Monthly Archives: April 2014

Candidates battle over GOP base

If you’re looking for a political campaign that defines the battle that’s occurring within the Texas Republican Party, then you might want to tune in to Panhandle PBS at 7 p.m. Friday. Two men will debate for an hour about which one of them should be the GOP nominee for Texas lieutenant governor. One of […]

Ruben Salazar: instant martyr

Ruben Salazar isn’t exactly a household name, even though he did most of his work in a time of turmoil, tumult and tempest. Who was this man? He was a journalist who sought to heighten awareness of being Latino in the United States of America. He was born in Texas, moved to California later and […]

The walls have ears … really

Do you think you can say things out of earshot? Maybe you can. Maybe you cannot. If you think you can, then perhaps you need to tune in to a two-part Frontline special set to air May 13 and May 20 on Panhandle PBS. It might persuade you to perhaps be a bit more circumspect […]

Weather is a big part of living here

You know the saying about how folks “talk about the weather but no one ever does anything about it?” It’s a big deal in the Texas Panhandle. It runs very hot, very cold, very windy, very dusty … sometimes all on the same day. The¬†Panhandle Stories series takes viewers to various communities throughout the Panhandle […]

Fireworks on tap for GOP debate?

David Dewhurst has a job that Dan Patrick wants. Dewhurst wants to keep that job and on May 2, he and Patrick are going to debate in front of a live public television audience in an effort to win Texas Republicans’ vote in the upcoming primary runoff election. The two men are running for […]

‘Solitary’ not for faint-hearted

I’ll need to stipulate something off the top: I’ve never been imprisoned, let alone locked up in a prison cell all by myself for any length of time. However, I do have a tiny sense of what it is like to be tossed into an “administrative segregation” cell. Frontline looks at the practice of solitary […]

Whether to allow guns on military posts

It seems almost like a cruel irony. A place that employs military personnel who are armed with weapons of war — pistols, semi-automatic and automatic rifles and the like — doesn’t allow civilians to carry weapons. The discussion over concealed weapons on military installations has emerged again in the wake of a shooting at Fort […]