lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:17:57 +0000
Plains Roofing Company: .........................$500
In memory of Chester & Mary Elliff: ......$100
Bruce & Kathy Maunder: ............................$100
In memory of my parents, Vic & Bess Mertz: ..................................................................$25
Previously Reported: ................................$3,325
TOTAL TO DATE: ..............................$4,150
Lubbock may pay the tab for road maintenance
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:02:11 +0000
In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, the Lubbock City Council will consider moving forward in an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation that would transfer jurisdiction to some roadways to the city.
Under the agreement, the city could control speed limits on roads like Avenue Q, but the financial responsibility for maintaining the 12 streets will become that of the city’s.
Roosevelt High School using leadership strategy to change culture of school
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:35:38 +0000
Leadership. Scholarship. Citizenship. With just three words and a positive attitude, the new culture at Roosevelt High School is on its way to making a difference in the community from just outside the Lubbock city limits.
It all started about three years ago when the school implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, said Principal Michael Brooks. According to the PBIS website, it’s a program that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices in participating schools.
Representatives say plans for Villa Del Norte Apartment on hold until court case with insurance comp
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:26:57 +0000
A representative for a North Lubbock apartment complex under scrutiny by city officials says any action on the property will have to wait until a civil suit against an insurance company is resolved.
Tammy Lindsey, former Villa Del Norte Apartment complex manager, said the property owners are awaiting a response from GuideOne National Insurance, which is being sued for denying an insurance claim after a June storm damaged the roof of the property.
No plans have been made to repair or demolish the property while the suit is ongoing, she said.
No charges filed against man who threatened to jump off Slaton Road bridge
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:07:51 +0000
No charges for man in bridge-jumping threat
Lubbock police said Wednesday, Dec. 11, no charges will be filed against a man who attempted to jump off the Slaton road bridge over I-27 on Tuesday.
Lubbock police responded to an emergency call about 4:45 p.m. at the Lubbock VA Outpatient Clinic at 6104 Ave. Q, according to police records.
Lubbock Police Department Lt. Nathan White said, the man, who was not identified was not arrested and no criminal offenses were reported.
Primary still more contested on Republican side after constable withdraws campaign
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:42:37 +0000
Lubbock County’s Precinct 4 constable will no longer seek re-election.
Brenda Willis, a former sheriff’s deputy who was appointed in July as constable, withdrew her candidacy Tuesday, Dec. 10, just before the deadline to do so.
Carl Tepper, chairman of the Lubbock County Republican Party, said Willis followed all procedures and had the withdrawal notice properly notarized.
The only other candidate so far in the race is Heath Rudder, a former Shallowater police officer who applied for the position last summer before commissioners awarded it to Willis.
Improper withdrawal notice leaves judicial incumbent to race against daughter
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:29:27 +0000
Incomplete paperwork filed after hours has triggered an unintentional race between a mother and daughter.
Despite Incumbent Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Jean Anne Stratton’s last-minute effort to pull out of the race to make way for her daughter, Stratton will be on the ballot for the Precinct 4 seat after Republican party officials realized her withdrawal statement was not notarized, according to officials.
Plainview man challenges search warrant in 2011 drug case
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:18:10 +0000
A Plainview man who pleaded guilty to drug charges two years ago will have his case reconsidered after challenging a search warrant because the officer who obtained it was later convicted of theft.
The state Court of Criminal Appeals directed the 64th District Court, which sits in Plainview, to re-examine the search warrant used to raid the home of Brodrick Andrae Jackson in July 2010.
The appellate court issued its ruling Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Council to vote on establishing Timothy Cole memorial site at 19th Street and University
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:12:41 +0000
The Lubbock City Council will vote today, Dec. 12, on dedicating a small parcel of land at 19th Street and University Avenue in memory of Timothy Cole, who died in prison serving a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
The site, at the southwest corner of 19th and University will be named “The Timothy Cole Memorial Park,” according to a resolution the council is scheduled to vote on as part of tonight’s meeting.
2 New Mexico men face murder charges in Texas for slaying of Seminole woman
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:38:49 +0000
Two New Mexico men face capital murder charges Tuesday in Texas after Hobbs, N.M., police arrested them connection with the Nov. 21 slaying of a Seminole woman.
Juan Villegas and Carlos Najera are being held on capital murder charges at the Lea County Detention Center, according to a Gaines County Sheriff’s Office news release. Their bond is set at $1 million.
Ana Villegas, the estranged wife of Juan Villegas, was reported missing Nov. 21 in Seminole and hunters found her body Nov. 29 in the Pecos River near Loving in Eddy County in southeastern New Mexico.
Texas Tech police calls for Dec. 10
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:52:08 +0000
12:30 p.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries in the C1 parking lot.
2:29 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft report at the law school. A men’s class ring was stolen.
3:48 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief at Weymouth Residence Hall. A smoke detector was damaged.
8:36 p.m. — A Tech officer responded to Coleman Residence Hall in reference to a medical emergency. A student was unconscious and required lifesaving efforts. He was taken by emergency medical services to University Medical Center.
Snyder fire officials continue investigating deadly apartment blaze
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:02:12 +0000
Snyder fire officials are still trying to determine what sparked a fire that left a man dead and destroyed about half of a Snyder apartment building Tuesday morning, Dec. 10.
William Caswell, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene of his first-floor apartment in La Posada Apartments, 4100 Brick Plant Road.
Investigators are still attempting to determine the specific cause of Caswell’s death, but believe it was related to the blaze.
2 arrested on unrelated charges after smoke shop robbery in north Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:20:07 +0000
2 face unrelated charges after robbery
Lubbock police say a thief wearing a black hoodie and armed with a pistol Tuesday night, Dec. 11, robbed a smoke shop in North Lubbock.
While searching for the thief, police officers arrested two people on unrelated charges, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release.
Police officers responded to a robbery call about 9:20 p.m. at the One Stop Smoke Shop at 2001 Clovis Road, according to the release.
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