More charges against pair suspected in prostitution-robbery scheme
A Lubbock County grand jury handed down more indictments against a man and woman already accused of robbing men through a prostitution scheme.
Mon May 20, 2013
Bomb squad called to empty apartment building on N. Chicago & Fordham
Lubbock police blocked off an area around an empty apartment building at North Chicago Avenue and Fordham Monday afternoon as the bomb squad from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate something found inside.
Halliburton scouting drilling areas in Lubbock
The sight of new oil rigs popping up around Lubbock County seems to suggest that the often talked about oil boom is headed our way.
Fri May 17, 2013
Cotton numbers up from 2011, but below average
The final 2012 cotton numbers released by National Agricultural Statistics Service show an increased yield over the 2011 crop, but the harvest is still below average.
Wed May 15, 2013
Southwest Farm Press
Drought, early season pests concern HP cotton experts
Texas High Plains cotton producers face a plethora of weather and pest problems as they finish planting the 2013 crop.
Tue May 14, 2013
California man in Lubbock County jail faces federal false ID charges
Federal agents on Monday, May 13, arrested a California man on identity theft and other charges in connection with a scheme to steal money from another man's bank account.
Lubbock County in need of foster parents
Currently, Lubbock County has more than 600 children in the foster care system. However, because of the lack of available certified foster homes, many of those children are having to be relocated to other counties, where foster homes are available.
Mon May 13, 2013
Lubbock County in talks with potential buyer on $500K downtown property purchase
Lubbock County is in talks with a potential buyer to purchase the city's original federal courthouse, 800 Broadway, and a vacant downtown lot where a brothel once stood.
Maintenance project scheduled for I-27 bridges through Lubbock County
Motorists traveling on I-27, in Lubbock County, over the next few months can expect traffic to be reduced to one-lane and other main lane closures on several bridges as the Texas Department of Transportation begins work on a $209,630 routine maintenance project.
Sun May 12, 2013
Humane Society seeking homes for 20 cats
The Humane Society of West Texas has taken in twenty cats after a resident in Lubbock County was found to have more than they could take care of.
Thu May 09, 2013
Cristobal Torres gets 70 years in 2011 murder
A Lubbock County jury sentenced Cristobal Juan Torres on Thursday, May 9, to 70 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy almost two years ago after a nightclub shouting match.
Reality versus Fantasy: A Tiny Pill that, for a Few, Will Destroy America
It seems like everyday I hear of 12 y/o girls who divide their after-school time between having sex in the park and going to the drug store when they buy condoms and lubricant.
Wed May 08, 2013
Cristobal Torres found guilty in 2011 murder
A Lubbock County jury took only 37 minutes Wednesday, May 8, to convict Cristobal Jose Torres of murdering a teenage boy 19 months ago following a confrontation at an Avenue Q nightclub.
Criminal appeals court rejects 'suitcase killer' Rosendo Rodriguez's petition
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected convicted murderer Rosendo Rodriguez III's attempt to win a new trial in his death penalty case.
Tue May 07, 2013
Multiple freezes damage area wheat crop
Calvin Trostle, extension agronomist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension called the series of freezes between late March and early May much worse for wheat than a normal year.
Mon May 06, 2013
Pilot in airport drug bust freed on bond
A pilot arrested last month at Lubbock's airport after federal agents found marijuana, hashish and hallucinogenic mushrooms aboard his rented airplane has been freed on bond.
Plano embroiled in protests against 150 proposed liquor stores
This billboard, located at the Dallas North Tollway and Trinity Mills Road in Dallas, began displaying Save Plano's anti-package liquor sales platform April 24.
Sun May 05, 2013
Previous persons executed under the death penalty in Texas
The crime: Rosales was burglarizing the home of a 60-year-old woman. He maintained he did not know she was home, but she discovered him during the burglary.
Thu May 02, 2013
Man accused in 2012 Slaton death ruled incompetent to stand trial
The man accused of killing an 89-year-old Slaton woman 16 months ago has been found incompetent to stand trial and has been sent to a state hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Wed May 01, 2013
17-year-old booked on manslaughter charges in fatal accident in Lubbock
Lubbock police have released the name of a motorcyclist killed Monday night in a five-vehicle wreck at 19th Street and Quaker Avenue.