Sunflower acreage up in Lone Star State, rains help crop on South Plains
A West Texas sunflower basks in a field as its namesake star provides August heat and light.
Early voting starts Monday, Aug. 25 for Senate District 28 special election
A special election has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, recently vacated by Robert Duncan, who resigned to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
New festival in Crosbyton celebrates wind power
"It's to educate people on wind energy," city administrator Margot Hardin said. "We're going to celebrate through arts and music and food."
Tue Aug 19, 2014
LP&L leaders cut across-the-board raises, opt for only certain jobs getting pay bump
After multiple members of the City Council objected to an LP&L budget including both a 2.9 percent across-the-board pay raise for all employees and a 5.75 percent rate hike, the Electric Utility Board voted 6-2 to compromise.
Help wanted: Looking at Lubbock's hard to fill jobs
You've heard of people having a hard time finding a job, but in Lubbock there are employers having a hard time finding employees.
Consider This...Safety reminders for drivers more important than ever
In just a few days, tens of thousands of students will head back to school for another year here on the South Plains.
Photography exhibit planned for veterans
Veterans of the South Plains Honor Flight will be guests at a special exhibit featuring the work of photographer Ann McDonald from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Legacy, 1500 14th St. The public is invited to attend the show, titled "Renewal and Remembrance," which will depict battlefields of the Pacific region.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Peoples Bank opens branch in Post
The official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newest Peoples Bank branch took place Friday at 615 N. Broadway in Post.
Contaminated gasoline causes problems for Lubbock drivers Saturday
Several people on the South Plains are upset after their vehicles were towed just minutes after filling up at a local gas tank.
Home improvement done smartly
Roofing is a job that does not require a license from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Lubbock's employment numbers continue to show growth
The Lubbock MSA job numbers continued to look good during the month of July, according to a news release by Workforce Solutions of the South Plains.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Lubbock Imam supports Western intervention in Middle East
Syrian native Plains Samer Altabaa says he can't even watch the images on the news at night as children, only a few years older than his own, take peoples' lives in the name of Islam.
South Plains farmers facing new water restrictions in 2015
On Tuesday, the High Plains Underground Water District approved changes that limit farmers to 18 inches per acre, per year.
Trinity Church hosting gallery to help foster children find parents
During the month of August, Trinity Church is hosting the Heart Gallery of the South Plains.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Good news - rain could stay
Rain chances in much of the South Plains continue through early this week and are higher than average in the long-term forecast.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Lubbock area affiliate of Susan G. Komen to host kick-off celebration
The Lubbock Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen will present its kickoff to the 20th annual Race for the Cure with a celebration including the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Komen Lubbock Office, 7412 University Ave., No.
Silent Wings Museum observes Spirit of '45 Day
The free event provided an opportunity for those on the South Plains to say, "Thank you," to those who served in uniform and those who supported them on the home front during the WWII era.
Traveling? Look out the window
For this agriculture reporter, one of the fun things about taking a vacation via car is watching the changing farming practices off the highway once you've made it a few hours from home.
The Playlist: New Man In Town
In a nod to a profile of Jeff Miller , a California transplant who is serving as Gov. Rick Perry 's new strategist, written by the Tribune's Jay Root , we start this week's news-inspired playlist with Mighty Sam McClain's "New Man In Town."