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Rep. Perry received money from Hall-affiliated PAC
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:47:22 +0000

State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, a member of the House committee considering impeachment proceedings against University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall, received a $2,500 campaign contribution in late December from a political action committee that has received hefty financial support from the embattled regent, according to a Texas Ethics Commission report.

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Oil and Gas committee disagrees on creating inspector position
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:29:49 +0000

A failed proposal to create oversight with a city inspector was reintroduced at the Oil and Gas Citizen Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday.

The motion was voted down 7-2 in the committee’s Feb. 17 meeting.

Committee member Karen Porter revived the proposal with language borrowed from the city of Midland’s ordinance. The proposed ordinance change would state that the city manager is charged with upholding the law and could appoint someone to assist with that task.

“Almost every other city in Texas has some kind of code enforcement,” Porter said.

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Cosby highlights importance of mentors for under-represented student groups
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:07:25 +0000

Bill Cosby can now add speaking at Mentor Tech’s Celebration Banquet to his list of accomplishments.

The 76-year-old comedian, actor and author spoke — at times with humor and passion — to more than 1,000 people at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday night.

At times, the experienced comedian spoke lightheartedly, telling the audience he joined the Navy instead of the other branches of service because if the time came where he found himself stranded in the ocean’s water, he’d at least have clean underwear, which would make his mother happy.

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Cosby: ‘Can’t sit there and dream” - work hard, he tells students
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:10:22 +0000

Some grew up watching reruns of “The Cosby Show.” Others recognized him from “Fat Albert.” However, the legacy of Bill Cosby needed no introduction when he took the stage of Texas Tech’s Allen Theatre on Tuesday to talk with area high school students about the importance of a college education.

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Longtime A-J Media reporter Ray Westbrook honored at luncheon
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:37:08 +0000

A-J Media has changed significantly in the past 54 years, but has retained one staple fixture.

His name is Ray Westbrook, and he’s watched everything in the newsroom change except himself.

Westbrook — who was honored with the Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award Tuesday at the Association for Women in Communications’ 30th annual Celebrity Luncheon — has worked for the newspaper as a reporter and photographer since 1960.

The award is named for a longtime member of the association who owns Word Publications and is active in various organizations.

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Wolfforth, Lubbock chambers express support for Frenship bond election
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:31 +0000

Economic growth is the main reason why two chambers of commerce had a joint news conference Tuesday morning at First United Bank in Lubbock to express support for the upcoming Frenship Independent School District bond election.

Both the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Wolfforth Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture are represented inside the Frenship Independent School District.

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Youth, families invited to fish at AMBUCS event in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:51:58 +0000

AMBUCS fishing event in Lubbock

Kidfish, a free fishing event for local children and their families, will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Maxey Park.

The event is hosted by the Lubbock Lions Club and the local chapter of AMBUCS, or American Business Clubs.

Register online at www.kidfishlubbock.com/register/. For more information, call 252-2052.


Pay $10 to walk in honor of teachers
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:32:58 +0000

Pay $10 to walk in honor of teachers

Lubbock locals are invited to participate in a Chalk Walk Saturday to support their favorite teachers.

The event, which costs $10, is the only walk-a-thon that directl y supports educators, according to a news release. It will take place at McCullough Park from 9-11 a.m. and is sponsored by the Llano Estacado Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, International Family of Associations.

For more information, contact Judy Jarratt at (806) 742-9519.


Separate Tech police arrests yield synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine confiscations
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:30:47 +0000

Texas Tech police calls for:

April 18

9:06 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated burglary of motor vehicle at the Z3G parking lot. An insurance card was reported stolen.

9:38 a.m, — A Tech officer investigated a theft report at the Rawls College of Business Administration. A cash box containing U.S. currency and personal checks was reported stolen.

9:59 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated an accident without injuries and duty on striking unattended vehicle at the Z6A parking lot.

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Dog dip set for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:32 +0000

Dog dip set for Saturday

The Lubbock County 4-H Teen Council will hold a dog dip from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Tractor Supply, 7531 82nd St.

Dips protect against fleas and ticks. The cost is $5 per dog.

All dogs must be on a leash and have proof of current rabies vaccinations.


Council candidates discuss water, growth at forum
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:08:37 +0000

Water and economic development weighed on the minds of those who attended a Lubbock City Council candidate forum Monday night.

The panel, hosted by Freedom Workshop and held at St. John's United Methodist Church. included District 1 candidates Frank Gutierrez, Victor Hernandez and Lana Bear Moore; District 3 candidates Deanne Clark and Maurice Stanley and District 5 candidate Brian Carr.

Candidates answered questions asked by the assembly, as well as pre-prepared questions from students at Frenship High School. The candidates had 90 seconds to respond to each question.

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United pulling Oscar Mayer wieners from shelves after labeling error
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:25:55 +0000

United Supermarket officials are recalling two types of hot dogs after a labeling error could put lactose intolerant people at risk.

United spokesman Eddie Owens said the chain is pulling Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners and Oscar Mayer Classic Cheese Dogs as the cheese products were mislabeled as classic.
That could cause adverse reactions to anyone with a dairy sensitivity who eats a hot dog.

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Positive attitude key to keeping Lubbock woman mobile despite osteoporosis, arthritis
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:15:09 +0000

Margie Hubbard was always 5 feet, 31/2 inches.

She never noticed any changes until about five years ago when she visited a doctor for a required yearly physical for her health insurance. Part of the physical included a bone density test.

“They said, ‘How tall did you say you are?’ and I said, ‘5-foot-31/2.’ And she said, ‘Nah. You’re 5-foot-2,’ ” Margie said.

The latest measurement showed she’s down to 5-foot-1, she said.

“That was, in fact, last month,” she said. “It’s not too long ago.”

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