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Tech Pi Phi’s celebrate new lodge
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:24:41 +0000

Barbara McDougal is thankful for her sorority sisters.

“I got real sick and almost died right after I pledged. I was in the hospital for three months (for a ruptured appendix). I had friends in Pi Phi come by and see me every afternoon, and that helped because I was really pretty sick,” said McDougal, 77, who was initiated into Texas Tech’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi in 1956.

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Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Monday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:22:21 +0000

The state reached a record number of Texans who registered to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election, but the number of registered voters is not a record locally.

Kim Davis, spokeswoman for the Lubbock County Elections Office, said 157,273 Lubbock County residents are registered to vote as early voting kicks off Monday.

“Texas has a record number of Texas voters,” Davis said. “It is not a record for us. We have had tons in the past that have been higher.”

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Residents enjoy sausage from centuries-old recipe
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:18:36 +0000

SLATON — Shanda Rodriguez reminisced about her German roots on Sunday during the 45th annual Sausage Festival.

Every year, she looks forward to feasting with her family.

“You can’t get anything like that,” she said of Lubbock. “It’s different.”

The festival began in 1969 with a 200-year-old secret Austrian recipe, which was multiplied to serve 524 pounds of sausage. Now, 45 years later, 8,000 pounds of sausage were produced and sold for the 45th annual event.

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