Law that granted search warrants in secret debated in Aldawsari appeal
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:26:20 +0000
A 35-year-old federal law took center stage Thursday, Dec. 5, as appellate lawyers fought over the fate of a former Texas Tech student convicted nearly two years ago of domestic terrorism.
Lawyers for both the Justice Department and Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans over the secrecy involved in search warrants issued under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — a law passed in 1978 that allows federal prosecutors to obtain those warrants from courts acting in secret.
Eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor left by former area resident
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:25:28 +0000
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan was bombing Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began preparing his Day of Infamy speech and W.T. Scott was swimming to Ford Island after the USS Utah was sunk by torpedoes.
Although he passed away six years ago, Scott left behind his eyewitness account of the surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and triggered World War II.
Honey Elementary students continuing long-time Christmas giving tradition
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:44:11 +0000
When Honey Elementary School students walked through their school’s front doors after Thanksgiving break, they were met with a festive entryway of holiday decor.
Some decorations, the students made in art class, and others were handcrafted by the Parent-Teacher Association.
But one traditional Christmas decoration received the most attention from parents visiting Honey on Thursday, Dec. 5, for the school’s Christmas lunch — the Giving Tree.
TMEA all-region band auditions rescheduled for Dec. 13 at Frenship High School
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:26:36 +0000
Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Band auditions have once again been postponed due to weather concerns, according to a Lubbock ISD news release.
Originally scheduled for Nov. 23 at Frenship High School, the auditions were rescheduled for the first time for 11 a.m. today, Dec. 7, at Frenship High School.
However, weather concerns — particularly for students traveling from the Abilene area — have caused the auditions to be postponed and rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.
TTUHSC named awards finalist for MommyMeds smartphone app
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:20:20 +0000
TTUHSC finalist for smartphone app
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has been named an award finalist by the Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition awards program in the Health Information Exchange category for “MommyMeds,” a smartphone application for new moms.
The app will give users constant access to safety ratings and other information on 20,000 drugs, syndromes and other products, according to a TTUHSC news release.
Lubbock Health Department to host 3 vaccination clinics next week
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:49:36 +0000
Vaccination clinics open next week
Immunization clinics hosted by the City of Lubbock Health Department are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 13.
All clinics will be at the Health Department at 806 18th St.
The Monday and Friday clinics will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The Tuesday clinic will be open from 2 to 6 p.m.
Vaccines for children 2 months old through 18 years old cost $15 for one dose and $20 for two or more. Adult prices vary.
Flu vaccinations are now available.
Betenbough Homes reschedules ‘Joy to the World’ open house for Dec. 10
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:36:58 +0000
Betenbough Homes reschedules tour
The Betenbough Homes “Joy to the World” open house event has been rescheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Betenbough Homes New Home Center, 6527 82nd St.
The event is free and open to the public.
There will be complimentary photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; performances from Ballet Lubbock, Mariachi Amistad and the Lubbock-Cooper High School Corsairs; children’s crafts; refreshments; and three fully decorated model homes.
For more information, call 797-9494.
Recent Tech law school grad challenges county judge’s seat
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:30:28 +0000
The office of Lubbock County judge needs more transparency and integrity, according to its newly announced Democratic candidate.
Austin Carrizales could likely run unopposed in the upcoming spring primary and then face Republican incumbent Tom Head in the general election.
The 25-year-old Lubbock native and recent Texas Tech School of Law graduate said during his campaign announcement Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, he hopes to use his education and budget-planning experience to better manage the county’s finances.
West Plains Ag conference to address cotton, grain topics
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:42:55 +0000
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold its annual West Plains Ag Conference from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Sundown Room of the Student Center at South Plains College, 1401 South College Ave., Levelland.
Topics on the agenda include production, pest-management and tackling herbicide-resistant pigweed.
Registration is $35 and includes lunch.
For more information, contact Kerry Siders at (806) 894-3150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Tech police calls for Dec. 5
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:53:35 +0000
8:08 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated an accident with injuries in the S1 parking lot. A non-student had a possible seizure which resulted in a crash. The non-student was taken by emergency medical services to University Medical Center. The vehicle was towed by Lubbock Wrecker Services.
12:40 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries and duty on striking an unattended vehicle in the HSC E3 parking lot.
1:01 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief in the Z3L parking lot. The rear window of a vehicle was damaged.
Cessna makes emergency landing near Snyder
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:14:24 +0000
Pilot Chase Bellah was forced to make an emergency landing on Texas 208 5 miles north of Snyder late Wednesday night, Dec. 4, according to authorities.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Frederick Biddle said Bellah was flying a Cessna 208TF from Lubbock to Austin when the aircraft lost power.
Bellah was able to land the plane and escape injury.
Biddle said the plane did strike a power line during its landing.
City considering changing water rate structure
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:47:45 +0000
Residential utility customers could see a new water-billing structure in a few months.
Some city officials are attempting to eliminate the average-winter-consumption billing method in favor of a lifeline rate structure.
Marijuana dealer gets two-year sentence; state drug possession charges pending
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:38:19 +0000
A federal judge has sentenced a Lubbock man to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana and possession with intent.
But Roderick Andre Hall, 37, won’t be heading into the federal prison system right away because he is also facing a January trial date in a Lubbock County court on two other drug felonies — including one that could result in a life sentence.
In sentencing Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered that Hall serve his federal prison term after he finishes the sentences on the two state charges.