Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Overheard’ segment could make news

I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but Texas Tribune editor in chief Evan Smith has a fantastic segment coming up that I don’t want to miss. It won’t air until Thursday, Jan. 2 on Panhandle PBS, but I’m going to make sure I sit down at 8 p.m. that day to catch it […]

Bob Duncan frontrunner for chancellor of the Texas Tech University System

A look at the upcoming Texas Primaries..

Jesus Christ the man … and the deity

Jesus Christ has been in the news lately. Christians worship him as the son of God. Non-Christians know of him as well, thinking of him as a prophet and a man who walked among us two millennia ago. Frontline, PBS’s award-winning documentary series, broadcast a special about Jesus in 1998 that examined his role in […]

Frontline earns key broadcasting honor

Pardon the shameless self-promotion here. Actually, it’s for Frontline, the PBS documentary series that continues to blow the lid off huge stories that need to be told. Frontline, which is seen on Panhandle PBS on Tuesday evenings, has been honored with the DuPont/Columbia University Award in recognition of its broadcast on “Rape in the Fields.” […]

What’s this? Texas has a budget surplus?

Texas legislators might not know how to act when they convene the next legislative session in January 2015. The State Comptroller’s Office reports that Texas’s budget surplus is actually greater than anyone expected. The news might be hard for some veteran lawmakers to swallow, given all the cutting, slashing and trimming they’ve had to do […]

‘Extreme Ice’ on display

I know it’s a bit strange — then again, maybe it isn’t — to talk about “global warming” as winter approaches the Texas Panhandle. It’s been a bit chilly around here lately, producing a circumstance that for the past decade or so has been drawing the usual jokes about climate change and whether it’s real […]