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Suspected Crips gang members admit to dealing cocaine in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:35:55 +0000

Suspected Crips admit to dealing in Lubbock

Four men arrested last month by Lubbock County sheriff’s deputies face up to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to dealing cocaine.

Dequan Desahwn Willard, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday to a count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and a count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in a Lubbock federal court, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.


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Mosaic of helping hands joins annual nativity collection in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:34:20 +0000

Hundreds of tiny handprints adorned with messages of helping others give the perfect analogy for the season, say a pair of local artists.

“The idea was they wanted to be Jesus’ hands — they wanted to act in a way that Jesus would act,” said Sara Lindsay, who created the mosaic with her husband, David.

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Lubbock man found not guilty of aggravated assault in 2012 watercraft crash
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:07:57 +0000


A Lubbock jury decided the state presented insufficient evidence to convince them a 35-year-old man was recklessly operating a personal watercraft three years ago at Buffalo Springs lake when he struck a water skier treading water.

Jeremy Jackson was in tears and consoled by his attorney, Nick Olguin, as Judge John McClendon announced Wednesday the not guilty verdict in the 137th District Court.


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Levelland to host Christmas on the Square Thursday evening
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:13:46 +0000

Levelland to host
Christmas on the Square

LEVELLAND — Christmas on the Square is set for Thursday evening in downtown Levelland.

The annual event contains visits from Santa, a lighted parade at 7 p.m., performances from school choirs at the gazebo and more.

More information: (806) 894-9079

Annual craft show is Saturday in Tahoka
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:10:46 +0000

Annual craft show in Tahoka

TAHOKA — Tahoka’s annual Christmas Craft Show is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Life Enrichment Center, 1717 Main St.

Booths will feature products from area crafters.

“We’ve got some great booths lined up with a nice variety of items,” said Amy Preston, show coordinator, in a news release. “We’ve added a few new vendors this year and will have many of the regulars back as well.”

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Council considering ‘next step’ in Civic Center Hotel
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:31:51 +0000

The Lubbock City Council could decide Thursday it’s interested in pursuing a public/private hotel that would go up near the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

The resolution on the table isn’t to approve contracts or the sale of bonds, which would come at a later date, but rather to direct the city manager to complete an economic feasibility study and to prepare a development agreement.

The council during a work session in mid-November described this action as the next step.

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Littlefield residents frustrated with water bill jump; mayor defends rate increase
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:44:38 +0000

LITTLEFIELD — Judy Reese was shocked when she saw her water bill.

“I didn’t know whether to vomit or cry or both,” the Littlefield woman said. “It’s just depressing.”

Reese, 55, pays utilities at her home and at a vacant office building she owns. This month, each bill jumped between $25 and $30.

She cares full time for her disabled husband, surviving on his limited Social Security income. To make ends meet, she’s considering which other expense she can cut.

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Aggravated assault on public servant among indictments returned Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:42:02 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault: Dallas Deatherage, 17; David Deatherage, 50; Grayson Schmidt, 20; Zachius Stevens, 19; Jason Prieto, 32.

Aggravated assault against a public servant: Jason Moncrief, 36.

Aggravated robbery: Riley Harris, 31.

Assault on a public servant: Sierra Sanders, 28.

Attempted sexual assault: Lupe Aguilera, 20.

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Littlefield swimming pool: Go ahead, or wait for more money?
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:37:35 +0000

LITTLEFIELD — Let’s build a swimming pool, say some folks in this economically recovering town.

First, let’s concentrate on our debts, say others.

Mayor Eric Turpen described a proposal to a large group of visitors to Tuesday night’s City Council meeting: A local resident had approached him with a plan to build a pool. The city would shoulder $485,000.

“That’s a big number, but it’s not $3 million,” he said, referencing what other towns have paid for their pools.

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Goodfellows: Children’s Home of Lubbock giving hope to kids in need
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:27:13 +0000

Lori Morin knows how much children gain from the Children’s Home of Lubbock.

She served as a foster parent for six years in Austin with her husband before he died unexpectedly.

“What they do at a children’s home is they give them hope,” Morin said. “I just think we, as a community, need to reach out to those children that don’t have what our kids have.”

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Drilling for answers: City tapping water deep below Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:17:37 +0000

One of the city’s long-term water supply strategies as written in its water supply plan is to tap into an aquifer that lies far below Lubbock and the Ogallala Aquifer.

It’s called the Dockum Aquifer, and right now the city is planting a test well that will extend about 1,500 feet below the surface to capture and test the brackish groundwater to determine if it’s a viable water source.

For comparison, the Ogallala — a source of much of the area’s water — is 50-300 feet below the surface.

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Fa La La event contains dinner, drinks, entertainment, more
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:19:10 +0000

Fa La La event to feature dinner, drinks, entertainment, more

LEVELLAND — Fa La La 2016 is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Levelland’s Mallet Event Center.

The event includes dinner, drinks, a style show, pampering stations, entertainment, a designer purse raffle, exclusive gift bags and door prizes.

Tickets are $75. Guests must be 15 or older.

Limited seating is available. For tickets or more information, visit www.levelland.com or call (806) 894-4284.

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Levelland’s Wallace Theater to host Christmas production
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:57:14 +0000

Christmas production at Wallace

LEVELLAND — South Plains College’s theater department will perform David Birney’s “A Christmas Pudding” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace Theater, 823 Houston St.

Tickets are $25. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit WallaceTheater.com or call (806) 894-1273.

Proceeds benefit the Wallace Theater, a nonprofit organization that is home to renovation projects. The theater is located in downtown Levelland, just north of the courthouse.

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