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  1. So it's not OK to be white -- Political correctness on display at little Midland College campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    There is no safe space where people can escape political correctness. Midland College right here in Midland, Texas, has a student newspaper called Midland College Press, and the 11/10/2017 issue had a front page article telling readers that someone posted some signs around campus with the words, "It's OK to be white."


  2. Local government debt exceeds $1.2B -- politicians giddy with gleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    A majority of voters in Midland, Texas, voted in favor of a $100 million bond issue for road and water line repairs on 11/7/17. While a sales tax might have been a better approach for raising the money, proponents of the bond convinced voters to pile a huge load of debt onto the backs of property owners.


  3. Letters to morning paper editor propose better idea than road bond -- Midland, TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    Voters in Midland, Texas, are facing an election next week where a $100,000,000 road bond will be voted up or down. See JPG on the right for the propositions.


  4. Randy Ball's MIG 17 at AirSho 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    AirSho 2017 at the Midland, Texas, airport featured Randy Ball and a genuine MIG 17, and he put on quite a show.


  5. Charles Terry Construction Company - Day 68 and still waitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    I wasn't going to say anything, but I ran into someone else who was having the same problem with the same roofing contractor. Seems the company haven't mastered the art of the deal yet.


  6. Houston just took a big hit as migrant magnetRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    The city of Houston and surrounding communities have been magnets for companies and individuals for decades. That's about to change.


  7. Protesters should just take a knee during Robert E. Lee school songRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    Once again, Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, is in the news. It's probably only a matter of time before the school name is changed -- we talked about that the other day.


  8. New names for Lee High School -- some helpful suggestionsRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    A local petitioner is seeking a change of the name, Robert E. Lee High School, to something else. If you follow the news, you'll know why this is happening now.


  9. The six gun may have won the West but the air conditioner won the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    Here in the middle of the desert -- Midland, Texas -- it gets hot in the summer. Although, lately the mid afternoon temps have been a bit lower than the 106A F temps we saw last month, the mid 90s can still heat up a house to unlivable conditions without an air conditioner.


  10. Books -- The Force and Blue on BlueRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    I just finished reading Don Winslow's novel "The Force" and can say it's a very entertaining book. It's about a crooked NYPD sergeant who happened to be the top dog in a task force they called "Da Force."


  11. Drop in illegal immigration hurting local construction companiesRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    News reports tell us that there has been a big drop in illegal immigration. The presumptions is that President Trump's highly public focus on the issue is deterring illegal crossings.


  12. High winds, downed trees, and dumpster hogsRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    Friday evening high winds hit Midland, Texas, and it felt and sounded like a hurricane. One report said wind speeds hit 74 mph which would qualify as a Category 1 hurricane were we not in the middle of the desert.


  13. Hugh Hewitt will be a breath of fresh air to MSNBC watchersRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    One of the radio stations here in Midland, Texas, used to broadcast late same-day reruns of Hugh Hewitt's radio show. But when he contracted with another outfit, he vanished from local radio.


  14. Proposed in Texas -- no property tax hike without voter approvalRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    We touched on this yesterday when talking about a sales tax vote in Midland, Texas, last Saturday that got rejected by voters. This time it's the movement to require voter approval of property tax hikes without them having to navigate through the obstacles set up by the legislature.


  15. Midland Mayor Morales complained about low voter turnout on tax vote...Read the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Sleepless in Midland

    Midland Mayor Morales complained about low voter turnout on tax vote -- if he really wanted a large turnout he would have put the issue on the November ballot Just about everyone assumed that the reason the Midland, Texas, mayor and city council put their wished-for tax on the May ballot instead of the November ballot was to get out their loyalists to outnumber the "no" votes that they feared would come out to vote in the presidential election. So when the Mayor Jerry Morales complained about the low turnout on May 6 we are left wondering to whom was he referring.


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