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Woman arrested on evading arrest charge
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:36:51 +0000

Woman arrested on evading arrest charge

Police arrested a 21-year-old woman on a charge of evading arrest early Wednesday morning in Lubbock.

Kieandra Antionnette Williams was also arrested on a charge of deadly conduct, parole violation and possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces.

An officer conducted a traffic violation stop on a white Honda Accord about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Iola Avenue, according to a news release.

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Lubbock sheriff’s office releases 911 calls from party that left Jakeem Grant injured
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:15:25 +0000

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office released Wednesday nearly a dozen 911 calls made in the moments after gunshots scattered partygoers at a “krunkness party” early Sunday morning at which Texas Tech football player Jakeem Grant was injured.

The 11 calls paint a chaotic and terrifying scene at El Fronteriso club in the 12000 block of U.S. 87 shortly after 1 a.m.

In one call, a young woman screams, “Oh my god!”

The dispatcher says, “Where are you at?”

Then the caller screams and sobs, “I don’t know!”

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Missing Lubbock man found dead in Las Vegas
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:03:00 +0000

A missing Lubbock man was found dead Wednesday morning in a motel by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating Robert Patrick “Pat” Handley, a 65-year-old man who went missing on Oct. 13.

Handley was expected at work at Dalton’s Automotive at 110th Street and Slide Road on the morning of Oct. 13, but he never showed up.

A statement from the county at that time said he had heart problems, dementia and hypertension.

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High Cotton Affair to raise funds for homeless
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:46:45 +0000

The High Cotton Affair has some high hopes this year.

The second annual food-and-music event is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Link Ministries Sportsplex, at the corner of 19th Street and Avenue A.

Live music, carnival games and square dancing are among the activities.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.linkministries.com.

“It should be a pretty fun event,” said spokeswoman Lauren Ferguson. “We’re looking forward to it.”

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Texas A&M AgriLife hosting farm bill meetings across South Plains
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:27 +0000

Texas A&M AgriLife to host farm bill meetings

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents will hold bill decision-aid meetings across the South Plains at the following locations:

■ Lamesa — Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Forest Park Community Center.

■ Seminole — Monday, 9 a.m.-noon, Gaines County Civic Building.

■ Tahoka — Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Housing Authority Center.

■ Floydada — Wednesday, a.m.-noon, Lighthouse Electric. This meeting will include a basic overview of the farm bill.

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Snyder development group awarded
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:01 +0000

Snyder development group awarded

The Development Corporation of Snyder received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for a project it created last year.

The 2013 project was in the category of Annual Report for communities with populations of less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council.

The award was presented during a ceremony on Monday at the council’s annual conference in Fort Worth.

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LP&L’s Bid Integrity Policy remains unchanged after meeting Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:25:25 +0000

Following much discussion about who should have access to LP&L’s Request for Proposals, and how that access is given, Lubbock’s Electric Utility Board voted not to make any changes to its bid integrity policy.

The discussion was prompted by two proposed amendments to Lubbock Power & Light’s Bid Integrity Policy. The amendments were voted on during a board meeting on Tuesday.

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White River water board denies FBI investigation
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:24:02 +0000

A group of homeowners near White River Lake remains concerned about business practices at the water district.

Tom Fulton resigned about a month ago as general manager of the White River Municipal Water District to take a new job closer to his East Texas hometown.

Richard Foster, a local resident, reminded the district’s board of directors on Monday night of their recent votes to pursue a controversial all-terrain-vehicle park and purchase land for new water wells.

He suggested those plans are not the agency’s only current affairs.

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San Antonio named top destination by Texas Highways readers; Lubbock at 40
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:20:52 +0000

San Antonio top pick of Texas destinations

SAN ANTONIO — Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide. Lubbock came in at 40.

Officials with Texas Highways, published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation, made the announcement Tuesday in San Antonio. The countdown helped celebrate the publication’s 40th anniversary.

Readers noted San Antonio has a Sea World park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Alamo, plus restaurants, shopping and accommodations.

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Eyeing the seat: Candidates talk issues at forum
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:39:35 +0000

In the first and only Lubbock forum featuring the candidates for the 19th District Congressional seat in this year’s general election, the candidates discussed their position on topics relevant to this area, such as agriculture and taxes.

The forum featured a tight structure, giving the speakers time to introduce themselves, followed by questions that each candidate had the opportunity to address individually without interruption or retaliation.

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Limbaugh indicted for 2008 homicide of Monica Adams
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:01:11 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 43-year-old man Tuesday on a murder and sexual assault charges from 2008.

Billy Jack Limbaugh Jr. has been held at the Lubbock County Detention Center Oct. 6. after Lubbock police arrested him on unrelated charges.

Limbaugh consented to a buccal swab while under arrest and investigators discovered his DNA was on evidence found at a homicide scene more than six years ago in East Lubbock and at the scene of a sexual assault seven months prior in Northeast Lubbock, according to an arrest warrant.

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Tech announces naming of the Talkington Department of Internal Medicine
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:34:53 +0000

A $9 million gift from the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation will establish six endowed chairs in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Internal Medicine.

Officials from Texas Tech announced that the department is being named the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Department of Internal Medicine.

Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan said it is exciting to announce such a large endowment.

“This is the type of gift that keeps on giving,” Duncan said.

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Jury selection begins for Dixon murder-for-hire trial
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:14:39 +0000

Jury selection for the trial of an Amarillo plastic surgeon facing capital murder charges began Tuesday.

Dr. Thomas Dixon is facing the capital murder charge for the 2012 killing of Dr. Joseph Sonnier IV, the chief pathologist for Covenant Medical Center.

One hundred people were called to a jury pool in the trial, which will be heard in the 140th District Court.

Attorneys will work to whittle that number to 12.

Court officials expect the process to take about two days and the trial is set to begin Monday.

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