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Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator on leave after alleged controversial Facebook post
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:26:45 +0000

Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator Clinton Thetford has been suspended after a post he allegedly made on Facebook, according to officials.

The Avalanche-Journal has learned the questionable post was a cartoon of Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd shooting President Barack Obama.

The A-J also confirmed what the image was through a Facebook search.

The first part of the cartoon shows Elmer Fudd pointing a gun at Obama while saying, “I’m here for your guns,” while the second part of the cartoon shows Elmer Fudd actually shooting Obama’s head.

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Frenship, Cooper and LISD address growth, maintenance with bond money
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:13:18 +0000

As Frenship Independent School District and Lubbock-Cooper ISD are using funds approved by voters in the May 2014 bond elections to get a lot of construction projects completed over the summer, Lubbock ISD is completing some of its final projects from the 2010 bond election.

Berhl Robertson Jr., superintendent of Lubbock ISD, estimated the district is about 95 percent complete on its list of $198 million in improvements. He described the status of construction as “pretty much on time.”

What is left to be done?

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Man with gunshot wound walks into restaurant, taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:21:43 +0000

A man was taken to the hospital Friday after he stumbled into the Lubbock Breakfast House near 19th Street and University Avenue, asking people there to call an ambulance.

The man, whose identity was not made known by Friday evening, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Lubbock police Lt. Ray Mendoza said there were not many details immediately available and the shooting was under investigation.

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Scholarship to continue legacy of late farming researcher
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:57:34 +0000

A familiar name in the local agricultural community will stay that way.

Supporters of the late Dan Krieg plan to continue a scholarship in the late Texas Tech professor’s memory.

Krieg, a longtime faculty member in Tech’s department of plant and soil sciences, died June 18 from an illness. He was 72.

“I remember him as a good mentor,” said Peter Dotray, a weed scientist and former co-worker. “He was tough, but he was fair.”

Krieg began a 35-year career at Tech in 1970.

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Pride, patriotism abound in Sudan front yard
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:36:08 +0000

SUDAN — Ansil and Linda Locke’s love for their country is no secret.

Drive through the western edge of residential Sudan, and you’ll have a hard time missing the couple’s patriotic displays.

“We’re pretty patriotic people,” Ansil said. “...This is the greatest nation in the world. We’re proud Americans.”

The couple maintains a front-yard display related to all things USA. At the top flies the focal point, a familiar but always inspiring starred and striped banner.

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Man with warrant leads DPS on chase, 2-hour hunt around Lubbock County
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:02:44 +0000

The Texas Department of Public Safety caught and arrested a man wanted for aggravated assault after he led them on a roughly two-hour manhunt Friday.

A DPS trooper stopped a vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Amherst Street and Frankford Avenue in North Lubbock for not wearing a seat belt, according to a DPS news release.

The driver was 22-year-old John Moreno, who had an active warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The trooper attempted to arrest him, but Moreno drove off, according to the release.

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Slight chance of rain July 4th weekend
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:34:29 +0000

Residents shouldn’t worry too much about weather putting a damper on Fourth of July festivities since a local meteorologist says rain chances Friday and Saturday are fairly low.

There’s about a 20 percent chance of rain Friday throughout the day and into the night, said John Holsenbeck, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lubbock. Rain chances are expected to decrease for Independence Day.

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Setting sail: Lubbock man’s journey in 18-foot wooden boat cut short
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:18:27 +0000

Adam Mulsow spent the night on a hammock inside his modest 18-foot wooden sailboat.

He kept hearing noises after anchoring the boat on the side of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. It wasn’t until a tugboat pulling cargo shined its lights along the river that he realized deer, raccoons and beavers had been inches from his head all night long.

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4th on Broadway parade entries in order
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:44:04 +0000

The 2015 4th on Broadway Parade, which will proceed east on Broadway at 9 a.m. Saturday from the intersection of Avenue A and Broadway, is expected to include the following entries, in this order.

The list was provided by Stephanie Nairn, executive director of Broadway Festivals, which produces each year’s 4th on Broadway celebration.

■ Lubbock Police Department

■ US Marine Corps Color Guard

■ Lubbock Sheriff Office Honor Guard

■ Lubbock Police Department Honor Guard

■ All Lubbock Marching Band

■ Grand Marshal

■ Mayor ProTem Jim Gerlt

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City offices, libraries closed on Friday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:31:08 +0000

City and county offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, according to a news release from the city.

Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

A few other changes due to the holiday:

Post offices will be open on Friday but closed Saturday.

There will be no trash collection on Friday.

The City of Lubbock drop-off Recycling and Citizen Collection Stations will be open on Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but closed on Saturday, July 4.

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Lubbock County will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Monday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:32:39 +0000

Lubbock County will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday, according to Neal Burt, Civil Division Chief for the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office

The county clerk’s office, located at 904 Broadway in room 207, will open 30 minutes early, at 8 a.m.

 

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Lubbock defense attorneys hold annual reading of Declaration of Independence
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:31:09 +0000

Lubbock defense attorneys gathered Thursday at the steps of the courthouse and read two historical documents integral to the country’s founding.

The 13 members of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association stood before a crowd of a about two dozen people and read paragraphs from the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

The reading was one of hundreds happening in the state by members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ahead of the Fourth of Jury celebration, said organizer Rusty Gunter.

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Clovis, N.M., woman faces up to 18 years in prison after entering guilty plea in child abuse case
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:46:25 +0000

A 25-year-old Clovis, New Mexico, woman faces up to 18 years in prison after entering a guilty plea Friday in a Curry County, New Mexico, court to several counts of child abuse.

Kayla Bass, who had been in custody since her arrest, entered her plea before she was to stand trial next week, according to a news release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Clovis.

Clovis police arrested Bass in April 2013 after Children, Youth and Families Department workers found her 18-month-old child covered in bruises.

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