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Proud, colorful canine contestants strut stuff in PRIDE doggy drag show
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:12:19 +0000

Dressed in a rainbow-colored fluffy skirt and necklace, Chloe was all smiles at her beauty pageant.

The 6-year-old Chihuahua proudly won LubbockPRIDE Festival’s first doggy drag show.

“It feels awesome,” said owner Kelsey Murdock, 10, dressed in similarly-colorful attire.

Krissy Murdock, Kelsey’s mom and Chloe’s grandmother, said the family brainstormed ideas before they came up with the outfit.

“A lot of work went into this stuff,” she said.

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Milk-coffee stout, sour IPA among favorites at Hub City on Tap beer festival
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:50:52 +0000

So many beers, so many choices.

The 120 brews at Hub City on Tap Craft Beer Festival left picking a favorite somewhat of a challenge.

Visitors at the first of what organizers plan to make an annual event sampled eight drinks each, then voted for their favorite. Results were still being compiled as of news time.

An informal A-J Media survey of guests, though, revealed the most popular was a milk stout called French Quarter Temptress.

“It was outstanding,” Justin Boyd said.

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Jedi, Power Rangers converge at Hub City Comic Con
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:41:56 +0000

From dinosaurs to 16th century maidens to futuristic jedi, Hub City Comic Con had a bit of something for everyone on Saturday.

Rachael Schroeder, who cosplays as a 16th century woman named Alys Anna O’Desmund through the Society for Creative Anachronism, said she enjoys taking part in events like the Hub City Comic Con this weekend in Lubbock.

As diverse as the participants are, she said, they are all like-minded people.

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Barbecue chefs compete on Tech campus for top meats
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:14:36 +0000

Good barbecued meat is best cooked quickly, say some chefs.

Actually, it’s better to take your time, say others.

Individual competitors at this weekend’s Raider Red Meats BBQ and Ribeye Championship tended to have individual preference.

Brennen Johnson, for instance, sears his steak. Each chunk of meat stays on a 650-700-degree charcoal grill only about eight minutes.

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In exclusive interview, new Texas Tech Pres. Schovanec talks vision for university
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:10:16 +0000

As Texas Tech students head back to class, one of the most notable new additions to the campus — a president — is someone who has actually been there for years.

Lawrence Schovanec was named the sole finalist for president at Tech on June 16 and took office on Aug. 1.

Schovanec sat down with A-J Media to answer questions soon after taking office as president, talking on an array of topics from campus fraternities/sororities to faculty concerns about priorities in balancing research and monetization with teaching and education.

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What�s new at Texas Tech? Changes, growth continue into fall semester
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:07:10 +0000

Texas Tech is always growing, always improving, and renovations and new construction around the university are evidence of those improvements.

From loge seating and a new Double T at the Jones AT&T Stadium to the expansion of the Rawls College of Business, students and visitors to Texas Tech are seeing new improvements made as the fall semester begins Monday.

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County Commissioners propose keeping tax rate flat, hosting 2 public hearings
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:42:32 +0000

Lubbock County Commissioners will host two public hearings this week on the county’s proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2016-17, which is to stay at 35.8 cents per $100 property valuation, the same as this current fiscal year.

The county’s two public hearings will be Monday, August 29 and Thursday, September 1. Both public hearings begin at 10 p.m. on the 5th floor of the Lubbock County Courthouse.

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Police seek driver who crashed into vacant house, fled scene
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:12:17 +0000

Police seek driver who crashed into vacant house, fled scene

Police are seeking a driver who crashed his pickup truck into a house in Northeast Lubbock early Saturday morning.

Officers say a blue truck crashed into a vacant house at 814 E. Municipal Drive. The collision caused the truck to catch on fire; the blaze spread to the house.

No one was injured.

Officers responded to the report about 3:27 a.m. The driver fled the scene on foot.

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Meryl Benham becomes associate judge of Lubbock Municipal Court
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:13:41 +0000

Meryl Benham was sworn in as associate judge of the Lubbock Municipal Court on Friday afternoon.

Benham is a graduate of Texas Tech’s School of Law and has been the director of the law school’s Pro Bono Projects since 2013. Prior to that she was an assistant district attorney at the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office.

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Quanah Parker’s descendants bless Levelland arrow honoring late Comanche chief
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:47:49 +0000

LEVELLAND — Quanah Parker would have been proud.

The late Comanche chief’s descendants were full of gratitude and pride Friday afternoon as they blessed an arrow in his honor.

“It’s symbolic to me. We say thank you — we’re very proud to be a part of it,” Ron Parker said.

Ron Parker and a few other surviving family members ceremoniously gathered in front of the Quanah Parker Trail’s commemorative arrow at the park by Levelland’s Lobo Lake. Their blessing contained prayers, music and many thanks.

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458 votes cast in last day of early voting in LISD tax election
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:40:27 +0000

458 votes cast in last day of early voting in LISD tax election

There were 458 votes cast in the ninth and final day of early voting Friday in the Lubbock Independent School District’s tax ratification election.

This brings the total after nine days to 3,824 votes. Early voting ended Friday, so voters have one more chance to vote on election day, which is Tuesday.

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West Texas Warbirds show honors military aircraft
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:32:43 +0000

ABERNATHY — They’re smaller than real warplanes, but that’s the main difference.

As far as style and detail, planes at Wings Miniature Aircraft Society’s West Texas Warbirds show are close to identical.

The ninth annual air show is open to the public from about 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The location is Abernathy’s municipal airport, a few miles east of town. From Interstate 27, take exit 21 onto FM 2060.

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Traffic alert: 1 critically injured in 2-vehicle crash in Southwest Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:59:59 +0000

One person was critically injured and the intersection of Frankford Avenue and the Spur 327 access road was closed after a two-vehicle crash late Friday afternoon in Southwest Lubbock.

One man driving a white Volvo passenger car was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after the crash about 4:30 p.m. in the intersection north of Spur 327.

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