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Texas Tech’s Sibling Weekend kicks off Friday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:06:44 +0000

Texas Tech’s Parent and Family Relations will host the 2015 Sibling Weekend on Friday and Saturday for brothers and sisters of Tech students can experience life as a Red Raider when they visit campus for a weekend.

The event is for siblings ages 8-15 of current Tech students.

Siblings who attend will participate in several activities on campus, including swimming in the outdoor leisure pool at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, a Red Raider breakfast, classroom experience and a Tech baseball game against Oklahoma State University at Rip Griffin Park.

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Burkhart Center holds Autism Walk on Sunday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:16:09 +0000

Burkhart Center plans Autism Walk

The 10th annual Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness will start at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John Walker Soccer Complex at 10th Street and Texas Tech Parkway.

This is the final event of Autism Awareness Month at Texas Tech.

The free two-hour event is open to the public. Pre-registration is available at educgo.educ.ttu.edu/forms/AutismWalk-Register/register.aspx.

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Natural Grocery to host healthy-eating class
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:22:31 +0000

A class about healthy eating for wellness and weight loss will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Natural Grocery, 7208 Slide Road.

The instructor is Ken Hargesheimer, who promotes organic, no-till gardening methods.

For more information, email minifarms@gmail.com.

Tahoka auction to benefit hospital
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:19:49 +0000

Tahoka auction
to benefit hospital

TAHOKA — Tahoka Rotary Club’s 35th annual Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lynn County Show Barn.

The event contains both live and silent auction tiems, door prizes and a raffle drawing.

The Tahoka Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish meal, with proceeds going toward the Lynn County Hospital District.

For more information, call Julia Allen or John Baker at (806) 998-4533.

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2 indicted on human trafficking charges after Lubbock motel bust
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:43:48 +0000

Two men face more charges in connection with a Lubbock Police Department prostitution investigation.

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted Richard Sustaita III, 25, and Sebastian Rodriguez, 24, Tuesday on human trafficking charges.

The two were indicted in November on charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution of a person less than 18 years old.

The new charges came after investigators found a second victim.

They believe the two forced an 18-year-old runaway into prostitution and threatened to beat her if she tried to escape.

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Corpus Christi man indicted in December arson of former girlfriend’s home
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:08:58 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a 22-year-old Corpus Christi man accused of setting fire to his former girlfriend’s West Lubbock home in February.

Devon McCoy faces a first-degree felony charge of arson and a first-degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony.

Investigators believe McCoy used kerosene on Feb. 11 to start fires in the kitchen, roof, fence and outer walls of his former girlfriend’s home in the 6200 block of 14th Street.

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EUB members discuss cost of proposed installation of fiber-optic network
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:55:59 +0000

The cost for the city to install its own fiber-optic network in downtown Lubbock may be less than $100,000.

At least that’s the projection from a preliminary feasibility assessment that was presented by David McCalla, Lubbock Power & Light director of electric utilities, at the Electric Utility Board meeting Tuesday.

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Defendant admits in video to robbery of convenience store in 2013
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:47:42 +0000

A 31-year-old Lubbock man told detectives in 2013 he felt as if he failed his son when sheriff’s deputies arrested him in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.

Jermain Gaither’s video-recorded interview with Lubbock police investigators in which he admitted to being involved in the robbery was played to jurors Tuesday during the second day of his aggravated robbery trial.

Gaither pleaded not guilty Monday to the charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

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Showdown helps Texas Tech students handle public relations situations
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:26:01 +0000

Managing an academic scandal from a public relations standpoint is something no university wants to deal with, but something for which all must be prepared.

Public relations students in the Texas Tech College of Media and Communication were tested in just such a way, and many more, as part of the inaugural Texas Tech Public Relations Showdown, a weeklong competition hosted by the department of public relations.

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Iconic Cadillac leaves Lamesa roof after 4 decades
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:23:37 +0000

LAMESA — She’s a bit rusty, but her new owners don’t plan to let her stay that way long.

Plus, Billy Cork and Luke Cork understand 40 years on top of a building can do that to a ride.

The father-and-son team spent Tuesday morning helping bring down Lamesa’s iconic rooftop Cadillac. They purchased the 1955 Coupe de Ville for an undisclosed price, and now plan to restore it.

“It’s time for this car to have some fun,” Luke Cork said.

The project is great for some family bonding, he added.

“That’s really what it’s about for us,” he said.

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Lubbock ISD announces energy savings ahead of Earth Day
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:09:56 +0000

In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, Lubbock Independent School District announced its success in energy conservation.

Since 2013, LISD has saved more than 16.6 kilowatt hours of electricity and 24 million British Thermal Units, or BTUs, of natural gas, according to a release from the district.

Those savings are equal to 10,618 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being prevented, or 2,212 automobiles being removed from the highways annually, or the amount of carbon dioxide sequestered by 272,255 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.

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South Plains College hosts Livestock Judging Contest for FFA, 4-H students
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:00:05 +0000

SPC hosts livestock judging contest

More than 110 teams composed of 400 students attended the South Plains College Livestock Judging Contest held April 17 at the Mallet Event Center and Arena in Levelland.

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Frenship hosts Showcase for the Visual and Performing Arts
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:31:01 +0000

Musicians, dancers, actors and artists will come together Wednesday through May 1 to showcase their talents during the Frenship ISD Showcase for the Visual and Performing Arts.

All performances and art will be free and will be showcased in the Frenship High School Performing Arts Center.

This year, the showcase will feature two new performing ensembles, the Frenship All-District Combined Choirs and the Frenship All-District Honor Band, which consist of musicians from the three Frenship middle schools.

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