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City Bank gets set to receive votes for Community Rewards giveaway
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:32:13 +0000

In light of its seventh consecutive year to sponsor the Community Rewards giveaway, City Bank hosted a luncheon Thursday to kick off the voting.

City Bank will once again give people in Lubbock and the surrounding area the chance to help their favorite charities receive up to $10,000 this year.

According to a news release, City Bank will award a total of $50,000 to 10 local nonprofits. Any qualifying nonprofit organization is eligible to register and participate.

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Hallsville HS artists place in pumpkin decorating contest
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Last Thursday, Hallsville High School artists competed in the Pumpkin Glow Pumpkin Contest at Ellis Pottery.

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:27:00 -0500
NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date

3 dead, 1 hurt in Thursday air crash
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:00 -0500
FREDERICK, Md. — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near a Maryland airport before crashing into a line of trees and a self-storage business Thursday afternoon, killing three people but

Child porn charges
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
A UISD teacher was arrested on child pornography charges Wednesday evening in South Laredo, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

UT/TT Poll: Abbott holds commanding lead over Davis
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:13:00 -0500
Republican Greg Abbott has a 16-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis in the closing days of this year’s general election for governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Halloween event organizers stock up on sweet stuff according to varied tastes
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:27:14 +0000

Some are chocolate people. Others would rather lick a lollipop or chew a chunk of bubble gum.

Halloween candy tastes vary from person to person, and this year’s local Halloween event organizers have prioritized accordingly.

Crystal Vinson, an organizer of First Christian Church’s annual Trunk or Treat event, said, in her experience, one confection always reigns supreme — the candy bar.

“Snickers or Milky Way or Butterfingers fun size candy bars are very popular,” she said.

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Martinez, Sciaraffa face off
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
Frank Sciaraffa and Erika Martinez, candidates for Webb County Precinct 1 commissioner, squared off in a debate Thursday night at Texas A&M International University.

Trio charged for drug possession
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
Three people were arrested on narcotics charges following an apparent human smuggling attempt in South Laredo, according to federal court records obtained Thursday.

Lubbock man found guilty of biting, spitting on police officer
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:39:27 +0000

Kevin Jefferson sat on the witness stand Thursday and blamed his decades-long criminal history on racial profiling and mental illness.

Jefferson, 44, was candid as he answered questions during his sentencing trial, saying he regretted and is embarrassed by his actions.

He even agreed with lead prosecutor Laura Beth Martin that he had a problem with authority and praised the prosecutor for her diligence when she asked him about his jail records.

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Most area water districts meet conservation goals
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:26:53 +0000

SEMINOLE — The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District was the only one at a regional planning meeting Thursday that said it is not on track to meet its water conservation goals.

The aquifer in Howard County dropped nearly a foot last year, according to the Permian Basin’s water district’s 2010 plan.

It was supposed to drop that much over the next 50 years.

“That’s ridiculous,” said Leatrice Adams, general manager. “It’s not working for us.

“We already don’t have enough for Howard (County) to do anything. There’s nothing left.”

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Students join women’s group
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
Nine high school students joined the Young Women’s Commission of the City of Laredo Commission for Women during a small ceremony Thursday evening.

Beilue: Amarillo was her last chance
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:30:35 +0000

Ladeni Osorto came ambling into the living room of Neva Burks’ home in southwest Amarillo on her new crutches Wednesday. At nearly 22, Ladeni looks 10 years younger. Her petite frame could nearly fit into a teacup.

Her left leg is gone, amputated one week ago at mid-thigh from a large cell tumor. She is starting physical therapy and a prosthetic leg will arrive next week. It is a long, long way from her native Belize. Farther, it seems, than the 1,475 miles.

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