Candidates address housing, economy, outdoor recreation at Lead City Commission forum | Local News

LEAD — Affordable housing development, the growing local economy, outdoor recreation, and fiscal responsibility were the themes of the night as three city commission candidates discussed how they want to help shape the future of Lead.

Held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor’s Center, Lead resident Gordon Phillips moderated the candidate forum that had Roger Thomas, Kayla Klein and Dustin Heupel taking written questions from a full house of Lead residents. The three candidates are running for two seats that will be vacated by commissioners Joel Edgar and Don Mack.

Each candidate repeatedly expressed their desire to be part of

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Texas’ 10 best candidates to replace Shaka Smart after his departure for Marquette

Texas basketball always has seemed like an ideal job for someone seeking to coach Division I men’s basketball. There are high-major prospects in seemingly every neighborhood. There appears to be more money than contained in Citibank.

The pressure to win exists, it just does not overwhelm, because football still commands most of the fans’ attention. Oh, and Austin is such a lovely town.

It hasn’t ever really worked all the way, though. Rick Barnes reached 16 NCAA Tournaments in 17 years, but only a single Final Four. Tom Penders reached eight NCAA Tournaments in 10 years, but never advanced beyond

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