Christopher Trevino sentenced to two years in state jail for criminally negligent homicide
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:04:50 +0000
Matthew Salazar, 32, died Jan. 27, 2015, a day after he was sent down a flight of stairs in a South Lubbock nightclub by a punch from Christopher Trevino, who was sentenced Thursday to two years in a state jail for a state jail felony count of criminally negligent homicide.
But Salazar’s heart still beats in another person’s chest. His lungs now help another person breathe and his corneas helps someone else see.
Man gets 30-year sentence for shooting at Lubbock police
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:04:45 +0000
A 23-year-old Lubbock man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to three violent first-degree felonies, one of which includes shooting at police officers investigating him two years ago for two armed robberies.
Ruben Salazar pleaded guilty to first-degree felony charges of aggravated assault of a public servant, aggravated robbery and burglary of a habitation with intent on another felony in exchange for the punishment recommended by the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
Former Coronado tennis coach placed on probation
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:04:30 +0000
A former Coronado High School teacher and coach was placed on probation for 10 years on Thursday after admitting to having sex with a student.
Jordan Nokes, who was out on bond, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of improper relation between an educator and a student, which carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison.
Nokes stood by his attorney, Ben Garcia, as Judge John McClendon accepted the guilty plea and followed the Lubbock County criminal district attorney’s recommendation for probation.
HPWD accepting H2YOU contest entries
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:49:52 +0000
Water district taking H2YOU entries
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District is now accepting entries for its third annual H2YOU contest.
The contest, which runs through Dec. 5, is open to students in grades nine through 12 who attend a school or live within the HPWD’s 16-county service area.
Texas Tech System continues to extend reach of Texas Tech
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:34:51 +0000
Twenty years after the Texas Tech Board of Regents decided the university should grow, creating a university system to manage that growth, the Tech system continues to extend its reach.
“The vision of the Board of Regents in creating a system was to reach as far as we could reach,” Chancellor Robert Duncan said Thursday in a presentation to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center focusing on the state of the Tech system.
Fair a cause: Corn dogs, lemonade, empanadas among snacks helping local groups
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:09:34 +0000
Thousands of corn dogs, turkey legs and cups of lemonade are consumed at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair every year, taking hundreds of volunteers to get those foods prepped and sold.
Local nonprofits, churches and children’s organizations spend the 10 days the fair is open raising money for their organizations and charities.
Most of the volunteers said the hard work and time put into working the food booths is worth it, and they’re keeping at it during the final two days of the fair, set to end Saturday.
Texas, area lawmakers at Lubbock forum: Education a priority in ‘17
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:48:19 +0000
A discussion over education at a state legislative forum Thursday morning in Lubbock was quick to hone in on school vouchers — with local lawmakers stressing the often-considered topic would not be a blanket solution to improve Texas' education system.
Things to do
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:38 +0000
Beginning Children’s Clogging — 7:45-8:15 p.m. Christmann Academy of Dance, 3225 50th St. Ages 6 and older. $25 per month. 795-0108.
Dissolving Anger Into Love: Meditation and Teachings — 7-8:30 p.m. Yoga Bean, 3135 34th St. Adults, $10 and students, $5. 787-2499.
Exercise Class — 6-7 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Ave. Free. Focuses on strength, flexibility and endurance. Easy on the knees. 790-3651.
What you need to know for the Red Raiders’ game against Kansas
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:50:17 +0000
Coming off a 59-45 win over Louisiana Tech, the Texas Tech Red Raiders will play their fourth Thursday night game under coach Kliff Kingsbury.
They play the Kansas Jayhawks, a team in which they have a 16-1 record against, at Jones AT&T Stadium.
City recognized for excellence in financial reporting
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:30:23 +0000
City recognized for financial reporting
The city of Lubbock has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 12th consecutive year.
According to a news release, the certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Arson among indictments returned Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:27:35 +0000
A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:
Aggravated assault: Alejandro Deleon, 23.
Aggravated robbery: Ryan Gonzales, 18.
Aggravated kidnapping: Juan Salas, 34.
Arson: Samuel McKnight, 59.
Assault on a public servant: Tiffany Abrego, 24.
Burglary of a building: George Archuleta, 27; Julian Deleon, 29.
State of the University: Schovanec wants increased recognition for Texas Tech
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:58:16 +0000
Texas Tech was designated as a top-tier research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education last year, but officials are aiming higher.
President Lawrence Schovanec gave a state of the university speech to faculty and staff on Wednesday afternoon in the Student Union Building, and he said he wants increasing recognition of the university as a world-class institution.
Wayland Baptist University opens new Jimmy Dean museum wing
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:08:58 +0000
PLAINVIEW — The late entertainer and sausage mogul would be proud.
Plainview’s Wayland Baptist University formally opened on Tuesday afternoon the new Jimmy Dean Museum, an addition to its Museum of the Llano Estacado.
Jimmy Dean was born in Olton in 1928 and moved as a child to nearby Plainview.
His widow thanked museum Director Rodney Watson before she helped cut a ribbon to symbolize the project’s completion.
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