Timothy Cole bill not likely to pass Texas Legislature this session
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 21:57:41 +0000
AUSTIN — Last week, Gov. Rick Perry invited Sens. Rodney Ellis, Robert Duncan and other legislators to the signing of the Michael Morton Act, a measure aimed at preventing wrongful convictions in Texas.
“Texas is a law-and-order state, and with that tradition comes a responsibility to make our judicial process as transparent and open as possible,” Perry said during the signing ceremony of Senate Bill 1611, authored by Ellis, D-Houston, and Duncan, R-Lubbock.
Gunshot victim found at apartments on Temple Avenue
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 17:30:47 +0000
Police searching for suspect in shooting
Lubbock police are searching for a suspect in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting at the Falcon Cove apartment complex in the 6500 block of Temple Avenue.
Police responded the complex around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, and spoke with the victim and several witnesses. The shooting occurred in an alley near the complex, according to Sgt. Jason Lewis.
Woman dies in one-vehicle accident
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 16:24:13 +0000
Woman dies in
A woman died Tuesday, May 21, after she was partially ejected in a one-vehicle rollover on East Loop 289.
Donna Anderson Vaughn, 65, was traveling south around 2:50 p.m. when her GMC Jimmy veered off the west side of the road, traveled through the median and across an entrance ramp, then rolled over.
Vaughn was transported to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Shooting victim in car accident en route to hospital
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 16:02:48 +0000
The victim of a Tuesday night shooting was in stable condition Wednesday, May 22, at University Medical Center after surviving a vehicle wreck while en route to the hospital after the shooting.
The crash occurred at Fourth Street and Quaker Avenue around 11:38 p.m. Tuesday when the person driving the victim ran a red light and was hit by a black truck. No one was injured in that accident, according to Lubbock police Sgt. Jason Lewis.
Texas Tech law professor tapped for prestigious health fellowship
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 15:26:44 +0000
Tech law professor tapped for fellowship
Texas Tech School of Law professor Jennifer S. Bard will join a new residency program launched by the Network for Public Health Law and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Bard, the Alvin R. Allison professor of law and director of Tech Law’s health law program and J.D./M.D. program, is one of six senior law professors selected for the Scholars in Residence fellowship, which is designed to sharpen teaching and scholarly work while providing legal expertise to public health agencies, according to a Tech news release.
How to survive a tornado
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 05:44:37 +0000
Source: The Federal Emergency
Ways to help Oklahoma
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 05:42:34 +0000
■ American Red Cross: Shannon Smith, executive director, said Red Cross officials in Oklahoma are asking for monetary donations due to no warehouse storage space at this time.
People can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call 1 (800) REDCROSS or visit www.redcross.org to give more.
Roots Historical Arts Council
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 05:39:42 +0000
Ride of Silence raises awareness about cyclists
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 16 May 2013 01:21:51 +0000
Ride of Silence raises brings attention to cyclists safety
■ The event: Ride of Silence
■ When: Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
■ Where: Texas Tech Parkway and Indiana Avenue
■ Key details: Event honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways.
■ Why: West Texas Cycling Association planned the event during May, which is Bike Safety Month.
Semi crashes, spills gravel on I-27
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 15 May 2013 23:32:44 +0000
Gravel crunched underneath the tires of vehicles on Interstate 27 Wednesday evening, May 15, after a semitrailer crashed, spilling its load of crushed rock on north and southbound lanes.
Lubbock police said the driver was taken from the scene to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Northbound traffic on I-27 slowed for emergency workers responding to the crash, where the tractor-trailer’s cab separated from its trailer.
The trailer came to a rest against the concrete barrier wall and the cab came to a rest under Loop 289.
Code enforcement exercise to target east Lubbock neighborhoods
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 15 May 2013 19:26:57 +0000
Code exercise targets east neighborhoods
Lubbock code inspectors will conduct a field exercise between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today, May 16, in the Sky View and Clayton Carter neighborhoods in east Lubbock.
The boundaries of this exercise are Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Interstate 27 on the east and west, and Regis Avenue and North Loop 289 on the north and south, according to a statement from city spokesman Jeff McKito.
Texas Department of Public Safety launches annual Click It or Ticket campaign
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 15 May 2013 19:10:44 +0000
In City Councilman Floyd Price’s 33 years with the Lubbock Police Department, he never cut a dead person wearing a seat belt out of a flipped automobile.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Witt said he has investigated too many crashes where the vehicle had little damage, yet someone died because he or she didn’t buckle up.
Texas Department of Transportation launched its 12th-annual, two-week Click It or Ticket campaign during a news conference Wednesday, May 15, and the message from TxDot, DPS and LPD was “Seat belts make a difference.”
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