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When she arrived at the Lubbock courthouse in 2009, Judge Jim Bob Darnell, who was the prosecutor in Timothy Cole's 1986 aggravated sexual assault case, agreed to meet with her family. More than 20 years after Cole's conviction, Darnell was told about the DNA results that confirmed another man was the rapist.
The Lubbock County District Attorney's office is no longer seeking the death penalty in the capital murder case of Thomas Dixon, according to a spokesperson with the 140th district judge's office. Dixon, 50, is an Amarillo doctor accused in the 2012 murder for hire plot against a romantic rival in Lubbock.
The awards given out by the North & East Lubbock Community Development Corporation are given to individuals and businesses that demonstrate exemplary leadership and service throughout Lubbock. This year, that recognition was given to two individuals and one business, who were honored during NELCDC's 10th annual Community Champion Awards Banquet that took place Monday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
Dan Fogelberg spent the last days of his life speaking out about prostate cancer and raising awareness about screenings using his personal three year journey as an example. In December 2007, Fogelberg succumbed to the disease, said Junior Vasquez, co-host and music director of the Lubbock Friends of Fogelber event.
As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, TxDOT is demonstrating the proper ways to install safety seats and reminding drivers to make an appointment for free child safety seat checks year round at the agency's 25 statewide district offices.
Wednesday's and Thursday's clinics will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and the clinic on Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Vaccines for children 2 months through 18 years old cost $15 for one dose and $20 for two or more.
The drought outlook keeps improving. Less than 60 percent of the state is in a moderate to exception drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Police are searching for a suspect who robbed an East Lubbock convenience store Sunday evening. Lubbock police say it happened around 8:40 p.m. at the Kwik-O-Foods store in the 1500 block of East Broadway.
Lubbock Area United Way's 7th Annual Golf to Give Tournament will be held on Monday, September 15th at the Hillcrest Country Club. Some of the items up for grabs are a premium concert package for two to the Paul McCartney show on October 2; 2014 Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Tournament for two featuring three days of golf at Pebble Beach, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill Golf Course; and a private party package from the Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock for up to 25 people.
Despite cooler than average temperatures due to light rains this weekend, the weather is expected to be back to normal this week, according to the National Weather Service in Lubbock. Rainfall totals across Lubbock ranged between 0.19 inches and 0.27 inches Friday, but dropped Saturday and Sunday.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and people across the South Plains are helping make a difference in these tiny patients' lives. On Sept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:12 am
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