Father of second man who died in Post wreck calls him hero, responsible father
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:53:46 +0000
The father of a Fort Worth man who died from injuries he suffered after a deadly Feb. 4 traffic accident said he is heartbroken but proud of his son.
Cecilio Gonzalez III, 44, died Feb. 28 at University Medical Center, according to his father, Cecilio Gonzalez II.
The younger Gonzalez was the second fatality related to a wreck north of Post caused by slick roads. Gonzalez and three other people, including the chief deputy of the Garza County Sheriff’s Office, stopped to help the driver of a box truck that skidded off the roadway on U.S. 84.
County surveyor’s computer held hostage
myplainview.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:12:00 -0500
One of the computers in County Surveyor Carl Joe Williams’ office in the courthouse annex being held hostage by someone in Russia.
Eight cars into a nine-car jump: Daredevil Beckley breaks ribs, not spirit in New Mexico jump
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:57:27 +0000
“Big Ed” Beckley, a Texas daredevil hoping to jump the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho, in September, broke four ribs and was severely injured in a failed motorcycle stunt in New Mexico on Friday night.
Despite the crash, Beckley, who has a television contract and a private jump site, said from his hospital bed Monday that he’ll still jump the canyon.
“You got a guy who is strong and been through a lot of damn hills and valleys with this deal,” Beckley told the Times-News. “This is just a bump in the road.”
Local cardiologists lead pacemaker study
amarillo.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:18:11 +0000
Cardiology Center of Amarillo surgeon Dr. Coty Jewell installed a pacemaker into a patient’s heart without making any chest incisions Wednesday morning at The Heart Hospital of Northwest Texas.
The cardiology center, working with the heart hospital and Pharma Tex Research, claimed the first procedure in Texas and the 11th and 12th procedures nationwide, center CEO Don Thompson said.
It was the third such non-surgical procedure completed at the heart hospital, and only the 14th conducted in the United States.
Making the drag has taken on a new meaning
myplainview.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:49:00 -0500
As a youth growing up in the small community of Floydada, one of the major activities was each Saturday morning me as well as several others in my age group would gather up our comic books, jump on ou
Capital Farm Credit awards record payout to stockholders
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:00:25 +0000
Capital Farm Credit awards record payout
Capital Farm Credit stockholders will receive an all-time record payout this spring, the customer-owned lending cooperative announced.
The cooperative will pay a total of $65 million to customers through its patronage program.
Since 2006, Capital Farm Credit has returned more than $385 million to its stockholders — equating to an effective annual rate reduction of 1.1 percent on an average loan.
County tables ethanol waiver
myplainview.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:16:00 -0500
Hale County commissioners on Monday tabled a request from White Energy for a one-time performance waiver after the local ethanol plant missed one of its production benchmarks to qualify for its tax ab
Farm bill panel talks crop insurance, food stamps
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:24:09 +0000
LAMESA — Hello, crop insurance; goodbye, direct payments.
That’s what’s in the new farm bill, panelists explained at the Lamesa Cotton Growers’ annual membership meeting on Monday morning, March 10.
While adjusting to those new insurance programs, it pays to do your research, National Cotton Council chairman Wally Darneille said.
“It’s going to be really important for crop producers to work with their insurance agents and know what questions to ask,” he told a large group of farmers.
Family discussions on faith
myplainview.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:50:00 -0500
Dylan, his 15-year-old sister Kaitlyn, and their parents sat back down at the dinner table after they cleared the dishes. They had not been ready for their discussion to end when they finished their m
Word of the day for Tuesday, March 11, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:38:51 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ ek stōl ́
Definition: (v) To praise in the highest terms
Example: “That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present.”
— Sydney Smith
A dubious honor: Lubbock County still ranks high in state for child abuse
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:20:45 +0000
Four children are abused in Lubbock every day.
The numbers also show Lubbock County continues to rank among the counties with the highest cases of child abuse or neglect reported to Child Protective Services in Texas, leaving child protection advocates struggling to make sense of why the numbers are so high and how to slow the rate of abuse.
HSC researcher looking at protein’s role in rare muscle disorder
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:02:29 +0000
The cause of a specific type of muscular dystrophy may be traced to the condition of a protein.
Dr. Bryan Sutton, associate professor of cell physiology and molecular biophysics at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, has been working on research of the protein dysferlin since 2009 in hopes of finding a therapy for people with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.
Sutton’s research is funded by the Jain Foundation, an organization started by a concerned parent of a child with limb-girdle in 2005, Sutton said.
Investigation report refers to LP&L director as dishonest; mayor says he should be fired
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:36:09 +0000
Allegations of bid rigging and other improprieties concerning Lubbock Power & Light and its director were listed in a recent report by The Ashcroft Law Firm, a Missouri-based company LP&L hired in November to perform an investigation.
Though the law firm found no criminal activity pertaining to LP&L and staff, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson believes the findings are grounds for firing director Gary Zheng, though he knows not everyone on the Electric Utility Board agrees with him.
Rio Grande Valley