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AgriLife to host wildlife management workshop in Borden County
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:05:02 +0000

GAIL – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a multi-county wildlife program Wednesday at the Borden County Event Center, located on the east side of Gail on U.S. 180.

Hosts are AgriLife branches in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties. The program is from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with registration at 8:15 a.m.

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From the A-J’s Pages: 11 bison, beef cow in custody after being impounded
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:02:37 +0000

25 years ago:

Eleven bison and a beef cow were in custody Thursday after being impounded in feeding pens in north Lubbock by sheriff’s deputies, said sheriff’s investigator Don Gass.

50 years ago:

Ground-breaking ceremonies are scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday for the First National Bank Pioneer Natural Gas Co. building, to be constructed in downtown Lubbock between Avenues N and O on Broadway.

75 years ago:

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Family, police officers testify on behalf of Jay White at domestic violence trial
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:32:06 +0000

Francisca White recounted to jurors Thursday the night her son rang the doorbell to her home in the middle of the night two years ago and she found him injured and incoherent.

“He was in real bad shape, bleeding,” she said during the fourth day of her son’s domestic assault trial in the 137th District Court.

Jay White, a former Lubbock police officer, is charged with a third-degree felony count of domestic assault two within 12 months. He is accused of assaulting his ex-fiancee, Kim Bennett, in September and October of 2014.

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Lubbock woman given 40-year prison sentence for 2014 slaying
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:31:47 +0000

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison after admitting to killing a 42-year-old man two years ago at his Central Lubbock home.

Elizabeth Martinez, who had been free on bond, pleaded guilty in the 364th District Court to a count of murder as part of a plea bargain agreement with the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

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Hockley County sheriff’s candidate accuses opponent of election violation
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:25:33 +0000

LEVELLAND — A write-in candidate for Hockley County sheriff has filed a federal complaint accusing his opponent of violating election rules during last spring’s Republican primary.

“It became noticeable to a bunch of us that the candidate running against the sheriff was camping out in the courthouse during early voting,” James Warren said.

That candidate — Ray Scifres, now the Republican nominee — said he “absolutely” denies the allegation.

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Snyder breaks ground on 4 new houses in Maverick West project
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:12:43 +0000

SNYDER — Four new homes are set for construction in Snyder’s Maverick West development project.

The land they’re on originally belonged to Scurry County.

“I’m very proud of what they’re doing here,” County Judge Ricky Fritz said during a groundbreaking luncheon Thursday.

According to A-J Media’s archives, Scurry County commissioners approved in November 2012 126 acres of county-owned land for residential development. Ninety lots went up for bid. That project — Maverick West — was the first of its kind in Texas.

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Cross-country peanut tour pairs manufacturers, farmers
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:00:41 +0000

BROWNFIELD — Clark and Tami Bowen run a seed and nut snack company in Kingston, Washington.

Kelton Coleman grows peanuts west of Brownfield, off the road toward Plains.

Tuesday brought the Bowens to Coleman’s farm for some lessons.

“Our biggest thing is to come down and see the growers and see harvest,” Clark Bowen said. “So many consumers wanna know where their food comes from, so we can help link those stories.”

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Peanut processing: Keep busy, stay dry
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:00:08 +0000

SEMINOLE — Rain can wait.

For a smooth peanut harvest, these Gaines Countians have their precipitation hopes on hold.

“It’s all really weather-dependent. We hope for dry Octobers and Novembers,” Jeffery Long said.

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