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South-Plains, Texas is located in Floyd County. Zip codes in South-Plains, TX include 79258.

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Yesterday | Gilmer Mirror

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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.

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Yesterday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

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.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

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.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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."

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Times Record News

Government: Drought grows worse

The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows all of Wichita County is now in the Exceptional Drought category - the most severe.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Water levels at Lake Alan Henry dropping four feet a year

Most of the South Plains is considered to be in extreme to exceptional drought. While Lubbock is looking at restrictions, other communities are being hit even harder.

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MyHighPlains.com

HPWD Reinstates Voluntary Irrigation Assessment Program

After a four-year absence, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No.

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