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Low gas prices expected for Fourth of July weekend
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:54:52 +0000

During the Fourth of July weekend, gas prices at Lubbock pumps are expected to be the lowest they’ve been for the holiday weekend in 11 years.

Lubbock gas prices are averaging about $1.96 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to fuel price monitoring website GasBuddy.com.

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New Legacy Home for Women: Faith-based residential program to help troubled Lubbockites
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:53:27 +0000

The New Legacy Home for Women has an upcoming groundbreaking ceremony, but already a solid foundation.

“The foundation has been prayer, and we want to continue that,” Shanna Hargrave said Thursday morning. “There has been so much prayer going into this.”

Folks who wish to offer their own prayers can bring home neatly packed bags of dirt from New Legacy’s future site. Location is 1111 30th St., just west of Interstate 27 and south of downtown.

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Train victims lived rich lives with love of family, outdoors
amarillo.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:09:41 +0000

They had much in common, much more than working for BNSF Railway.

They were family men and longtime husbands. One was the doting father of three children, the other the active father of two and grandfather to four. They lost their own fathers five and three years ago.

For Cody Owens and Kenneth Paul “K.P.” Smith, free time meant being where there was not a roof. Owens was a cowboy, a horseman, who loved to hunt, fish, snow ski and water ski. Smith loved the oceans and mountains, and had a passion for scuba diving and driving off-road vehicles.

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Texas abortions dropped 15 percent after now overturned law
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:54:04 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions in Texas plummeted 15 percent during the first year after the Republican-controlled state passed tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has now struck down — the best indication yet of just how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.

The health department released the statistics Thursday, after lengthy delays that the agency blamed on finalizing the data. But the American Civil Liberties Union recently accused officials of "concealing" the information.

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Three people questioned after reported gunshots
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:23:00 +0000

At 11:57 a.m. Thursday, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the Toot’n Totum at 5409 East Amarillo Blvd. on a report of shots being fired.

Witnesses said two males got out of a vehicle and appeared to be fighting, possibly playfully, when the driver of the car exited the vehicle with a firearm, ordered them to stop, and then discharged a round into the air, according to APD Officer Jeb Hilton,

“The males stopped fighting and got back into the vehicle,” Hilton said. “The Buick left the parking lot and was last seen going northbound on Columbine Street.”

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Police ID 1 victim from Central Lubbock ladle beating, shooting
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:14:28 +0000

A family ladle is believed to be the spark of a domestic dispute that resulted in a shooting Wednesday in the Tech Terrace neighborhood.

Police responded to a shots-fired call at Casa Capelli Salon in the 2600 block of 27th Street around 3:39 p.m., where they found two gunshot victims.

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Car falls off overpass
myplainview.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:06:00 -0500

Lubbock celebrates Independence Day
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:52:01 +0000


■ La Raza on the Plaza — Part of the 4th on Broadway celebration, 7 p.m. on the Lubbock County Courthouse Square downtown, with the street dance taking place on cordoned-off Texas Avenue between Broadway and Main Street.

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40,000 visitors expected at Lake Meredith as fireworks return
amarillo.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:09:28 +0000

FRITCH — The hopes and spirits of city of Fritch residents are on the rise. For the first time in over a decade, there will be a massive Fourth of July fireworks display at Lake Meredith, which is expected to draw more than 40,000 visitors.

Fish that once were thought to have disappeared are being caught in a lake that is more than double the depth it was in 2013. The quail population is exploding, deer and wild turkey are doing well and the city is nearly caught up with its debt.

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