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The Webb Report: Here’s a slogan: Keep Lubbock boring
 I get older every year, but there’s a lot I still don’t know about the world. For example, the rules of romance confound and paralyze me. The rules of football are ancient Sumerian to me. I’ve never figured out how to properly invest my millions of dollars in newspaper money. I can’t roller skate. But there are two...

6:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 03, 2017

I get older every year, but there’s a lot I still don’t know about the world. For example, the rules of romance confound and paralyze me. The rules of football are ancient Sumerian to me. I’ve never figured out how to properly invest my millions of dollars in newspaper money. I can’t roller skate. But there are two...
Photos: Flash mob protests Trump tax plan in downtown Austin on Monday
The Trump Tax Scam Roadside Theatre players performed a 30-second flash mob protest dance between traffic breaks in the intersection of West Sixth and Lavaca streets near U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's office on Monday, November 27, 2017.

11:15 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

The Trump Tax Scam Roadside Theatre players performed a 30-second flash mob protest dance between traffic breaks in the intersection of West Sixth and Lavaca streets near U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's office on Monday, November 27, 2017.
This Austin entrepreneur scored a historic deal on ‘Shark Tank’
 Austin fans of ABC’s “Shark Tank” might have noticed a familiar name on Sunday night’s episode. Local company EverlyWell, which sells at-home health test kits, scored a deal with one of the show’s investors (excuse us, “sharks”). The deal wasn’t just notable for the company’s...

10:09 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Austin fans of ABC’s “Shark Tank” might have noticed a familiar name on Sunday night’s episode. Local company EverlyWell, which sells at-home health test kits, scored a deal with one of the show’s investors (excuse us, “sharks”). The deal wasn’t just notable for the company’s...
There’s an Alamo Drafthouse PSA for ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ and it’s a glorious mess
 You’ve seen Armie Hammer dance in a Twitter meme. Now, watch him tell you to shut up before your movie starts. Hammer stars with Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me By Your Name,” one of the most anticipated movies of holiday season. The Luca Guadagnino-directed romance is garnering serious film awards buzz. Less likely...

8:22 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

You’ve seen Armie Hammer dance in a Twitter meme. Now, watch him tell you to shut up before your movie starts. Hammer stars with Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me By Your Name,” one of the most anticipated movies of holiday season. The Luca Guadagnino-directed romance is garnering serious film awards buzz. Less likely...
Webb Report: Put a few El Arroyo signs under the tree this year
 The most popular comedian on Fifth Street is now a published author, just in time for Christmas. That’s right, the El Arroyo sign has its own book. The Tex-Mex restaurant’s famous marquee sign, which displays black letters that tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in “El Arroyo’s Big Book...

6:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

The most popular comedian on Fifth Street is now a published author, just in time for Christmas. That’s right, the El Arroyo sign has its own book. The Tex-Mex restaurant’s famous marquee sign, which displays black letters that tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in “El Arroyo’s Big Book...
The El Arroyo sign got its own book, and it’s going to make you laugh
 The most popular comedian on Fifth Street is now a published author, just in time for Christmas. That’s right, the El Arroyo sign now has its own book. The Tex-Mex restaurant’s famous marquee sign, whose black letters tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in “El Arroyo’s Big Book of Signs...

10:17 PM Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

The most popular comedian on Fifth Street is now a published author, just in time for Christmas. That’s right, the El Arroyo sign now has its own book. The Tex-Mex restaurant’s famous marquee sign, whose black letters tell a new joke to passing motorists each day, is featured in “El Arroyo’s Big Book of Signs...
Photos: Franklin Barbecue reopens Nov. 21 after fire
Just shy of three months after a fire gutted the popular homegrown restaurant, owner Aaron Franklin was on hand to greet patrons Tuesday morning.

7:03 PM Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Just shy of three months after a fire gutted the popular homegrown restaurant, owner Aaron Franklin was on hand to greet patrons Tuesday morning.
Webb Report: 15 Thanksgiving side dishes, definitively ranked
 Did you think that Thanksgiving Day was a time to come together with your family? To express gratitude for the love and fortune with which you’ve been blessed in this life? You’ve been had! Thanksgiving is about the thrill of battle. Some might find November’s signature holiday is a fraught political minefield, where parents...

4:14 PM Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Did you think that Thanksgiving Day was a time to come together with your family? To express gratitude for the love and fortune with which you’ve been blessed in this life? You’ve been had! Thanksgiving is about the thrill of battle. Some might find November’s signature holiday is a fraught political minefield, where parents...
One Buc-ee’s location is about to get a Guinness World Record
 You might think they have the cleanest restrooms in all the land, but the folks at roadside convenience store chain Buc-ee’s are set to be recognized for a different superlative. This one is coming from an organization that knows a thing or two about superlatives. According to Houston Business Journal, the gas station...

9:39 PM Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

You might think they have the cleanest restrooms in all the land, but the folks at roadside convenience store chain Buc-ee’s are set to be recognized for a different superlative. This one is coming from an organization that knows a thing or two about superlatives. According to Houston Business Journal, the gas station...
Horchata margaritas coming to Taco Cabana for the holidays
 Do you: 1) like margaritas? 2) like horchata? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Taco Cabana’s newest alcoholic beverage might be the treat you’re looking for as Christmas gets a little closer on the calendar. Starting Nov. 20,  the fast food chain will add a horchata margarita to its menu. The drink will...

