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Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'
"Arizona Texas and Florida all see big increases in corona virus cases hospitalizations and deaths Texas governor Greg Abbott pulls no punches the worst is yet to come in an interview with K. L. B. K. Abbott says the people in Texas have to wear face coverings or face more dire actions if we do not slow the spread of cover nineteen with that rise of hospitalizations that you're seeing in Lubbock with the increased death rate we're seeing in the state of Texas the next step would have to be a lockdown on Friday Texas reported ten thousand new cases and ten thousand people hospitalized with corporate nineteen Florida has more than eleven thousand new cases and reached four thousand deaths while Arizona's hospitals report shrinking ICU beds as the state works to transfer recovering patients to nursing homes for extended care and open up more space in hospitals I timid wire
Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19
"John Henderson President of the Texas Organization of rural and community hospitals. Thank you so much for talking with us. so tell me what if things been like for you? With covert nineteen, so in the early days of the pandemic are hospitals started telling us they were having a terrible time getting p. mask, and gloves and gowns enhanced sanitizer, and so we kinda became a procurement shop for our rural Texas, hospital and most of those supply chains that we would normally lean on were turned upside down, so we were working with nontraditional vendors and middleman like what were some of the channels that you were reaching out to? Your last. Well. The craziest one was a friend of a friend connected me to a guy he knew that had. Literally smuggled them across the Mexico border in had mask in A. Warehouse in east, Austin, and so. I went down there, and he offered me a Tequila shot and we worked out a deal. And from what I understand like distribution, you say destruction, but that was like you in a car. Well maybe not formal distribution, but twenty or thirty friends of ours that had called our office, saying. Hey, I'd love to help you make deliveries. Kind of created this daisy chain of volunteers across Texas where you know, we could get something to abilene and then a friend in Abilene. Get it on up to Lubbock Grammar out west Texas and the Permian Basin. And, then as we kinda develop and got better at it. We were introduced to people who wanted to help. A A really good example is a lady I met named Camilla all this who I didn't recognize the name, but she's actually married to Matthew mcconaughey. And they were great about getting US donated. Supplies, mcconaughey! Yeah. Hey. Yeah And I didn't realize when she said she had a driver ready that it was matthew with A. Truck full of mask ready to go to. Hospitals. And she said I have a driver. Eddie and it was her husband Matthew mcconaughey, who was like liver masks. If you need me to the threat, it's amazing. Talk to me a little bit about sort of how things have changed since the early days as we talk today, most areas of Texas. Are. Reporting Trans that are a little bit problematic and scary. Right because from what I've read and what I understand like Texas was at a a pretty advanced stage of reopening, and then his actually like walked it back. Early on we were will behind other states especially New York, in thought, we managed it fairly well. Most of that worst case scenario forecast did not materialize in March and April, but it certainly has since the Memorial Day holiday I think that actual coca cases in hospital admissions are like four times higher than they were at the beginning of June and I think for the first time over the weekend. We were reporting more than eight thousand cases a day. So it's it's all headed. Definitely headed the wrong direction, and now we've got a statewide mask. Order Oh so everywhere you go. You have to wear masks outside. Everywhere you go in counties with more than twenty cases, which is almost everybody. We're working to try to secure a stockpile ventilators that we can distribute around Texas you know as we see those flare ups and can help them deal with it. The thing that's actually a little bit scary to me is that the urban areas are at or near capacity which means that the rural hospitals are having to keep patients that are a little bit more acutely, ill or higher level of need than they would normally keep, so we're? They would, they would transfer someone who is really sick to a larger urban hospital, which might have more equipment resources. Things like that. That's exactly right. And they're doing that fairly well, but. In, they've got bed capacity. They're just stretched when it comes to staffing, primarily I think the state of Texas actually has sent twenty three hundred nurses to South Texas to try to help them because the hospitals her. You know bursting at the seams. There's been a lot of coverage about the difficult financial situation that a lot of hospitals are in right now. The things that they traditionally made a lot of money off of elective surgeries and clinic visits have been canceled and they've had to make big investments in equipment and staffing other things to prepare for the pandemic rural hospitals operate on a really thin margin, compared to other hospitals often barely make a profit with this surge coming in Texas. Are you worried that some rural hospitals won't make it? Oh, yes. I was worried in April that we might have a dozen rural hospitals close in, I would get multiple calls every day from rural hospitals. CEO's that were saying. We're on the ropes. You know we didn't have any cash and we were maxed out on credit before this thing started. Now we've got you know. Shutdown orders, clinic, visit, cancellations, and no elective surgeries or procedures in. We aren't going to make the next payroll soccer. We're GONNA close. Thankfully in April. They got some significant federal stimulus money that aimed ten billion dollars nationally that rural hospitals and rural health clinics that single funding alone saved half a dozen rural Texas Hospitals Oh. And so a concern of mine as we look at the whatever the next stimulus package be that if if conditions don't change and that doesn't move, then we could. Have you know more rural hospital closures. You could make an argument that like well we. We should concentrate our resources an urban hospitals and they can have like the very best everything. People can just get transferred. Well, that's that's the argument that urban citizens matter more than rural citizens and I believe every Tex Mex and some of these rural communities are literally. From a larger community, so I think I think Cova has actually been a pretty stark reminder of lots access to healthcare in hospital. Capacity Matters. you know I, I know that we wish we had some of hospitals available that have closed in the last few years. I'm wondering I. Don't know just like what your? Takeaway from this whole thing has been. Well. I think it's probably the most consequential six months in my lifetime, and and maybe the most the next one hundred days. We'll be as important as anything we've been through. A since April,
"Hello everybody happy while wherever you are on this glorious year revision we can came under your Eurovision Song contest fan you. I think you're even begin to it this year. Weren't you in in Rotterdam so? Have you been coping without the prospect of any sort of live dies than well getting Easter? Now Joel tennis being canceled Irvine being cancelled. Yeah I had tickets for the first time and it's law it was council but hopefully out next year and we had celebration on on the TV last night and had some Swedish food and some cocktails to kind of raise a bit of a glass to what what never happened. But but yeah I think I think you were watching us. Well Joe. You're right yes I was. I catch Lubbock came. I'm going to hold my hand up here. Johnny Logan he comes on the TV and have no idea who he is by turns out. He's he's pretty much the go of of the on contests Mariah a bit. Like the Federa of of your vision life. If you don't tennis you you at least know the name federal. Maybe Johnny Logan could could be a bit like that but yeah. I was quite surprised. You shouldn't you've never heard of him. He's one well three times twice as a singer songwriter. Say He is the kind of the winningest person in in your vision. I guess you could say but yeah maybe actually we can do a European podcast as well. But let's let's go to tennis because we're going to be looking at the Italian. Upn and top eight movements. The happened in rave the last few decades. And perhaps I should lead on this one job because I'm going start with a moment featuring the man himself rapper. One of surprise well yes and listeners. And said he'd rougher bear with us because we all see you're not the end of the alternative Casey's season I mean let's be honest because light Madrid. Rome is Dallas. Hi I think he's one like what nine titles zero something ludicrously say is as as hardly a surprise to kind of see him featured this list say yes came. More is was the first moment. We're WE'RE GONNA be reliving. Well I thought we have liquor two thousand five. Which was you know I play horses and really where he takes. The kind of took it by storm. He won the first time. Yeah his first of nine titles. I think back in five and so he came up against Korea. Who at the time I guess was probably the most to stop ish claycourter of over air or at least one of them very face competitor for sure but the final was another five-set Masters Final five-set thriller? It was over five hours long. Which if you think about now if they were doing that consistently Austin Final Monte Carlo Madrid. That would just be insane. I mean I actually am believe that they used to do this to be called with the but yeah it was. It was a real ding. Dong to one of the better word. Joe Six four three six six three full six and then rougher one at seven six on a law set tiebreak but think about this much. Rougher was a double breakdown and fifth say. Who's three lockdown Sakaria? Really could've gone on us up momentum going away and one but I think really is kind of weakest point throughout his whole career was was his mental strength and he kind of collapsed that combined with with. Rafa you know. Obviously he's attitude his diehard shoot. Never giving up. He was on like a sixteen match winning streak at this point and say obviously he. He had a lot of belief in his game. And but I think Korea would be very devastated after this loss at I think. Actually in his post-match she interceded say this was one of the hardest defeats of his career. I think it was interesting to is. I think Korea probably getting into this matching gains clay season. Yeah he's probably thinking. I'm beatable on clay call. There is no one else out there better than me and who comes along on the Dow eighteen year old teenage eh relatively unheard of and I think this match proved that even when Korea was playing his absolutely best tennis possible. That was someone else out there better than him and I think he was kind of disheartened by that and I think this much great show us. You said mentally he you know he wasn't as strong as some of his other competitors or I think when you're three love up Double in the fifth set us really should be closing that match out and he wasn't able to do that. I think that's one of the things we might associate with a player who you know as brilliant as he is in Korea kind of on the mental side of things. I don't think you could put him up there with the greats and I kind of look at this match. I look at the two thousand four French Open final as well where he Gaston Gaudio. In the final game was five sets but again crucially he was two sets up. He was six love. Six three up was unable to close out the the match. And you know he's probably one of these as you put in the category of greatest players never have one. Ud wonder if if he hit if he had won if he had won this final in in Rome beaten Dow that would have given him the confidence indicate and reinforce that belief that he was and he was at the time the best the best clay court player in the world. I think obviously that loss against scout and then going into this match against Rafeh just his. His mental side of things just wasn't subscription. A Rafeh had beaten him in the Monte Carlo. Final just a couple of weeks before this so again he knew he was up against and he kind of let it. Let it slip away to be honest with you and Yeah so I just thought you know. Obviously this was this was a great match and it was symbolic because again you have this is like the birth of of Raffarin. His kind of play. Call dominance in this. Totally kind of pulsing off of his. You know the best steak or two at the time we had people like Carlos Moya one Ferrara Cowdrey. Kara in a sort of all very good establish trae which just as soon as Raff kind of started working his magic. He'd I guess it kind of became almost impossible. Perhaps to argue against for being the best. Geico
"lubbock" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Out there east of Lubbock late this afternoon the driveline will start to pop the big thunderstorms these are the individual strong to severe storms well to the west of us that they really long gated form what we call the squall line that will approach a little before midnight across the Dallas fort worth area but I'm still thinking this will weaken significantly as it approaches but I still think of most of us will see some rain and some noise severity will be just virtually zero but to get some rain in the forecast tomorrow and Friday typical spring days lows in the upper sixties highs in the mid eighties next weather change this weekend the slow moving upper level low brings widespread thunderstorm activity on Saturday still too early to tell if these will be severe but definitely I think everyone's going to see some rain Saturday in the first half of Sunday before this briefly shifts off to the east and believe it or not a lot of the data looking at has a system backing to the west again next week if it parks just west of us we could have showers and storms pretty much every day next week if it goes south of us well you will just see isolated storms stated on that forecast right now clouds in sixty eight I came around the we live in the Mercedes Benz of Plano news center you can listen to us at all if you like on your phone or your computer just download the radio dot com app seven forty one now the Rangers announced a four day driving concert series to be held outside globe life field with social distancing becoming the new normal the concept of drive in concerts has started taking hold all around the world including in countries like Germany and Denmark but it was back in.
