George Watson

Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M Game 1 4/3/09

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

Wow, what is this place I'm at . Oh, yeah. Dan Law Field. Barely recognized it. It's a sunny, windy Friday night in the Hub City as the Red Raiders get ready to battle those hated Aggies from Texas A&M in the opener of a three-game Big 12 Conference series at the Law. A&M comes in at 19-9, leading the conference at 6-3 while Tech is 12-18 and tied for sixth at 4-5. An interesting development in the 12 already as Kansas State hammered Nebraska -- in Nebraska -- in the opener of a doubleheader today, 15-1.

scottslemmons

Friday Night Fights: Jack Knifed!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Yet another week has come and gone, and it's time for the two days of the week that make the rest of them worth sweating through -- and that means it's time once again for FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS! Our pain-packed panel for this week comes from Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's classic Jack the Ripper thriller From Hell, Chapter 8, collected into a single volume back in 1999.

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scottslemmons

Lightning Bugged

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

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Donald R. May

Our Senate Kills Cap-and-Trade

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

By a surprisingly strong bipartisan vote of 89 to 8, the United States Senate stopped the current onerous plan of President Barack Obama to add massive taxation to all fossil fuels in the 2010 Budget.

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chrisvanwagenen

If you haven't figured it out yet, you will soon

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Have you noticed what restaurants are moving into Lubbock lately? They're not national in scope, but rather regional. National chains, for the time being, have put the brakes on Lubbock in other markets. This is what you're seeing: Ruby Tequila's second location in Lubbock, off University Avenue and 5th Street. Where are they based? Amarillo. Blue Sky Restaurant, going up west of Quaker Avenue off 98th Street. Where are they based: Amarillo. Bella's Pizza, University Avenue south of 82nd Street.

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chrisvanwagenen

I have neglected my blog brothern

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Sorry I have been off the air. Part of it has to do with, well, not a lot going on. That said, I'm getting married here soon to the lovely Kathleen. Sorry bloggers, she's is getting 99.9 percent of my time. Blame it on her. I'm sure she'll be happy to respond. Joking sweetie. Yes, and she reads the blog as well. Peace, Chris

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chrisvanwagenen

flip flop, flip flop, great on top

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Lubbock businesswoman Christy Foster tells me she's become the newest franchisee for Flip Flop Shops where she will be opening a new store around the first week in May at South Plains Mall near J.C.

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chrisvanwagenen

Be mad for one more reason

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

We learn this week, after all the B.S. about corporate bonuses that congressional offices are doing just that. Legistorm.com reports congressional reprsentatives are handing out bonsues to aids, with you tax dollars, averageing 17 percent. Payments range from a few hundred dollars to $14,000 and, in some cases, as much a $40,000. Someone needs to scream. I plan to do plenty next week in my regular Sunday column. Get with the program, someone. Screammmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Later, Chris

chrisvanwagenen

United Supermarkets land acquistion

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Lubbock-based United Supermakets LC opened their 50th store in Plano earlier this week. United tells me they have, indeed, purchased the southeast corner of 4th Street and Milwaukee Avenue. That said, there are no immediate plans to develope it and that includes a Market Street many of you have been moaning about for months. Later, Chris

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chrisvanwagenen

Who said what and where on alcohol

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

It was another he said she said Thursday on this upcoming alcohol referendum. The pro-side claims Truth About Alcohol Sales is out there making phone calls telling prospective voters that liquor will be sold in drug and grocery stores. TAAS claims that Lubbock County Wins is blowing the whole matter out of proportion over some rogue caller that decided to take the matter in her own hands and didn't read from a directed script. Anyone that reads this blog has already made up their mind one way or another. Personally, I don't have a so-called dog in this fight.

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