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Faith-oriented family camp planned
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:21:28 +0000

Faith-oriented family camp planned

A faith-oriented Family Camp at Ceta Canyon has been scheduled for Saturday through Monday, Labor Day weekend.

Guest speaker for the event is the Rev. Jerry Raab of Amarillo. Activities include a jumping pillow, swimming, archery, hiking and fishing.

The canyon is located near the town of Happy, and the camp is a United Methodist ministry.

For information and registration, access the website cetacanyon.org/FamilyCamp-33.

Boys and Girls Club to host team roping event
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:21:19 +0000

Boys & Girls Club to host team roping

The Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock is having its very first Team Roping event on Saturday and Sunday at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center, located at 5712 CR 1500 in Lubbock.

Participants must have 2015 USTRC or WSTR membership to rope. Registration books open at 8 a.m. and roping begins at 9:30 a.m. both days.

Contact tvermillion@lubbockbgc.org or call (806) 792-2880 for more information.

Hub City BBQ Cook-off set for Sept. 17
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:21:11 +0000

Hub City BBQ Cook-off set for Sept. 17

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host its 14th annual Hub City BBQ Cook-Off from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in downtown Lubbock on Broadway between avenues Q and M.

Tickets are $25 until Sept. 15 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-10 and can be purchased at the chamber offices, 1500 Broadway, Suite 101, or at Select-A-Seat locations.

Tickets will be available at the gate for $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-10. Kids 5 and under can eat free.

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Alleged victim testifies in Froseth sexual assault of child trial
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:23:31 +0000

A 12-year-old girl told jurors Tuesday a family member reportedly threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone he sexually abused her.

The girl, who was 10 at the time, broke down as she recounted the alleged abuse she suffered at Jason Froseth’s hands.

She said the abuse started when she was 8 and living in Abilene.

In a recorded interview with detectives on the day of his arrest, Froseth, 39, admitted to abusing the girl three times but said she initiated each instance by asking him to teach her about sex.

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Lubbock police chief places 2 officers on administrative leave
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:17:44 +0000

Two Lubbock police officers were placed on administrative leave Tuesday after additional evidence surfaced regarding the violent arrest of 20-year-old Jose Escarcega of Littlefield, said Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens.

Escarcega was arrested July 29 for theft of a vehicle, according to A-J Media archives. During the arrest, police say, he injured an officer during an attempt to flee.

An internal investigation was started a few days later, Stevens said. He couldn’t recall the exact date.

A video of the arrest was released for public record in August.

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Four indicted on organized crime charge stemming from vehicle burglary
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:05:56 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted Tuesday four men on a felony organized crime charge stemming from an Aug. 5 vehicle burglary in Southwest Lubbock.

Ronald Borunda, 19, Leo Hernandez, 18, Jesse Paez, 18, and Samuel Bautista, 18, each face a state-jail felony charge of organized crime.

Police responded to the Aug. 5 theft call in the 8400 block of Wayne Avenue.

A homeowner told police he saw the four men approach his vehicle.

He said when he engaged the men, Bautista reportedly threatened him.

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Wolfforth’s Addington named Fire Chief of the Year
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:43:17 +0000

When asked what it takes to lead, Charles Addington stressed people and vision.

“Leadership is providing a vision, guidance and allowing people to achieve their maximum ability,” the Wolfforth mayor/fire chief said. “Utilizing people to achieve a common goal that you set out (and) that people believe in. And then never just being satisfied with the status quo. Looking down the road to where you want to be and helping them to achieve greatness, which in turn betters the whole organization.

“I think that’s the true meaning of leadership.”

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Boy Scouts hosting membership drive, giving away model rocket kits
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:53:14 +0000

Boy Scouts hosting membership drive

The Boy Scouts of America South Plains Council is hosting a membership drive Thursday.

According to a news release, the local Boy Scouts will be at every elementary school in the Lubbock and Cooper school districts at 7 p.m. to enroll new members.

They will also be giving away free model rocket kits. New scouts will have just two-and-a-half weeks to assemble the model rockets before a group launch at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at First Baptist Church of Wolfforth.

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