LUBBOCK, Texas (KAMC) — Are you a fan of South Plains politics? Here are your Talking Points for this week.

The Lubbock City Council has set the latest tax rate. Meanwhile, neighbors in the Tech Terrance are confronting some controversial construction. We’ll talk through the latest issues impacting you with Lubbock City Councilman Mark McBrayer.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz visited Lubbock in late August to to discuss the Ports-To-Plains Corridor and the future extension of Interstate 27. He met with leadership from across West Texas, members of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance and the I-27 Advisory Committee

As local leaders praise the expansion of Interstate 27, Texas Senator Ted Cruz joined us from Washington to talk about it’s impact on West Texas.

Also, we’ll have a recap all the local, state and national political news of the past week.

Talking Points is a political program produced by KAMC News and EverythingLubbock.com. It airs Sundays on KAMC.

You can watch segments of this week’s broadcast in the video players below.

Segment 1: Interview with District 3 Lubbock City Councilman Mark McBrayer

Segment 2: Interview with Texas Senator Ted Cruz

Segment 3: Continued interview with Texas Senator Ted Cruz