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Indigent defense system debated: Other Texas counties take judges out of process

The debate over how to improve and manage the indigent defense legal system is not unique to El Paso County.

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Related Topix: El Paso County, TX, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Voting Challenge

One down, at least three more elections to go. We've challenged our audience to beat registration and turnout numbers in the same elections four years ago.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

DPS officials investigating motorcycle fatality

Officials said he was traveling northbound on F.M. 179, just south of Shallowater.

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Related Topix: Shallowater, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Xcel plans new transmission line through west Lubbock County

About 200 landowners in the Frenship area turned out Thursday night for an open house at Frenship High School with Xcel Energy regarding a new 230-kilovolt transmission line that will run between two existing power substations in west Lubbock County.

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Related Topix: Wolfforth, TX, Lubbock, TX

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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Texas Tech University sued a Dallas construction contractor Wednesday in Lubbock County District Court seeking a $1.6 million refund on construction of residence hall.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Man charged with aggravated robbery accused of almost striking officer

A Lubbock man is charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery after police say an officer escaped injury as the man fled a local big box retailer, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Ex-UMC employee claims whistleblower protection should have headed off firing

An Amarillo appellate court panel is pondering whether policy violations listed in an employee handbook have are covered under the state's whistleblower laws.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Tech student arrested for possession of marijuana in dorm room

The suspect was taken to the Lubbock County Jail. The non-student's vehicle was released to a relative.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

UPDATED: Man arrested after police chase in SE Lubbock

Lubbock police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon who led officers on a dangerous pursuit in Southeast Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Residents invited to Xcel open house on new transmission line through Frenship

Area residents are invited to participate in a public forum for a proposed 230-kilovolt electric transmission line planned for constructed in Lubbock and Hockley counties.

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Related Topix: Hockley County, TX, Wolfforth, TX

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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Related Topix: Texas, South-Plains, TX, Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Appeals court debating issues surrounding defendant's probation

A three-judge appellate panel is considering when a prior allegation can be re-raised in revoking a defendant's probation.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Lubbock Co. offender on the run after early morning police chase

Val Monteilh, director of the Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, said the two men escaped from the facility on Monday.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Brazoria County, TX

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

The eight-minute shower

Every minute in the shower uses about 2.5 gallons of water. And, because Lubbock only uses its water once before throwing it away, those two-and-a-half gallons are going down the drain, literally and figuratively speaking.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas Tech no longer an early voting location for runoff

The Texas Tech campus was removed from the list of early-voting polling places for Lubbock County's runoff election.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Shallowater, TX

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Two behind bars after high speed chase

Authorities said it started in west Lubbock County just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Three adults questioned, released in suspicious death of infant

The investigation continues into what the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department is calling the 'suspicious' death of a Lubbock County infant.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Hats Off: Lubbock Christian's hard work led to another championship

The Lubbock Christian School band has once again shined in competition like the bell of a freshly polished tuba - and brought another state championship home to Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Opinion

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Tech police arrest student for choking woman

A male student choked a female student who was an acquaintance. 1:50 p.m. - A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries and duty on striking an unattended vehicle in the C12 parking lot.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock sheriff's office calling death of 6-month-old boy suspicious

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Department investigates at the scene of a suspicious on Thursday in the 1600 block of County Road 7245.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

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