Comfort Food Uncomfortable?
"Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the Green Wisdom Health show. I'm Janet Lewis and Dr Louis and we are hoping this show find you guys doing well staying out of the viruses way and being healthy and with that we've noticed a few of your post with some pictures on it of things we thought we might should address Called is comfort food making you uncomfortable. Because as good as this all his tasting there may be some consequences coming down the pike for eating incorrectly. So Dr Lewis is going to help educate us today and tell us about maybe some ways that we can try to stay healthier during this time because they are very much correlating people. That are getting this to being unhealthy. So if you're new to the show we're going to tell you ways that you can start getting healthy your listeners of our show We appreciate you very much and GonNa make a special offer for you at the end of the show and Have a couple of questions to answer. So Dr Lewis. Now that you're all doing good over there and stay in peppy and healthy. Can you tell us how to stay out of the Sugar Bowl? I'm sorry go ahead. Yeah I got the look on that one You know week so ago. Jonathan said you know we were talking about stress on the shooting straight with Dr Louis facebook group which I wish more people would join because we have fun here He said a little blue bunny would help. I said Bluebell had blue bell last night but I changed the microbiome in my gut Enough that it didn't really taste the same and then Brian Down in Florida Kinda got in it and said Bluebells Stress Reliever Law Dead Blue Bell again last night. I've done some stress eating because Well there's much more good things coming out of people under stress and there's a few people that are spending a little more Benham and I sugar. You know I'd. I'd much rather have sugar than alcohol when I'm stressed but and I've gained two pounds. Yep Two pounds and it makes me uncomfortable and its people at have Tennessee toward diabetes and heart disease and door high blood pressure which I think is the same thing as heart disease. They're the ones that Are much much much more susceptible to this cove? Nineteen and many other things so you but you've got understand just because the media says it long enough in loud enough doesn't necessarily make it true because I just talked to lady that Works in both of the big hospitals here and she says now. We're not busy at all. She says Kobe. Nineteen is a thing. But it's about ninety percent smoke mirrors and not real You know here's that. Thank though as the media pushing all this fear and death. I don't know but I'm GonNa tell you. Fear doesn't Stop Death. It stops laugh in life as we know it now. Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles it only takes away today's peace and I hope that you will remember that and you know that being said something that would be applicable anytime. Are you a viewer or a doer? They're so many people as gathering information and not doing anything with it. The Bible says faith without works is dead. So if you're not doing you know because the Internet. There's a lot of viewers a lot of people that are gathering information. Not Do anything with it so I would invite you to take action because the only thing that determines your health or destiny is whether you choose to live big. Imagine big and do it. Go big or go. Home is my advice to you. You know I'm not really bold and and rob up in Lake Orion Michigan Lubbock Guy. He said he's talking about my mask. Don't shoot straight with my crown. Royal made out of a crown royal bag and he says I think you're the kind of person that doesn't like the word can't said your psychic because I know I I'm in charge my destiny. I think we'll let you know at my age. I looked back at all the things I've worried about. Ninety nine percent didn't come true and the one percent that did country wasn't half as bad as I thought is going to be anyway so folks life's too short not to be having fun and our job here. Our Goal Janet and my goal is to help you be healthy enough to feel good to have life have life more abundantly and feel good. Why you get there. They lend good. It's a lot easier to have fun and isn't lap supposed to be fun.
Dallas, Tarrant counties set up to do their own coronavirus testing
"Governor Abbott is speaking out about preparations and plans to test possible cases right now there are six public health labs in the state that have the capability for testing corona virus one in fort worth one in Dallas Charites Austin bureau chief Chris fox reports by the end of this month that number is expected to jump to tailoring the governor abit the combination of the ten public health labs in Texas should be able to test at least a hundred twenty five patients per day for the corona virus this new ability to provide testing in the state will shorten the time to get the test results and we'll help public public health take the appropriate steps to test consist of nasal and oral swabs taken from the patient then shipped to the closest public health lab in the state for processing the labs currently testing are in Austin Houston Dallas fort worth Lubbock and el Paso
Dallas - Texas prepares for coronavirus with 6 testing sites statewide
"As Texas now has the ability to test for corona virus in six markets throughout the state at a press conference at the department of state health services in Austin governor Abbott announced as of today state and local health laboratories in Austin Houston Dallas fort worth Lubbock in el Paso are now equipped to test for the corona virus will be nineteen test includes a nasal and oral swabs taken from the patient the local public
Houston: 11 suspects arrested and charged in Lubbock, DPS said, after anti-human-trafficking operation
"Eleven people facing charges after arrests were made in an operation targeting suspects attempting to pay for sex with minors or Lubbock police officers at the P. S. special agents and TABC agents work together to make the arrests on Thursday and Friday the eleven people range in age from twenty nine to seventy three and are facing a range of charges including felony prostitution and prostitution of a
Flighthouse CEO Jacob Pace on building a media company on TikTok
"Welcome to the digital podcast. I'm Brian Marcy this weekend. Georgia Jacob Jacob is the CEO of Flight House. which if you don't aflaid houses digital digital media company most tectonic but beyond tectonic does stout a number of us what like a billion a month billing vis a month? Yeah twenty one million subscribers bribers on Tick Tock Jacob. Himself is Gen Z.. CEO You described as a baby face of a baby face. Mogul that works. Twenty five eight and also The New Yorker said that Jacob has the radic energy of champion sled dog on on a break. How accurate do you think that is both say? We'll see weirdly Jacob. The same thing has been said about me. Oh why energy. So let's let's talk about. Let's talk about Flight House first and then then how you got involved but like for those who are unfamiliar. Who might not be inflate houses You you know. Target demographic explain it. Yeah for sure. So essentially flight house is Basically the largest entertainment brand on six right now so we're really the only ones producing original content So for anyone. That's not familiar with like tick tock. Of course it's a short form mobile APP a little similar to just kind of like a newer sort of breed of it right. Yeah And even like you know Taylor Lorenzo's point who was like on this podcast like she's like it's just way more robust than vine and just a lot more editing features. A different kind of sense of humor. Humor so essentially a very simple way of like describing us to someone that might not be familiar as like. We're the you know. Think about this as like a buzzfeed complex of tick tock so we're producing original content while everyone else is kind of you know creators in their own right. But we're making individual sort of tick Tock Stars and whatnot like what you're doing and is your building a brand brand. Yeah exactly so explain. I mean you have series. We have a serious so one of our biggest ones. Actually which I think to date has probably done over. I would say in the range of like one to two hundred million views. Overall is this one called Finish the tick tock later. That's cool. Yeah those those always do really well. I think the first when we upload it did like thirty million views on the first episode and it just went super crazy on the platform also explain. I mean it's always weird. You have to explain tectonics not yeah do explain for those who've who have not seen it at how or how it works super simple So obviously finished. The lyric is kind of a popular segment. It's kind of around the Internet right like like on Youtube and instagram. We've seen it where a popular song is played. And then the two guests that are playing it Essentially it stops at a certain point. Where like let's say it's the hook and then whoever presses the Buzzer I had dreams where I can't move Thing and guesses the lyric correctly wins inking of of you. So we've basically taken that segment and introduced it specifically for Tick Tock so we get big talk traders as well as You know big take talk songs kind of in the mix and so you have all these kind of very relevant names to the platform like guessing the lyric and it's like very interactive with the audience. Okay so explain tick tock songs. Yeah not ever hold this like familiar with that word subculture of its own. I mean you know I think old town roads. That's probably the biggest example of that. And then you have songs like la La la You know by whites. UK and BB. No money Released all these different records that are blowing up added Tick Tock I