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St. Benedict’s group celebrates new location with ribbon cutting
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:31 +0000

A ribbon-cutting ceremony made it a special day for Saint Benedict’s Chapel as it opened up its new location Saturday in Central Lubbock at 1615 28th St.

Saint Benedict’s Chapel is an ecumenical organization of 10 churches dedicated to serving Lubbock’s homeless, working poor, and food insecure, according to the stbenedictslubbock.com website.

According to the website, the foundation for the chapel was founded by Father Barry Ferguson in 2007 to offer free meals as well as spiritual support for Lubbock’s poor and homeless.

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Chronic wasting disease requires new deer testing
amarillo.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:34:31 +0000

A single mule deer in Hartley County that tested positive for chronic wasting disease in 2015 has led to new regulations that now require the testing of harvested deer in most of the northwest Panhandle counties, according to John Tomecek, an AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in San Angelo.

That deer was the first detection of the disease in the Panhandle of Texas, Tomecek said.

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Higher LP&L rates set to start Oct. 1
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:40:32 +0000

Average electric users in Lubbock will see their electric bills go up about $10 per month starting Oct. 1, which is about back to normal after Lubbock Power & Light decreased its rates earlier this year.

There will still be a slight increase — about 2 percent — in the rates compared to this time last year because of the increase on the base rate that was approved for the fiscal year 2016-17 budget. But the larger change customers will immediately experience is from the electric portion of the bill, that had been lowered and will now go back up.

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Local heroes exploring memorials in South Plains Honor Flight
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:30:10 +0000

Henry Estrello has been across the globe fighting for his country.

Now, he’s traveled to the other end of the U.S., but under more leisurely circumstances.

“It exceeds expectations,” the local veteran said of the South Plains Honor Flight, in which he’s participating this weekend.

The group arrived late Saturday morning in the nation’s capital. They spent the weekend at museums and memorials dedicated to their fellow soldiers.

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Abbott plans to withdraw from refugee program
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:14:52 +0000

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared his intent to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program if the state’s plan to limit the number of refugees it accepts and to allow only “fully vetted” refugees into the state is not approved.

If the government doesn’t respond by Sept. 30, the end of the 2016 fiscal year, Abbott said he will follow through.

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Plainview residents celebrate life of young abuse victim
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:39:09 +0000

PLAINVIEW — A group of Hale Countians is heartbroken for the young victim in an infamous New Mexico child abuse case and not thrilled her recently paroled killer is now living in their town.

Now, Baby Brianna has a community of new mothers, grandparents and siblings.

“She has a family now; she has a voice,” said Casie Augustine, an organizer of a balloon launch and a candlelight vigil in the child’s honor.

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Victim fatally struck by vehicle outside North Lubbock nightclub
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:43:43 +0000

Lubbock police are seeking information about a hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal collision early Sunday morning.

Police say the driver struck a parked vehicle outside Club Pink, 510 N. University Ave. The impact caused that parked vehicle to hit a woman who was standing in front of it.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person who had been trying to get into the parked vehicle was treated for moderate injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male.

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Classic craft on display in historic homes
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:14:26 +0000

“My wife thought it would be a good idea,” Ken Miller said.

The Miller’s home was one of four homes on the Plemons-Eakle Historic Home Tour where hundreds of people were expected to pass through and look at pieces of Amarillo history on Sunday.

The Miller’s home was built in 1922 and has been well preserved.

“We were very happy to open our home,” Miller said. “We just love the original wood. There’s a lot of wood work that hasn’t been painted, it’s natural.”

Mike Huffaker said the quality workmanship seen in the construction of his home was also a draw.

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From A-J’s Pages: Turkeys give thousands of legs to South Plains Fair
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:17 +0000

25 years ago:

Turkeys somewhere are squawking -- they've given up thousands of legs for the South Plains Fair.

50 years ago:

Livestock "bluebloods" of the Southwest, flowers, high school bands and women's exhibits go before judges today as the Panhandle South Plains Fair launches its 49th annual edition among optimistic projections of record attendance.

75 years ago:

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Community calendar - things to do
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:11 +0000

MONDAY

Book Sale — Friends of the Library Book Sale, 3 p.m . to 7 p.m., Mahon Library basement, 106 Ninth St.

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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Cold front brings rain to Seminole area, could stay until Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:42:48 +0000

Areas surrounding Lubbock received more rainfall Sunday than did the Hub City.

Meanwhile, the cold front that sparked those showers will last through Tuesday morning or so.

“Our rain chances are starting to dissipate pretty rapidly,” said Jenn Daniel, a meteorologist with the Lubbock branch of the National Weather Service. “After that, we’ll start to see things warm up and dry out.”

Sunday’s cool temperatures will continue Monday, Daniel said. The start of the work week will see highs in the upper 60s to early 70s.

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