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Frenship teachers to get 3 percent pay raise
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:58:50 +0000

Teachers and staff in the Frenship Independent School District can celebrate. On average, they are getting a 3 percent pay raise for the 2014-15 school year.

First-year teachers also have room to celebrate. Not only do they have new jobs, they also will start at $36,000, up $1,000 from last year.

The Frenship Board of Trustees unanimously approved the pay increase Monday night at Casey Administration Building.

The board also voted to issue tax bonds.

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Arguments presented in probation revocation hearing for woman accused of robbing store with rifle in
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:06:05 +0000

Lubbock County prosecutors tried to revoke the probation of a 43-year-old woman accused of using a rifle to rob a convenience store last year.

Rachel Johnson’s lawyers have also made a request to remove the electric leg monitoring condition of her probation.

Judge John McClendon heard arguments Monday in the 137th District Court from both parties regarding the requests.

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UMC Activities Center hosting Summer Boot Camp
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:24:14 +0000

The University Medical Center Activities Center will host a six-week Summer Boot Camp throughout July and August.

The camp started July 15 and ends Aug. 23.

Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Registration costs $60.

Proper attire and shoes are required. Participants are also encouraged to bring a bottle of water and a towel.

Exercises will include cardio, muscle toning, core strengthening, stretching and warm up/cool downs.

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Local pastor launching app to log time spent in prayer
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:22:37 +0000

How much time do you spend in prayer?

Local pastor Logan Fields wants to give busy people a chance to meet and pray in groups, without actually meeting in person.

It’s as simple as clicking a button.

The idea for the app “Prayer Button” came during Fields’ senior year at Ambassador Baptist College. He and his friends started a prayer meeting on the soccer field, asking God to bring revival. As schedules changed or people graduated and moved away, the grassy gatherings became a memory.

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City of Lubbock Health Department offering immunization clinics this week
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:21:27 +0000

Immunizations clinics hosted by the city of Lubbock Health Department are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

The clinic on Thursday will be at the Health Department, located at 806 18th Street from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Thursday’s clinic will be at the Express Care Clinic at South Plains Mall, located at 6002 Slide Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vaccines for children 2 months old through 18 years old cost $15 for one dose and $20 for two or more. Adult prices vary.

Children must meet the Texas Department of State Health Service’s guidelines to be vaccinated.

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Third class in four-week diabetes series is Thursday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:46 +0000

Covenant Community Outreach will host a four-week series of free diabetes educational classes for people who are uninsured or financially in need.

The class will meet once a week from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The remaining class dates are Thursday and July 31.

People who attend may be eligible for a free glucometer or vouchers for glucometer strips.

To register or check on qualification guidelines, call 725-5218.

The address for the classes will be given to individuals upon qualification.

Cattle Baron’s Ball scheduled for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:17:02 +0000

Whether it be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, children or coworkers, everybody knows somebody affected by cancer.

Driven of personal experiences with various types of cancers, volunteers, American Cancer Society staff members and supporters will gather Saturday at the V-8 Ranch to raise money for the American Cancer Society at the 32nd annual Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Sheri Mudd, this year’s event co-chair with her husband, Bryan Mudd, said she lost her father and stepfather to lung cancer. Her mother is a three-year breast cancer survivor.

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Up to 1,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to Texas-Mexico border, governor says
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:01:26 +0000

Up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops could soon be headed south to beef up the state’s border security and provide additional support to the continuing efforts of Operation Strong Safety.

On Monday, Gov. Rick Perry activated the troops to deploy along the Texas-Mexico border.

The military units will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s ongoing law enforcement surge focused on combating criminal activity in the region, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

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Neugebauer hosting mobile office hours for next two weeks
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:35:38 +0000

Neugebauer hosting mobile office hours

Representatives from the office of Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, will be holding mobile office hours throughout the next two weeks to reach out to communities outside close reach of his three main offices in Lubbock, Big Spring and Abilene.

His staff will travel to the following locations this week to hold an open forum for constituents to ask about Neugebauer’s policy stances, share their views and ask for help with their federal benefits:

Friona Mobile Office Hours:

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Driver aims vehicle at Texas DPS troopers, yells obscenities during Lubbock traffic stop
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:54:00 +0000

A pair of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers dodged a close encounter with a car investigators believe tried to hit them near Texas Tech.

The troopers were conducting a traffic stop when a silver four-door Honda or Toyota passenger car swerved in their direction at about 12:30 p.m. Monday near Broadway and Avenue X in Lubbock, according to the DPS dispatch office in Lubbock.

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Fresh off the vine - grapes are red, white and nearly ripe
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:28:15 +0000

BROWNFIELD — Raise your glass.

Terry County’s wine grapes are ripe and ready — almost.

Harvest time is approaching within a month or so. Most plants are producing fruit this week, with some turning the shade of purple that signifies they’ve reached the late growing stages.

Dusty Timmons anticipates a good — but not great — harvest season.

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Quaker Avenue at Loop 289 closed for repairs tomorrow
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:15:41 +0000

Part of Quaker
closed for repairs

Quaker Avenue at northwest Loop 289 will be closed to traffic Tuesday morning for bridge work. It is not expected to reopen until 5 p.m.

The closure will start at 4 a.m., according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be rerouted onto frontage roads.

The closure is to accommodate workers and equipment while bridge deck work is being done for the new northbound Loop 289 overpass at the Quaker Avenue and Erskine Street interchange.

Bridge 2 Success participants clean up area of East Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:13:26 +0000

Think twice before you litter this summer — a youth camper may be picking up your trash.

The Bridge of Lubbock’s summer youth camp program. Bridge 2 Success, took 65 campers to East Lubbock on Monday morning to clean up the area.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to community outreach in East Lubbock, Bridge of Lubbock has after-school youth programs for students and a clothing closest for people in need.

“The mission of the Bridge of Lubbock is to restore the foundation of hope to East Lubbock and their families,” said Ashlei Watson, director of operations.

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