Goodfellows: Early Learning Centers provide haven for early learning
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:42:38 +0000
As 2-year-old Elijah Aguirre sat against the wall with Lena Scaff, he pointed out and identified animals and colors and reread the book he and Scaff had already read a couple of times.
“He really likes that book,” Scaff, associate director of the Early Learning Centers, said multiple times during an interview with Elijah’s mother at the Talkington ELC location.
Nine years ago, that was her daughter, said Vannessa Aguirre, Elijah’s mother.
UMC employees volunteer to make Christmas merry for local family
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:41:05 +0000
It’s been a turbulent year for 2-year-old Brian Nale and his family, but their Christmas is now a little brighter, according to his mother, Shawna Nale.
Brian has lived with Shawna’s common-law husband of 22 years and their two kids since three days after his birth. Shawna began this year as Brian’s aunt and legal guardian until finalizing his adoption in August, she said. But Brian has been battling embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and racking up hospital bills since February when a lump was found in his leg.
3 bail bond companies accused of rule breaking agree to voluntary suspensions
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:30:40 +0000
Three Lubbock bail bond companies volunteered Wednesday to go on self-imposed suspensions rather than endure a hearing before the Lubbock County Bail Bond Board regarding reported rule violations.
Board members were ready to proceed with a hearing when the companies’ representatives offered settlements that included a range of suspensions, said Morgan Vaughn, the board’s director.
The bail bond companies in question were Andale Bail bonds, Central Bail Bonds II and Freedom Bail Bonds.
Authority, drugs, phone limits on Lubbock leaders’ agenda for Legislature
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:13:59 +0000
Throughout the 84th Texas Legislature, Lubbock’s City Council will oppose any legislation that would erode its governing authority, along with any mandates that do not provide an equal level of compensation.
Those principals are just a few of the ones laid out in the city’s 2015 legislative agenda, which the council approved Thursday.
A few others are to support an open and transparent government and to work to pass the council’s priority legislation.
Council members also approved several zoning cases and funding for water and wastewater projects.
Texas DPS troopers donate more than 150 gifts to Lubbock State Supported Living Center
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:15:54 +0000
Uniformed troopers saved Christmas this year for a couple hundred Lubbock residents.
Texas Department of Public Safety officers collected more than 150 gifts for residents of the Lubbock State Supported Living Center, and they pulled it off in just one week.
Officers and volunteers delivered the gifts to the center Thursday afternoon.
“There’s a lot of people who live here who don’t have family, and we want to make sure they have a good Christmas,” said Libby Allen, director of the center.
Plainview tackles synthetic marijuana
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:40:12 +0000
PLAINVIEW — Plainview is now free of synthetic marijuana — well, legally sold synthetic marijuana, at least.
Police Chief Ken Coughlin told the City Council on Thursday afternoon that when the town’s Just Smokes store complied with a legal order Friday to take the product off its shelves, that removal effectively ended legal sales of synthetic marijuana in Plainview.
“I am very happy that as of today, there is no one selling it in a public forum to my knowledge,” he said.
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