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Texas House base budgets $17.35M for Tech vet school; Senate only budgets $4.17M

Documents published Monday evening show that the Texas House of Representatives has marked $17,350,000 for Texas Tech University’s proposed school of veterinarian medicine in its proposed [...]

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Selections from OSTX piece: Tedd Mitchell is making his case

“It’s a flattop with fenders,” barber Moe Hardin says. “He comes in about every two weeks in his boots and jeans. He talks with anybody and everybody, you’d hardly know he was a doctor or even a [...]

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A Conversation with Texas Tech Chancellor Tedd Mitchell

  Jay Leeson: Here on the phones with us, I believe calling in from D.C. is Dr. Tedd Mitchell, your chancellor at Texas Tech University. Dr. Mitchell, how are you? Tedd Mitchell: I’m doing [...]

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Leeson: Texas turned amarillo, not purple – selections from Amarillo Globe News column

When the Legislature convenes Jan. 8, Meyer, Davis, and Murphy will be – to borrow a metaphor from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry – cherry tomatoes in bowls of blueberries that are now their [...]

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Congressman Jodey Arrington on Cotton, and Republicans going to the minority party in the House

Below is a transcript of our interview with Congressman Jodey Arrington. You can listen to the full episode below. Jay Leeson: 00:00 Congressman Jodey Arrington, like clockwork, there he is, and [...]

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In Texas Tech football coaching search, a new guard is rising

new guard -- noun 1. a group of persons who have recently gained prominence or power in a particular field (such as politics or business) 2. a group of persons united in an effort to change the [...]

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Report: Group opposing expo funded almost entirely by outside money

Lubbock Taxpayers for Accountability has received a total of $18,600 in contributions and loans, according to a campaign finance documents filed on Monday. However, $16,900 of that total came [...]

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Rental Car Giant: We can’t be taxed for Lubbock County Expo Center; Expo Leaders: We won’t need rental car taxes

Earlier this week, we reported that a new federal law likely prohibits collecting taxes from airport-based rental car companies to fund non-airport projects. Projects like convention centers, [...]

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If rental car taxes can’t be used for the Lubbock County Expo Center, what’s next ?

Last week, two weeks ahead of early voting, questions were answered about the location and costs of the Lubbock County Expo Center proposed on November 6 ballots. The expo effort, which is [...]

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Has Tech Regent Mickey Long funneled over $1.25M to Texas politicians?

It can be illegal in Texas for an individual to funnel political campaign contributions in the names of other individuals. But that doesn’t appear to be stopping Texas Tech University [...]