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Texas Tech Presidential Lecture and Performance series announces 11th season
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:25:41 +0000

The Texas Tech Presidential Lecture and Performance series will begin Oct. 21 with artist, illustrator and author Art Spiegelman, who is known for his Holocaust narriative, “Maus.”

Spiegelman is known for his shifting graphic styles, formal complexity and controversial content. He will deliver a lecture, “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” that will focus on how comics have evolved, explain the value of the medium and discuss why it should not be ignored.

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Laura W. Bush to speak at Texas Tech on Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:22:46 +0000

Former first lady Laura W. Bush will speak at Texas Tech on Tuesday.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will host “Spoken from the Heart: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush.”

Proceeds from the event will be donated to women’s health research, strengthening programs in West Texas to improve the lives and health of women and girls, according to a news release from TTUHSC.

Bush was born in Midland.

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Race for the Cure organizers to showcase changes
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:17:47 +0000

Julie Doss considers herself lucky.

“I have a great support system and I have health insurance,” Doss said. “There are a lot of women in the area who don’t have it. They need help.”

When she was approached by Susan G. Komen officials to chair the annual Race for the Cure event, that’s why she said yes. “I have a heart for Lubbock and a heart for women,” Doss said.

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Quick look: Tech focus group shows GOP voters had strong debate responses
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:13:19 +0000

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went toe-to-toe for the first time Monday night, and a room full of likely voters in Lubbock were watching and responding to their every word.

Texas Tech’s Center for Communication Research put almost 40 independent voters in a room and gave them a turn dial that ranged from “very negative” to “very positive.” They were asked not to focus on any specific candidate or get hung up on any specifics, but to simply rate their emotional responses in real time.

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Calling all pumpkings: Carved Jack-O-Lanterns needed for annual pumpkin trail
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:54:46 +0000

The city parks and recreation department is calling on all you amateur pumpkin artists to help with the 8th annual pumpkin trail.

Scary or funny, simple or complex, a face or something else — it’s your call.

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Attorney: Defendant in manslaughter case did not act recklessly
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:44:39 +0000

A defense attorney for a 30-year-old man charged with manslaughter told jurors Monday in the 137th District Court they could not find her client was reckless since he acted too hastily in January 2015 to consider the risks when he threw the punch that sent 32-year-old Matthew Salazar falling down a flight of stairs, killing him.

Christopher Trevino pleaded not guilty to a second-degree felony charge of manslaughter before Judge Brad Underwood, who is presiding over the case.

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Dairy cattle strut stuff in first fair after blizzard hurt industry
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:29:05 +0000

The area’s dairy industry has not completely recovered from a devastating blizzard last year, but it’s on track.

The Panhandle-South Plains Fair’s first dairy cattle show since Winter Storm Goliath in December 2015 gave some bovine survivors a chance to strut their stuff. The show brought 61 cattle with owners in the junior age division and 63 in the open division.

“We’re recovering fine now,” said Beverly Goff, who with her family owns Goff Dairy in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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Plainview to host fall festival Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:08:49 +0000

PLAINVIEW — A fall festival is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hale County Courthouse square, 500 Broadway, in downtown Plainview.

The festival contains vendors selling clothing, vintage items, rustic items, handmade items, pumpkins and boutiques.

“We wanted to bring vendors with different and interesting items for Plainview residents and out-of-town guests to enjoy,” said Andrea Glenn, festival organizer. “Our goal is to make this a shopping experience that only happens in downtown Plainview.”

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Serving Food and Savings Lives event features food trucks, live music, free beer, more
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:06:49 +0000

Event features food trucks, music, beer

Razonia McClellan Public Relations’ event Serving Food and Savings Lives will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday at Rooster’s Food Truck Yard, 1602 Main St.

Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the 2016 Lubbock Heart Walk.

The event features live music, food trucks, children’s games and free beer.

Texas Tech System names vice chancellor for communications and marketing
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:05:42 +0000

Communications vice chancellor named

The Texas Tech University System announced the hire of a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel as the vice chancellor for communications and marketing.

William “Brett” Ashworth is currently the vice president for communications and marketing at The Citadel, where he serves as the primary spokesperson and leader of crisis communications planning and execution and as the leader of government relations.

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From A-J’s Pages: Connally warns Texans may face ‘double-barreled’ tax hike
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:47:43 +0000

25 years ago:

Cotton futures again flirted with a trendline, bounced to the highs of the previous session, came back to about unchanged, made a feeble rally and fell to mostly minor losses in lackluster, erratic trading Thursday.

50 years ago:

Austin — Gov. John Connally indicated Monday that Texans may be faced next year with a double-barreled tax hike from both the state and federal governments.

75 years ago:

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