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Texas A&M AgriLife hosting farm bill meetings
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:21:27 +0000

A series of meetings are set to help producers decide which policies to seek under the new farm bill.

The free meetings are hosted by Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and various commodity groups.

They include:

■ Bovina — Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Bovina Community Center, 215 North St.

■ Muleshoe — Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., Bailey County Electric, 610 American Blvd.

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Tech’s first international pageant features different cultures
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:55:44 +0000

Francis Cobbinah has only been in the United States for two years since moving from his native country of Ghana.

So when the Texas Tech sophomore had the opportunity to showcase his culture, he was excited.

Cobbinah was one of 12 students — six men and six women — who represented their countries Friday during the university’s first-ever World of Colors International Pageant at the City Bank Auditorium.

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Obama’s exec. order on immigration as Texas lawmakers make plans
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:04:34 +0000

AUSTIN — Even before President Barack Obama unveiled his controversial immigration plan Thursday night, border security was already a priority for state Attorney General and soon-to-be Gov. Greg Abbott and the overwhelmingly-Republican Texas Legislature.

But with less than two months before the next session begins, the president’s executive action essentially puts border security funding at a higher level than initially anticipated.

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Mule deer season arrives in Lubbock County, hunters ready
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:17:34 +0000

Wesley Walker is saving some gas money this deer season.

The longtime hunting enthusiast has traditionally made lengthy trips to Idaho in the 13 years he’s been shooting. Now he’s planning to stay closer to home.

Texas Parks and Wildlife recently added Lubbock, Castro and Hale to the list of 14 counties in which it permits mule deer hunting.

The nine-day season starts Saturday, and Walker is ready. Armed with a bow — trickier than a rifle because he has to approach the deer closer — he’s eager to see success on his home turf.

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National falconry convention coming to Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:37:44 +0000

The North American Falconers Association will host its annual field meet in Lubbock Sunday through Nov. 28.

Sheldon Nicholle, a falconer planning to attend the event, said the meet will bring hundreds of falconers from around the country to the area to hunt with their birds.


Gay in Lubbock: Activist group rates Lubbock zero for gay equality, locals see it better
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:05:39 +0000

Lubbock ain’t what it used to be.

Gone are the days when patrons leaving the city’s gay bars had to rush to their cars to avoid being jumped. Gone are the days when gay rights groups met in secret with blinds drawn and bodyguards at the door.

If you ask members of the gay community what it’s like to live in Lubbock, many would say the city has gradually become more accepting. But on paper, at least according to some, there’s still work to do.

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Virginia College hosting meet Santa event Dec. 6
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:35 +0000

Virginia College will host a Meet Santa event from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Lubbock campus.

The event will serve as a donation location for the Toys for Tots toy drive. Attendees are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

The event is free and open to the public.


29 children find new homes during superhero-themed adoption day event in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:26:55 +0000

Ever since Michael Askew and his wife D’Metrice told 6-year-old Zynea and her 3-year-old sister Monett that they wanted them in their lives forever, the family anxiously awaited the day they could finalize their adoption.

The two girls were among 29 children who celebrated their adoptions Friday during a superhero-themed adoption event at the Central Jury Pool in downtown Lubbock. Saturday is National Adoption Day.

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Local students to represent Lubbock in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:03:43 +0000

Hannah Keaty has never been to New York.

When The Dance Gallery received an invitation from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade officials to participate, Hannah, a dance student and junior at Lubbock High School, said she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

She’s excited to submerge in the culture of New York, she said. But the more important part to her is sharing the experience with her sister, Tabitha Keaty, a dance student and senior at LHS.

“I think the thing I’m most excited about is I get to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with my best friend,” Hannah said.

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Lubbock police searching for two suspects who escaped store security
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:41:09 +0000

Police seek suspects who escaped security

Police are searching for two suspects who escaped from being apprehended by Wal-Mart security on Nov. 11.

Two men were taken into custody by Wal-Mart security around 4:58 p.m. at a Wal-Mart store located in the 4200 block of South Loop 289.

The two men escaped from security and assaulted Wal-Mart employees, according to Lubbock Police Lt. Nathan White.

Police are asking those who can identify the two suspects to call Crime Line at 741-1000.


Paving project to cause delays on Woodrow Road near U.S. 87 frontage roads
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:22:06 +0000

The Texas Department of Transportation will perform paving work on both the north- and southbound U.S. 87 frontage roads, at Woodrow Road (County Road 7600).

The project began Friday and continues Monday and Tuesday. Work begins at 9 a.m. each day and will continue throughout the day.

Traffic in those roads can expect delays. TxDOT asks drivers to be cautious and consider finding alternate routes.

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Lubbock libraries accepting food donations for overdue fines
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:20:35 +0000

Donations of canned food can be used to waive overdue fines at the Lubbock Public Library from Dec. 1-7.

One item of nonperishable food will be accepted for every dollar of overdue fines that are owed. Other fees may not be paid for with canned food.

Locations of the Lubbock Public Library are Mahon at 1306 Ninth St., Groves at 5520 19th St. and Patterson at 1836 Parkway Drive.


Lubbock police searching for suspect in overnight Stripes store robbery
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:47:24 +0000

Suspect sought
in Stripes robbery

Police are searching for a man responsible for the robbery of a Stripes convenience store Friday morning.

Around 1:05 a.m. a man entered the Stripes in the 4300 block of North Loop 289, Lubbock Police Department officials said.

The man wandered the store until all the customers left, before approaching the store clerk and demanding the money from the cash register.

The man claimed he had a gun, but did not expose the weapon. He then took the cash and fled in a white four-door passenger car.

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