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Shoppers brave crowds for Thanksgiving Day deals
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:39:35 +0000

The wait wasn’t quick or easy, but the savings were plentiful.

For Pam Parlin, Black Friday started at 8 p.m. Wednesday. That’s when the local woman and her son arrived at Best Buy with a camping tent and some heavy ambition.

With only a quick restroom break or two, she watched the hours pass as the electronics store prepared for one of its biggest days of the year. Thanksgiving dinner can wait, she said:

“We’re just gonna eat later.”

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Salvation Army feeds hundreds
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:05:58 +0000

Some great food awaited Ricardo Aguilar on Thursday.

Among a crowd of visitors to the Salvation Army’s communitywide Thanksgiving meal, the recent transplant from Chicago also enjoyed fellowship from his new Hub City neighbors. With no family in town, he made friends quickly.

“It was so delicious,” he said. “Everybody was friendly.”

The meal is a longtime custom of the Salvation Army. Staff and volunteers spent the day preparing food, cooking, serving and cleaning.

By closing time, they remained in positive spirits.

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Turkey, sausage cooks put ‘Pep’ in 70th Thanksgiving meal
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:39:40 +0000

PEP — Seventy years ago, a group of Hockley Countians were grateful World War II was over and its soldiers were heading home.

A Thanksgiving meal helped them celebrate.

“This whole thing started after all the young men came back safely from World War II. We’ve done it every year since,” said Darlene Resinger, a volunteer with St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pep’s annual Thanksgiving Festival.

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1 killed, 5 injured in Lamesa vehicle collision
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:03:16 +0000

LAMESA — An Artesia, New Mexico, woman was killed and five people were injured Tuesday night in vehicle collision 2 miles south of Lamesa.

Lauren Hawthorne, 26, was pronounced dead.

Trent Hawthorne, 26, of Artesia was in critical condition. Cristy Reams, 35, of Lamesa was in serious condition.

Andrew Aldrich, 27, a 4-year-old girl and an 8-year-old, all of Lamesa, were listed as in stable condition at Medical Arts Hospital.

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Some children spending first Thanksgiving with ‘forever families’
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:11:40 +0000

Jill Sinklier was studying counseling at Lubbock Christian University five years ago when her professor piqued her interest in adoption.

The professor told her class about an adorable little girl who was among the first girls accepted into the Texas Boys Ranch, a local nonprofit that serves abused and neglected children.

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Operation Turkey lifts off in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:59:46 +0000

Behind the 50 Yard-Line steakhouse, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office volunteers and others were busy Wednesday smoking turkeys and cooking potatoes for Operation Turkey, an effort to serve Thanksgiving to homeless people in Lubbock.

According to Jered Comley, the operation leader, enough turkey and potatoes are being cooked up for about 2,000 people. Not everyone met at the Turkey Tailgate behind the 50 Yard-Line; many of the 104 turkeys were being cooked offsite where the volunteers were located, he said.

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Lubbock man arrested for injury to police dog among indicted
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:53:44 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Monday:

Aggravated robbery: Daniel Lopez Jr., 36; Daniel Rangel, 53; Albert Zapata, 30.

Aggravated assault against a public servant: Milon Hereford, 33.

Assault on a public servant: Ubaldo Vega, 25; Donavan Acy, 27.

Criminal mischief: Joshua Martinez, 19.

Driving while intoxicated: Ernest Cortez Jr., 35; David Flores II, 46; Leland Harris, 44.

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Seagraves police award low-income neighbors with smoked turkeys
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:36:03 +0000

SEAGRAVES — Three police cruisers pull up to your home. A group of police step out and knock on your door.

Do you panic?

Actually, no need to worry. These cops aren’t brandishing weapons or arrest warrants — only smoked turkeys.

Jackie Caviness was at first anxious at the officers’ visit Wednesday morning. Then, the Seagraves woman’s mood quickly turned to gratitude when she learned its purpose.

“Oh man, I thought I was in trouble now,” she said. “Y’all surprised me.”

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City, county offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:44:15 +0000

City offices will be closed on both Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, according to a news release from the city.

County and state offices will also be closed. Regular business hours will resume Monday.

A few other changes due to the holiday:

■ Trash pickups will not occur Friday or Saturday. According to the release, there will be limited trash pickup on Saturday, including trash cart collection. Normal pickup will resume on Monday.

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Texas Tech law professor awarded for estate planning
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:40:14 +0000

A Texas Tech School of Law professor was awarded the Accredited Estate Planner Distinguished Designation for 2015 at the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils annual conference.

Gerry W. Beyer received the award and also automatic induction into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame.

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Fire Marshal: Occupant of white truck connected to arson
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:29:04 +0000

Fire marshal: Driver connected to arson

The Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office is looking for the driver or occupant of a truck related to a September arson, according to a statement by Lubbock Fire Rescue.

The pickup is white and was seen near an arson on Sept. 9 around 1 a.m. at the United Supermarket in the 8000 block of Frankford Avenue, according to the statement.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 755-2646 or Crime Line at 741-1000, or to email FirePrevention@mylubbock.us.

Jordan Sigler, A-J Media

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Gaines Countians frustrated with property tax hike; appraiser denies singling out Mennonites
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:43:39 +0000

SEMINOLE — David Neufeld’s jaw dropped when he opened his property tax bill this fall.

At $6,274, the amount was nearly double what he was ordered to pay last year for the same home and land, and more than $1,500 higher than the estimated notice he’d received in May.

“Sometime in that time frame they did a tax increase without notifying anybody,” he said.

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Tech the halls: Texas Tech to host Carol of Lights
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:41:40 +0000

Carol of Lights
to ‘Tech the Halls’

More than 25,000 colored lights will illuminate Texas Tech’s Memorial Circle and the Science Quadrangle at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the Residence Halls Association hosts the 57th Carol of Lights “Tech the Halls.”

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