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Children’s advocacy group fundraiser set for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:33:05 +0000

Children’s advocacy group fundraiser set

Officials with a Lubbock children’s advocacy group will kick off a weeklong fundraiser 10 a.m. Saturday at the 8010 Frankford Ave. United Supermarket.

From July 11-18, residents can purchase raffle tickets for the 10th annual Casas for CASA fundraiser.

The drawing is set for July 18 to win a custom-built playhouse or doghouse.

Residents may volunteer to assist with ticket sales during the event.

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Lubbock man admits in court to leaving scene of traffic accident
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:26 +0000

Man admits to
leaving accident

A 32-year-old Lubbock man faces a possible jail or prison sentence after admitting to leaving the scene of an accident about two years ago.

Travis White entered an open plea of guilty Monday in the 364th District Court to four felony counts of failure to stop and render aid.

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Crews cleaning up after used fireworks clutter rural Lubbock County, South Plains
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:44:38 +0000

Lubbock County has seen cleaner days.

Fireworks that lit up the sky this weekend could be found cluttering fields on Monday.

“These people are littering. They don’t pick up, so we’ve got to dedicate a whole day to doing it,” said Anselmo Ramos with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Ramos and a crew of TxDOT coworkers brought three dump trucks to rural locations east of Lubbock. The vehicles hold 10 cubic yards each, but by mid-afternoon all three were three-quarters full.

“It’s all firework displays,” he said.

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Local Fulbright grant recipient works to improve communication
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:32:14 +0000

Sign language isn’t always effective and using an automated device doesn’t always get the point across, said Rajinder Koul.

Since 1994, Koul has made it his mission to help improve methods of communication for people who are verbally unable to relay a message by measuring their effectiveness and developing ways to improve them.

Koul, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, is a professor, chairperson and associate dean of research for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences in the department of speech-language and hearing sciences.

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Storms trigger power outages, flood roadways
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:25:36 +0000

Monday evening thunderstorms knocked out the power across Lubbock and the South Plains and flooded area roadways.

Lubbock Police Department officers directed traffic on 19th Street and Milwaukee for about an hour after 6 p.m. No other traffic light outages or road closures have been reported, according to LPD.

Lubbock Power & Light reported upward of 160 outages, many centered around 50th Street and West Loop 289, but as the storm progressed many have been reported throughout the city.

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