Posts Tagged: West

Coast to Coast: A Difference from East to West?

Everyone knows about the surfer dude. The constant “yeah mans” and “yeah bro” are phrases associated with only one person of one coast? Can’t be the east, because dignified lobbyists are speaking with much refined tongues, and strict guards on their vocabulary. However, when it comes to the different sides of the country, are we… Read more »

GovBytes: What do Snoop Dogg and the West Virginia Chief Information Security Officer Have in Common?

According to an article in GovTech, they are both rappers. After West Virginia’s Office of Security and Controls won NASCIO’s 2011 recognition award for the “Risk Management Initiatives” category, West Virginia’s chief information security officer, Jim Richards III, submitted a video to NASCIO about the agency’s IT projects to be shown at the association’s awards… Read more »

A Chat with the Official White House Videographer

Arun Chaudhary, the first ever official White House Videographer and creator of West Wing Week, and Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest sat down with the host of Open for Questions on April 14th to talk about producing West Wing Week and shooting video for the White House. It’s a really interesting watch: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/04/14/open-questions-west-wing-week Of course,… Read more »

Open Government is a Social Movement

I had the pleasure of spending last Friday and Saturday with a great group of doers and thought leaders at Open Gov West. I’m going to try to sum up some of my major take-aways from the Open Gov Regional Standards and Seamless Data panels and facilitated discussion. Let me just note that this panel… Read more »

Rural Economic Developmet Initiatives (REDI) Training Program Comes to Levelland

The High Ground of Texas Education Foundation, in partnership with area Economic Development organizations, is hosting the REDI© 2009-2010 Program. Developed in 1990 and offered numerous time since, this twenty-five hour comprehensive program is designed to give volunteers, board members, city staff, chambers, practitioners, elected officials and other interested individuals, a basic, nuts-and-bolts understanding of… Read more »

Independent Electric to Break Ground on Warehouse/Training Facility in Levelland Industrial Rail Park

Levelland City and Economic Development officials announce the ground breaking on December 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m of a $500,000 warehouse/training facility to be built in the new Levelland Industrial Rail Park. “We’re excited for Janet and David Duffy and the employees of Independent Electric,” said Dave Quinn, executive director of the Levelland Economic Development… Read more »

In Memory of David Evans, a Friend and Ally of the High Ground of Texas and the South Plains.

Today I have lost a dear friend and ally, David Evans. David was the Economic Developer in Plainview and served with me on the High Ground of Texas board of directors. Over the last several years David had become more than a colleague, he was a dear friend. We traveled many of the same roads… Read more »

A Guest Post by Matt Gierhart(@mattgierhart) from The New Celebrity, Levelland Social Media Workshop Presenter

Over the past month, I’ve had the chance to speak with a lot of different people from various businesses and organization in the Levelland/Lubbock area. Typically, after a brief description and history of my company the first question is about the value of twitter. It’s easy to criticize or write off the social networking site… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Big Least (er, I mean East) Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

The Big East Least Conference is the home of 5% of NCAA Division I Men’s’ Basketball teams. Yes, 16 teams make up the Big East Conference for men’s and women’s basketball. I’m sorry… wrong sport… but you can see why the Big East gets 8-9 bids to the NCAA tournament every year!! When you have… Read more »