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Monterey, Lubbock High share 60th class reunion
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 23 May 2016 01:30:17 +0000

More than 100 attendees were all smiles as they gathered Saturday evening at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus for the combined Monterey and Lubbock High 60th reunion.

The class of ’56 shared stories and laughs at the event coordinated by Monterey graduate Jerry Etter.

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High school graduates struggle to find well-paying jobs while pursuing a degree
amarillo.com / Mon, 23 May 2016 01:34:12 +0000

As the country continues to recover from Great Recession, college students from around the nation are graduating into the healthiest job market in recent years.

The national unemployment rate for young college graduates sits at 5.6 percent, compared with 5.5 percent in 2007, just prior to the economic downturn that shook the nation, according to a report by Economic Policy Institute.

However, the outlook for young high school graduates has not improved quite as much, something that Amarillo local Taylor Hall can attest to.

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Residents urging county to fix dirt roads they say continue to get worse
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 23 May 2016 03:05:16 +0000

Lubbock County resident Jerry Moore said he’s seen several nearby homeowners pack up and move in the last few years, and now he’s thinking about following suit.

It’s not that he wants to move, but Moore said the dirt road leading to his house gets so impassable when it rains that there are times when he can’t leave his home for weeks.

It wasn’t that way about five years ago, he said.

Moore lives off County Road 5000 east of Abernathy on the Lubbock side of the bordering Hale County line.

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