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U Can Share food drive puts the giving spirit to the test
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:26:36 +0000

The South Plains Food Bank is putting West Texas locals’ giving spirit to the test by upping its U Can Share Food Drive campaign goal to the highest it’s ever been.

The SPFB 33rd annual food drive is in full swing, kicking off Monday with its 350,000 pounds of food and $150,000 goal.

“This is the largest goal we’ve ever given ourselves,” Danielle Robertson, SPFB communications and digital marketing manager, said. “We were kind of excited about it and nervous about it at the same time.”

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Former youth center employee found guilty of sexually abusing 4 boys in 2014
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:25:07 +0000

A 29-year-old former youth center employee faces 25 years to life in prison after jurors in the 364th District Court found him guilty Thursday of abusing children in the summer of 2014.

Charles Chavez’s punishment will be determined by Judge William Eichman, who dismissed the jurors after they returned their verdict finding Chavez guilty as charged of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

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The Bridge of Lubbock plans annual Christmas Holiday Outreach
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:22:04 +0000

The Bridge of Lubbock has scheduled its annual Christmas Holiday Outreach from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 1301 Redbud Ave.

The program includes a free meal for homeless and low-income families of Lubbock and the surrounding areas.

The Bridge hopes to provide for all who come, a hot meal, coat and toys for children, according to Whitney Owen, director.



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Lubbock ISD adds several new high school courses
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:16:15 +0000

The Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees approved several new courses for high school students, including advanced floral design at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center, Advanced Placement seminar classes at Lubbock High and Coronado High, and human body systems at Monterey High.

The Texas Education Agency approves of innovative courses that districts can offer for state credit pending approval by the local board of trustees.

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Goodfellows: Substitute teacher shares how Food2Kids benefits students in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:59:11 +0000

Heather Petree Hayes still remembers the first time she saw the impact of her volunteerism at the Junior League of Lubbock’s Food2Kids program.

“You’re helping the community and helping kiddos that don’t necessarily get to eat,” she said.

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Police ask for help identifying man who stole from spirit shop
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:42:14 +0000

The Lubbock Police Department is asking for help from the community in identifying a man who was caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a spirit shop.

On Nov. 29, the suspect was seen walking inside the Matador located at 2424 Broadway.

“The suspect was seen on camera walking around the store for several minutes,” said Tiffany Pelt, spokeswoman for LPD.

Pelt said he grabbed multiple items like Under Armour Texas Tech jerseys and ran out of the store.


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Top’s Ten reveals more than music about West Texas movers and shakers
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:24:32 +0000

Interviewing people can be tricky.

But the dean of the Texas Tech College of Media and Communication has honed his craft into getting movers and shakers to reveal more about themselves by focusing on a seemingly innocuous subject — music.


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Family screams as Booker sentenced to 40 years for armed robberies
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:22:01 +0000

Jurors in the 137th District Court sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison a 27-year-old man they believe robbed seven Lubbock businesses at gunpoint between September and November last year.

The jurors took about 2½ hours to decide Booker’s punishment after they convicted him Tuesday of a first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery.


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