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Halloween Events: Nightmare on 19th Street continues through Monday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:31:40 +0000


Cumberland Pumpkin Patch —2 p.m. to dusk, weekdays; noon to dusk, Sundays; sale of pumpkins, photo opportunities, fun for children; 7702 Indiana Ave.; appointments for story time and play time; 792-3553.

Nightmare on 19th Street —7:30-11:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30-11 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; Lonestar Events Center, 602 E. 19th St.; www.nightmareon19thstreet.com.


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Grace Health celebrates 10 years of service
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:30:15 +0000

Dr. Obie Stalcup was waiting on a plane in Arizona when he ran into a Lubbock EMT and the conversation turned to Lubbock.

“He said ‘Randy (Hickle) is trying to get me to join him in this new deal,’” Stalcup said. “It was a clinic.”

Stalcup, a urologist, had been a private practice physician in Lubbock for about two or three decades, he said.

“When I got back to town, I asked Randy, he said ‘yeah,’” Stalcup said. “I asked if I could be a part of it, he said ‘yeah.’”

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8,248 votes cast in first day of early voting
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:21:24 +0000

There were 8,248 votes cast in Lubbock County during the first day of early voting for the 2016 general election on Monday.

Early voting goes until Friday, Nov. 4 and then election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

n Day 1 total in 2016: 8,248

n Day 1 total in 2012: 6,402

n Day 1 total in 2008: 7,080

n Day 1 total in 2004: 3,078


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LP&L gears up for 2019 transmission upgrades, new billing software
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:13:14 +0000

The Electric Utility Board on Monday approved two consulting contracts to oversee upcoming Lubbock Power & Light projects approved in this year’s budget.

One is a professional services agreement related to transmission studies, plans and modeling for the projects LP&L says they will need to complete for the 2019 switch to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The agreement is with PWR Solutions, which LP&L worked with for the transmission study they submitted to the Public Utility Commission.

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Texas Tech to test emergency communications system Wednesday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:05:43 +0000

Texas Tech plans to test its TechAlert! emergency communications system at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

TechAlert! is used to alert the university community of emergency situations, class cancellations or delays.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to update cell phone, home phone or text message information at emergency.ttu.edu.

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Najera pleads guilty to murder of Seminole woman, receives 30-year sentence
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:04:57 +0000

SEMINOLE — A New Mexico man pleaded guilty to murder in Gaines County’s 106th District Court Monday afternoon.

Carlos Najera, 46, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the November 2013 slaying of a Seminole woman. He was initially charged with capital murder.

According to A-J Media’s archives, Najera and codefendant Juan Villegas, 33, were arrested by Hobbs, New Mexico police in connection with the death of Ana Villegas.


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State lawmakers talk budget, border security in rural tour
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:13:05 +0000

CROSBYTON — Rising spending in entitlement programs and border security could mean trouble for Texas’ budget, a pair of lawmakers told rural constituents Monday morning.

State Rep. Drew Springer and State Sen. Charles Perry updated a group of Crosby Countians with financial and other news from Austin.

“Last season was the biggest budget the state of Texas has ever seen,” Perry said.


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2 injured in 1 vehicle-rollover in East Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:13:54 +0000

Two people suffered minor injuries in a hit-and-run resulting in a one-vehicle rollover late Monday morning in East Lubbock.

The crash was reported before 11:30 a.m. on East 26th Street and Elm Avenue directly across the Carver Early Learning Center building, according to Lubbock police.

Officials say the incident occurred when the driver of a second vehicle reportedly ran a stop sign on Elm Avenue.


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DPS to hold recruiting event on Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:38:13 +0000

DPS to hold recruiting event on Tuesday

The Texas Department of Public Safety invites the public to attend the “Breaking the Mold: The Women of the Texas Highway Patrol” recruiting event Tuesday evening at the Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

The free event is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature women with the Texas Highway Patrol Division as they discuss the agency’s career opportunities for women, according to a DPS news release.


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Zombie rock and run helps raise awareness for domestic abuse victims
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:02:18 +0000

High school drama students covered in gory makeup were on hand to play zombies and go after runners on a one-mile course Saturday at Buffalo Springs Lake.

Coronado, Frendship, Roosevelt, Cooper and other high school students volunteered to be zombies in the first ever Zombie Rock and Run to help raise money for domestic abuse victims.

“Zombie runs are in bigger cities like Austin and Houston,” said Cris McElwee, board member at Women’s Protective Services.

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Early voting begins Monday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:01:43 +0000

Early voting begins today in Lubbock

Early voting for the general election begins Monday, and the Lubbock County Elections Office is encouraging people to vote early at any of the 12 locations open daily or the other rotating locations. Election Day is Nov. 8.

There are more than 166,300 registered voters in Lubbock County.

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From the A-J’s Pages:  Texas RR commission OKs 39K daily hike in oil production
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:35 +0000

25 years ago:

Student engineering teams from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University took top prizes Sept. 25 in a student electrical design contest in Dallas.

50 years ago:

WASHINGTON — The 89th Congress voted itself to the brink of adjournment Friday only to find a Senate impasse over a catch-all tax bill barring the way.

75 years ago:

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Community news
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Stella’s raising funds for breast cancer

Stella’s Restaurant in Lubbock is partners with the Susan G. Foundation for October, breast cancer awareness month.

During October, 5 percent of all dinner sales will be donated to the foundation.

Manager Jeff Poland lost his mother, Dorothea Kay Poland, to breast cancer in 2004, and Stella’s is making the donations in her memory.

Parks holding selfie contest

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