More than two-thirds of the Hispanic population in Texas lacks health insurance, but another group in the state with a high percentage of uninsured is often overlooked: rural Texans.
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Troopers find nearly $43,000 in cash, gun, drugs in Lubbock County traffic stop
A 55-year-old Converse man is facing money laundering charges after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper found nearly $43,000 in cash, a handgun and drugs in the glove compartment of his car Thursday evening, March 13, during a traffic stop on U.S. 84 near Slaton.
DPS trooper seizes almost $43,000 in cash near Slaton
The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop yesterday on US-84, yielding almost $43,000 in cash, a handgun and a small amount of marijuana.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Lubbock man facing multiple felony charges following pursuit in west Lubbock
A 27-year-old Lubbock man faces multiple felony charges after a leading police officers on a chase Wednesday evening, March 12, that ended in his arrest at a neighborhood in west Lubbock.
City council to formally accept resignation of Sam Medina
During Thursday night's Lubbock City Council meeting, council members will start the process of replacing former city attorney Sam Medina.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
West Texas gets 1,000-foot wall of dust with front
A wall of dust as tall as 1,000 feet and 200 miles wide that roared across parts of West Texas and New Mexico is yet another sign of how rain-starved the region is.
Conn indicted for allegedly abusing girl over eight years
A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 76-year-old man Tuesday, March 11, on a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a child.
Lubbock police charge man with falsely reporting kidnapping after car theft
Lubbock police arrested a 25-year-old man after investigators discovered his report Tuesday, March 11, that his 6-year-old daughter was taken during a car theft was untrue.
Haboob moving through South Plains, reducing visibility ahead of cold front
For today, March 12, the 20-25 mph winds expected in Lubbock in the morning may feel like a gentle breeze after Tuesday night's massive dust storm that knocked visibility to zero for a short time.
Man gets life in 2010 Lubbock homicide
A Lubbock County jury took only 30 minutes Monday to approve a life sentence for Renee Valencia in connection with a 2010 murder outside a now-defunct Depot District night club.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Woman accused of endangering child
A woman free on bail after being charged with child abandonment earlier this year has been indicted on a charge of endangering a child.
Lubbock woman suspected in ex-husband's homicide released from...
A Lubbock woman facing a murder charge in the shooting death of her former husband was released from Lubbock County Sheriff's custody, though she remains hospitalized.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
A dubious honor: Lubbock County still ranks high in state for child abuse
The numbers also show that Lubbock County continues to rank among the counties with the highest cases of child abuse or neglect reported to Child Protective Services in Texas, leaving child protection advocates struggling to make sense of why the numbers are so high and how to slow the rate of abuse.
Lubbock County to fund widening project of Woodrow Road
The first entrance to Lubbock-Cooper Independent School will see a wider road within a few months, while construction continues for two nearby bridges.
Life sentence for Valencia in 2010 murder outside Depot District nightclub
A Lubbock County jury took only 30 minutes Monday, March 10, to approve a life sentence for Renee Valencia in connection with a 2010 murder outside a now-defunct Depot District night club.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Wynona Gossett searched tirelessly for her family
Wynona Gossett, who was born June 5, 1926, discovered as a young adult that her family had a Romeo and Juliet - and they were her parents.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Voter Apathy vs. Voter Ignorance
In the aftermath of Tuesday's Texas Primary, I was too bummed to write a post on Wednesday.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
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Texas Dem Says GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Needs Permission To...
Texas politicians are recoiling after a prominent Lubbock Democrat accused Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott of "piA ata politics" in a bigoted tirade and allegedly disparaged Abbott's Latina wife.
Valencia guilty in 2010 Daiquiri Lounge shooting death
A Lubbock County jury deliberated for about two hours Friday, March 7, before convicting Renee Valencia of murder in an October 2010 shooting outside a Depot District night club.