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12 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Democratic county judge candidate bashes incumbent for expected $32,000 raise

Lubbock County elected officials will likely see a salary increase in the coming months - more than 40 percent for some - after Commissioners voted for the new pay scale last month.

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15 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Sedeno says senate candidates neglecting minority communities

Neglected. That's the word Precinct Three Lubbock County Commissioner Lorenzo Bubba Sedeno used to describe the senatorial race.

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Related Topix: Lorenzo, TX, Lubbock, TX

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Polls closed Monday for SD 28 early voting

There were 325 ballots cast Sunday - the seventh day of early voting for the Senate District 28 special election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quick Opinion

The confirmation of two West Nile cases in Lubbock County is nothing to panic about, but it should bring caution.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Our View: Commissioners should rethink setting five-figure annual raises

After pleasing county citizens with a small property tax decrease earlier this month, Lubbock County Commissioners found a quick way to wipe those smiles off taxpayers' faces.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

More than 1,100 ballots cast so far on day 5 of SD 28 early voting

There were 1,321 ballots cast Friday - the fifth day early voting for the Senate District 28 special election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Updated: United Way announces almost $6 million campaign goal at luncheon

Trent was the keynote speaker at the Lubbock Area United Way's 2014 Annual Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Health Department confirms first two cases of West Nile in Lubbock County

Beckie Brawley, media coordinator for the City of Lubbock Health Department, said the second of the two cases was confirmed within the past two days.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock man accused of biting, spitting on police officers among indicted by grand jury

A 30-year-old Lubbock man is accused of biting off more than he could chew during an encounter with Lubbock police officers earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

More than 1,100 ballots cast so far on day 3 of SD 28 election

There were 1,188 ballots cast in Lubbock County as of 5:30 p.m. on the third day of early voting for the 2014 Senate District 28 special election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

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Lubbock man indicted in law office slaying

A 28-year-old Lubbock man has been indicted in the beating death of a lawyer who was killed at the law office where both men were staying.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock prosecutors pursuing capital charges against woman in ex-husband's shooting death

Lubbock County prosecutors are pursuing a capital murder charge against a 51-year-old woman accused in the February shooting death of her ex-husband at his home south of Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Going out with man's best friend? Leash Fido or face a ticket

In the shadows of an upcoming bond election for a much requested dog park, some dog owners in Lubbock appear to be going off-leash too soon and in the wrong place.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Hungry? For some, it's not as easy as opening the fridge for a snack

The face of hunger in Lubbock County could be any skin color. It could speak one of a dozen languages at home.

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Related Topix: South-Plains, TX, West, TX, Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Two-man race set for HD 83 election as deadline passes with no new takers

For the first time in eight years, Texas House District 83 will have two candidates on the November ballot - one Democrat and one Republican.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Scurry, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock police warned partygoers about noise hours before Texas Tech student found dead

Dalton Debrick's body was cold to the touch nine hours after Lubbock police responded to a noise complaint at the 36th Street home where he was found, according to police call sheets.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Many Lubbock County elected officials could see 5-figure pay raise next year

The majority of elected officials and employees in Lubbock County will likely see a salary increase in the coming months - more than 30 percent for some - after County Commissioners set the new pay during a meeting Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Democrats select Lubbock attorney Tarbox as HD 83 candidate

The Democratic chairmen for Texas House District 83 selected Lubbock attorney Max R. Tarbox as their nominee to appear on the November ballot to replace Charles Perry.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Early voting for SD28 race starts Monday

Early voting for the Senate District 28 special election starts Monday, and candidates can choose from six candidates vying for the seat.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Levelland man in custody after Saturday morning standoff

He told police that the man shot at him during an argument, then the shooter ran back into his house next door and locked himself inside.

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Related Topix: Levelland, TX

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