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Overton unveils its fifth annual gingerbread house
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:14:31 +0000

After using more than 5,000 pieces of gingerbread and almost 200 hours of labor, the Overton Hotel and Conference Center culinary team completed and displayed the fifth annual gingerbread house.

Overton Hotel officials and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to unveil the new gingerbread house on display in the hotel lobby, located at 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

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Body found in West Lubbock, investigation ongoing
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:02:45 +0000

The Lubbock Police department is investigating a death after receiving a call of a dead body around 6 p.m. Saturday in West Lubbock, according to LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

“Patrol officers believed the death may be suspicious and a homicide call out was initiated,” she said.

Detectives were called out to the scene in the 2500 block of 31st Street to investigate, according to Pelt.

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Goodfellows: Twins share love of baking with RMHC residents
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:16:01 +0000

Identical twins Lynette Clinton and Jeanette McNeese have been inseparable from the moment they were born.

“We’re joined at the hip,” Clinton said. “We do everything together. We raised our kids together, we’ve always lived close. It’s just a closeness that we have that’s really hard to describe.”

For the past month, they’ve also been volunteering together.

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Law enforcement agencies rely on paid, unpaid reserve for extra support
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:40:04 +0000

When he’s not on duty as chief of the O’Donnell Police Department, Bill Achey holds a second commission in a Young County town about 210 miles away.

Achey said he helps the Olney Police Department on a reserve basis, meaning whenever it needs assistance.

Some cities use paid, or even unpaid reserve officers who provide extra law enforcement support and get to keep their peace officer license without working at a department full time.


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Rural Challenges: West Texas’ smallest departments face difficulties policing rural towns
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:37:57 +0000

Anton Police Chief David Kinney puts on a cowboy hat and gets into a white pickup truck with the word “police” faded on the side.

As the sun begins to set, he starts his first patrol of the night.

Within minutes, a woman driving past him sticks her hand out the window and waves hello.

Most people in the town of about 1,200 people recognize Kinney, who is not only the police chief but the police department’s sole officer.


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Hot cocoa, stories, suprises treat Lubbock youngsters at 9th Santa Cops
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:59:53 +0000

A small fleet of Lubbock police cars with lights blazing and sirens blaring pulled up to Yates Flooring Center on Saturday afternoon in West Lubbock.

This was no police raid or carpet emergency.

Lubbock's finest were wrapping up a day of making pre-Christmas memories with Hub City children during the ninth annual Santa Cops event.

The department's goal in organizing the event is to provide a Christmas to children in need who probably would not have one otherwise, said LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

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Another day of rain, some snow in store for South Plains
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:13:44 +0000

Expect more rain Saturday across the South Plains, and some freezing precipitation in northern regions, after a drizzly Friday.

Friday saw showers off and on through the day, getting heavier into the evening with high temperatures in the 40s.

“Here in the Lubbock area, we’ve had one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch through 9 p.m.,” said Ron McQueen with the National Weather Service in Lubbock.

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Spur to host Christmas activities Monday night
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:06:16 +0000

Spur set to host
Christmas activities

SPUR — This Dickens County town will host Christmas activities Monday night.

Local businesses will stay open from 5-9 p.m. for holiday shopping. Vendors will sell goods at the community center, Santa will meet children in the library and a pancake dinner will be held at the Masonic Lodge.

Josie Musico, A-J Media

Ransom Canyon Tour of Homes scheduled
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:58 +0000

Ransom Canyon Tour of Homes scheduled

The 2016 Ransom Canyon Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

It will benefit the Ransom Canyon Memorial Chapel and Gardens. Tickets are $12.50, and available at Ransom Canyon City Hall, 24 Lee Kitchens Drive, phone 829-2470. Tickets may be purchased after 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ransom Canyon Fire Station, 1 Ridge Road.

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Texas Tech sax quartet wins nationwide performing arts competition
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:54 +0000

Tech sax quartet wins national competition

Texas Tech’s saxophone quartet has won the college division of the American Prize, a national contest that awards a cash prize, professional marketing and promotion.

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Hodges hosting Santa Paws
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:48 +0000

Hodges hosting Santa Paws today

The Hodges Community Center will host the eighth annual Santa Paws on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families are invited to take their pets for a photo with Santa for $5 or take their own camera.

Prizes will be given for best-dressed pets, according to the news release from the city of Lubbock.

Animal Services will also be on-site to administer microchips for $10 while supplies last.

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DPS promotes Texas Ranger to lieutenant
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:42 +0000

DPS promotes Texas Ranger lieutenant

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Friday the promotion of Scott Stevenson to lieutenant with the Texas Rangers, according to a DPS news release.

Stevenson previously served as sergeant with the Texas Rangers in Lubbock.

His hometown is Abilene, and he joined DPS in 1996.

The release states Stevenson will serve in Corpus Christi effective Jan. 1.

Erica Pauda, A-J Media

1-year later, police still searching for man wanted in Lubbock homicide case
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:57:59 +0000

The Lubbock Police Department is asking for the community’s help in finding 28-year-old Isaias Cabello, who is wanted in connection with a now one-year-old homicide investigation, according to LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of 22-year-old Henry Anderson’s death, and Cabello still remains on LPD’s Top Ten Most Wanted List, according to Pelt.

She said officers responded to reports of shots fired Dec. 3, 2015 in the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue.

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