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Serving Food and Savings Lives event features food trucks, live music, free beer, more
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:06:49 +0000

Event features food trucks, music, beer

Razonia McClellan Public Relations’ event Serving Food and Savings Lives will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday at Rooster’s Food Truck Yard, 1602 Main St.

Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the 2016 Lubbock Heart Walk.

The event features live music, food trucks, children’s games and free beer.

Texas Tech System names vice chancellor for communications and marketing
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:05:42 +0000

Communications vice chancellor named

The Texas Tech University System announced the hire of a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel as the vice chancellor for communications and marketing.

William “Brett” Ashworth is currently the vice president for communications and marketing at The Citadel, where he serves as the primary spokesperson and leader of crisis communications planning and execution and as the leader of government relations.

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From A-J’s Pages: Connally warns Texans may face ‘double-barreled’ tax hike
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:47:43 +0000

25 years ago:

Cotton futures again flirted with a trendline, bounced to the highs of the previous session, came back to about unchanged, made a feeble rally and fell to mostly minor losses in lackluster, erratic trading Thursday.

50 years ago:

Austin — Gov. John Connally indicated Monday that Texans may be faced next year with a double-barreled tax hike from both the state and federal governments.

75 years ago:

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Victims identified in Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run, suspect at large
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:44 +0000

The victims of a fatal hit-and-run collision in North Lubbock on Sunday have been identified as the suspect, described as a black male, remains at large as of Monday morning.

Officials say 44-year-old Sonia Loera was killed when she was struck by a vehicle outside Club Pink, 510 N.University Ave.

Police responded to the incident at 2:34 a.m. when a hit-and-run with serious injuries was reported.


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From A-J’s Pages: Turkeys give thousands of legs to South Plains Fair
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:17 +0000

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Turkeys somewhere are squawking -- they've given up thousands of legs for the South Plains Fair.

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Livestock "bluebloods" of the Southwest, flowers, high school bands and women's exhibits go before judges today as the Panhandle South Plains Fair launches its 49th annual edition among optimistic projections of record attendance.

75 years ago:

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Community calendar - things to do
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:11 +0000


Book Sale — Friends of the Library Book Sale, 3 p.m . to 7 p.m., Mahon Library basement, 106 Ninth St.

Bridge-Monterey 49ers Bridge Club
1 p.m. Bridge Center, 2563 74th St. $5. 792-5602.

China Painting — 1-4 p.m. Diane’s Art and China, 820 Frontage Road, Idalou. China painting lessons. 787-9322.

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Plainview residents celebrate life of young abuse victim
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:39:09 +0000

PLAINVIEW — A group of Hale Countians is heartbroken for the young victim in an infamous New Mexico child abuse case and not thrilled her recently paroled killer is now living in their town.

Now, Baby Brianna has a community of new mothers, grandparents and siblings.

“She has a family now; she has a voice,” said Casie Augustine, an organizer of a balloon launch and a candlelight vigil in the child’s honor.

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Local heroes exploring memorials in South Plains Honor Flight
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:30:10 +0000

Henry Estrello has been across the globe fighting for his country.

Now, he’s traveled to the other end of the U.S., but under more leisurely circumstances.

“It exceeds expectations,” the local veteran said of the South Plains Honor Flight, in which he’s participating this weekend.

The group arrived late Saturday morning in the nation’s capital. They spent the weekend at museums and memorials dedicated to their fellow soldiers.

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St. Benedict’s group celebrates new location with ribbon cutting
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:31 +0000

A ribbon-cutting ceremony made it a special day for Saint Benedict’s Chapel as it opened up its new location Saturday in Central Lubbock at 1615 28th St.

Saint Benedict’s Chapel is an ecumenical organization of 10 churches dedicated to serving Lubbock’s homeless, working poor, and food insecure, according to the stbenedictslubbock.com website.

According to the website, the foundation for the chapel was founded by Father Barry Ferguson in 2007 to offer free meals as well as spiritual support for Lubbock’s poor and homeless.

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Cold front brings rain to Seminole area, could stay until Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:42:48 +0000

Areas surrounding Lubbock received more rainfall Sunday than did the Hub City.

Meanwhile, the cold front that sparked those showers will last through Tuesday morning or so.

“Our rain chances are starting to dissipate pretty rapidly,” said Jenn Daniel, a meteorologist with the Lubbock branch of the National Weather Service. “After that, we’ll start to see things warm up and dry out.”

Sunday’s cool temperatures will continue Monday, Daniel said. The start of the work week will see highs in the upper 60s to early 70s.

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Higher LP&L rates set to start Oct. 1
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:40:32 +0000

Average electric users in Lubbock will see their electric bills go up about $10 per month starting Oct. 1, which is about back to normal after Lubbock Power & Light decreased its rates earlier this year.

There will still be a slight increase — about 2 percent — in the rates compared to this time last year because of the increase on the base rate that was approved for the fiscal year 2016-17 budget. But the larger change customers will immediately experience is from the electric portion of the bill, that had been lowered and will now go back up.

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Victim fatally struck by vehicle outside North Lubbock nightclub
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:43:43 +0000

Lubbock police are seeking information about a hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal collision early Sunday morning.

Police say the driver struck a parked vehicle outside Club Pink, 510 N. University Ave. The impact caused that parked vehicle to hit a woman who was standing in front of it.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person who had been trying to get into the parked vehicle was treated for moderate injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male.

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Ride safety: Crews inspect and prepare rides ahead of opening night
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:53:48 +0000

The Panhandle-South Plains Fair is here, and as crews readied the midway ahead of Thursday’s debut, organizers said safety was a top focus.

Freddy Miller, owner of Miller Spectacular Shows, said crews moved in on Sept. 18 to prepare for last Monday’s setup operation.

With several days dedicated to inspection, cleaning and maintenance, he said safety is their No. 1 priority.

“We use the term, ‘safety is nonnegotiable,’ ” said Miller on Tuesday afternoon.

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