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Sights And Sounds: Fourth On Broadway Parade Attracts Thousands

Lubbock knows how to do July 4th.  Thousands of people lined Broadway to see floats at Tuesday morning’s Fourth on Broadway Sonic Parade, and then braved the heat to gather around live music tents at Mackenzie Park to celebrate Independence Day before thunderstorms prompted organizers to wrap up the evening’s concert early and cancel the … Continued

Happy Fourth Of July!

Anne and I wish you and your family a Happy Fourth of July! As we gather with our family, friends, and fellow Americans to celebrate the declaration of our independence, it is sobering to think about the immense sacrifice that has perpetuated the greatest experiment in liberty and democracy for 241 years. Our nation is … Continued

Patriotism At Pops In The Park

BIG SPRING — Patriotism was the theme of this Independence Day Eve at the Comanche Trail Park, and for Debbye ValVerde, she says it’s important to realize the true meaning of why we’re out here. “It means that we get to honor our vets,” ValVerde said. “Those that have, of course, served, and those that … Continued

Trump Signs Law To Make VA More Accountable

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. “Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation and now we … Continued

Rep. Arrington: Our Veterans Deserve A VA System That Works. It Starts Today

Trump: We must fulfill our duty to nation’s veterans Hardworking men and women from all across America get up every day, go to work, and deliver results. If they don’t, they lose their jobs — that’s the basic definition of accountability in the workplace. For far too long, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees … Continued

Robert Duncan Testifies In US House Committee On Agriculture Hearing

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan testified before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture in a full-committee public hearing on university research investments in the next farm bill Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. The committee invited university leaders from across the nation to testify about opportunities and challenges faced in agricultural production and research, … Continued

Arrington, Duncan Use Facebook Live To Talk Texas Tech Impact On West Texas

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington and Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan discussed the system’s impact on West Texas during a chat Wednesday morning on Facebook Live. Most people, Arrington said, appreciate Tech and what it does for the region, but he said he doesn’t know if they fully appreciate the quantified economic impact Tech … Continued

Arrington: George Washington Set The Standard On Term Limits

In 1789, George Washington was elected president of the United States by the only unanimous vote in history. The entire country had complete faith in him, and history will remember him as a man of the highest moral character and integrity. Unlike many of the founding fathers, he wasn’t a lawyer. In fact, he thought … Continued

Recent Graduates Encouraged To Dream Big, Work Hard

Congratulations, Class of 2017 on accomplishing a major milestone in your life! Take it all in, enjoy the moment and spend as much time with your family and friends as you can this summer. I don’t have much advice, but I do have some perspective I would like to share with you looking back over … Continued

Arrington Asks For Prayers, Describes Unity After GOP Baseball Shooting

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington said it was a somber day at the Capitol following the shooting that wounded at least five – including a U.S. Congressman – Wednesday morning at a GOP Congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington, D.C. The Lubbock Republican sent out a statement shortly after the incident, confirming that he and … Continued