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9:58 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Texas Tribune: Recent Earthquakes in Texas Prompt Lawmakers to Propose Research

State lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?  

An item hidden in House Speaker Joe Straus991-page budget proposal would fund a “TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program,” at the University of Texas at Austin, aimed at helping Texans understand the unexpected surge of earthquakes underneath their feet.

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9:43 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Texas Tribune: Possible GOP Candidates Eyeing Texas Hispanic Votes

The last Texas Republican to occupy the Oval Office, George W. Bush, took 49 percent of the state’s Hispanic vote in his 2004 presidential re-election, setting a relatively high bar for the handful of Texas-born or -raised Republicans who might be hoping to follow in his footsteps in 2016.

Republican presidential aspirants with ties to the Lone Star State must figure out how to hold the GOP base and attract conservative Hispanics if they want to be successful in Texas, political observers say.

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3:32 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Reading Between the Lines of the State of the Union

The State of the Union address has been delivered by an American president since 1790, when George Washington included matters like “certain hostile Indian tribes,” the “promotion of science and literature,” and the addition of the state of North Carolina to the Union.

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2:43 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Faith Matters second conversation with Dr. Viator

Lisa Viator, PhD, Staff Psychologist and Assistant Director at Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center. Dr Viator discusses the topics of Bulimia and Anorexia disorders plus self-esteem.

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2:28 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Faith Matters conversation with Bob Wert

Robert ''Bob'' Wert graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. Bob heard there was an opening in Lubbock and got out the maps to see where it was. He was at First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, W.Va., in 1961, when he decided to go west. He had grown up in Lynchburg, Va., Washington, D.C., and Tennessee.

Bob Wert has been director of the choir program at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Lubbock since 1978.

  

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