think as of recent we've seen that Arizona's Urfa Song Roxanne for Drug San Right now. I'll come on on this. Let's stick nick with with Old Town road. All right we'll see the big one hip to Tanaz. Yeah exactly but now explain I mean there. There are a lot of songs that blow up up until now so I mean this this is John Nra The the complete the lyrics like they exist outside of ticked on. Yeah I mean it's you know it's you adapted it to tick Tock back So basically a lot of these songs Blow up on Tick Tock right so a lot of these creators and users and when I say creators as I mean anyone from the big you know multi-million users to even just people that have a few thousand Get behind these different trends and essentially you know make talks if everyone kind of gets on the same page. That's an old town road happens differen- But a lot of these records the music industry right now is like really really really really prioritizing talk because obviously the the known ways of blowing up records are like spotify apple music youtube and so talking aways like a new soundcloud to the music industry. Okay you know on soundcloud. You had a lot of these artists like you know the whole soundcloud rap wave like pomp. And whoever and even billy ILITCH got big on on southbound right So now it's breeding a lot of these artists like soundcloud where you have You know little Nasdaq's and whites UK and Arizona and so that's kind of where part of our business model fits in is sort of working with the music industry to figure out the best way to kind of engage tick tock So they kind of promote their records so tick tock itself Self Sununu type of platform. So what makes media that works on Tick Tock I mean. We've I think a lot of us have seen who aren't on talk you know. Have I've seen the compilations and stuff like this. And there's a lot of creativity there but how do you translate that into into media. You know. Series repeatability yeah. I mean I think we're sort of scratching the surface on that right now Obviously I think in media there's a way to kind of entertain your audience where you sort give them the low hanging fruit and then over time you try to reel them into something That's a little bit sort of Bigger than that initial concept right so our way of kind of Are Low hanging fruit was finished a toddler. We kind of knew that if we gave them a product that was easily digestible. They'd be able to Kinda take face value but then I think as we kind of go forward it's like how do we make it less. SORTA talk specific and more flight. How specific and how does our brand really show and You know I think I was thinking about this the other day. I definitely think that you know one of the things that really make successful. Content of ours is interactivity so when we can kind of create a series where our audiences can kind of play along and they kind of do that with finish the tick tock lyric right like when they're watching it. They kind of feel like they're playing along as well and they can kind of guess. The lyric Kinda jump in there and I think that there's probably a huge factor for the success in our content. What are some other series? The F- We have finished the tick tock lyric. We have another one called Shit Talk Right now where we basically get artists that actually when we pull it up right now you see podcast Jacob. Yeah we have a lot of really a lot of cool new ones that were kind of rolling out right now but let me ask you this. Is there anything that you tried on tic TAC. That didn't work and why. Oh I didn't work Yeah we've had a lot of series that we've kind of rolled out that haven't done as well as finished at six and we try to make educated guesses as to why they don't work can again. I think interactivities kind of one of those ones that we always fall back on is like if we can make it as interactive as we can. It's always gonNA perform better Oh Yeah we have another one called like Suggestion box basically like fans will kind of jump in and Okay so interactive seems to be under activity read for sure for sure on talk for sure and then like even you know one that that didn't do as well as we wanted. It's Hugh But that was a really cool series was We had this one called it. was basically artist trippy. Read sure yes. So he was on. He was on Flight House recently. And it was this series called love advice with trippy red and and we actually got him a relationship therapist Inside our facility and trippy basically went through like fan comments of like Them them wanting relationship advice in Lubbock is and him in the relationship that are pissed with kind of like answer the questions and give advice and it okay On talk it has like I think three hundred four hundred thousand views on youtube right now which is like decent in our is But I think it wasn't as interactive. It was more of it was more of a one way thing versus like a two way interactive thing you know and I think that's just kind of what we're trying to build right now. So how do you see the type of media that works on Tick Tock. Different from the type of media works on say snapchat. Yeah it's pretty similar. I mean I think tick tock we definitely try to target it's at its Gen Z.. Culture Like just hyper focused on that. Like who are the artists that they find very relevant to the tick Tock Stars that they find really relevant snapshots pretty similar because is it is sort of mobile. I and the way that you sort of consume content is like vertical. It's mobile and like that's how we produce all of ours has Tom. I have a younger audience. Are you aiming for a different type of audience than than you would. I mean it depends on how you define that right like after like thirteen. Eighteen to seventeen right now a big portion of our audiences around thirteen to twenty okay and mostly female thing about snapchat though and I will say this is something that we don't do on talk is the graphics snapshots very graphic. It'll like a lot of stuff moving like in Ou- spinning For us as we try to just keep it focused on the person for now but we're experimenting with a lot of stuff even next year. Okay so who makes this stuff. We have team. Yeah so we have editor Tina. The seventeen year olds or their house. Yeah I know we're all kind of in our twenty something. Okay Yeah so you know we've been around the block. He's a Dovan stuff go. Yeah Yeah so how did you become involved with. You didn't start flight. Oh No so when I was around eighteen. You're you're like brought in as as the the old guy. Yeah exactly yes. So when I was eighteen I was working at our parent company. Create Music Group where I'd been there for a couple years because The one of the cofounders flew out when I was like sixteen and I just did a lot of business development and anr for them. And at the time I was trying to figure out like new creative ways to kind of promote our artists and so I saw musically. 'cause I was just very familiar with the space and I saw this page called Flight House and I just kept seeing everywhere so when it was at like a million followers Reached Out Start it's Kinda work with the kids that started it who were probably like a year two younger than I was at the time it was two brothers and we sort of brought them in and we acquired The brand from them and then just they were just like creating content on their own so it wasn't even original content. At the time it was it was like remixes so basically on musically there was sort of a library of music that users can tap into right so they'd offer all the top forty songs and in you know any song that was pretty much put out by a major label and where Flight House got big was they would upload sort of sped up at its and slowed down and remix versions of songs And the users on musically sort of found that to be like a valuable enough thing to follow a paid for and so some of these remixes would get like you know ten thousand one hundred thousand sometimes up to a million repos on musically at the time and that sort of how it started and then as it turned into tick tock we were like all right. Let's figure you're out a way that this can be more than just a remix sort of brand.
Thousands without power, 11 dead after weekend tornadoes
"Severe storms thrashed several parts of the country over the weekend leaving eleven people dead the stores were spread through the Midwest the south and the northeast wintry weather and ice cut power to tens of thousands of customers in the east in Alabama and Louisiana six people were killed by tornadoes are high winds the storm system brought powerful lightning strikes and winds so strong outside Houston they overturned trucks Cordelia Huddleston sought refuge inside her house I got off the bed I went into my closet because it's in the middle of the house and I I was worried about what was going on with my family reports from Lubbock Texas say to emergency responders were killed at the scene of a traffic accident on icy roads in Wisconsin high winds caused millions of dollars in damage to port Milwaukee on Lake
US storms: At least 11 killed as severe weather hits south
"And severe storms are blamed for the deaths of at least eleven people including two first responders this happening in the southern portion of the country high winds tornadoes in rain hit a large area in around Texas enough firefighter and a police officer in Lubbock Texas were killed on
Texas Man Charged With Capital Murder After Baby Put In Backpack Dies
"A West Texas man accused of putting his girlfriend's baby in a backpack and leaving the little girl in a car trunk for five hours has not been charged with capital murder Trevor Marcus role who lives in love it was arrested for the death of the little girl remains jailed in Lubbock county on a two million
How Could Artificial Glaciers Hydrate the Himalayas?
