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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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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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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 [...]

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#RegentGate: Inside Rick Francis’ decision to oust Robert Duncan

Rick Francis had a choice to make in the weeks leading up to the ouster of Chancellor Bob Duncan’s on August 10. It was high budget season. The board of regents chairman was deciding whether or [...]

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#RegentGate: Amarillo power players moving to get Tech dental school

A Texas Tech dental school planned for El Paso could end up in Amarillo instead. Former Amarillo Mayor Jerry Hodge says, “there are several of us discussing this and we are very serious. I’ll [...]