5:10 PM Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Do you: 1) like margaritas? 2) like horchata? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Taco Cabana’s newest alcoholic beverage might be the treat you’re looking for as Christmas gets a little closer on the calendar. Starting Nov. 20,  the fast food chain will add a horchata margarita to its menu. The drink will...
North Texas college student was making party noise complaint when ceiling caved in
 Carley Carroll and her roommates went to the Denton Police Department early Sunday morning to make a noise complaint about the party in the apartment above them. It was a good thing that the University of North Texas students were not at home, because the ceiling came crashing down while they were out. According to KDFW, the floor in the...

6:21 PM Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Carley Carroll and her roommates went to the Denton Police Department early Sunday morning to make a noise complaint about the party in the apartment above them. It was a good thing that the University of North Texas students were not at home, because the ceiling came crashing down while they were out. According to KDFW, the floor in the...
Infant son of Marquise Goodwin dies before Sunday 49ers game
 Former Texas Longhorn and current 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin crossed the end zone for a touchdown Sunday, hours
            after he and his wife lost their baby. The baby was born premature and died early that morning after complications, 
            KTVU reported. He posted the devastating news 
               to his...

4:00 PM Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Former Texas Longhorn and current 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin crossed the end zone for a touchdown Sunday, hours after he and his wife lost their baby. The baby was born premature and died early that morning after complications,  KTVU reported. He posted the devastating news  to his...
Webb Report: 7 obscure Justice League members we want on the big screen
 “Justice League” opens in theaters this week, and for the most part, it stars the heroes you would hope to see in a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ marquee super team. You’ve got Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Flash, members of the team’s classic lineup from way back in 1960. In the most recent retelling...

6:00 AM Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

“Justice League” opens in theaters this week, and for the most part, it stars the heroes you would hope to see in a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ marquee super team. You’ve got Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Flash, members of the team’s classic lineup from way back in 1960. In the most recent retelling...
‘She deserves this’: UT builds custom lectern for student body president
 Alejandrina Guzman says she’s had to learn to adapt her entire life. Now, according to the University of Texas at Austin student newspaper, she’s the recipient of an inclusive gesture, straight from the school’s carpentry shop. Guzman, the university’s first physically disabled student body president, now uses...

7:40 PM Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Alejandrina Guzman says she’s had to learn to adapt her entire life. Now, according to the University of Texas at Austin student newspaper, she’s the recipient of an inclusive gesture, straight from the school’s carpentry shop. Guzman, the university’s first physically disabled student body president, now uses...
7 obscure Justice League members we want in the sequel
 “Justice League” opens in theaters this week, and for the most part, it stars the heroes you would hope to see in a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ marquee super team. You’ve got Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Flash, members of the team’s classic lineup from way back in 1960. In the most recent retelling...

12:13 AM Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

“Justice League” opens in theaters this week, and for the most part, it stars the heroes you would hope to see in a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ marquee super team. You’ve got Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Flash, members of the team’s classic lineup from way back in 1960. In the most recent retelling...
A Tyler woman told police she needed Big Red, not a hospital. A compromise was struck.
 Today from the “me, too” files: An injured East Texas woman  got to have her soda and drink it, too.  According to the Tyler Police Department’s Facebook page, two paramedics were called out by the police department to assist with a welfare check involving an “older female with medical issues,” a Tuesday...

10:29 PM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Today from the “me, too” files: An injured East Texas woman got to have her soda and drink it, too.  According to the Tyler Police Department’s Facebook page, two paramedics were called out by the police department to assist with a welfare check involving an “older female with medical issues,” a Tuesday...
‘Our greatest sorrow and compassion’: World reaches out to Sutherland Springs
 After the Sunday shooting at a Sutherland Springs church that left 26 dead and more than 20 injured, condolences came from around the country and the world. “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,” President Donald Trump tweeted. Former President Barack Obama tweeted “We grieve with all the families...

10:22 PM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

After the Sunday shooting at a Sutherland Springs church that left 26 dead and more than 20 injured, condolences came from around the country and the world. “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,” President Donald Trump tweeted. Former President Barack Obama tweeted “We grieve with all the families...
Texas church shooting: Vice President Mike Pence to visit Sutherland Springs
 In the wake of the church shooting that left 26 dead in Sutherland Springs, Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday on Twitter that he will make a trip to the Texas town later this week. Pence said that he will travel to Texas on Wednesday. Second lady Karen Pence will join him on the trip. Pence tweeted that he will meet with...

9:15 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

In the wake of the church shooting that left 26 dead in Sutherland Springs, Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday on Twitter that he will make a trip to the Texas town later this week. Pence said that he will travel to Texas on Wednesday. Second lady Karen Pence will join him on the trip. Pence tweeted that he will meet with...
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Sutherland Springs in wake of shooting
 In the wake of the church shooting that left 26 dead in Sutherland Springs, Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday on Twitter that he will make a trip to the Texas town later this week. Pence said that he will travel to Texas on Wednesday. Second lady Karen Pence will join him on the trip. Pence tweeted that he will meet with families...

8:28 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

In the wake of the church shooting that left 26 dead in Sutherland Springs, Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday on Twitter that he will make a trip to the Texas town later this week. Pence said that he will travel to Texas on Wednesday. Second lady Karen Pence will join him on the trip. Pence tweeted that he will meet with families...
San Antonio Spurs hold moment of silence for Sutherland Springs shooting victims
 Before a game at the AT&T Center on Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs held a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting at a Sutherland Springs church earlier in the day, according to reports. The team was joined in the tribute by the Phoenix Suns, whom the Spurs defeated 112-95. Sutherland Springs is about 40 miles east of San...

4:20 AM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

Before a game at the AT&T Center on Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs held a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting at a Sutherland Springs church earlier in the day, according to reports. The team was joined in the tribute by the Phoenix Suns, whom the Spurs defeated 112-95. Sutherland Springs is about 40 miles east of San...
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