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Halloween calendar
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:24:15 +0000


Catholic Charities of Lubbock Halloween Carnival — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Catholic Charities Office, 102 Ave. J. All ages. Free Candy. Pin the cloth on the mummy, learn the “Thriller” dance and surprises around every corner.

Boys and Girls Club “Spook House” Event — 6:30-8:30 p.m. John Wilson Branch, 3221 59th St. Ages 7-14. $3. Various activities and a haunted house. 792-2880.

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Wolfforth couple “arrrr” ready for Halloween
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:05:09 +0000

You don’t have to walk the plank, but you might want to at least drive by and look.

Yes, you’re seeing a pirate ship in residential Wolfforth.

Tom and Betsy Tebo keep the ship in their front yard as part of their abundance of Halloween decorations. The homemade boat is adorned with rope, a treasure chest, cannon and, of course, skeletal passengers.

The Tebos’ pirate ship is one of many Wolfforth homes decked out for Halloween.

Their project has been growing in popularity each year since its inception, with inquiries in October about when it will be ready.

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Where are they now? Frenship grad returns to Lubbock as a nurse
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:04:13 +0000

After leaving the Lubbock area for College Station, one Frenship High School graduate is back home and working for University Medical Center.

Jason Hunter, a graduate of the class of 2004, attended Texas A&M to get a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science.

“Growing up, I’d always wanted to be a doctor,” Hunter said.

But after shadowing some doctors and doing everything necessary to apply for medical school, he changed his mind in his last year of college.

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More than 20,000 residents vote early so far
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:42:55 +0000

Polls closed Wednesday after 2,325 people voted, according to Lubbock County Elections.

So far, 20,411 Lubbock County residents have cast early voting ballots for the Nov. 4 general election.

Early voting ends Friday. 

Aggravated robbery, child endangerment among grand jury indictments
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:28:50 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated robbery: Seth Roberts, 35.

Assault on a public servant: Darrell Smith, 41.

Attempted aggravated kidnapping: Jerry Graves III, 32.

Arson: Becca Gallardo, 27.

Burglary of a building: Mark Cano, 39.

Burglary of a habitation: Austin Young, 21; Joshua Portillo, 19.

Criminal mischief: Julian Ramirez, 27.

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Expiration of Wright amendment leaves uncertainty for some Southwest flights
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:24:45 +0000

The expiration of the Wright Amendment on Oct. 13 has not sparked any major changes for both Lubbock travelers and their airport.

Kelly Campbell, executive director of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, said she expects it to remain that way — at least for the foreseeable future.

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Fall fun: Corn Maize offers variety of family-friendly activities
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:05:09 +0000

There are a lot of reasons to visit the At’l Do Farms Corn Maize.

For Lula Casillas, visiting the corn maze was a chance to spend some family time with her husband and her two grandchildren. The oldest, at 15 months old, loved getting to pet the animals in the petting zoo.

“We wanted her to pick her own little pumpkin for the first time,” Casillas said.

For Brooke Garth, visiting the maze offered a lot of fun opportunities to her own children and some of her relatives visiting from out of town.

“We came out for the kids’ stuff they have,” she said.

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Defense attorneys: Investigators’ main witness in Sonnier homicide was involved in slaying
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:54:57 +0000

Thomas Dixon’s defense attorneys continued pursuing their theory Wednesday that the main witness in Joseph Sonnier III’s homicide case was a co-conspirator in the slaying.

Defense attorney Frank Sellers asked homicide investigators why they never vetted their main witness’s background after the confessed killer implicated him in the crime.

As Dixon’s capital murder trial entered its third day, prosecutors called more law enforcement officers and a former girlfriend of Dixon’s to the witness stand.

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Lubbock County candidate ‘baby sitting’ campaign signs as thefts continue
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:27:05 +0000

Greg Lewis wants people to stop stealing his signs.

It’s hard enough for candidates running for Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to get any attention ahead of Tuesday’s election with the race positioned at the bottom of the ballot, he said.

And having campaign signs stolen from in front of early voting sites and other locations in the county doesn’t help, he said.

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Police search for suspect in Hobbs homicide
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:53:47 +0000

Suspect sought in Hobbs homicide

HOBBS — Hobbs police are investigating after a 20-year-old man died of gunshot wounds earlier this week.

The Hobbs Police Department responded to a call of shots fired about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Bel Aire Court in Hobbs.

Upon arrival, officers located Gary Nash, 20 of Lovington, New Mexico, suffering from gunshot wounds outside a home. Nash was taken to Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs, where he was pronounced dead.

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Escaped Plainview inmate worked as corrections officer in Brazoria County prison
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:59:28 +0000

An inmate who escaped from a Plainview prison Monday once worked as a Texas corrections officer.

Charlie Davis, 36, worked as a correctional officer at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Clements Unit in Brazoria County, said TDCJ spokesman Jason Clark. Davis has been missing from the Wheeler State Jail since Monday, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Davis was employed with TDCJ from April 2003 until February 2004. He was terminated for disciplinary violations, Clark said.

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State Rep. Ken King schedules 2 town halls
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:43:54 +0000

State Rep. Ken King schedules 2 town halls

State Rep. Ken King has added two more town hall meetings to his schedule.

King, R-Canadian, who began his annual tour of House District 88 in September, will be in Bailey and Castro counties on Tuesday. He is touring the district to talk about the upcoming legislative session.

King, former president of the Canadian ISD Board of Trustees, is a member of the House Public Education and Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence committees.

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Vandalism, theft dim the Carol of Lights
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:58:16 +0000

Vandalism and theft are dimming the Texas Tech Carol of Lights before it even begins.

Craig Kuehnert, director of the Carol of Lights and assistant director of student leadership development, said it takes more than two months to put up all of the 25,000 lights across 13 buildings on campus for the event. Workers are already putting up lights, he said.

Every year, he said a few lightbulbs are taken, perhaps as a souvenir.

This year, vandalism and theft of the lights has increased, Kuehnert said.

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