"Discussions about climate change tend to focus on low lying areas like coastal cities yet people who live at higher elevations also feel it's negative effects including fresh water shortages to help these folks get by the duckie inventor named Sonum one Schuch has created a line of artificial glaciers called called. I stoop as their restoring frozen water so it can be used hydrate crops in the driest stretch of the year. Glacial meltwater is a necessity for most villages judges in Lubbock a region of northern India. The DOC sits on the debt and plateau between the Karakoram and the Himalayan mountain ranges this elevated terrain is is world famous for its is supply Abedin Plateau and surrounding mountains contain more ice than any other non polar area on earth. Much of this is stored up in glaciers. His will help feed vital Asian waterways the young Zee the Mekong and Indus rivers. Unfortunately those glaciers are receding because of climate change between two thousand and three in two thousand fourteen the ones located near the Brahmaputra River source lost six point nine billion cubic miles of ice. That's twenty eight point. Eight billion in cubic kilometers with glaciers some seasonal melting is expected but normally winter snowfall allows glaciers to replace the melted ice. They lose during the springtime however across the plateau. Glaciers are no longer getting enough annual snowfall to offset their lost water and so many of them have been dwindling in size as a cold desert. The dock area sees very little rainfall receiving an average of two to three inches per year. That's about fifty to seventy millimeters meters. The summer months of June through August. Do get a modest amount of precipitation however that's also when a large quantity of melted water from neighbouring mountain. Glaciers enters the streams teams. That depends on a steady water flow fills the streams during the winter as well yet because of the frozen ground and low air temperatures. The farmers can't hint grow crops during the coldest months of the year. According to an Chook winter water gets under utilized as a result demand for meltwater grows exponentially in April April in May when the life-sustaining crops of wheat buckwheat and barley need to be sown and hydrated. But in the springtime before the glacial water arrives enforce the streams often run dry. Climate Change has worsened. The problem a twenty seventeen study found that over the past six decades about twenty percent of the permanent ice ice preserves and the Docs home state have disappeared that translates to less meltwater for the locals hoping to solve these water woes. A civil engineer by the the name of Chihuahua North L. devised an innovative reservoir system in the nineteen eighties and I hope I'm saying his name correctly I couldn't find a pronunciation using dams and channels nor fell L. diverted large volumes of glacial water into Manmade Lakes on the shady sides of mountains where it froze into blocks come springtime. The ice would melt and be sent downhill the farms and villages eligible by way of canal. But this ice melted to quickly so the water tended to run out before the summer rains arrived in two thousand thirteen Wangchuk deduced I ice in Norfolk dams melted so fast because too much of it was exposed to direct sunlight. When chook figured that if he could somehow freeze the ice into a conical tower with the narrow oh end aimed skyward much less surface area would be exposed to make his frozen stalagmites when Chook devised an irrigation system? That's brilliant in its simplicity. implicity the major component is a long pipeline most of this is buried deep underground with one end tapping into a glacial stream or naturally occurring reservoir high high in the mountains through the tube the water rushes in the direction of populated areas at lower altitudes. No moving parts are electrical gizmos are needed to keep the liquid water flowing. Gravity does the trick it also pushes the water into the final stage of its journey downhill. The pipeline connects at a sharp angle to another narrower pipe. That rises soil standing vertically like a telephone pole as the saying goes water seeks its own level gravity pretty and pressure gained by flow through the narrowing pipe together naturally propel the liquid straight up that pipe until it flies out of a sprinkler on the pipes raised tip high in the air. The spray encounters atmospheric temperatures in the ballpark of negative four degrees Fahrenheit. That's about negative twenty Celsius or lower before landing it freezes. He's a solid forming a large cone of ice around the vertical pipe. The cones distinctive shape resembles that Stupa which are traditional Buddhist prayer monuments that have graced creased look for thousands of years. Hence when Chook and his associates have taken to calling the new glacier like structures I status the ducks ice Tubas meltdown meltdown in late spring. Right when the need for liquid water is greatest. The prototypical stupa erected in the winter of two thousand thirteen contained about forty thousand gallons. That's about one hundred hundred and fifty thousand liters of frozen water and lasted until may eighteenth of two thousand fourteen. Since then numerous others have been constructed. Single Stupa has is watered as many as five thousand newly planted trees standing at sixty feet eighteen meters tall. It held a breathtaking five hundred and thirty thousand gallons. That's two million liters a frozen water. Others may someday exceed one hundred feet about thirty meters in height and hold two point six million gallons or ten million liters of water outside India. The stupas have spread to countries like Switzerland in two thousand sixteen. When tooks icy brainchild earned him a coveted Rolex award for enterprise But I- stupid are not without their critics. went to in companies legal right to divert. Glacial meltwater has been challenged by a group of the duckie villagers furthermore anymore although the stupas are meant to help sustain human life they won't reverse the Tibetan Plateau's worrisome climate trends but if Homo sapiens is to survive on a changing Jin planet will need to reevaluate the ways. We use an store water. Projects like this can kick start those
Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods
"The word fortunate is being used to describe parts of the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma after an unusually dangerous storm system produced dozens of tornadoes. But with limited damage in Lubbock, Texas torrential. Rain inhale the size of baseballs were part of a weather system. The past two days that brought down trees and caused brief flooding, flooding was more extensive in Richland, Oklahoma, northwest of Oklahoma City, firefighters rescued several people by boat and high water vehicles northeast there, in Tulsa, tornados turned out to be less of a threat than flooding Oklahoma Governor, Kevin stick, widespread damage across star entire state were grateful that not one life was lost. We had about eleven injuries. National weather service officials yesterday were calculating the exact number of tornadoes, even as rain continued to fall in storms moved into Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois in Missouri. Four people were. Into the hospital after a storm caused several campers to
Midland, Horseshoe Pavilion And Lubbock discussed on Clark Howard
"The great outdoors expo will be coming June twenty one twenty two and twenty three at the horseshoe pavilion there in Midland. Now they do this event twice a year. They do it this spring in Lubbock, and then they do it later in the year in Midland, great event, there's going to be booth shows, live entertainment. They'll have activities for the kids have door prizes, all kinds of stuff. If you need more information as you couple of things you can do you can
Large parts of the U.S. could see tornadoes, hail, high winds this weekend
"Yeah, we're gonna have a widespread severe out break here later this Friday afternoon through Friday night in the Saturday. Let's start with the Friday afternoon, Friday night time period Sioux Falls, South Dakota grand island. Nebraska, those are the areas of southwestern parts of Minnesota will be in the very widespread area of large hail tornado flooding downpour and damaging wind potential. Little more isolated as you get a little farther south through central Kansas into Oklahoma, panhandle of Texas. But in Lubbock and down into the big men around the, the coastal. I'm sorry. The Big Ben to the Rio Grande. Those are areas that will be widespread also today, and then we shift that farther to the east on Saturday and Saturday night and it's lined up from eastern Iowa down through the architects, and into Austin and San Antonio large hail, damaging winds and possibility of tornadoes. So that's the big ticket item that we're looking at this weekend. A big pattern change with the cooler and of normally wet weather for early next week out west, meanwhile temperature surge in the east, Michael we're going to go from shivering sweating in the northeast people were in the forties at the start of the week while they're going to be soaring into the seventies and eighties at times this weekend and early next week quite a change
Texas Tech football player hospitalized after shooting at Lubbock apartment complex
"Authorities and school officials say at Texas Tech university football player was one of two people shot following an altercation. Lubbock police spokeswoman Tiffany pelts says the shooting happened around six pm Saturday at an apartment complex about one mile east of campus. Pelts shots were fired after a confrontation at the complex swimming pool. Texas Tech spokesman Matt doughty confirmed one of the people hospitalized with redshirt freshman defensive lineman. John Scott, the
"lubbock" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The streets of Lubbock after the historic wind celebrate but things got rowdy quick reports of fires in the street, flip cores and people climbing buildings and telephone poles police eventually used tear gas to break up the crowd city of Lubbock says that type of behavior won't be tolerated. Texas Tech guard. Met Mooney spoke about the fans before they took the streets thanking them for season-long support. You know, our families is is electric city reminding fans quote were on the national stage. So make loving proud. I'm Platon level. American Airlines is extending cancellations of ninety flights daily through June fifth month longer than planned due to the grounding of. Boeing seven thirty-seven maxes Boeing's been working on a software fix the planes anti stall feature that is expected in the crashes of max jetliners Ethiopian Indonesia, American says, it's reservations team will contact affected customers directly by Email or phone. It's been more than two weeks since ten year old girl died after a fight with another fifth grader at an elementary school in North Carolina. But they're still not termination on radio rights cause of death as memorials grow. Her family raised questions about the way, the incident was handled in the lack of information of fficials and the school have released the school failed. They don't wanna mitt that fail. You know, they don't want to own up to to what's going on right now. But you can't take everything speed to row. We talk about a ten year old girl in autopsy has been done. But officials say it could take several weeks before they get the results back leaving this family, increasingly frustrated as they deal with the loss of their little girl. And that's correspondent Zachary quiche wins. News time eight oh.
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"And again, I am I am just a guy who body into a lot of this conservative talk when arrives younger and didn't understand my place. Now, I've come to a conservatism that I think abides with my place. I think of bides with a lot of my neighbors. But whenever your neighbors enemy, and you sneer at them, and you've got some worthless. Saka rocks. That's running your Facebook page, and you're just signing off on it Lubbock county Republican party. That's why fifty seventy five people within a guess, you could say three hundred thousand population metropolis, while only the red the red is what they always call Lubbock county the of the red voters, why do only fifty or seventy five people show up in his because you lost. He's just completely lost touch. And that's what they're I would venture to bet that there are more people that vote up to. Show to the democratic annual meetings than the Republican meetings. That's my complaint, and to me, it's Ted Cruz, and Goldman Sachs and CitiBank and you guys in reality dumb reacting to I'll just think it's Lubbock county. I think go to Potter County. I think you've got east Texas. Good south, Texas on any other side of Texas and find the same. That's just me bitten. I'm going to get home guide to get home. Great family above average dinner waiting for me there at the Ponderosa guy. The big playoff game tonight until next time ray-ban buddies ray-ban, we'll see next edition of the program where we have Ross Ramsey in our friend might bazaar coming on with you here on the other side of Texas. Check out on Facebook on Twitter, anywhere. You can find podcast, please share it with friends. Sure. This with your friends just trying to bring you the truth. Yeah. I'm alive right here on the other side..
