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301 votes cast in 7th day of early voting in LISD tax election
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:10:41 +0000

There were 301 votes cast in the seventh day of early voting Wednesday in the Lubbock Independent School District’s tax ratification election.

This brings the total after seven days to 3,073 votes. Early voting goes until Friday; the election is Tuesday.

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301 votes cast in 7th day of early voting in LISD tax election
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:10:41 +0000

301 votes cast in 7th day of early voting
in LISD tax election

There were 301 votes cast in the seventh day of early voting Wednesday in the Lubbock Independent School District’s tax ratification election.

This brings the total after seven days to 3,073 votes. Early voting goes until Friday; the election is Tuesday.

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Seminole PD: Man falls out of moving vehicle, airlifted to UMC
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:08:58 +0000

A 59-year-old Hispanic man was airlifted to University Medical Center on Tuesday morning after falling out of his moving vehicle in a residential area of Seminole.

At 12:30 a.m., police responded to the 500 block of southwest Avenue L for a one-vehicle crash.

Seminole Police Chief Bernie Kraft said investigators determined the man fell out of his truck while trying to avoid hitting parked vehicles.

When police arrived, Kraft said, they found the man had severe head injuries and was promptly airlifted to UMC.

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Assault on officer among indictments returned
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:09:04 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault: Jason Westbrook, 35.

Aggravated assault against a public servant: Miguel Morales, 34.

Aggravated robbery: Corey Johnson, 39.

Aggravated sexual assault of a child: Luis Romero, 44.

Assault on EMS personnel: Keyon Mosley, 24.

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Local engineer receives grant to study needle-free injections
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:48:48 +0000

Grant allows study of needle-free injections

Jeremy Marston, a Texas Tech professor in the department of chemical engineering in the Whitacre College of Engineering received a grant from Inovio Pharmaceuticals to study needle-free injection devices, according to a news release from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Marston’s grant is for $235,794 to study how the devices work, what fluids work best and to investigate what kind of improvements can be made, according to the release.

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Council to decide on juvenile curfew, speed limit on West and South Loop 289
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:16:59 +0000

The Lubbock City Council will decide whether to continue, abolish or modify the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance on Thursday — a decision that comes up for review every three years.

Prior to that vote, the council will hold a second public hearing on the issue during a meeting that begins at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall. The city will also hold a public hearing over the proposed property tax for fiscal year 2016-17 that is set to stay at 53.8 cents per $100 valuation, and consider increasing the speed limit on South and West Loop 289 by 5 mph.

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2 injured in 3-vehicle accident involving city truck
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:26:50 +0000

2 injured in crash involving city truck

Two people suffered injuries in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near 19th Street and Chicago Avenue, according to Lubbock police.

One of the vehicles was a city of Lubbock truck. The accident was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Bush remembers Nelda Laney, wife of former House Speaker, as dear friend
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:23:23 +0000

Nelda Laney, the wife of former five-term Speaker of the Texas House Pete Laney of
Hale Center, who in her own right was lauded as the “First lady of West Texas” and a driving force in the restoration of the Texas Capitol in the 1990s, died Wednesday.

She was 73.

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Boil-water notice still in effect for North Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:56:36 +0000

A boil-water notice for some North Lubbock water customers affected by a ruptured line on Saturday remains in effect, the city announced Wednesday afternoon.

An additional water sample test is being completed, and results are expected within 24 hours, according to a city news release.

“The public will be notified once samples are cleared,” the statement reads.

Only those in the affected areas will need to boil their water.

The areas affected are:

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Lubbock receives small amount of rain Wednesday; more possible for Thursday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:57:49 +0000

Rainfall totals across the South Plains climbed after a cold front triggered thunderstorms Wednesday.

But Wednesday’s early threats of heavy rainfall and localized flooding didn’t formulate, and Lubbock remains well below the yearly and monthly average for rainfall. Rainfall at Texas Tech totaled .18 of an inch Wednesday.

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Man indicted in July aggravated sexual assault of child
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:29:21 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury Tuesday indicted a 44-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in July.

Luis Romero faces two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, which carries a punishment of five to 99 years or life in prison.

Lubbock police believe Romero sexually assaulted the girl who was asleep July 5 in her home.

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Lamesa parents upset about practice fees at baseball complex
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:42 +0000

LAMESA — A group of baseball parents is frustrated about being unable to practice at a city-owned baseball facility unless they pay a steep deposit and fees.

City staff have informed Lamesa’s youth baseball and softball leagues accessing the Bill Weaver Youth Sports Complex this fall will cost a $500 deposit and $100 per-day usage fee. The upset sports parents find that amount unfair.

“We pay taxes, and we feel like we ought to be able to play on these fields,” said Shane Adams, whose children play.

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City of Lubbock still laying off baseball pitch
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:34:00 +0000

 

The deadline to get a referendum asking voters to approve a 2 percent increase on the current hotel/motel occupancy tax to fund a minor league baseball stadium in Lubbock was Monday, and nothing was filed.

This doesn’t mean discussion or consideration to compete with cities like Amarillo to host the AA affiliate for the San Diego Padres is finished, but the hard deadline proponents pitched to the City Council at the last meeting came and went.

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