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Area growers say they need hot weather to harvest cotton crop
It's been cold and wet across the South Plains. The change is welcomed by many in the area who have been hit hard by the drought, but area growers say they hope it doesn't stay around for too much longer.
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Sen. Leticia Van de Putte to recognize Maggie Trejo and TJ Patterson as 'trailblazers'
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, will be in Lubbock Wednesday to recognize former Councilwoman Maggie Trejo and former Councilman TJ Patterson as "trailblazers" for being the first Lubbock City Council representatives elected from Districts 1 & 2, respectively, following the implementation of single member districts in Lubbock. Van de Putte will host a meet & greet at Patterson Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
7 hrs ago
Xcel Seeking up to 200 MW of New Solar Resources
Xcel is requesting proposals for up to 200 megawatts of solar power resources that could begin delivery on or before December 31, 2016, and that would be contracted through a power purchase agreement. Southwestern Public Service Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, serving 383,000 customers in the Panhandle and South Plains regions of Texas, and the eastern and southeastern counties of New Mexico.
8 hrs ago
2nd Annual Texas South Plains Honor Flight golf tournament to be held Monday
The second annual Texas South Plains Honor Flight golf tournament will be held Sept. 15 at the Rawls Golf Course on the Texas Tech University campus.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Seagraves student working to give cancer patients second chance at life
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and people across the South Plains are helping make a difference in these tiny patients' lives. On Sept.
NWS to host open house Saturday
The National Weather Service of Lubbock is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the east side of the Science Spectrum. The event is an opportunity for residents to learn more about what the organization does, according to a news release.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Volunters love to 'ride the ride' with ventriloquist Diamond
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.
Veterans deserve the honor they are given
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.
Xcel Energy seeks proposals for energy resources
Xcel Energy's Southwestern Public Service Co. announced Friday it is seeking proposals for additional solar energy resources as a component of its resource planning process.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
AimBank buys banks in Pampa, Shamrock
AimBank on Friday announced the acquisition of National Bank of Commerce Pampa and Shamrock from First National Bank of Waupaca, Wis. AimBank has 14 branches in the South Plains, Big Country and Texas Panhandle.
10K jars of peanut butter donated to South Plains Food Bank
"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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Daily details now confirmed for 97th annual fair
The 97th annual Panhandle-South Plains Fair will take place Sept. 19-27 at the Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds, with entrances from Broadway and from Avenue A north of Broadway.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Cooler temps expected this week in South Plains
Temperatures Thursday and Friday are expected to be about 10 to 20 degrees cooler than normal, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lubbock. Two cold fronts, one on Wednesday night and one expected to come through the area Thursday night, are expected to bring cooler temperatures to the South Plains for the remainder of the week, meteorologist Mark Conder said.
Rep. King announces meetings in Muleshoe, Denver City
State Rep. Ken King, who has begun his annual tour of rural House District 88, has scheduled more meetings for next week. King, R-Canadian, whose 17-county district stretches from Lipscomb County in the northeastern corner of the Texas Panhandle to Yoakum County in the South Plains, will talk about issues expected in the next legislative session.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Poole hopes to help with Lady Raiders rebuilding effort
Brandi Poole helped turn Indiana women's basketball from a six-win program to a 21-win program in two years. And she hopes to do the same thing at Texas Tech.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Cotton battles weeds, hail in race toward harvest
The full size of many South Plains cotton bolls suggests they'll be ripe for pickin' within a few weeks.
From the A-J's Pages: Back roads safer better for South Plains drivers to avoid lawmen
Although state troopers can patrol any area they choose in their quest to keep highways safe, statistics indicate that South Plains motorists traveling back roads are far less likely to encounter lawmen.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Stand Up for America: Making the most out of employment
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a nationwide holiday dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
South Plains farmers assessing crops after Thursday storm
Farmers across the South Plains assessed their crops on Friday morning to determine what their harvest will be like this fall after Thursday's storms.