Texas Tech, Lubbock And Kansas discussed on SportsCenter All Night
"Twelve matchup in Lubbock, fourteenth, Texas Tech in twelve rank Kansas over top of the arc left hand dribble. Looking inside lobster. The middle of corn Edwards will take the three. Shelf. Wearing
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"But this was obviously based in Lubbock, but it does have that that statewide impact because the LTD says sixty two thousand dollars was taken from Lubbock ATM Lubbock area ATM, but that suspect or suspects stolen card information. Debit cards credit cards to withdraw money from two different ATM's belonging to two different Bank in the area. So how did they do to banks Worthing? And how did they do it? So this the Bank, and I happen to Bank and the information Eliezer thing is they believed that the card information was stolen through those cards skimmers that, you know, we talk about all the time on don't you'll sometimes see on on gas pump, or you know, in other any place where you're swiping your card. You're putting your car. It's kind of funny how that works any place. You swipe the card you're putting the card information that but in order to use the card you need to wipe it. Right. So anyway, that that's another conversation for another day, I suppose, but you know, they're they were basically taking that card information that you wipe and and creating clone card, and then using the you've been got a duplicate card that got somebody personal information on it. And and you go from there and people are are were were apparently. Feeling money from from ATM's? Now, the the reason why this was sort of on my radar as a state wide issue. Is that police were saying that there was they believed that some of the victim were in other Texas cities. They said that it's like police said, it's likely the majority of victims live in other parts of Texas. But and and the victims may Bank at other businesses aside from just the vista and the capital Bank ATM, so basically police just asking folks to to take a second review your Bank account, if you didn't go to the ATM, and you see it a deposit or withdrawal, more importantly withdrawal. Then you need to call your Bank, and and and call police, and I'll I'll plug the number here because we're because we're here, you know, six seven seven five twenty. Eight fourteen at the Lubbock police investigators when we're Tom eight oh, six seven seven five two eight one four believe that gets a hold of before jury squad. This is a federal case as well. The federal federal investigators in on the both banks putting out statements saying, you know, we we know this is going on where glad that no customers from our Bank or affected, they say, and, you know, the they reminder again to double check, your your Bank statement, we all need to be a little better about doing that don't we j you know, Johnny has the text of the day. There have been some text in than we've been having a fast moving conversation punch from the Varas and now west Rappaport, the Johnny texting in in saying weren't first capital in vista Bank. The two banks that were primarily involved in rigor dykes. I think separate situations, but still another PR hit right or could it happen anywhere. Could it have happened anywhere? Well theory could have happened anywhere. I mean, these were the I guess the banks that police were sharing about what were the two Bank. We don't know the necessarily the scope of this. And and that's one unfortunate coincidence. Yeah. One unfortunate coincidence. I love the way you put it re- with. All right. So, hey, we're still looking for you to figure out how you're going to be the one band the one man band in do all the writing shooting reporting. Then check in with the program. Keep me updated with that..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Sixty percent are Jon tester style candidate lost twenty five percent to seventy five percents. But to be fair. Yeah. That wasn't just you're Bernie Sanders was in Lubbock, right? Your tester was in seven different counties. One of which was Lubbock county in that just a sliver. But the thing is is when you talk to the when you talk to the party faithful and party faithful are always the people who are going to be all the hold on. Let me just because what we're talking about his drew Landry right now. Okay. The tests candidate, right and everybody knows that that district is takes tech terrorists in it. Takes six rural counties to devastate. Right tech terraces in everybody knows anything about Lubbock. He might be listening. Suddenly tech terrorists. A lot of tech administration. A lot of tech professors much more nuanced area in just two. It's like a peace symbol. It comes down nineteenth university to Indiana intakes out like a peace symbol out on the south loop. And then takes in three counties to the west three counties to the east, right, but okay that for context go ahead to me if I'm. Lubbock county democrat. I'm not looking at sixty percent versus seventy seven because those districts are weighted in in a fashion that don't lead to the sumptious that might be being made. Well, I think that some people in Lubbock might look at this and say well are Bernie Sanders. Style candidates did so much better that where the party needs to go. I would argue that. Instead, we need to be looking at Beddoe and look at how Beto did statewide, and we need to be saying that here within the rural metropolis of of Lubbock we need to be fashioning a candidate that can win locally more in the style of a better Rourke, then perhaps a Bernie Sanders or Octavio always want call her Octavio detail because huge Houston Astros fan and Octavio doto tell with Astro. We'll see what whatever. I o c. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So anyway, but yeah, I would like to see us move in more of a of a moderate direction. I don't think there's any secret to that. But at the same time, I do see why there are people in within my party that are more of the far end on the left. You know, a lot of people have been getting left out in this economy and. And even then it just like, I'm literally rolling my fingers through my hair is say this. Yes, you're my head saying there are classical democratic issues public education agriculture. Yeah. Medical access to health care. Right. The classical that you could run on run on strongly unabashedly in leave the Cussing to the side leaves the flag kneeling to the side and gain a larger audience. I one hundred percent agree with that get anything else we need to get in with you how I mean. I could talk to you about politics for hours. But but no there's nothing you'd have to miss a couple of your commercial breaks or something we can with. So how often do you guys meet in? If people are interested in joining in with the Lubbock county democratic process how. How can they do? So well with any to do is they need to go to our website or you can find us on Facebook Lubbock Democratic Party on Facebook. And just messages, that's easiest way we meet quarterly, plus a few more meetings throughout the year. In fact, we've got a meeting next Tuesday at seven o'clock if anybody wants to show up it's over the Democratic Party headquarters is over behind target on the south loop useless there in the little office park. That's there. So just cross to the south from the science spectrum right right right directly behind the science spectrum and fifty s fifty yard line. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Well, John Gibson. I appreciate you coming out and fill in some difficult questions. I wouldn't expect less from you. But I appreciate you doing that. Thanks for having me. I think that you're willing to talk about issues in ways that others aren't in. We appreciate your time going to get into a quick break here. About ninety seconds. Get back with you here on the other side of Texas close out the program tell you what's going on the rest of the week cliff Kingsbury gonna be head coach of the Zona. Cardinals was is happening get in with that and more as we roll along here on your other side. Yes..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"We have local politicians that I don't believe are in the same class as Robert Duncan. And so therefore, it is the it is incumbent upon the local Democratic Party to hold our politicians feet to the fire and say, look when you go to a league of women voters breakfast, and you say that we don't really need to pay attention to renewable energy, for instance, when for crying out loud who said that. One of our one of our three put it that. Okay. One of our three said, we don't need to be paying attention to renewable energy fossil fuels is is where we're going to focus our attention. Okay. That's fine. But that's that's just. That stupid. I mean, Lubbock has more sunshine and more wind than probably anywhere else in the country. And why are we not going to go and pay attention to renewable energy in this area? The reason why that's important is tucked any millennial, and they're going to tell you man, my future's at stake. You people aren't paying attention to global warming and my future's at stake. And I wanna party that pays attention to environmental issues. Well, democratic party's gonna be paying attention to that. And but here locally, we're going to be holding our local politicians accountable win. They don't engage in that politics. A place, for instance, and pay attention to renewable energy here. Fossil fuels. You know, if you're down in Odessa fossil fuels are important fossil fuels aren't important in Lubbock county. That's we're the we're the pump jacks going low accounting. You don't see any what you do see your win meals, and we need to be paying attention to renewable energy here in this county. So anyway, like, I say. And I think that one primary function that we need to be engaged in is holding our legislators feet to the fire and making sure that they are engaged in politics place. The other thing is is I'm a generation xer. I'm assuming you are to somewhere in the. You know, my generation is nothing more than a placeholder for the next generation the millennials are gonna come along. And what we're seeing you. You had the the professor from tech last week that was talking about southern politics. He didn't talk about generational politics. And we were in the middle of a generational shift. Where a lot of new issues are coming up with millennials that need to be addressed. And one of the things that we need to be doing here. Locally is we need to be recruiting good candidates candidates. That are have character charisma, and competency, you might have seen Claire mccaskill have the interview on. I think it was dateline couple months ago where it was like the exit interview. And and a lot of the people in Democratic Party were pooh-pooh in her responses because she's more of a conservative democrat, and she was complaining about the Democratic Party saying we pay attention too much to identity politics, which I would agree. We do we need to get away from identity politics guards. What in what regards? Do we pay too much attention identity politics? Just speaking personally and not on behalf of the party. I was a supporter of injury white. I thought it was silly for the for the powers that be done in Austin to look at the at the ticket and go. Wow, we got a bunch of white, you know, bunch of white man on the ticket. We need to go out and get somebody who isn't a white male. Well, you know, we saw what happened with Luba Valdez just got a bum. Steer ward him, the texts monthly round of the poorest run campaigns. But still within thirteen points, and I will concur with you there chairman why? Still within thirteen points. She still came within thirteen points at sixteen points. Well, no, I mean, she got trounced by thirteen points, L K. Well compared to Wendy Davis. It's pretty good. I mean, that's my standard there. That's a last serious quote unquote serious candidate. And I appreciate you corrected me..