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A barber, his bucket and my favorite Texas politics story

[Photo via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal] WHEN MAURICE STANLEY decided to run for Lubbock City Council in 2014, he retrieved a clear plastic bucket from the back room of his barbershop. He then taped [...]

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OSTX: Final decision on Lubbock Auditorium-Coliseum + Darby’s varmint problem + Headline Game

Jay Leeson makes his final decision on the fate of Lubbock’s Auditorium-Coliseum. Brandon Darby gets varmint eradication advice from Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Aaron Sims, of Animal Planet’s Lone [...]

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The future of Lubbock Auditorium-Coliseum + Houston Chronicle’s Craig Hlavanty on Astrodome comparisons

We go in-depth on the controversy surrounding a municipal voting proposition to grant the City the right to hand the Lubbock Auditorium-Coliseum (which is in some $25 million of disrepair) over [...]

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What are the costs of losing rural schools?

LATELY I’ve been mulling on my contempt for the Texas Legislature’s abdication of rural schools. I’ve concluded my contempt is rooted in my deep appreciation for being a product of a rural school [...]

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Audio: Lubbock A-J’s Matt Dotray & Jay Leeson discuss the proposition to give Auditorium-Coliseum to Texas Tech

Matt Dotray joins Jay Leeson on OSTX to give facts and analysis about the Lubbock voting proposition for the City of Lubbock to give the Auditorium-Coliseum over to Texas Tech University. Nothing [...]

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Audio: Four Price on the cost of doing nothing about the Texas opioid epidemic

Four Price, the four-term state representative from Amarillo. Chairman Price leads the house committee on public health. Price joined Jay Leeson on OSTX to discuss the findings of his House [...]

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[Note: This piece was originally written for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on March 10, 2017] THIS week, four West Texans demonstrated an affection for their place that proved more insuppressible [...]

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OSTX: Raising citizens vs snowflakes + Matt Dotray on Lubbock’s Auditorium-Coliseum

Leeson on the raising citizens vs snowflakes and the trials of Andrew White, and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Matt Dotray gives the skinny on the vote to turn the Lubbock [...]

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OSTX: Four Price & Garnet Coleman on the cost of doing nothing about the Texas opioid epidemic

State Reps Four Price (R) and Garnet Coleman (D) candidly discuss the state’s opioid epidemic, which has emerged out of rural Texas. Plus, Jay Leeson monologues on suburban Republicans seeking to [...]

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OSTX: Scott Braddock + Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid + Print Media going down in a Blaze of Glory

Quorum Report’s Scott Braddock on Texas politics. Leeson compares taking care of four kids alone over the weekend to final scene in Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. And why print media is [...]

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