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Tickets on sale for Hub City BBQ Cook-off
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:44 +0000

It’s almost time to find out who has the best barbecue in West Texas.

Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual Hub City BBQ Cook-Off, which will take place Sept. 18.

Christye Weld, vice president of business development at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the cookoff, said this is one of the best events in Lubbock.

It takes place on Broadway between avenues J and O. More than 7,000 members of the community attended last year, Weld said, and she expects a similar turnout this year.

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Brownfield football standout in jail for theft of firearm
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:17:02 +0000

An 18-year-old Brownfield High School football standout was arrested Sunday in connection with a theft of firearms case and possibly faces an attempted murder charge after a Sunday-morning shooting in Seagraves.

Sha’Colby Hill was being held at the Terry County jail on a state jail felony charge of theft of a firearm, said Wayne Johnson, Terry County Jail administrator. Hill’s bond is set at $5,000.

Hill was booked Sunday with three other men: 24-year-old Christopher Davis, 22-year-old Kendrick Davis and 20-year-old Dominnic Fisher.

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Quaker and Loop 289 closure rescheduled
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:18:17 +0000

Lubbock’s Texas Department of Transportation district announced Monday that tonight’s scheduled closing at Quaker Avenue and northwest Loop 289 will be postponed.

The project, which was to pour concrete for the final bridge deck spans at the interchange of Quaker and Erskine Avenue, was postponed due to the forecasted thunderstorms.

The work has been rescheduled for the morning of Thursday, weather permitting.

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Police seek help identifying suspects in burglary
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:35:01 +0000

Police seek help
identifying suspects

The Lubbock Police Department are attempting to locate and identify two female suspects that have used a stolen debit card.

According to a release, the debit card was stolen during a recent residential burglary.

Pictures of the suspects inside a convenient store have been released, and the Lubbock police are asking anyone with information on the suspects to call Detective Barber at (806) 775-2774.


Rawlings center to host first Saturday in the Park event
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:47:22 +0000

Center to host first
Saturday in the Park

The Rawlings Community Center is hosting its first Saturday in the Park from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 213 40th St.

Activities at the free event include carnival games, contests, prizes and a hot dog dinner. There will also be live music from Los Senderos, Kalie Santiago, Frank Smith, Do It To It, Los Pibes, ELISDEE, Mojave Sol, Julio Trevino, Tequila Rhythm Section and Mike Simeres.

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Festival honors Terry County’s wine industry
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:07:05 +0000

BROWNFIELD — Red or white?

The second annual Terry County Vineyard Festival has a harvest to celebrate.

Held in the self-described grape capital of Texas, the festival pays tribute to one of its home’s quickest-growing industries. The county holds more than 35 vineyards and 1,300 acres of grapes, a significant chunk of those in the state.

“We are the production Napa Valley of Texas,” said Buzz Timmons, chairman of the festival committee and president of the Brownfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Delwin Jones runs for Texas Senate District 28 seat
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000

Former House Rep. Delwin Jones announced today he is running for state Senate.

According to a news release, Jones, who lost the House district 83 seat to Charles Perry in 2010, said he wants to carry on the conservative values espoused by Robert Duncan, who resigned his Senate seat July 3 after accepting the chancellorship at Texas Tech.

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Weed brings woe to cotton growers
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:06:18 +0000

A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.

Pigweed, which can grow as tall as 10 feet and overtake crops, is spreading aggressively in the High Plains this year after becoming resistant to the herbicide that once easily eradicated it.

Above-average rainfall has also helped the growth of pigweed in the world’s largest contiguous growing patch, where cotton producers are checking their fields and seeking other herbicides to ensure their crops aren’t affected.

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Resident hopes monthly water balloon fights becomes part of Lubbock culture
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:07:23 +0000

Dustin McClure wanted to build camaraderie among his coworkers, but after suggesting they play paintball, not everyone was thrilled by the idea of wielding paintball guns and shooting pellets at one another.

So he suggested a less dangerous way of socializing that still allowed the group to let off steam.

McClure hosted his second monthly water balloon fight Sunday at Wagner Park in Lubbock.

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Quaker to close Tuesday for northwest Loop 289 bridge work
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:18:09 +0000

Quaker Avenue, at northwest Loop 289, will be closed to all traffic starting about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The road closure will give project contractor the space it needs to accommodate equipment and safely pour concrete for the final bridge deck spans on the new northbound Loop 289 overpass at the Quaker/Erskine interchange, according to a news release.

Motorists will be detoured around the area via the Loop 289 frontage roads.

Quaker Avenue is expected to reopen to traffic about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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TxDOT seeks public input on long-range transportation plan
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:16:51 +0000

The Texas Department of Transportation is stopping in Lubbock Thursday as part of a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Lubbock TxDOT District Office Training Center, at 135 Slaton Road.

During the meeting, residents can ask questions and provide written comments on the direction of the plan, which is scheduled to be completed and ready for public hearing and adoption by the Texas Transportation Commission this fall.

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Harmless imitator - bullsnake lacks danger of rattlesnake it mimics
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:00:15 +0000

You hear a faint hissing sound from the grass.

A glance in the sound’s direction confirms your fears. Coiled in striking position is a serpentine creature staring straight at you.

Pretty scary, right?

Not if it’s a bullsnake. If it’s behaving like a mad rattlesnake but lacks those trademark tail rattles, it very likely could be.

“They confuse people to make people think they’re a rattlesnake,” said Matthew Poole, a wildlife biologist with the Matador Wildlife Management Area near Paducah.

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Community briefs
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:31:38 +0000

The Haven in need of pet food donations

The Haven Animal Care Shelter, a nonprofit foundation and a no-kill animal sanctuary, is in high need of dog and cat food donations.

Donations can be dry or wet food and can be dropped off at The Haven, 4501 N. FM 1729, or at Merlin’s Pet Shop, 2611 Boston Ave.

For more information, call 549-3286 or 763-0092.

Supply our Students runs through Aug. 12

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