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Oktoberfest kicks off demonstration project downtown
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:46:41 +0000

When Paola Muniz moved to Lubbock in 2011, she was not impressed by the city’s downtown life.

She still isn’t. But, as one of about 20 students who created an Urban Stage on the block of Avenue J between Broadway and Main Street, Muniz said she hopes to show residents the potential of a lively downtown.

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Thousands celebrate Halloween early at LCU trunk-or-treat fundraiser
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:41:03 +0000

Lubbock Christian University athletes celebrated Halloween early as they handed out 20,000 pieces of candy during the first-ever Make-A-Wish Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival.

Becca Walters, associate athletics director, estimated more than 2,000 people attended the event Thursday in the parking lot of the Cardwell Welcome Center.

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Friday last day for early voting
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:11:29 +0000

Friday the last day
for early voting

Polls closed Thursday after 2,540 people voted, according to the Lubbock County Elections Office.

So far, 22,951 Lubbock County residents have cast early voting ballots for Tuesday’s general election.

Early voting ends Friday.


Brownfield voters to consider new hospital
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:11 +0000

BROWNFIELD — Brownfield voters have been heading to the polls to determine whether their town will obtain a new hospital.

Supporters of the $44 million bond say a new facility could be a great addition to their hometown.

“I believe we are growing, and I want to see Terry County continue to grow and attract new people and industries. I believe a new hospital is vital to that growth,” said Tony Isaacs, a local floral shop owner and treasurer of a political action committee in favor of the bond.

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Day 4: Evidence of blood, bullets, knives presented in Dixon murder-for-hire trial
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:16:58 +0000

Lubbock police Cpl. Dustin Gay said Thursday he saw a medical examiner remove four bullets and two bullet fragments from Dr. Joseph Sonnier during an autopsy.

Gay was among the Lubbock Police Department officers who testified in the capital murder trial of Dr. Thomas Dixon as it entered its fourth day.

Prosecutors spent most of the day presenting evidence establishing David Shepard as Sonnier’s killer.

Jurors were shown photos and evidence investigators took of Shepard’s and Dixon’s residences and offices.

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Police seek public’s help finding chase suspect
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:38:52 +0000

Police seek public’s help finding suspect

Lubbock police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect who led them on a 9-mile chase through Lubbock on Thursday morning.

Police say they attempted to stop a black sport utility vehicle for a traffic violation about 2:36 a.m. in the 9200 block of University Avenue. Rather than pull over, the suspect continued driving. The driver eventually drove into an off-road area near 36th Street and Utica Avenue and then fled the vehicle.

Officers located the SUV but are still searching for the suspect.

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Escaped inmate apprehended, found beating on back door of Plainview house
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:47:33 +0000

Escaped inmate Charlie Davis was apprehended Thursday morning in Plainview.

Plainview police responded to a 911 call about 7:03 a.m. in which a caller reported a man beating on a back door of a residence in the 2600 block of Joliet Street.

Police arrived shortly afterward to find Davis in the backyard, wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt. He was identified and taken into custody without incident.

Davis, 36, was arraigned later that morning and transferred to a new facility across the state.

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Halloween calendar
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:24:15 +0000

THURSDAY

Catholic Charities of Lubbock Halloween Carnival — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Catholic Charities Office, 102 Ave. J. All ages. Free Candy. Pin the cloth on the mummy, learn the “Thriller” dance and surprises around every corner.

Boys and Girls Club “Spook House” Event — 6:30-8:30 p.m. John Wilson Branch, 3221 59th St. Ages 7-14. $3. Various activities and a haunted house. 792-2880.

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Wolfforth couple “arrrr” ready for Halloween
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:05:09 +0000

You don’t have to walk the plank, but you might want to at least drive by and look.

Yes, you’re seeing a pirate ship in residential Wolfforth.

Tom and Betsy Tebo keep the ship in their front yard as part of their abundance of Halloween decorations. The homemade boat is adorned with rope, a treasure chest, cannon and, of course, skeletal passengers.

The Tebos’ pirate ship is one of many Wolfforth homes decked out for Halloween.

Their project has been growing in popularity each year since its inception, with inquiries in October about when it will be ready.

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Where are they now? Frenship grad returns to Lubbock as a nurse
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:04:13 +0000

After leaving the Lubbock area for College Station, one Frenship High School graduate is back home and working for University Medical Center.

Jason Hunter, a graduate of the class of 2004, attended Texas A&M to get a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science.

“Growing up, I’d always wanted to be a doctor,” Hunter said.

But after shadowing some doctors and doing everything necessary to apply for medical school, he changed his mind in his last year of college.

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More than 20,000 residents vote early so far
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:42:55 +0000

Polls closed Wednesday after 2,325 people voted, according to Lubbock County Elections.

So far, 20,411 Lubbock County residents have cast early voting ballots for the Nov. 4 general election.

Early voting ends Friday. 


Aggravated robbery, child endangerment among grand jury indictments
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:28:50 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated robbery: Seth Roberts, 35.

Assault on a public servant: Darrell Smith, 41.

Attempted aggravated kidnapping: Jerry Graves III, 32.

Arson: Becca Gallardo, 27.

Burglary of a building: Mark Cano, 39.

Burglary of a habitation: Austin Young, 21; Joshua Portillo, 19.

Criminal mischief: Julian Ramirez, 27.

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Expiration of Wright amendment leaves uncertainty for some Southwest flights
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:24:45 +0000

The expiration of the Wright Amendment on Oct. 13 has not sparked any major changes for both Lubbock travelers and their airport.

Kelly Campbell, executive director of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, said she expects it to remain that way — at least for the foreseeable future.

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