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Zombie rock and run helps raise awareness for domestic abuse victims
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:02:18 +0000

High school drama students covered in gory makeup were on hand to play zombies and go after runners on a one-mile course Saturday at Buffalo Springs Lake.

Coronado, Frendship, Roosevelt, Cooper and other high school students volunteered to be zombies in the first ever Zombie Rock and Run to help raise money for domestic abuse victims.

“Zombie runs are in bigger cities like Austin and Houston,” said Cris McElwee, board member at Women’s Protective Services.

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Early voting begins Monday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:01:43 +0000

Early voting begins today in Lubbock

Early voting for the general election begins Monday, and the Lubbock County Elections Office is encouraging people to vote early at any of the 12 locations open daily or the other rotating locations. Election Day is Nov. 8.

There are more than 166,300 registered voters in Lubbock County.

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From the A-J’s Pages:  Texas RR commission OKs 39K daily hike in oil production
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:35 +0000

25 years ago:

Student engineering teams from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University took top prizes Sept. 25 in a student electrical design contest in Dallas.

50 years ago:

WASHINGTON — The 89th Congress voted itself to the brink of adjournment Friday only to find a Senate impasse over a catch-all tax bill barring the way.

75 years ago:

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Community news
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Stella’s raising funds for breast cancer

Stella’s Restaurant in Lubbock is partners with the Susan G. Foundation for October, breast cancer awareness month.

During October, 5 percent of all dinner sales will be donated to the foundation.

Manager Jeff Poland lost his mother, Dorothea Kay Poland, to breast cancer in 2004, and Stella’s is making the donations in her memory.

Parks holding selfie contest

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Community calendar of events
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:20 +0000


Adult Coloring Program — 5 p.m., Groves Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Dr. Coloring materials provided. 767-3733.

Bridge-Monterey 49ers Bridge Club — 1 p.m. Bridge Center, 2563 74th St. $5. 792-5602.

China Painting — 1-4 p.m. Diane’s Art and China, 820 Frontage Road, Idalou. China painting lessons. 787-9322.

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Polar Express: Annual holiday train ride returns to Wolfforth area
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:18:43 +0000

In its ninth annual celebration, the Polar Express rolls back into town this holiday season.

The West Texas and Lubbock Railway returns The Polar Express train ride to Wolfforth starting Nov. 19 and running through Dec. 23 on select dates.

Ralph Nall, who is a marketing director for the event, said the event brings fun for the whole family to its stops.

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Rep. Springer hosting town hall forums
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:02:17 +0000

State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, will be hosting six town hall forums across his district on Monday, October 24th with Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.

Springer will be discussing the issues that he will be working on in the upcoming 85th Legislative Session, and says the forums will be a way for citizens to share their ideas and talk specific issues, according to a news release.

Times and locations are the following:

■ Crosbyton —9-10 a.m. at Crosby County Library, 114 W. Aspen St.

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Coffee with the Mayor scheduled for Wednesday
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:01:31 +0000

Mayor Dan Pope will be hosting another Coffee with the Mayor discussion from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26th.

According to a news release, this is an opportunity for Mayor Pope to meet with residents, hear their concerns, and connect with the citizens of Lubbock.

The event will be held at Henry D’s located inside the United Supermarket at 50th Street and Avenue Q. All members of the community are invited to attend.

From the A-J’s Pages: Add 50-cent-a-day college to pile of “Gone-Are-the-Days” laments
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:12:30 +0000

25 years ago:

Artist Florence Lawrence will tech two adult workshops this fall at the Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave.

50 years ago:

To that growing pile of “Gone-Are-the-Days” laments created by time and economics certainly can be added recollections of a student putting himself though college on 50 cents a day.

75 years ago:

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Roosevelt voters have local, national issues on Nov. 8 ballot
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:10:46 +0000

Voters in Roosevelt Independent School District will have important issues both nationally and locally on their ballots.

Roosevelt voters are being asked to approve a tax ratification election with a tax increase of 11 cents per $100 of property valuation, or about $110 more per $100,000 property valuation. The average residence in Roosevelt ISD is worth $85,000.

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Commissioner, sheriff races among Nov. 8 ballots in rural counties
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:10:16 +0000

Local races in the rural South Plains seemed to be all about the Republican primary.

Seven months later, the list of general election contests is fairly thin.

In fact, the only contested races between small-town Democrats and Republicans appear to be for commissioner’s seats in Kent and Terry counties.

Write-in candidates are challenging Republican sheriff’s nominees in Garza and Hockley counties.

South Plains general election Nov. 8:

■ Bailey — no local races.

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Find early voting locations
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:10:11 +0000


■ Lubbock County Elections Office, 1308 Crickets Ave.

■ Texas Tech Rec Center, Hartford Avenue at Main Street.

■ United Supermarkets, 2630 Parkway Drive

■ United Supermarkets, 112 North University Ave.

■ United Supermarkets, 401 Slide Road

■ United Supermarkets, 1701 50th St.

■ United Supermarkets, 4425 19th St.

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What’s on the ballot in Lubbock County
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:07:40 +0000

United States President

Donald J. Trump / Mike Pence (Republican)

Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine (Democrat)

Gary Johnson / William Weld (Libertarian)

Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka (Green)


United States Representative, District 19

Jodey Arrington (Republican)

Troy Bonar (Libertarian)

Mark Lawson (Green)

Railroad Commissioner

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