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Franklin awarded Award of Excellence
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:03:11 +0000

Perseverance is stressed in Cade Franklin’s karate class, and is something the North Ridge fourth-grader applies to his everyday life.

It was also in the back of his mind when entering the National PTA Reflections contest.

“On my black belt test they told us to keep on going,” he said, “You are not going to (get hurt). You can do it. You are going to (be OK) and it’s going to be all over and it’s going to be OK. So, I was pretty much thinking about that during this. I think about that a lot and just push through it and you can do it.”

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Two indicted on separate robberies
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:56:25 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault: Gregory Moore, 56; Michael Crone, 44; Kevin White, 33.

Aggravated robbery: Johanna Guana, 44.

Assault on a public servant: Lisa Burns, 32.

Assault on a security officer: Alexander Torres, 24.

Burglary of a building: Fonda Austin, 44; Robert Flores, 32 (twice).

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Texas Tech student regent Messer looks forward to plans for campus carry, differential tuition
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:31:27 +0000

Campus carry and a differential tuition plan are two of the hottest topics that Victoria Rose Messer expects to address in her year as a student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.

“I think this year will be a very influential year for students,” Messer said.

Differential tuition will dramatically affect students, with students seeking degrees in what could be lucrative fields being expected to pay more than students earning degrees in fields like education or arts.

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Flash droughts popping up across East Texas; Lubbock still drought-free
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:30:54 +0000

Although Texas improved its drought conditions after heavy rainfall across the state this spring, portions of East Texas are slipping back into drought.

At the beginning of the month, less than 5 percent of the state was experiencing a drought, according to the U.S. Drought monitor, which provides weekly updates on drought conditions. Flash droughts popping up across East Texas this summer have caused 34 percent of the state to be in either a moderate or severe drought.

Lubbock and West Texas remain drought-free and have not been affected by the flash droughts.

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Lubbock bomb squad investigating ‘beeping’ package at Citibus finds medical device
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:27:49 +0000

The Lubbock Police Department bomb squad found a medical device Wednesday evening after responding to reports of a suspicious package that was beeping at Citibus in downtown Lubbock.

Maurice Pearl, general manager of Citibus, said the suspicious package was found on a van that the business uses to haul different packages.

Since the package was beeping, the employee who found it alerted authorities, who responded to the City Bus Station located at 801 Broadway late Wednesday evening.

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South Plains College to offer Texas concealed handgun license course
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:38:25 +0000

SPC offers concealed handgun license class

Limited space is available for the Texas concealed handgun license course to be offered at South Plains College Sept. 5 in the Law Enforcement Technology building in Room 115 on the Levelland campus.

Students need to call Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, at 716-2341 or e-mail at kreyes@southplainscollege.edu to enroll.

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Tech law school to announce public service graduation requirement
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:33:24 +0000

Tech law announces new grad requirement

Texas Tech’s School of Law will announce new public service requirements beginning with the fall 2015 semester at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hunt Courtroom at the School of Law.

New students entering the Tech School of Law in or after fall 2015 must complete at least 30 hours of public service before graduation. At least 15 of those hours must be in the form of pro bono legal services, with the remaining hours consisting of either pro bono or non-legal community service.

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Ag Sciences & Natural Resources dean named among top 20 farm animal vet professors
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:28:38 +0000

Dean named among top 20 vet professors

The dean of the Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been recognized as one of the 20 Influential Farm Animal Veterinary Professors in the nation by Vet Tech Colleges.

Michael Galyean said he is honored to be included, according to a news release from Tech.

Vet Tech Colleges states Galyean’s research in beef cattle nutrition and management, as well as his teaching and research in animal nutrition, is notable. He is the only professor from a university in Texas who was recognized.

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South Plains College to offer orientation for quilting classes
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:27:17 +0000

SPC offers orientation for quilting classes

Orientation for two quilting classes at South Plains College is set for Monday in the Technical Arts Building Room 121 in Levelland.

Quilt Piecing Weekly orientation is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday. The class will start Sept. 14. The cost is $55 and does not include supplies. Payment is required with registration.

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City to honor new Lubbock police chief Friday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:37:13 +0000

Ceremony to honor city’s new police chief

The city of Lubbock will hold a ceremony to honor Greg Stevens as the new chief of police, according to a news release.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Friday in the Police Department auditorium, located on the second floor of the 916 Texas Ave. building.

Stevens still needs to be confirmed by the council, and an item for conformation is in Thursday’s agenda, according to the release.

City Manager James Loomis appointed Stevens as police chief Friday.

Police chief, mobile billboards, taxes up for discussion at Thursday’s council meeting
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:07:20 +0000


The Lubbock City Council on Thursday will vote on the appointment of a new police chief and allowance of mobile billboards inside city limits, and will hear the first phase of public comments on the proposed tax increase.

During a work session prior to the regular meeting, the Annexation and Growth Advisory Committee will make a presentation on its findings and recommendations about annexations.

The work session begins at 1:30 p.m., and the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Both are in City Hall at 1625 13th St.

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At chamber event, Kingsbury talks quarterbacks, says players ready to ‘beat up on somebody else’
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:09:48 +0000

More than 400 people ate breakfast and talked football with local high school coaches and Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Wednesday morning.

Kingsbury and the other coaches shared forecasts on their upcoming football seasons at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce TTU Football Kickoff Breakfast, which was held at 7 a.m. at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.

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Hatch Chile Fest extended through this weekend
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:58:57 +0000

Chile Fest extended through this weekend

The United Family stores in Lubbock will extend Hatch Chili Fest through this weekend.

All The United Family stores including United Supermarkets, Amigos and Market Street locations in Lubbock will host the roasts on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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