13 hrs ago
Our View: Citizens receive two items of good news at commissioners meeting
Taxpayers enjoy reading "good news" stories. A recent meeting of the Lubbock County commissioners brought two items of good news.
15 hrs ago
Lubbock County grand jury indicts four for torturing man for $1,000
Christopher Andrade, 33; Kimbra Andrade, 36; Mark Cardona, 28; and Derek Fias, 33; are accused of torturing John Cano.
20 hrs ago
Back 2 School Kickoff and backpack giveaway scheduled for Saturday
Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave., and Lubbock County Voices Coalition/Starcare will be hosting their 5th Annual Back 2 School Kickoff and Zero Alcohol Youth Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Cotton fights weeds to bloom on schedule
"The rain has definitely been a blessing. It's been good, timely rain," said Caitlin Jackson, agriculture agent for the Crosby County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife.
City taxes going up, others unchanged or decreasing
The average Lubbock resident living in an average-priced home could see his tax bill go up more than $50, thanks in part to a property value increase of $2,000 since last year and an expected overall increase in taxes.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
LPD investigation process explained
On Wednesday, 20-year-old Morgan Lee and LPD Officer Cody Kidd crashed on the Clovis Highway near North Loop 289.
Officials: Lubbock inmate climbed over 12-foot fence in escape
A 19-year-old inmate escaped from the Lubbock County Jail Wednesday night by climbing a 12-foot fence, according to a news release from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Our View: Jury service can be inconvenient, but it's a duty all should accept
There's a price that comes with freedom, but too many of our Lubbock County neighbors are not paying their obligation for jury service.
Escaped Lubbock County inmate back in custody
An inmate who escaped from the Lubbock County Detention Center Wednesday night is back in custody.
(Updated) Inmate escapes from Lubbock County Jail
An inmate escaped from the Lubbock County Jail on Wednesday night, said Lt. Bryan Taylor, a Lubbock County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
New owner hopes to honor history, put federal building to good use
John Thompson was in Lubbock to sign paperwork and collect the building's key. Lubbock County Commissioners approved of the sale of the building for $425,000 on Monday.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
County commissioners lower tax rate, approve sale of federal building
And while the city is considering a property tax rate hike, Lubbock County commissioners approved lowering the tax rate on Monday.
Sheriff's Office offering reward for information on aggravated robbery
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information regarding an attempted robbery and aggravated assault that occurred on July 26. Officials say a suspect entered Andy's Ice Cream at 8601 Ash Avenue, took out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from two employees.
Lubbock County to lower taxes in upcoming budget
Applause broke out in the generally calm commissioner's court after Lubbock County leaders announced plans to lower taxes for the second year in a row.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
John Robinson joins FirstBank & Trust
Barry Orr , chairman and CEO of FirstBank & Trust , announced the appointment of John Robinson to president of the MidCity office .
Jockeying to replace Perry on ballot not just among House hopefuls
Next weekend, Republican leaders in the seven counties Texas House District 83 represents expect to choose a nominee to replace state Rep. Charles Perry on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Lubbock County schools meet TEA standard ratings
The Texas Education Agency has released the 2014 state accountability ratings and all Lubbock County schools have achieved a Met Standard rating.
Updated: 2014 school ratings released, Lubbock County districts meet standard
The 2014 results of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness are out, and all Lubbock County school districts met the state standard.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Water conservation expo planned in Wolfforth
The City of Wolfforth has scheduled a water conservation expo from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16, that is designed to provide water-wise strategies for the South Plains.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Lubbock judge orders treatment for alleged cop shooter to become competent to stand trial
A Lubbock County district judge ruled in July that a 33-year-old Slaton man accused of shooting a Lubbock police officer in October was incompetent to stand trial.