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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Residents pleased with changes to Lubbock Outer Route project

After submitting a petition to revise the Lubbock Outer Route project, Paul Kitchens was glad his concerns were heard by TxDOT.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

GOP reps pick Lubbock attorney Burrows as House 83 candidate

GOP officials from the seven counties the district represents on Thursday chose Lubbock attorney Dustin Burrows as the party's replacement for Rep. Charles Perry on the ballot.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A look into federal documents show Lubbock County got $400K in military equipment

Rural law enforcement agencies in Lubbock County have received more than $400,000 in surplus military equipment through a program that, in light of the events in Missouri, is seen as contributing to the militarization of the nation's police force.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Department of Defense, US News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Two indicted by Lubbock County grand jury for aggravated assault of a public servant

Two men accused of assaulting Lubbock police officers in unrelated cases were indicted Tuesday by a Lubbock County grand jury.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Two indicted by Lubbock County grand jury for sexual assault of a child

Jason Booker, 32, and Douglas Stapp, 49, face first-degree felony charges on unrelated cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Crosby County, TX, Ralls, TX, West, TX, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.

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