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4 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Death penalty withdrawn in Dixon capital murder case

The Lubbock County District Attorney's office is no longer seeking the death penalty in the capital murder case of Thomas Dixon, according to a spokesperson with the 140th district judge's office. Dixon, 50, is an Amarillo doctor accused in the 2012 murder for hire plot against a romantic rival in Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Lubbock, TX

7 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County's drought rating downgraded, outlook improving

The drought outlook keeps improving. Less than 60 percent of the state is in a moderate to exception drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Related Topix: Weather, Lubbock, TX

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quick Opinion: Tom Head voted against the large pay raises for Lubbock County elected officials

County Judge Tom Head voted against his $32,475 pay raise - the highest among Lubbock County elected officials. Was Head's upcoming election a reason? He said he voted no because the people didn't support it.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Filling up: Natural gas fueling stations up 50 percent this year compared to last

A map released by the Railroad Commission of Texas last week showed there are 104 natural gas fueling stations, almost 50 percent more than the 69 stations that were open at this time last year. For the first time in Texas, there are more vehicles running on natural gas than any other alternative fuel.

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Related Topix: Texas, Lubbock, TX

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Limit your water - or just grow one crop

Growing wheat in between cotton seasons is considered double-cropping if it's irrigated and harvested, and comes with a new 18-inch annual irrigation limit in the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District. Growing wheat in between cotton seasons is considered double-cropping if it's irrigated and harvested, and comes with a new 18-inch annual irrigation limit in the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Driver in critical condition after South Lubbock rollover

Two people are hospitalized following an accident in south Lubbock County. DPS troopers say 23-year-old Jared Thomas was driving his Jeep south on Highway 87 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Tea Party Wins Again in Senate Special Election

Tourists enter the empty Senate chamber Wednesday morning as the Texas Senate adjourned sine die the day before, leaving the House with unfinished business on June 29, 2011. State Rep. Charles Perry , R-Lubbock, a Tea Party favorite, cruised to an outright win on Tuesday night in the special election to fill the West Texas Senate seat formerly held by Robert Duncan .

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Related Topix: Texas, Lubbock, TX, West, TX, George Bush, Conroe, TX

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KSWO

Inmate gets 40 years for 1991 Lubbock slaying

An inmate already serving a life prison term in a 2007 intoxication assault case has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for a 1991 slaying in Lubbock. Investigators located Duncan's body in the burned remains of his home on Feb. 16, 1991.

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MyHighPlains.com

Lubbock Professor Charged After High Speed Chase

Online records from the Lubbock County Detention Center and Lubbock County court system showed Martin "Nicholas" Coppola, 50, was charged Tuesday evening with evading arrest by motor vehicle and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Coppola remained at University Medical Center at the time he was officially detained on two arrest warrants.

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The Family Badge

Three indicted in August Lubbock County jail escape

Ygnacio Rodriguez is charged with a third-degree felony count of escape while arrested or confined, according to court records. He is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Political watchers say Jones still a factor in Senate race

What impact Republican Senate District 28 candidate Delwin Jones' recent medical condition will have on Tuesday's election remains to be seen because there's little historic precedent - at least in recent years. Doctors upgraded the longtime former legislator from critical to serious condition Wednesday morning, but he was still in the hospital that evening.

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Related Topix: US News, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Early voting ends Friday

There were 846 ballots cast by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday - the ninth day of early voting for the Senate District 28 special election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

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Southwest Farm Press

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Estate Planning, Personal Finance, Littlefield, TX, Lamb County, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Reservations due by noon Friday for monthly luncheon of Christian Women's Connection

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Lubbock County Club, and it costs $15 per person.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Additional burglary charges filed against Lubbock man accused in brutal Dairy Queen robbery

Felony burglary charges have been filed against a 19-year-old Lubbock man already accused of beating a Dairy Queen employee with a baseball bat during a robbery earlier this year.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Cotton battles weeds, hail in race toward harvest

The full size of many South Plains cotton bolls suggests they'll be ripe for pickin' within a few weeks.

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Related Topix: South-Plains, TX, Agriculture, Science

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Consider This...Let voters decide who gets raises

Like many of you I've heard from, I had a case of sticker shock last week when I saw the proposed salary increases for Lubbock County employees, specifically the 30 plus percent increase for county commissioners.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Democratic county judge candidate bashes incumbent for expected $32,000 raise

Lubbock County elected officials will likely see a salary increase in the coming months - more than 40 percent for some - after Commissioners voted for the new pay scale last month.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Sedeno says senate candidates neglecting minority communities

Neglected. That's the word Precinct Three Lubbock County Commissioner Lorenzo Bubba Sedeno used to describe the senatorial race.

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Related Topix: Lorenzo, TX, Lubbock, TX

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Polls closed Monday for SD 28 early voting

There were 325 ballots cast Sunday - the seventh day of early voting for the Senate District 28 special election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

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