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Thursday’s Summer Showcase concert cancelled
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 05:23:47 +0000

The Buddy Holly Center canceled Thursday night’s Summer Showcase concert in the Meadows Courtyard due to weather.

The Summer Showcase Concert series will kick off next Thursday, June 4, weather permitting.

The concert will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and feature Texas-bred Colin Gilmore.

All concerts are open and free to the public.


Council moves forward with Citizens Tower renovations
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 02:07:19 +0000

The Lubbock City Council voted to continue moving forward on renovations to Citizens Tower and approved Fiesta del Llano’s use of the Landwer House.

The council unanimously approved a $4.9 million contract with Perkins + Will of Dallas for architectural and engineering services for Citizens Tower, City Hall and the construction of a new Public Works Facility.

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Reese students overcome adversity to graduate
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 01:55:52 +0000

WOLFFORTH — Frenship Independent School District interim Superintendent Michelle McCord had a message for the 2015 Reese Center graduates — to savor every moment and acknowledge their success.

A message that was repeated by Reese Center Principal Farley Reeves whilst speaking of the accomplishment of the graduating class.

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Meteorologists use several factors to predict the unpredictable
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 01:42:23 +0000

The weather can be unpredictable, even to trained meteorologists who attempt to track a storm’s every move.

With several variables taken into consideration when forecasting weather, it can sometimes be tricky to pinpoint exactly where a storm will occur, said Gary Skwira, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lubbock.

And, for Thursday’s storm, Skwira said he knew to expect some rainfall, but didn’t know the details of how the storm would evolve.

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No action taken on stormwater; staff to analyze more models
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 00:50:48 +0000

The Lubbock City Council needs to look over a few more rate models before potentially amending the current rate structure, leaders said Thursday.

The council did hone in on a few specific ideas during a work session where city staff and a representative from engineering consultant Freese and Nichols discussed what the rates would look like if certain changes were made, like moving around the max amount or the number of tiers.

Staff was directed to run more specific options that will be presented to the council at a later date.

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Frenship Class of 2015 ready for commencement
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 00:40:00 +0000

The Frenship High School Class of 2015 will take the next step in their lives at 7 p.m. Friday when they take the stage at United Supermarkets Arena for graduation day.

The class of 454 students has received more than $3 million in scholarship money this year.

Frenship’s Emily Cluff, who has been an active member of the FHS Parent Teacher Student Organization, was named valedictorian.

According to FHS Principal Kim Spicer, Cluff is a very talented and educated student.

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LULAC starts 86th State Convention with ribbon-cutting ceremony
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 23:47:56 +0000

The League of United Latin American Citizens Council 263 kicked off the 86th annual LULAC State Convention with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday.

The LULAC State Convention will be held Friday through Sunday at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

Kelly Rowe, Lubbock County Sheriff, welcomed the visiting LULAC councils and introduced Elia Mendoza, LULAC state director.

“On behalf of the 500 fine men and women of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s office, we’re sure glad to have you,” Rowe said.

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Shallowater opens shelter as downpours leave stranded drivers, closed roads, flooded homes
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 23:26:22 +0000

SHALLOWATER — After nearly two decades on the job, Shallowater Police Chief Bart Hurst has a new description for a longtime patrol area.

“It’s just a raging river,” he said with a flabbergasted head shake.

Two days of rain prompted severe flooding, triggering leaders and volunteers in Shallowater to open a shelter for displaced residents and others in the region coping with high water.

Shallowater

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Concert at Buddy Holly center canceled because of bad weather
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 20:39:26 +0000

Organizers of the Summer Showcase concert at the Buddy Holly Center has cancelled again an event set for this evening because of bad weather.

The concert was slated to feature Lubbock musician John Sprott.
Organized by the Buddy Holly Center, the concert series’ May 21 kickoff show was also called of because of bad weather, according to the Buddy Holley Center website.

The concert series will kick off 5:30 p.m. June 4 and will feature Colin Gilmore, according to a city of Lubbock news release.


Lubbock hospitals, bank, other businesses among those affected by flooding
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 19:28:35 +0000

Heavy rain caused flooding in Lubbock-area homes, businesses and hospitals on Thursday.

University Medical Center and Covenant Health were among those affected. In an email to A-J Media sent just before 3 p.m., Eric Finley, spokesman for University Medical Center, said UMC had flooding in four different levels of the hospital: the basement, first, second and fourth floors.

Water affected IT, health records, administration, day surgery and the Medical ICU, he wrote.

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Flooding at 19th and University (VIDEO)
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 19:14:50 +0000

Flooding in front of the Bank of America at 19th Street and University Avenue.


Hundreds of power outages reported across South Plains (UPDATED)
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 18:59:27 +0000

Severe thunderstorms passed through Lubbock on Thursday causing hundreds of power outages in Lubbock and on the South Plains.

Lubbock Power & Light is currently reporting 199 outages across Lubbock as of 4:10 p.m.

The LP&L outage map shows crews are on scene repairing outages in at least 10 locations with several others highlighted.

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