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Region-wide Republican primary election results
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 05:11:44 +0000

106th District Attorney


■ Michael Munk - 45.3 percent (1,836)

■ Philip Mack Furlow - 54.7 percent (2,216)

Gaines County

■ Michael Munk - 36.6 percent (532)

■ Philip Mack Furlow - 63.4 percent (923)

Garza County

■ Michael Munk - 50 percent (291)

■ Philip Mack Furlow - 50 percent (291)

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Gov. Abbott makes Lubbock stop on book tour
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 03:23:01 +0000

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a stop in Lubbock on Tuesday afternoon to promote his new book, “Broken But Unbowed.”

The governor signed books and chatted with people lined up at the Hastings at 82nd Street and Slide Road.

“It’s a story about how I overcame challenges in my life, rebuilding it and going on to become governor of this great state,” he said during his remarks about his visit. “But also it’s a book about the challenges we face as a nation and how we can use the same tenacity to rebuild our nation.”

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Regional Spelling Bee winner to participate in Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 01:53:39 +0000

The 12-year-old winner of the 65th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by A-J Media will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Tanuja Nath won the regional competition by spelling “convenience” correctly.

Nath is an eighth-grade student at All Saints Episcopal School.

She finished as runner-up in the 2015 competition. She came back this year and beat the regional winner from 2015.

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Lubbock man indicted for February arson at putt-putt golf course
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 01:10:37 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted an 18-year-old man arrested in March in connection with the February arson of a defunct Putt-Putt golf course in West Lubbock.

Brandon Caleb Michie is charged with a second-degree felony count of arson. The crime carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison.

Lubbock fire investigators believe Michie and a 16-year-old boy set fire on Feb. 14 to the 5110 29th Drive Putt-Putt Golf course.

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Furlow unseats Munk in 106th DA’s race; Jackson wins in 110th
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 00:23:40 +0000

Philip Mack Furlow and Wade Jackson won Republican primary runoffs Tuesday to move forward to the general election for regional district attorney positions on the South Plains.

Neither faces opposition in November.

Furlow won the Republican nomination Tuesday night as district attorney for Texas’ 106th Judicial District covering southern South Plains counties.

Furlow received 54.7 percent of 4,052 votes in the four-county district in the Republican party primary runoff.

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Big win for Arrington
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 25 May 2016 00:10:17 +0000


Jodey Arrington took the lead in the U.S. House District 19 runoff race shortly after election returns from Lubbock County started trickling in — and he never looked back.

Arrington is now the major favorite to replace U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer as the area’s representative in the House. Arrington defeated former Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson in the Republican runoff election Tuesday and will now face a Libertarian candidate in the November general election.

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Single-vehicle rollover sends pregnant woman to hospital
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 23:30:51 +0000

A single-vehicle rollover sent one woman to the hospital with moderate injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Kevin Henley with the Lubbock Police Department said the woman was pregnant. She was accompanied by a male passenger, but his injuries were unknown.

Dark tire marks could be seen leading from the middle lane of traffic on the northbound lane of Interstate 27 just south of 50th Street.

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Watch it burn: Multiple Lubbock volunteer fire crews monitor wind turbine fire
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:42 +0000

Lubbock County volunteer fire crews responded to a call of a burning wind turbine Monday afternoon.

Firefighters on scene said there wasn’t much they could do except let it burn out.

The fire was reported at 3:45 p.m., said Tim Smith, fire chief for West Carlisle Fire Department.

Three departments responded to the blaze north of Reese Center and County Road 6400 including West Carlisle, Shallowater and Wolfforth.

The turbine is part of the growing Prairie Dog WTG Project, Smith said.

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NWS reports up to 138 mph winds in Hall County tornado
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 21:35:59 +0000

A preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service in Lubbock indicates winds of at least 138 miles per hour occurred when a tornado went through Turkey, Texas, late Monday evening.

No injuries were reported in the sparsely populated town after an E-F3 tornado hit about 10 p.m., although NWS did notice some damage, said Jody James, warning coordination meteorologist at NWS in Lubbock.

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New YWCA Sun n’ Fun Center opens Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 20:55:48 +0000

Where a private swim club once stood at 6204 Elgin Ave. is now a new, $8.5 million recreation complex.

The YWCA J.T. and Margaret Talkington Sun ’n Fun Center is complete after a little more than a year of construction. The new center is set to open Saturday.

The 25,000-square-foot facility includes a gymnasium, a racquetball court, a weight room, meeting rooms, a full-size kitchen, water slides and pool, splash pads and a climbing wall.

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Xcel Energy requests nearly $90 million switching fee if LP&L joins ERCOT
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 20:50:20 +0000

Xcel Energy is seeking an interconnection switching fee estimated to cost $88.7 million if Lubbock Power & Light proceeds with its plan to disconnect from Xcel’s system to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in 2019.

Xcel filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Tuesday asking the agency to approve the switching fee. The energy company requested FERC act on the filing by September.

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Plainview to see new waterpark
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 20:45:03 +0000

Plainview to see
new waterpark

A new waterpark is coming to Plainview.

Developer Teressa King said she plans to open Royal Splash Texas at Interstate 27 and Industrial Boulevard, just north of the Wal-Mart distribution center.

Along with multiple slides and a lazy river, the park will contain an arcade and a swim-up bar.

The Plainview-Hale County Economic Development Corp. will co-host a groundbreaking ceremony at an upcoming date, said Mike Fox, the group’s director.

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