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Former Plainview Hilton Hotel to receive $7 million makeover as apartment complex
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:52:49 +0000

PLAINVIEW — The former Hilton Hotel has seen better days.

The dilapidated building could see them again, following a restoration project.

The Plainview City Council agreed Tuesday night to pursue a proposal to transform the downtown building into a new apartment complex. MRE Capital, LLC will develop the $7.7 million housing project.

Conrad Lofts will contain 27 units with monthly rental prices of $500 for a one-bedroom, $600 for a two-bedroom and $675 for a three-bedroom unit, Assistant City Manager Andrew Freeman said.

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Lubbock man in October police standoff indicted
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:58:48 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a 30-year-old man accused in October of punching a police officer who was arresting him after an four-hour standoff.

James Nye is charged with a third-degree felony count of assault on a public servant and a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by threat.

Lubbock police arrested Nye on Oct. 27 after a standoff with police that began about 1 a.m.

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Museum of Texas Tech hosts quilting events
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:07:18 +0000

Museum of Texas Tech hosts quilting events

An international artist, quilter, author and teacher will present a lecture and trunk show of her work and that of other artists she has worked with during a quilting event at the Museum of Texas Tech.

A quilt workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by a presentation at 7 p.m.

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Cuban refugee arrested in credit card scam indicted
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:34:14 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 52-year-old Cuban refugee arrested in January in connection with a sophisticated credit/debit card scam.

Esvagui Rodriguez is charged with three counts of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, two of which are state jail felonies and one a third-degree felony; a state jail felony count of credit/debit card abuse; and a third-degree felony count of witness tampering.

Lubbock police investigators believe Rodriguez used altered credit cards to access other people’s bank accounts.

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Hale Center students embrace Kay Yow cancer drive
myplainview.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:19:00 -0600
As a former player for North Carolina State girls basketball coach Kay Yow, the annual cancer fund drive held in her honor holds special significant for Linda Pshigoda of Hale Center.

Constable 101: Elected position charged with keeping peace, civil case duty
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:26:04 +0000

The Texas Constitution lays out three main duties for constables: to keep the peace within the county, to bring someone charged with a crime before the court and to process and execute civil cases in county court.

Paul Hanna, who has been the constable in Lubbock County’s Precinct 1 since 2008, said keeping the peace means patrolling, helping respond to incidents and investigating crimes.

But most of a constable’s time is spent with the civil process.

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Blank spaces remain on city, school ballots
myplainview.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:54:00 -0600
With under 10 days left to file, one seat on the city council and three on the Plainview ISD board of trustees have failed to draw formal candidates for the May 7 election.

The history of love
myplainview.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:49:00 -0600
We don’t need a holiday or special day to show our significant other how much they mean to us; however, if you’re uncomfortable with or not good at every day “just because” gestures of love, take hear

Beilue: Color, traditions collided in change
amarillo.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:52:48 +0000

Football practice at Tascosa, 1974. It was a low-intensity workout the day before a game. Head coach James “Jocko” Harris gave quarterback Danny Ross plays to call, and he relayed that to the offense in the huddle.

I Right, quarterback sneak, all backs flair. A simple goal line play where the backs went to the outside and blocked any ends crashing down. Maybe not so simple to say.

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Frank Gutierrez files for District 1 in city council election
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:20:26 +0000

Frank Gutierrez, who had been running for county commissioner, now has filed to run in the special election for District 1 in the Lubbock City Council instead.

Gutierrez has run for the seat representing North Lubbock before. The retired Republican political activist challenged Victor Hernandez in 2014, but he lost by a little more than 150 votes.

He also led the charge in 2013 to recall Hernandez. He was the chairman of the Campaign to Vacate Victor, which got the necessary amount of signatures to trigger a recall election that Hernandez ultimately won.

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Skyviews offers Mardi Gras, Valentine’s menu specials
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:55:58 +0000

Skyviews offers Mardi Gras, Valentine’s menu

Did you forget to make Valentine’s reservations?

A special menu will be available at Skyviews of Texas Tech University, a student-run restaurant on the sixth floor of the Texas Tech Plaza.

Skyviews, located at 1901 University Ave., is offering deals in February, including a Valentine’s special available in the days following the holiday when baby sitters are easier to get.

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Moster withdraws name from council race
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:41:22 +0000

Charles Moster, who made his candidate announcement last week, is withdrawing from the race for Lubbock City Council.

Moster sent A-J Media an email Monday night, writing, “My decision is based on the realities of the time commitment and the adverse effect on my family and practice. ... I am thankful for that experience and hope that my withdrawal will create an opportunity for another candidate to enter the race.”

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Locals in EMS receive SPEMS honors
myplainview.com / Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:26:00 -0600
A number of emergency medical personnel above the Lubbock County line brought home some well-deserved honors in their fields this past Saturday as the South Plains Emergency Medical Service (SPEMS) or

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