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Lubbock-Cooper to host flu vaccine clinic
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:51:56 +0000

Lubbock-Cooper Health Services is hosting a community flu vaccination clinic with United Supermarkets Pharmacy from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at North Elementary School, 3202 108th St.

The clinic will take place during the North Elementary Fall Festival.

Members of the community ages 7 and up can receive the flu shot for $20 or FluMist nasal spray for $25. The nasal spray will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Cash, check, credit and debit cards will be accepted, but insurance cards will not.

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Republicans far outpace Democrats in funding for Lubbock-area House races
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:50:13 +0000

AUSTIN — With only a week left before the Nov. 4 election, state Rep. John Frullo and Texas House District 83 candidate Dustin Burrows — both Lubbock Republicans — remain far ahead in the critical money race.

Campaign contribution reports the Texas Ethics Commission posted Tuesday — the so-called eight-day reports because they are due a week before an election — show that between Sept. 26 and Oct. 25 Frullo raised $63,266. In all, combined with money left from previous fundraising periods, the two-term incumbent in House District 84 had $182,344 in his campaign account.

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Texas Tech names new dean of libraries
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:51:05 +0000

Texas Tech has named a new dean of libraries who hails from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Bella Karr Gerlich will assume her role as professor and dean of the university libraries on March 1.

Gerlich will replace Donald Dyal, who retired in August after serving as dean since 2001. Earnstein Dukes is serving as interim dean.

In a university release, Lawrence Schovanec, Tech provost and senior vice president, said the contributions of the university’s libraries are critical to Tech’s educational mission, research and scholarly activity.

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Abbott, Patrick join Lubbock Republicans in Hub City rally ahead of Election Day
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:47:50 +0000

Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican candidates for Texas governor and lieutenant governor, visited Lubbock on Tuesday in a final push to rally voters ahead of Tuesday’s election.

They were accompanied by a handful of local Republican candidates and officeholders, including state Sen. Charles Perry and state Rep. John Frullo, both of Lubbock.

The candidates spoke of Texas’ future, saying they stand for the strong conservative values that have already made Texas one of the leading states in job creation and economic strength.

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Search for escaped Plainview inmate enters day 2 with $1,000 reward
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:51:52 +0000

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the inmate who escaped in Plainview on Monday.

Meanwhile, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials continued to search Tuesday for Charlie Davis, a 36-year-old trustee serving a two-year sentence for theft of property from Swisher County. Davis was working as a janitor at a regional office in
Plainview. He was discovered missing at 9:20 a.m.

Jason Clark, a TDCJ spokesman, said Davis had last been seen at 9 a.m. Monday.

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Frenship High band advances to state from UIL area contest
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:19:50 +0000

The Frenship High School Tiger Band will move on to the state marching contest in San Antonio after finishing in the top two bands at the area contest Saturday at Lowrey Field in Lubbock.

The 2014 UIL Texas State Marching Championships will be held on Nov. 4.

This year, 4A and 6A bands can qualify for state competition. Next year, 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A bands will be able to move on to the state competition.

Frenship and San Angelo Central bands will move on to the state marching contest in class 6A from Area A.

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Lubbock woman discusses breast cancer fight through pregnancy
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:14:00 +0000

When Melissa Gutierrez began feeling something unusual under her arm, she brushed away the worries of what the knot could be.

It was nothing, she thought.

“I put it off for almost six months,” she said. “And at that time, my mother-in-law, who is now passed away, she had breast cancer before. When she would come to feel it, I would explain my symptoms and she would tell me it wasn’t breast cancer. She’s like ‘you’re too young to have breast cancer. You have small kids. It’s not breast cancer.’ So I put it off a little later. I just prayed about it.”

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Long, lonesome road - Brownfield survives longest-ever football trip, 1 of longest in region
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:44:51 +0000

BROWNFIELD — It’s a long, lonesome road to Tornillo.

Brownfield’s football squad traveled all 339 miles of it earlier this month, while Slaton and Shallowater are anticipating even longer trips to the near-border town next year.

Tornillo, a small school district in El Paso County, earned the title of farthest-away opponent for the Cubs in a University Interscholastic League realignment that contains some hefty distances.

Brownfield won 45-0 in Tornillo, despite a lengthy pre-game leg rest.

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Tech Medicine Pediatrics Club to host Fall Health and Obesity Awareness Fair
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:35:19 +0000

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Pediatric Club will host a Fall Health and Obesity Awareness Fair on Nov. 8.

The event will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

The fair will include information about overall health, games, obstacle courses and prizes.


Covenant Sports Medicine hosts Saturday Injury Clinics
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:34:38 +0000

Covenant Sports Medicine is now offering Saturday Injury Clinics at Covenant Health Plus, 7601 Quaker Ave.

The clinics will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 8.

The injury clinics are available for adults and children with athletic-related injuries including high school athletics, junior high athletics or adult weekend warrior injuries, according to a news release from Covenant Health.

Service will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to Covenant Health.

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High Point Village hosts Special League Bowling
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:33:36 +0000

Special League Bowling, sponsored by High Point Village, has started its league.

The league will bowl every Sunday until December at South Plains Lanes.

The cost is $6 a week.

There are three man/woman teams.

Contact George Ann Benson at 786-8015 for more information.


Crown Point Hospice offers monthly support groups for grief
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:33:02 +0000

Crown Point Hospice offers grief support

Crown Point Hospice will offer support groups once a month through 2014 for people suffering from grief.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Crown Point Health Suites Event Center, 6640 Iola Ave.

Group meetings will be led by Terry W. Jones, senior chaplain at the facility.

Meeting dates are scheduled for Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

For additional information, call Jones at 797-8099 or visit www.crownpointhealth.com.


City to host vaccination clinics Tuesday, Wednesday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:20:19 +0000

The city of Lubbock Health Department will host immunization clinics Tuesday and Wednesday.

The clinics will be at the Health Department, 806 18th St.

Both clinics will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Vaccines for children 2 months old through 18 years old cost $15 for one dose and $20 for two or more. Adult prices vary.

Flu vaccinations for children are now available.

Parents must bring copies of their children’s Medicaid cards and current immunization records, according to the guidelines set by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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