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21 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas A&M AgriLife of Lubbock County to host youth cooking camp

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Lubbock County will host a day camp for children 9-13 that focuses on cooking skills.

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9 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Water district staff receiving threats

At the High Plains Underground Water District meeting in Tulia Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy sat quietly in the corner.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Commission to recognize East Lubbock's historical Mary & Mac school

On the corner of 28th Street and Ivory Avenue in East Lubbock stands an old school house.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, African-American, Texas Tech

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dangerous chemicals stored near you? It's now harder to find that out

Only a handful of people showed up to a news conference Thursday to discuss a decision from the attorney general's office that withholds information about who's stockpiling dangerous chemicals in your neighborhood.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Lubbock firefighter accused of harassment, posting explicit video of girlfriend

A Lubbock firefighter remains on paid administrative leave Thursday pending the results of a criminal investigation.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fire

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock activist Ziegler announces bid for House 83 seat

State Rep. Charles Perry has yet to withdraw his name from the Nov. 4 ballot but the race to replace him in House District 83 has another hopeful.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Protesting chemical stockpiles

A trailer with six tanks holding hydrogen chloride parked at the Bayer CropScience facility in Lubbock following a leak that forced the evacuation of about 200 families in 2013.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Our View: Health risks from synthetic pot justify aggressive enforcement

The local smoke shops recently raided by the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's office for selling synthetic pot were warned.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Marijuana, Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County grand jury indicts man posing as model agency inspector for sexual assault of a child

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old man on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenaged girl investigators say he contacted through Facebook while posing as a modeling agent.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock man indicted for harassing ex-girlfriend with sex video

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 36-year-old Lubbock man Tuesday for posting a sex tape he made of an ex-girlfriend and posting it online without her consent because he was upset about their breakup.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Grow your own - Vegetable gardens flourish in moist soil

The recent showers that mean good news to the agriculture world show the same promise for small-scale home gardens.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, South-Plains, TX, Home Gardening, Home

MyHighPlains.com

Final Plea Bargain Made in Huge Cocaine Ring

The last of eight defendants in a big cocaine bust pleaded guilty last week in Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Borger, TX, Federal Prisons, Prison

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quick Opinion

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell has made it clear he'll arrest and prosecute those who sell synthetic pot.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock judge recuses himself from Overstreet case

A Lubbock district judge recused himself from the case of a former animal services director, who was arrested earlier this year on several theft and driving while intoxicated charges.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

TX-DOT cleans up roads after Fourth of July

After a festive night of popping off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July, piles of debris can be seen along Lubbock county roadways.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas launches campaign to curb infant sleeping deaths

In March, a Lubbock County father went to sleep with his 4-month-old resting between him and a pillow.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Former Lubbock Animal Services Director facing felony theft charges

Kevin Overstreet, a former City of Lubbock Animal Services Director, is set to face trial in Lubbock County on multiple felony charges.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County grand jury indicts man for making fake vehicle registration tag

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Lubbock man Tuesday for making a fake Texas vehicle registration sticker out of an index card and blue tape.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Green grass gives fireworks stands the green light

But the summer showers are always just a little sweeter on the days leading up to Fourth of July weekend for one reason: fireworks.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Weather, Fire

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Shallowater firefighters handle NW Lubbock mobile home fire

An electrical short is blamed for a mobile home fire in northwest Lubbock County Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Shallowater, TX, Lubbock, TX

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