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Underwood family announced as Lubbock Area Foundation’s Heros of the Year
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:53:58 +0000

Caring, humble and generous were a few of the words used to introduce the Minnie and Arch Underwood family during a news conference hosted by the Lubbock Area Foundation.

During the event at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, the foundation named the Underwood family as the recipient of the 2014 Hero of the Year award. They will be formally honored during a Hero’s Luncheon Aug. 14.

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MISD ‘Let’s Talk!’ technology now live online
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
With a focus on creating two-way communication and dialogue with its stakeholders, Marshall ISD has activated its new Let’s Talk! feature online to monitor the pulse of the community by giving parents

Methvin in Longview closed; post office alleyway open
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Methvin Street was closed to traffic Tuesday between Green and Fredonia streets as work began on the reconstruction of the downtown thoroughfare.

Kilgore rejects ballpark bids
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
KILGORE — Kilgore residents will have to wait longer for a new baseball complex after the City Council rejected bids for buildings and groundwork Tuesday.

TDCJ holding hiring seminar in Childress
myplainview.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:20:00 -0500
HUNTSVILLE — Current hiring opportunities and career benefits for Correctional Officers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be presented at a hiring seminar on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30

Home values up, rank first in state
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Home values in Midland grew by more than 23 percent year-over-year in June, pushing the Tall City’s median price back to the No. 1 slot statewide for the second time this year.

Unemployment rate rises
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
Workforce Solutions South Texas released information Tuesday indicating that the Laredo Metro Area unemployment rate increased to 6.3 percent in June, a rise of 0.8 percent versus the previous month, but still well below the 7.6 percent registered a year ago.

The first answer not always the best
myplainview.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:10:00 -0500
The first answer is not always the best answer

Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting teen seeks bond reduction
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:33:30 +0000

Man facing sex charges seeks bond reduction

A Lubbock judge heard arguments Tuesday regarding reducing the bond of a 55-year-old Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 2011.

Jimmy Gordon is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a first-degree felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. His bond is set at $100,000.

Gordon testified before Judge Jim Bob Darnell he could not afford the bond.

Court records show Gordon is disabled and unemployed.

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FM 835 to close Wednesday near Buffalo Springs Lake
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:19 +0000

FM 835 to close near Buffalo Springs Lake

Guardrail repairs will lead to a road closure beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo Springs Lake area.

The Texas Department of Transportation will close off the lake entrance at FM 835 to FM 3020 to allow crews to work safely along the roadway.

Weather permitting, crews are anticipated to work throughout the day and the road is expected to reopen at about 3 p.m., TxDOT representative Dianah Ascencio said in a news release.


Police arrest suspect in Kilgore car chase
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Kilgore man who police say crashed his car into a state trooper’s vehicle during a pursuit was held Tuesday on multiple charges.

Witnesses testify about incident
LMTonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:40:50 -0500
Witnesses testified Tuesday what they saw the night of a shooting outside a North Laredo nightclub that left seven people wounded.

Woman charged in death of daughter, 4
news-journal.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
An East Texas woman has been charged in the slaying of her 4-year-old daughter whose beaten body was found in the trunk of a car.

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