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Have on the air with us. John Gibson who is the Lubbock county Democratic Party chairman people take offense to. Democrats being called democratic they to say, the Lubbock county democrat party talked to us about parlance there. I have no idea where that comes from people. Tell me that Rush Limbaugh is the one that started that I'm old enough. I remember the world before Rush Limbaugh. And and back whenever I was in college, the professors would complain about that sort of thing. I don't I really complain that it should be called democratic or democrat both. Okay. Because unlike what a lot of Republicans believe when you go to college, and you're in the political science department. They aren't all raving liberals, you've got conservatives in the political science departments to and I would have conservative professors that would insist that you call it democrat, and I'd have liberal professors, call it democratic you insist on just whatever comes out of my mouth grad democratic I get some of my some people will will correct me at times because I happen to make the mistake of saying. Democrat at times, but democratic Democratic Party. I I don't say democrat party at that sounds kind of silly. I would say Democratic Party. I mean, but it's it's semantic quibbles. I don't I don't get caught up in those kinds of games. Yeah. Okay. So I tried to get you caught up in that game. But you stiff arm there, John Gibson. But you are an attorney sure. Yep. Okay. What do you practice worker's comp? Okay. So guys mostly guys getting injured out in the oilfield. I've got an office. No Desa, and I spent a lot of time out. No Desa, but I love Lubbock. And this is where we raised our family, and this is where I wanna live. But yeah, the injuries the work is out in out in the oilfield. So so, but also you run out of DFW as well from time to time. Yeah, I've got an office in Fort Worth too. So okay. That to say, we don't have just some schlumpy sittin here. You know, it's not like it's not like there's a guy who just ran for Democratic Party chair who doesn't really do anything. I mean, you're an accomplish your accomplished within your profession. I'm. I'm blessed to have good clients that have given me some good cases and had some good success with that. So what's the way forward? John. Are we going to see the Democratic Party because you know, I say this all time we rave on in the program in always say, I'm non adherent. I'm not a devout adherent, I vote Republican, but I'm not a devout adherent to either party. And I think a lot of people listening program. I'm thirty nine people who are younger than me who if we go through and we look at the demographics and who's listening to the podcast. I think it'll show that the not devout adherents either in. I think a lot of people are wondering what this Lubbock county Republican party do. Now, we can critique Beto all day long. But in day moss by less than three points. Does the Lubbock county Democratic Party look that is cute run further to the left. Or run more to the middle. You know, I don't know with respect to the state party. I can tell you that here locally. I think that one of the reasons why I got elected was because I am more of a moderate. And I think that we were elected win. I think June. I think okay. So this is before all the November hullabaloo area. Yeah. But anyway, yeah. Here. Locally the problem that we have is. We've got thirty percent versus seventy percents. I mean, that's just the fact and we can slowly over time road that thirty percent or erode the seventy percent and gain numbers off the thirty percent. But what the Democratic Party here is primarily right now as a watchdog for the Republicans. And so yeah, I want to see my Republican legislators do well because I live in this community. And I like you I'm somebody who believes in the politics of place, and I want my Republican legislators to have success for the south plains. You know, Bob Duncan. I know Bob Duncan. He's a he's a good guy thought he did a really really good job state Senator is pointed at his campaign side. Yeah, you've got you've gotta sign here. There were times when I disagreed with what Senator Dunkin might have have, you know, legislated. However, I appreciated the fact that he was a statesman..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"There's things like I know that millennials like to drop f bombs right and left, and it's cool for a millennial to do that sort of thing. But you know, it doesn't cost you votes to clean up your language. You don't lose anything. But you see that more as a liability to him than the flag stands prompted when you're only talking about losing by three percent. Every little thing counts. You know, you're talking about something with the flag that might have been a a a it's one of the things that you're gonna make a break you, and I don't think you're gonna get a whole bunch of Republicans to go and say, oh, you know, what I'm gonna vote for Beto. Because now he's or because he's taking a position with the fruits of the flag that I like that's the hard core. Okay. You're talking about the interest people. I think for the interest people you get some little a lady in Arlington, Texas, for instance, who's about. To be in a nursing home. And she hears this drop an f-bomb. She may like him. She may go boy, he looks like like, you know, Bobby Kennedy, and I like that guy. But then he says something that offends her will then she's not gonna vote for it or maybe post. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Pose? And and that's just sit you got west of I thirty five where he struggled. I think there are some people within the Democratic Party who look at it and go, well, he didn't get enough Hispanics out. Well, okay. Yeah. That may be one factor too. There are all kinds of different things that could put him over that three percent fresh oil. No, no one single factor. Did it for him? But there are a number of things could have tweet. My view is Hettie tweaked that children fit four county tour and heady cleaned up his language a bit. It would have helped me to make the case for him with with my contact with the people that I regard well in the circles that I run if you've got somebody who's out there dropping f bombs it gets really really hard to go to church and say, hey, this is this is the guy you need to be supporting people are turned off by that. Even though they may like the message, even though they may like a lot of the things he saying it's hard to get over things like that. Yeah. So John Gibson who is the Lubbock county Democratic Party chair. He came in this role. How John e been here since ninety three. So a lot of millennials. You could say I've been here longer than you've been alive. Yeah. But you came in. Roll hal. I sometimes question that myself. I have always been politically active in the sense that in the local people here know this. I was the youngest person ever elected to a countywide office in the Harris County GOP Harris County Republican party that was back when I was in college, my wife, and I were married at the time. When did you get elected to I was the I was on the candidate selection committee. Okay. So like, we've got this guy that we recruited run for district judge there in Harris County that he went on to become attorney general, and and you may know him, Greg Abbott. He's now in the governor's office. You know, that's one of our recruits Ted POE who was recruited for run for judge. And then he was congressman Dan Crenshaw just took his place. I think I'm I'm terrible with names in Crenshaw thinks dozen the patch cabbage. Anyway, did that head sort of a falling out in the sense that? It's the same thing everywhere. I think with the GOP too far to the right? They get a little bit. Theocratic all or you know, you get into these kinds of things where it's just pretty hateful and ugly. And I didn't like that. Anyway, came up here for law school American meal, shoe gal, and she insisted that we come here for law school and bought a house. And so that tied to Lubbock to where I wasn't going to leave and my wife has happy with that. And then in the meantime, I really wasn't really excited about the Republican party here in town because it seemed to be the same way what I'd encountered in Houston and was voting democrat democratic because that was where my values seem to be going..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"In studio with us. We have John Gibson in. He is the Lubbock county democratic chairman preciado him making time to come out with us here. John gibson. Your your debut here on the show, tell us how your I'm doing good. I was on the road yesterday. And I missed your show has Daniel the millennial gut near the new digital studio. Or is he he's working on his working on? It is em- process right now some things to do in and out. Appreciate you checking on the progress of the show Daniel is in process, and if he's listening let that be motivation to Daniel that listeners are wondering what your progress is you got the ipad over there. Yeah. I need some the second generation. I have no third. I have no idea. I think it's the second. Yeah. I'm terrible with names. And so it helps if I've got notes. Yeah. You got twelve inch. That's when I run the program off of okay? Yeah. Got mon. But I got it in the a defender there. There by author box because I don't have young children or you don't have young children. I do so. Okay. So there there's a point of mutual concern. John weather people going to do let me give you my breakdown. My breakdown is that in you, disagree with me as you may. I think if Beddoe Rourke had not taken some unprompted unnecessary stances. He could have become the next you Senator now people read into in because he lost by less than three points. If he hadn't taken the stand that he did on the flag and kneeling at the flag. Then I think that he could had a lot more people come his way. But that was easy Pickens. Ted Cruz ran as ruthlessly in west Texas in rural regions of west Texas during Sunday night football, Monday night football of a a veteran who. Lost his legs stand for me. Stand. For me took a lot of cues that made me wonder is running for president as a run running for Senate. But we're guardless of that he still lost by less than three percent. I would think that as a chairman of an I'm just gonna say, you're chairman of the eleventh largest county in Texas. What your folks feel like in what you alike is the way forward, they're given the progress unprecedented progress since the state went Republican well first off I think there's a difference between what Beto did. And what some of our local candidates did. I mean, we gotta be honest locally. We didn't do probably as well as we would have wanted to given the fact that but oh made the showing he made you talked about Beddoes success or lack thereof barely missing out. I don't think there's ever any one thing that causes a politician to lose an election. There's usually multiple factors. I have complained some about this with respect to bed. Oh, I think that had he done what what's called the hero's journey. You do hauteur and fifty four county tour and got all these different counties. And then you come out of it, a new person you come out of it. And you say, well, I visited the cotton farmers in lamesa. And I learned this about. About this. And so now, here's my new policy point on this or I went to the timber farms and east, Texas, the sawmills, or whatever you come out of that. And you change your policies somewhat. You don't have to change a great deal, but you change somewhat that would have been beneficial. I don't think the the whole standing for the flag, and that sort of thing, I think that that would have cost him votes on the democratic side had he changed positions on something like that. But the chain. That's my question though. Joe that's just he didn't change. No. He took an unprompted stance. Right. And it it excited a lot of people. I don't think you can fault him for that. I think there's there's a lot of people on our side that were really invigorated by his stance. But I'm saying that had he gone and taking a taken a stance after doing his two hundred fifty four county tour where he says okay now, for instance, I'm gonna go ahead and vote for the farm Bill, even though the rest of democratic colleagues aren't vote for the farm Bill, for instance, that might have gotten him some. Or favorite west, Texas, didn't right? But he didn't. That's what I'm saying. Okay. You know, there's things like that..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"We've recently within the last year hired a public works director, Jennifer Davidson, and she is at an engineering she is sharp and the county the the commissioners kind of charged her with putting together a comprehensive roads plan for Lubbock Lubbock county has never had one. And you're right j. I mean, where was the master plan it didn't exist. So she has spent the last basically last six months seven months putting together a comprehensive roads plan for Lubbock county what we're looking at. And and when I say comprehensive not just talking to the the roads crews that we have that worked for love county, but also meeting with every single independent school district in Lubbock county, all of them Lubbock, ISD Cooper friendship. Shallow, water Slayton Roosevelt. Idle new deal wolf Abernathy, even because Abernethy school district. You know is in Lubbock county as well portion of it so meeting with all the the independent school districts meeting with all the communities meeting with the chamber of commerce's in in all of our small towns. So what we're looking at is putting the other and asking this question, where's the need? Where do you see? You know, you guys are the ones that are out on the roads, especially the bus driver. Vers of I they're the ones that are out on the roads every single day where our needs where do we see growth happening talking to developers? Also, you know, asking are our developers in town, where are you going to be building in the next, you know, ten fifteen years, and so she has put together, and and it it's not complete yet. But is very close to be completing and through that comprehensive rose plan, then we will have a snapshot be able to look at Lubbock county's needs for the next twenty twenty five years. And so I'm very excited about that. So the answer to your question Jay is we've never had a master plan, but we do now. And so that will give us an opportunity now as we go forward to not just piecemeal a particular road. But look, which which roads are now colle- that need to be upgraded to asphalt which asphalt roads. Need to be upgraded to? From two lanes.
