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Lubbock Christian University accepted into NCAA Division II
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:21:44 +0000

Lubbock Christian University’s journey to the NCAA is complete within just three years, according to an announcement officials made Tuesday to a packed audience in the Cardwell Welcome Center at LCU.

“I think everyone here already knows the reason why we’re here: LCU has been accepted for full membership to the NCAA Division II,” President Tim Perrin said.

“We think this move to the NCAA is the right one at this time,” Perrin said.

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Lubbock is using much less water this year
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:39:25 +0000

Lubbock’s water usage has been far below average the past four months.

According to a chart from the city’s water department, the water usage from March to June of this year was roughly: 900 million gallons, 1 billion gallons, 850 million gallons, and 950 million gallons for each month.

Compare that to last year during those same months: 1.1 billion gallons, 1.2 billion gallons, 1.3 billion gallons and 1.1 billion gallons.

And the five-year average: 1 billion gallons, 1.1 billion gallons, 1.3 billion gallons and 1.35 billion gallons.

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Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:52:45 -0500
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.

Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:34:10 -0500
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good

MCC moving forward with smaller property tax increase
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:01:00 -0500
McLennan Community College will raise property taxes this year, though the marginal amount of the increase will mean only slightly higher tax bills for residents.

City of El Paso ends fiscal year in the black
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:15:43 MDT
El Paso city officials said Tuesday that the city's finances are ending the current fiscal year on a positive track while projections are calling for a stable budget picture compared to past years.

Calendar for Wednesday, July 29, 2015
amarillo.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:32:29 +0000

Community

“Texas”: 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Tickets $16.95 to $30.95 adults, $12.95 to $26.95 children; dinner $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show.com.

Sports

Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.

Entertainment

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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:51:08 -0500
The Dallas Morning News. July 27, 2015.

El Paso startup Premier Biomedical looking for partners in Brazil
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:43:21 MDT
Premier Biomedical Inc., an El Paso start-up co-founded by an El Paso doctor, will use a Brazilian health-care consulting firm to help it find financing and partners in Brazil to take its medications

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:07:47 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:37:42 -0500
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

Kasberg’s patience with Salado board appreciated
tdtnews.com / Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500
I read Mr. Wukman’s article on the board of aldermen workshop and thank God Gen. McDougal asked for an engineer to be present. But I would like to make two important points. As Mr. Kasberg of KPA in T

Greg Hernandez named Frenship High principal
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:12:52 +0000

Frenship Independent School District named Greg Hernandez the new principal of Frenship High School Tuesday afternoon.

Hernandez more recently served as the principal at FISD’s Heritage Middle School, where he began in January 2011.

According to a news release from the school district, he played an instrumental leadership role in the planning, development and opening of HMS, which officially opened in August of that year.

Heritage served the largest enrollment — 825 students — of FISD’s three middle school campuses in its 2014-15 school year.

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