9 hrs ago
Rural business leaders team up to promote economic growth
Stronger Economies Together is a coalition of professionals from Hale, Swisher, Lamb, Castro and Floyd counties.
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12 hrs ago
School, hospital bonds on South Plains ballot items
Along with mayoral, city council and school board races, South Plains voters will consider a new hospital and facility updates in Snyder and O'Donnell.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
This Saturday 100 years ago was 'Everybody Go To Church Sunday'
Follow George Watson's Twitter live from the Texas Tech-Prairie View A&M baseball game at Rip Griffin Park First United Methodist Church traces its roots on the South Plains to the 1890s.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was originally published in 2008. AS I have been doing nearly every Easter week for the last 40 years, I attended the annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society - its 92nd.
Silver Star Board planning Casino Night fundraiser
The Llano Estacado Silver Star Board has scheduled its eighth annual fundraiser from 6:30-10 p.m. April 25 at the American Wind Power Center, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Job seekers connect with employers at job fair
Lonnie Acosta, left, looks at a list of jobs with South Plains College as he speaks with Maria Strong during the South Plains Job Fair at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Wednesday.
Best-selling author speaks at job fair Wednesday
New York Times best-selling author Ashley Rhodes-Courter spoke at the South Plains Workforce Solutions Job Fair on Wednesday.
Sundown farmer uses unique strategy to keep grape crop from freezing
He took leftover hay from a previous crop he had grown and, with the help of family, friends and employees, distributed it in and around the perimeter of his vineyard.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Clemens: Celebrate 30 years of Texas wine this month
Drank some Italians like Chianti or Bolla Valpolicella, maybe a German riesling named Blue Nun, or a Portuguese sparkling rosA© called Mateus? Orson Wells unctuously quoted Paul Masson: "We will sell no wine before it's time."
Bluebonnets beautify Texas highways, local gardens
But when gardeners create the right environment, the plants can usually adapt. "They don't grow very well naturally in Lubbock - it's a little too cold and dry - but with special care you can get them to come up," said Daniel Cunningham, a Texas Tech graduate student in plant and soil sciences.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Lubbock district 3 city council candidate uses campaign finance error to help veteran group
Maurice Stanley stood in his barbershop Monday on south University Avenue and explained how he has always used a collection bucket in the past to raise funds for causes such as helping a cancer-stricken friend pay her bills and supporting local schools and churches.
Guar: Bickered-about bean has great drought tolerance, uncertain future
"I like guar because it's got huge genetic variability and it's extremely drought-tolerant," said Dick Auld, chairman of Texas Tech's department of plant and soil sciences.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Wind, cold, dust moving into South Plains
A much-anticipated strong cold front will continue to move through the KCBD viewing area Sunday evening and overnight.
UPDATED: South Plains Electric Coop restores power in South Lubbock
The South Plains Electric Cooperative restored power to members in South Lubbock after an outage near the Quaker Avenue substation on Sunday, April 13, according to a post on the utility company's Facebook page.
Westbrook: Carletta Keeling carefully treasures a chipped plate
Her grandparents, Walter and Ouida Liles, had moved to the South Plains of Texas from Oklahoma, and were among the early settlers of the Amherst and Littlefield area.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
United Family, Mrs Baird's Bread announce March 'Teachers On The Rise' winners
The United Family and Mrs Baird's Bread announced Belinda Pinkerton of Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Slaton, Daniel Rogers of Rise Academy Charter School and Elias Perez of Olton High School as the March recipients of the second annual Teachers On The Rise program.
Mid-spring cold front to bring drastic weather changes Sunday evening
The spring cold front will move into the Texas Panhandle early Sunday afternoon, but is not expected to enter the KCBD viewing area until late afternoon and will pass through Lubbock a few hours afterward.
April showers bring October cotton - hopefully, area farmers say
With crop planting time approaching but drought lingering, it's safe to say South Plains soil moisture is not where growers would like it to be.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Tech named first Purple Heart University in Texas
The distinction, bestowed by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, honored Tech's efforts to organize the largest gathering of Purple Heart recipients in the nation at its Lone Survivor football game in November.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
B.J. Novak announces visit to West Texas, asks for help with research
I am going to West Texas next week for research on a project I am writing. Anyone in the Midland/Lubbock/Paducah/TBD area want to help? No word yet on Novak's research interests in the South Plains, but if the Twitter response is any indication, he won't be short on assistants.