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"We wanna build. Okay. We're gonna go to break. But as we go to break, you take your drink. And then I want you to take us out to break, invoice. The red raiders Curtis parish Lubbock county. Judge Curtis parish. You're listening to other side of Texas J Leeson's. Pass complete to Curtis parish for a red Rada first down. Uptake? Be back supplement. Gringo makes me think of this issue. I just wanna take sixty seconds here to in this toll curb Baldy, lots of people are looking at their leases in they got leases from rigor dykes, and they don't know what to some of the I've talked to somebody yesterday bad, then number any advice judge on where do they just call the DA's? What did they do? Let's see I I'll I'll need to kind of walk this delicately. It's I I'm in a position right now as as county judge that it would not be prudent for me to speak on this. Okay. But I'll say the these issues are going to be ongoing. And if you do have an issue, please con- you can contact the the bankruptcy court. And I would I would suggest you go there because this is this is going to be a long time to solve. Yeah. I think I think we're looking at probably the next at least two and a half years before they'll be able to kind of unravel all this. And then try to make some people whole I don't think anybody as an individual will ever be whole because of this. But we'll see what happens, but this is going to affect Lubbock in its economy for for a while. Good question. Eric let's move over to what BJ and others are talking about. And that's roads in Lubbock county is in I got I'm gonna speak from two different camps here. The roads in a lot of roads people complain about our in south Lubbock far south loving, we call. That's that's what people might call. It Lynn county. Well, that's where our high growth has been. And of course, you know, we're we're talking about the if you look at from school district. It's Cooper school district friendship school district those are high growth soldiers, and there's a lot of housing that's being built on. Then you've got some discrepancy from inside lupin outside the loop. I think what I hear inside the loop is where was the impact study on all these two lane roads that should be five lane roads. Even people live in central Lubbock whenever they go out far. South are amazed at these tiny two lane roads with potholes d three feet into the shoulder. But at the same time, you know, there's this, you know, we kind of have like a farmer ethic in west Texas, a lot of times of well, you decided to move there. And you knew with the roads look like that's number. One and Woodrow road comes up number one there. I wanted to get into the particulars. But on the whole where was the impact study whenever all this growth was underway. And where is a master plan in has anything changed since you've come to the hill. When I was elected, of course, finally elected after the runoff in may. And I knew that I would be the next Lubbock county judge because I was unopposed on the November ballot started meeting with with the folks in Lubbock county kinda see where we're at..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Best advertising, his word of mouth in lots of you talk about the program. Listen to it understand what's going on. And know that I'm gonna shoot you straight. Speaking of big announcement. I'm gonna make right now I've been doing this quietly for the past couple of weeks. My wife would say past couple of months, but just drove in from Amarillo in drove back with two pieces of paper that say that a pass my real estate exam. So because about that in the days, come if you think shoot you straight here in ray-ban here imprint on air sheet, you straight maybe some real estate coming on shameless advertising regulations Willie. Thank you. And he is judge. Is it new is it still fill new being called Judd it? Absolutely. Feels new I and you know, the newness on. I'm not sure when the newness where off, but I right now, it feels very new, but it it is very very exciting. We're we have literally hit the ground running. I I was I was running today. We were running from one meeting to another to another and just trying to get there in time. But a serving Lubbock county, we're ready. We're we're working what a agenda you got not even that you built it up, but even herited quite an agenda, and we wanted to get into that. We were not going to take your phone calls. We'll take your tax eight oh, six seven four five fifty eight hundred that's eight hundred six seven four five fifty eight hundred..
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"Evan Haning. The winter storm moving across the south is already dropped ten inches of snow on Lubbock Texas to more than that city usually gets in a year. Now, it's expected to bring snow freezing rain and flooding to parts of North Carolina and south western Virginia, North Carolina. Governor ROY Cooper has declared a state of emergency ahead of dangerous roads and likely power outages are utilities at brought in more than fifteen hundred crews from other states so that they can spring into action to give the
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Academic center, also coming to downtown Lubbock our mind, your listeners that that will be in the existing city hall. How many students counseling about two thousand possibly two thousand? Yes, downtown, we're the largest city in Texas without a downtown community college presence and. The efforts there will certainly contributed downtown revitalization. But it complements Texas Tech. It's actually synergetic for both those entity. So just another project coming to downtown. You also add to that list. The Valencia group hotel that is just west of Wells Fargo. They're supposed to break ground any any day. So you're correct. There's a lot of things going on downtown. What did you tribute that to, you know, our economy's really good rotten? Now, there's seems to be lot of things that fallen followed into place. There's been you know, there's been substantial effort when you most of these projects are are downtown with the exception of the expo center that you mention. You know, these things didn't start within the the last twenty four months, but a lot of those lot of them were coming to fruition now. So you're seeing a lot of projects downtown. Glad to be councilman Jeff Griffith. Thank you. We are glad to be here. The to add what council messing you're saying. Expos sur, which again is kind of private and county initiative came out of the fact, I think that we brought to the voters the city the return of the old Colosseum Taurean property back into Texas Tech, university hands. And so that kind of I think sped up that particular project, the buddy Holly hall, of course, to two point St. that's been planned for many years, but we are blessed with excellent Konomi. I wish that Joe can sit her and take all the credit for all these what we think are magnificent advancements in Lubbock, Texas, but you know. We're blessed. We are blessed live in Lubbock and the Ford thinking business community here that applaud that people aren't scared scared off, and they know they want to improve their city. And so it's true to me a very community watt effort. Lubbock has never Lubbock Sakata me has been really really good at being really really stable. You know, our friends to the south of the Permian basin. They're really good at rapid growth. And they're really good at that can be depressed at times. And the way love economy is is is diversified through agriculture, our medical base our education base. We're fortunate to have the manufacturing we do have here. And then the foundation of small business that is in in Lubbock has just given us that stability that we don't suffer from the highs in the highs in the lows of the Lowes, we've grown to the point that that marginal two to three percent growth. The volume is substantial as we grow each year now. And so, you know. Probably not unique in that regard. There's probably a lot of downtown's and things that have have revitalized or you're seeing activity on from other communities are size? But it's just a good time for us. But nets argument I make a lot of times on the program councilman is that love three legs in people get upset about this. But it's just economic truth. The three legs of Lubbock. Economy is agriculture. It is medical in the medical industry in great medical district that we have and it is education public in higher education. And what a great way to to base your Konomi that those those things are going to come unless there's some upheaval at the federal level that throws everything off. That's guaranteed your years. So why would you not issue not that you have issued bonds? But why would you not it's a smart bet? And why would you not say, so let's get him with the hotel. Okay..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Today. Two ladies, washing the Laredo, whatever Choco bar thing. Like diabetes are us back there. Who I think are storm -ployees, but they're out to lunch. They're back. They're doing that thing. And then there are two two ladies off to the side. And one is training the other on how to use the computer. And in the meantime, there is one register open. Now, I have a microphone I'm gonna use it for just second. Let me let me riff on this. There is one register open, and and then another employee training another on a computer. And in the line has to be I'm gonna say just counting in my head twelve people deep like take. Take a playbook from all subs- stop what you're doing. What the Chimi challenges and dare I say, stop what you're doing with the famous refried bean also spree does and just come in and help the customers who are like there's restocking the chips there restocking everything they're doing everything, but helping the customers in training this lady on the computer stripes, convenience store, assumes that there's always gonna be stripes convenience store, which if I can if I'm able in all this to set up if we're going to go big time metropolitan, and that's what we're going to talk about today on the show with Lubbock councilman Jeff Griffith and with Lubbock councilman Steve mass and Gil if we're gonna go of and beyond. In a progressive sense in the sitting in a progressive in so far as how far we've come nod in political philosophy, but I will come not just HEB, but quick trip needs to come in and annihilate stripes. Like right now stripes is it is a dumpster fire. And I'm all for in there. You don't have a lot options like point me to the mom and pops like, I think that there probably still like mom and pops. Maybe like liquor stores, but not on the convenience store levels stripes. And I've gotten heat about this because stripes like, oh, they're twelve people in line. But we've got a we've got to tend to our stocking of the moon. Pause or whatever it might be in a losing model stripes to me in that takes me to another place. Hold on a second. I love the Lubbock avalanche journal. And I've got great relationships with reporters at the editor's at the Lubbock avalanche journal. But let me just say this whenever four price steps down from the speaker's race in the lead on that story is not from the Amarillo globe news or not from the Lubbock avalanche journal. Both are owned by gatehouse media, which is known to come in by up publications and then completely dwindle them down in Leach out all the profitability and then sell it off. But whenever four price steps down. And then from the speaker's race in. If just going listen to a couple of episodes. I mean, at least the last five episodes here on on. If you're listening on the podcasts whenever the lead is from the text Tribune, which I like in I read actively every Monday Wednesday and Friday, I read Ross Ramsey on the texture Beaune. But whenever the sourcing of that news, like we're the only media source in the camp rock panhandle that brought you four price. He didn't hear anything from anybody else. That's a problem in. I don't know where the Lubbock avalanche journalists heading, but it's certainly not up in. I don't say that disparagingly towards anybody works in Lubbock avalanche journal. I got a lot of kudos for what we don't region gate, but only went after reaching gate like I did. But goes the Lubbock gambling journal oughta have three more Dotras on staff. They should have just stopped that my face. They should have stopped that in my face. And then put my teeth on the curb and stepped on the back of my head, and they didn't and they can't because their ownership group won't put it in won't put in the money that that they need to in order cover sing. So we're in a brave new world on the media front. And then is absolutely a story. I intend on falling up on other sons Texas dot com because that's not that doesn't serve the public. Good. That's not watchdog journalism. That's not anything sort..
