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Annual women’s heart health event features Jenna Hager
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:42:55 +0000

Leslie Sherman believed she was sick.

She’d developed a hacking cough, was experiencing body aches, and had a fever — flu-like symptoms.

“I just didn’t feel very good,” Sherman said.

She finally went to see a doctor a few days after the symptoms had started.

An EKG revealed an enlarged heart and a block, Sherman said.

The doctor advised her to call her husband and get him there within the next five minutes or go by ambulance to the hospital.

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Xcel plans new transmission line through west Lubbock County
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:01:46 +0000

About 200 landowners in the Frenship area turned out Thursday night for an open house at Frenship High School with Xcel Energy regarding a new 230-kilovolt transmission line that will run between two existing power substations in west Lubbock County.

Helen Fitzgerald, who came to get information on behalf of her mother, said she was glad to get more information on the possible routes of the new transmission line.

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Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic to replace East location, expand other
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:52:03 +0000

For the past six years, the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic location at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has been operating out of the old Posey Elementary School building at 1301 Redbud Ave.

The clinic has occupied four classrooms in the south section of the building.

By the beginning of 2015, LCHC officials hope to change that and give the clinic a building of its own.

Plans for the new building, which will be located at 1307 MLK Blvd, have been underway since February 2013, said Sue Hill, executive director of the clinic.

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Levelland school supporters protest closure of historically black school
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:35:49 +0000

LEVELLAND — Keep our campus open, say students and other supporters of Levelland’s historically black school.

A problem with that, though, is whether the school district can afford to.

The Board of Trustees tabled Thursday night an administration request to close Carver Learning Center and move its classes to another campus. The board will return to the discussion and vote during its May meeting, said Rodney Caddell, director of personnel and administrative services.

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Carr questions Gibson’s support from ‘special interests’ in A-J Media debate
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:23:03 +0000

 Dr. Brian Carr went on the attack against Mayor Pro Tem Karen Gibson in A-J Media’s District 5 Lubbock City Council debate.

The Lubbock Board of Health chairman questioned the councilwoman’s integrity for what he called support from “special interests” in Gibson’s successful fundraising effort ahead of the May 10 municipal election.

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Location a major factor in planning for Lemonade Day
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:47:59 +0000

Location, location, location.

Young entrepreneurs heard the word repeated multiple times during a Lemonade Day workshop Thursday at Pan-Tex Plywood and Lumber, the latest in a series of events to sharpen their business skills before the citywide affair May 3.

George McMahan, a sponsor of Lemonade Day and a member of the organization’s board, recommended putting stands in places with a lot of traffic, visibility and accessibility, like United Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and the South Plains Mall. Parks and driveways could also work if they’re along busy streets.

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City and county offices will be closed Good Friday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:39:01 +0000

City, county offices closed Good Friday

Lubbock’s city and county offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will reopen 8 a.m. Monday, April 21.

Additionally, the city will not conduct its regular trash collection Friday.

The city of Lubbock drop-off recycling centers and citizen collection stations at 1631 84th St. and 208 Municipal Drive will also be closed Friday.

The West Texas Region Disposal facility and Caliche Canyon landfill will also be closed.

Lubbock business owner threatens to sue council candidate Carr over synthetic pot claim
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:35:23 +0000

After District 5 City Council candidate Brian Carr identified Elemental Trading Company as a local store known to sell synthetic marijuana on multiple web pages, the owner is now threatening a lawsuit.

“These are legal drugs, but at the same time the ‘Not safe for human consumption’ and all the other labeling is a ruse,” Carr said. “We know what people are doing with these substances, and I think we should drive it off the shelves.”

Carr is challenging District 5 Councilwoman Karen Gibson in the May 10 municipal election.

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Big Al Mack’s Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament postponed due to weather
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:22 +0000

Rock-Paper-Scissors tourney postponed

A rock-paper-scissors tournament scheduled for noon Saturday has been indefinitely postponed due to weather.

According to a news release from Lubbock Habitat for Humanity, officials are planning to reschedule the event for late May or early June.

The tournament, which benefits Habitat for Humanity, is sponsored by Big Al Mack, a Dallas radio personality with “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.”

NE Lubbock residents split on proposed truck stop
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:54:29 +0000

Residents around Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport are divided about a proposed Love’s Truck Stop, with concerns ranging from the impact on property values to prostitution, drugs and traffic.

About 50 citizens met with City Councilman Victor Hernandez, Rick Shuffield, Love’s director of real estate and development, Terry Holeman, a with developer Hugo Reed and Associates, and five city staffers for a meeting Wednesday night at the Silent Wings Museum.

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Workforce Solutions honors companies who give back
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:07:05 +0000

Her story has been heard by thousands of people, but it is not unique.

Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of best-selling book “Three Little Words,” grew up in an abusive foster care system like many American children.

The biggest difference between Rhodes-Courter and many foster children is she made it out with a master’s degree and a will to serve others as a professional.

In a presentation at the Workforce Solutions 13th annual Employer Awards ceremony on Wednesday, Rhodes-Courter attributed her success to one person, a volunteer named Mary.

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Man charged with aggravated robbery accused of almost striking officer
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:35:01 +0000

A Lubbock man is charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery after police say an officer escaped injury as the man fled a local big-box retailer.

A Lubbock County arrest warrant released earlier this week states 28-year-old Enrique Garcia walked out of the Target store on the Marsha Sharp Freeway with two digital cameras and other accessories after cutting the tags from the items with a pocket knife on March 12.

LPD Officer Chad Demaray was first to respond to the call and approached Garcia on foot in the parking lot.

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Avenue Q project hits dead end
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:53:22 +0000

A $750,000 project to add a median to Avenue Q has met the end of the road after the Texas Department of Transportation deemed the plan nonviable earlier this week.

A mix of pedestrian and vehicular accidents between the 19th Street and 50th Street intersections on Avenue Q prompted TxDOT to find a way to make the road safer, Mayor Glen Robertson said.

The state initially proposed a median that stretched the 2-mile distance along Avenue Q, breaking only for intersections, said Keith Smith, the city’s director of public works.

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