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Sirens and ‘Happy Birthday’ heard at foster kid party
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:18:28 +0000

Foster kids and local law enforcement celebrated youngsters’ birthdays together at Southcrest Baptist Church on Saturday.

The children were able to see a helicopter, horses and emergency vehicles, play in a bouncy castle and eat cupcakes as Lubbock police, sheriff’s and Texas Department of Public Safety officers helped them celebrate a special day.

“Every kid deserves to be sung the “Happy Birthday” song on their birthday,” said Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens.

Officials at the event were volunteering, he said.

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Hernandez wins Lubbock municipal judge runoff
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:35:30 +0000

Jorge Hernandez is set to become Lubbock’s next municipal judge after winning nearly 56 percent of the vote compared to Susan Rowley’s 44 percent Saturday in a citywide runoff election.

At a watch party at his daughter’s house in Southwest Lubbock, Hernandez celebrated with supporters and said he was still absorbing the news of his win.

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Chadis beats Gutierrez in District 1 runoff
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:30:23 +0000

The Lubbock District 1 City Council seat was decided by more than a 25-point margin during a runoff election Saturday night declaring Juan A. Chadis victorious over Frank Gutierrez.

Chadis received nearly 63.5 percent of the vote compared to 36.5 percent for Gutierrez, according to results from the Lubbock County Elections Office.

Chadis beat Gutierrez by 3 percent of the vote in May when two other candidates were also running for the seat, but Saturday’s race wasn’t as close.

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Patterson Harris ready to get to work after winning District 2 runoff
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:27:28 +0000

The Lubbock City Council is now set, and the results of the 2016 municipal elections give the city three new members on the City Council and a new mayor.

Two of the races were decided in Saturday’s runoff, with Shelia Patterson Harris winning the vote for District 2 and Juan Chadis doing the same in District 1.

On May 7, voters elected Mayor Dan Pope and District 4 Councilman Steve Massengale.

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Check out all the entertainment events schedule for week
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:00:41 +0000

MUSIC

SUNDAY

Westwinds Brass Band — 8 p.m., Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Ave.

Mayeux and Broussard w/Chris King — 7 p.m.-2 a.m., The Blue Light Live, 1806 Buddy Holly Ave., (806) 762-1185.

Boris McCutcheon and The Salt Licks — 7:15 p.m., Melissa Grimes’ colorful home at 1707 33rd St. $20. BYOB. (806) 441-9128.

TUESDAY

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Reminder: Municipal runoff election Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Jun 2016 02:23:58 +0000

Don’t forget to vote in Saturday runoffs

Voting locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for the city of Lubbock runoff election.

Candidates who made the runoff in City Council District 1 are Juan Chadis and Frank Gutierrez. In the race for District 2, it’s Jared Hall and Shelia Patterson Harris, and for municipal judge it’s Jorge Hernandez and Susan Rowley. The judicial race is citywide, while only voters residing in Districts 1 and 2 can vote for their council representatives.

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Unexpected career: Stoffregen steps down from public defender’s office after 42 years as lawyer
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:51:23 +0000

Jack Stoffregen wanted to teach at a college level. He went to law school instead to impress his future in-laws.

“My fiancee’s parents hated me,” he said. “They didn’t like me at all and they decided if I were to go to law school and be a lawyer then maybe I was worthy of their daughter.”

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Lubbock experts adopt watchful stance on Brexit
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:34:28 +0000

A Texas Tech professor and a Lubbock banker were adopting a wait-and-see policy about news that voters in the United Kingdom voted Thursday to leave the European Union and how that could affect Lubbock.

Dennis Patterson, chairman of the Tech department of political science, said there probably won’t be much impact on Lubbock’s economy, since it is largely dependent on the cotton industry.

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‘An art of its own’: Texas taxidermy convention draws hundreds to Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:25:44 +0000

It’s not exactly Noah’s Ark and it’s definitely not a zoo this weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

But a wide collection of creatures from land, air and sea — 150 to be exact — are spending several days of their now-immortal existence on display for judging in the Civic Center’s banquet hall thanks to the Texas Taxidermy Association’s Annual Convention and State Championships in Lubbock through Sunday.

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US 82 to have more construction in July
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:42:44 +0000

U.S. 82 to have more construction in July

Improvements to U.S. 82 (Parkway Drive) main lanes will start July 5, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Eastbound traffic will be placed onto the frontage road, as one-way traffic.

Traffic is expected to be on the frontage road through August.

Other traffic changes will likely happen through the near future. East and westbound traffic has been reduced to 35 mph on U.S. 82 in the construction zone.

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1 year after same-sex marriage ruling, Lubbock couple say ‘it was a blessing’
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:11:53 +0000

A year after same-sex marriage became legal nationwide, some Lubbock area supporters are pleased but still not satisfied.

Some opponents, on the other hand, still consider those unions a sin.

The Supreme Court ruling Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015 required all 50 states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize those marriages. Meanwhile, advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community continue to fight against issues such as housing discrimination and violence.

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Registration open for Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:16:52 +0000

Registration open for Kids Triathlon

Registration for the Fit 4 Fun Kids Triathlon is now open.

The triathlon, hosted by Texas Tech’s Rec Sports and sponsored by the Covenant Body Mind Initiative and Covenant Health System, is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. July 16 at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, located at Main Street east of Indiana Avenue.

Participants will swim at the leisure pool, bike and run around the recreation center.

Distances will vary by age.

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Police search for 2 suspects in early morning shooting
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:56:17 +0000

Two people were shot and Lubbock police are looking for two men who fled after the shooting outside The Firehouse club early Friday morning.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1700 block of Buddy Holly Avenue at 2:11 a.m. and found two people had been shot.

An officer said the pair and the attackers were in a verbal argument in an alley when one of the men fired a handgun.

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