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"If you're registered to vote if you're listening, I'm talking specifically to a Lubbock audience right now, it's vote Lubbock dot org. A big initiative a proposition, I should say on the ballot. And it is four an expo center. The Lubbock guy St. proposition to me is a no brainer. Of course. That's yes. You're going to raise taxes, you're gonna make schools safer. You're going to create some efficiencies within the lot sounds. I get blasted as a as an edgy crat. I'm not beyond reforming would I am beyond is funding private schools with private money. But don't even get me started there the proposition for Lubbock St. a no brainer. Something that's come into some contention locally. I have asked questions of and I've had my questions answered I've been tough on the proposition. A and. Raise the question that I don't think anyone else raised in that was about the car rentals in new federal law. The Federal Aviation Administration act reauthorization act of two thousand eighteen a lot of words to throw out. There says that you can no longer tax rental cars at airports, or at agencies permitted by reports for projects away from the airports, a lot of prop lot of prepositions there. And that comes right down in the middle of this. It was unexpected by this group, and I got my questions answered I would delineate that further. But what we're going to do today on the program is play some audio from a show that I did this morning, and it was weighed will show here on AM five eighty. We had the leader of the steering group from the Lubbock expo center. Lubbock county expo center steering committee, the chair that committee. Randy Jordan, a local banker sat in the hot seat this morning with both Wade Wilkes and his co host is in myself Colonel Dave Lewis and myself, and Randi Jordan, one quick note before we start up that audio, and that's what I'm gonna play in break into intermittently throughout the program day, a really informative conversation or I would not rear it for our. Listeners a great note today from a listener said when they give credit where Credit's due. I'm participating in this election. I usually don't but they had learned how significant this is. And I really do appreciate that note. And I hope that you do go vote. If you don't make it to the polls today, I believe that I'll I'll check in outbreak back in whenever we go to our next break in. And get with yawn win the the break after next on win. The polls do close, but it is extremely important. Your votes matter. Listen these politicians, I remember never I was a kid a politician received ten letters elected official receive ten letters from their district in the alarm bells went off in this day and age of robo calls, and you know, these various websites sinned. Mass emails to elected leaders that can be disregarded. The best way to get their attention. The best way to been them if not removed them. To a west Texas can point of view is to vote they see those numbers in. That's what matters coming back up after the break. Gonna get into our audio here on your other side, stick right where you are. As I mentioned earlier, we're going to play some tape from show. I did this morning here on AM five eighty show on which I participated in. It was the chair of the Lubbock county Expos center. Pack and answered some questions. I think very informative lots of misinformation out about that is and I say that not as somebody you don't hear, you know, advertising from them on the I'm shooting you straight here. I've done the homework you can go to other side of Texas dot com and see questions I've raised, but I think in the end a good proposition hope that you'll hear this out and shoot me your thoughts. J other side of Texas dot com again pre recorded, and we'll jump into it. Now. Wait Wilkes Jay, west, Texas, Leeson, Randy Jordan and Colonel Dave Lewis right here on AM five eighty and we'll be back in about twenty minutes. Back with Randy Jordan, j Leeson Colonel Lewis. All right. So j you did a lot of work on the outside money part?.
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"There was a much more competitive race in the state. And then we saw more recent polls that showed nine or ten point race. And now you have one that's five point race. Obviously the poll that's going to matter as the one that people are answering right now as we speak as they early vote have noticed there's some slowdown in the early voting. Of course last week, we saw with elections administrators said were just presidential style levels in early voting. And I'll be going through some of the numbers a little bit later in depth. But you know, just a few stats voters voted Republican primary with no democratic history. Have about an eighty four thousand voted vantage over voters who voted in a democratic primary with note Republican history over one third of the early voters are voters who did not vote in the twenty ten or twenty fourteen midterm elections. So that tells you that there are a lot of people who are voting for the first time in one of these non-presidential years, which is very interesting, and when you remove the ballot by mail voters from the equation voters age fifty fifty nine make up about twenty one point five percent of the votes cast, so far I and for the younger voters, they only make up the ones that are about twenty to twenty nine of those are in their twenties make up about nine point four percent. So that would not seem to boat as well for the Democrats. Look, this is as we started talking about here at the at the outset it's still a Republican state at least among those who. Participate in voting, and it was telling somebody earlier today, this phenomenon with Beto Royd people are so excited about this guy pumped up they're going all these rallies all across the state. It's kind of like they have had you know, lightening strike, but I'm not sure they're able to catch it in the bottle. We were we tried to get better a roar on this program. He was in Lubbock today had to get to which falls on the schedule. The Senator Ted Cruz will be in Lubbock better rooks opponent being Lubbock on Halloween tried to get him as well all the latest on Texas politics. If you're interested in it, and you know spa.
"lubbock" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"If you listen to some radio. Maybe on other stations, and that's not take dig. But I'm just laying out that their TV commercials radio commercials in a polemic throw three musketeers plethora of signs you've got to begin to ask yourself. Who's behind the group that calls themselves Lubbock tax payers for accountability. And there are a couple of other questions who beyond who why. And what's their alternative? Now. This has been a group that doesn't have a face. There's been nobody come forward in say, I'm leading this group. Other than a treasurer who became treasurer last Friday morning because the other treasurer backed down now, let me get into that accountability in a direct claim of count ability or an indirect reference to accountability in Texas politics is if anything an oxymoron in this is certainly the case with Lubbock tax payers, four accountability. I went down to Lubbock county elections office morning in got their filings pack treasurer filings, and what it shows is that there is a Charles hor grow otherwise known. This Charlie may be CJ Hargrove who was treasurer this pack. They fouled on October nineteen now his wife, presumably, I'm told his wife Lindsay was the assistant treas. Juror. Put a call into Lindsay today. Have put some. Put some messages in to Charles, Charlie CJ. But because on October twenty five last Friday morning, we're broadcasting on a Monday. The treasurer was changed for the accountability group looking out for fifty million dollars. Well, why why was the candidate changed or why was the treasurer change? And I'm told this. I'm told that Charles Charlie CJ, whatever we'll just call him Hargrove is the nephew of former state Representative out of Lubbock coral is it Carl is it representing proceeded. Bob, Bob, Duncan with us all genuflect, January ninety seven through two thousand ten. He is the nephew. I'm told of Carlisle is it the other guys the new treasurer. I'm also told that Hargrove's step down because he said, I can't go along with the tactics or the aims of this group. Now Hargrove you're welcome to come on and dismissed me, otherwise, but the other guy has worked Carl Isaac campaigns. And that's a great way to keep your name off of something that you don't wanna be associated with now all weekend. I've been told that Karl is it is behind he's leading the ring effort here with Lubbock tax payers for my whole point is if these people I wanna know who you are if you call yourselves accountability and want to know why you're taking the position you are. Because you are the defacto opposition party in this or the opponent in this in what's your alternative? My phone all weekend. This is Carl is it you gotta get Carl is a cold is it last night. And I said Carl is it are you a part of this effort? He told me despite presumably his nephew of former campaign worker and Carlisle now a lobbyist of ACL ACLU of Texas. I'm just reading off a few of these SAS institute, Texas council a community in H M are sinners Inc. There about. Eight eight nine of these could read through Corliss at told me, I don't know who runs that. I have no knowledge of it. I'm paraphrasing. He if I could quote, it was I don't know who runs it. I intend to give them a check though. So former campaign worker. Nephew. And why the nephew dropped off still unclear? That's what we know. Right now about Lubbock tax payers, four accountability. Seems they want accountability for everywhere. But what they're in for again. I raise rental car question. I'm raising the accountability question. Sick right with us going to get into some bread on Texas. We only take about ninety seconds worth of commercials. Be right back with you here on the other side..