Griffith promises businessman’s approach to city government, announces council run
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:42:14 +0000
In a three-way City Council race with a barber promising to trim debt and a Republican political activist pushing fiscal conservatism, a Lubbock appliance salesman said he wants to run city government like a business.
Jeff Griffith, owner of the BrandSource Radiolab, touted his lifelong love of Lubbock and small-business owner’s perspective in a campaign kickoff event Thursday morning, March 6, at his 50th Street shop.
Updated results from Tuesday’s primary election
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:03:00 +0000
John Cornyn 59.44%
Chris Mapp 1.77%
Steve Stockman 19.13%
Reid Reasor 1.56%
Dwayne Stovall 10.71%
Linda Vega 3.82%
Ken Cope 2.59%
Curt Cleaver 0.94%
S. Kilgore 1.42%
Key dates for runoff, municipal elections
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:17:33 +0000
The state primary elections may be over, but there are still plenty of dates to keep in mind for the upcoming runoff and municipal elections.
All voters are now required to bring photo identification when voting in person.
Completed voter registration applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Lubbock County Elections Office, 1308 Crickets Ave., P.O. Box 10536, Lubbock, TX 79408.
Rep. Perry’s landslide victory could mean bright future in Austin, area leaders say
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:55:49 +0000
AUSTIN — Good things await state Rep. Charles Perry.
His overwhelming defeat of Steve Massengale — president of the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees — in Tuesday’s Republican primary gave Perry the political capital he hasn’t had in the three years he has represented Texas House District 83.
Rainwater-harvesting uses nature’s free gift, says visiting expert, author
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:40:42 +0000
Why throw away a free gift from Mother Nature, says an internationally-recognized author and expert on rainwater harvesting.
Few would argue with Brad Lancaster’s logic.
But then again, some Lubbockites might also question how to collect rainwater when they’re not receiving any.
Lancaster — in town this week to present a seminar — said a dry climate is all the more reason to harvest every drop that comes.
Lubbock voter turnout almost double state average
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:33:46 +0000
Lubbock County citizens entered the polls for the March 4 primary elections in greater numbers than their peers across Texas, but turnout was lower than it was in 2010.
According to data from the Lubbock County Elections Office, about 17.6 percent of the county’s 153,283 registered voters participated in the election. The state average, according to the Texas Secretary of State, was about 9.63 percent.
Dunbar gospel choir gearing up for gala, live recording concert later this month
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:59 +0000
The students of Dunbar College Preparatory Academy’s choir program are about to hit the red carpet with limos, tuxedos and the whole shebang for a fundraising gala featuring their newly acquired talent as gospel crooners.
But there are still a few weeks before their elegant evening on the town during which they must practice to wow the crowd.
As part of an Each One Reach One scholarship effort, the students have been rehearsing with professional gospel singer Deborah Barnes-Moss since October.
No charges expected in Tuesday accident on Slide Road
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:01 +0000
No charges expected in Tuesday accident
No charges will be filed in an accident Tuesday morning during which a 67-year-old man was struck by a SUV as he crossed the road in Southwest Lubbock.
Lubbock police were called to the scene about 11:40 a.m. March 4 in the 8300 block of Slide Road.
Investigators believe the man, who has not been identified, was attempting to cross the roadway eastbound and was struck by a Ford Edge, according to Lubbock police Sgt. Robert Hook.
McPherson remembered for love of making people smile
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:48:52 +0000
Family and friends of a 30-year-old Lubbock man who died in a single-vehicle wreck remember him as someone who enjoyed life and making people laugh.
Funeral services for Joshua McPherson are set for 2 p.m. today, March 6, at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. A burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, according to his obituary.
McPherson was killed in the crash Monday, March 3, in a cotton field south of Lubbock.
Lubbock French teachers, students play large role in building Cambodian school
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:41:42 +0000
When Cindy McBrayer and Renèe Holman decided on the slogan “Change for Cambodia,” they were referring to more than just pocket change they hoped people would donate to their cause.
By raising money to build a school in the South Asian country devastated by genocide in the 1970s, the two French teachers hoped to make a real difference.
It’s a desire they passed on to their students as well and one they finally saw to completion in January.
How it began
Water hot topic at dairy conference
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:22:31 +0000
Water scarcity is requiring innovation in the agriculture world, and the dairy industry is moving right along with it.
“The industry has been extremely proactive on helping to conserve water and using water more efficiently,” said Joe Osterkamp, board chairman of the Texas Association of Dairymen.
Water was a major topic in the High Plains Dairy Conference, held Wednesday, March 5, and today, March 6, at the Overton Hotel.
While Texas’ water shortage does not seem to be improving, dairy representatives are finding new solutions to do more with less.
Emergency Room center opens in southwest Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:46:01 +0000
ER facility opens in Southwest Lubbock
South Lubbock now has a free-standing emergency room.
Dr. John Turner and Dr. Dan Berman opened West Texas ER to fill a need they saw in the south part of town, according to a news release.
The ER ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the center will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12.
West Texas ER currently is open and accepting patients.
The facility is located at 7905 Milwaukee Avenue.
The center has X-ray, ultrasound and CT scan services available on location.
Witnesses describe confrontations that built to fatal shooting outside Daiquiri Lounge
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:08:28 +0000
Eyewitness descriptions of the fatal fight almost four years ago outside a Depot Entertainment District nightclub brought members of the victim’s family to tears Wednesday morning, March 5.
Prosecutors put several witnesses on the stand in the second morning of testimony in the Renee Valencia murder trial to offer the eight-man, four-woman jury views from differing vantage points of what led to the shooting death of Zachary Matta, 22, outside the Daiquiri Lounge in October 2010.
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