dead solid free, which is an even better bargain. Now let's talk about some of our events for a bit. The one thing everyone seems pretty stoked about is our costume contest.

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scottslemmons

Time after Time

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Let's take us a look at some comics about time travel. By which I mean, I'm actually reviewing these comics in the year 3942 and have just sent these reviews back to you in the past. In the future, we have robot vacuum cleaners and the Internet! YAY FOR THE FUTURE!

Donald R. May

President Obama’s “Easy Button” for Military Conflict

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

President Obama is hard-wiring his “Easy Button” to avoid military conflict.  The concept is really quite simple.  If one does not have adequate weapons with which to engage the enemy, one does nothing and theoretically will not need to confront a scary enemy in combat. It is the easy way out.  It is just like voting “present” in the Illinois Senate and the United States Senate.

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lubbockleft

Secession Talk

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Between Gov.

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George Watson

Tech vs. No. 24 Kansas Game 3 04/19/09

By: George Watson | Blog: Texas Tech / Big 12 Baseball

Welcome back all you friends of the Raider for the final game of the Big 12 Conference series between Tech and Kansas. As much as offense has played the big role the first two days, this will come down to pitching, and particularly which team can get to the other's bullpen first. Tech will likely be without Chad Bettis until the ninth after he threw almost five innings the past two days. Someone else will have to step up.

George Watson

Tech vs No. 24 Kansas Game 2 4/18/09

By: George Watson | Blog: Texas Tech / Big 12 Baseball

Time for the second game between the Red Raiders and Jayhawks, and with the wind blowing out to straightaway center field, we may have more of the same offensive outburst that we had in Tech's 15-10 win on Friday night. My game story in today's paper had to be cut somewhat, so I wanted to include a note about Willie Rueda, Tech's injured second baseman who I would guess is only about 75 percent while playing with an injured left hamstring.

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chrisvanwagenen

The new economy: don't look for ..... soon

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

I would love to be able to tell you each week about a new restaurant or retail store opening in Lubbock. The fact is may businesses are struggling right now just to keep their heads above water. Those that has plans to expand are holding on to what they have or can't secure the credit to open new stores. The government's stress test on the nation's 19 largest banks, which will be released next week,  will reveal a lot about lending activity. The nation's second largest mall owner filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Thursday (not Macerich which owns South Plains Mall).

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chrisvanwagenen

Your biz questions addressed; ask the rest of my know-it-all readers for the rest

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Ted asks about The Shops at Escondido off Milwaukee Avenue. Your right Ted. Great signs. Unfortunately, the company out of Midland that had planned this project has put it on hold. Economy? Likely. There is no evidence to support this project is getting off the ground anytime soon. Marie askes what's going in next to Ruby Tequila's off 5th and University. Nothing to my knowledge at this time, but I will check with the owners, Shaffer Properties. Missy asks what happened to Five Guys & Burgers. That project is still on track.

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George Watson

Texas Tech-Kansas Game 1 4/18/09

By: George Watson | Blog: Texas Tech / Big 12 Baseball

A few pregame notes to tide you over til the start of Tech vs. Kansas at Dan Law Field. First off, in a bit of surprise to me, both senior second baseman Willie Rueda and freshman third baseman Justin Berry are in the starting lineup for this game. Rueda, quite honestly, looked like he was done for the year when he reinjured his hamstring running the bases against A&M a couple of weeks ago. But he's back in there after testing the left hammy on Thursday -- before the storms hit. Berry is apparently OK as well.

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scottslemmons

Friday Night Fights: Thing vs. Hulk!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

It's the end of another rough-and-tumble week, and we all need a nice dose of the weekend to help us unwind. And what's the best way to start the weekend?

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