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4 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host its first seminar of the 2014-15 series of Chamber University - Human Resources from 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Knipling Education Conference Center.
8 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation will honor two individuals and one business during its award banquet on Monday. Reagor Dykes Auto Group will be recognized by NELCDC as the entrepreneurial business of the year, while Scott Ridley, the dean of Texas Tech's College of Education, will be recognized for "Visionary of the Year", and Maggie Trejo, executive director of the Community Housing Resource Board of Lubbock is receiving the "Champion of the Year" award.
12 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
A map released by the Railroad Commission of Texas last week showed there are 104 natural gas fueling stations, almost 50 percent more than the 69 stations that were open at this time last year. For the first time in Texas, there are more vehicles running on natural gas than any other alternative fuel.
16 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Lubbock attorneys Dennis Burrows , Dustin Burrows and Benjamin Davidson, II , all partners in Lubbock's McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf LLP , have been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers' list of the state's outstanding attorneys. To compile the annual listing, nominations are solicited from more than 70,000 attorneys across Texas.
Back 40 Bar officially opened its doors Tuesday for its location at 5214 98th St., just east of Frankford Avenue. Scott Gilliland, assistant manager, said the bar and grill serves liquor, beer and wine.
Kreeland Avery, 9 left, and Kaleb Stripling, 9, ride the super shot at the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday. Richard Rannabargar, left, and Christine Tran get a picture before a ride during the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday.
Whether their military service was only as strenuous as boot camp or as drastic as a Nazi prison, veterans surely deserve a place of honor in the nation. Homer Jones of Lubbock knew the rigors of both training and prison camp during World War II.
Fiestas Del Llano celebrates Mexico's Independence Day and is one of the most important Hispanic celebrations of the year. Four days of celebration began in Lubbock Thursday, but the weather didn't cooperate at first.
The OMFGCo. team did the original branding behind the Ace Hotel, among other efforts.
The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center will host the 44th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, an event to be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event, which has traditionally attracted 6,000 - 8,000 visitors, is family-oriented and normally features more than 80 vendors selling handmade craft items and fine art. Fall Festival features live entertainment, art demonstrations, concession booths and Art Alley, where kids can participate in arts & crafts, face painting, and fun galore.
"This donation represents a donation from the growers, shellers, and the manufacturers from across the country," Shelly Nutt, Executive Director of the Texas Peanut Producers Board said. Nutt says half of the total peanut production in Texas is grown within 100 miles of Lubbock, making the donation even more significant for our area.
Brian Morris is an interesting guy with one of the most interesting hobbies of any of my friends -- competitive defensive pistol shooting. His sharpshooter skills recently took him to the northeastern European nation of Lithuania for a competition.
After many hours of discussion and debate the Lubbock City Council passed a budget for 2015 4 votes to 3. "It's a very tedious, very frustrating process we shouldn't have to go through," said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson. "We had lots of opportunities as a council to do all of this in budget work sessions out in the open without any game playing, but it's tradition to hold your cards close to your vest, surprise staff, surprise the rest of the council, I think it's bad government."
Aiming to find ways to reduce city debt, the Lubbock City Council spent hours discussing changes in the proposed budget for next year, but did not reach a balanced budget by press time. Councilman Jim Gerlt proposed changes that would take more than $400,000 from the maintenance funds for the municipal building and require the money be used only for repairs, not renovations.
"I've always wanted to do something like this," said Janet Nieto, a Reina Hispana participant, Thursday night as she fixed her dress, hair and makeup after a wardrobe change. The Mexico native was one of five Texas Tech female students to participate in the annual Reina Hispana De Lubbock 2015 pageant Thursday evening at Estacado High.
A former Lubbock Independent School District police officer's grievance against the district regarding his dismissal in May was denied by a 6-0 vote of the LISD Board of Trustees Thursday morning. Rafael Cavazos told the board he loved his job as a police officer.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:00 pm
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