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3 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock mother sentenced to six years for robbery

A Lubbock County judge handed a six-year prison sentence Tuesday to a 43-year-old mother of eight for using a pellet gun to rob a convenience store in 2013 in West Lubbock.

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

5 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting teen seeks bond reduction

A Lubbock judge heard arguments Tuesday regarding reducing the bond of a 55-year-old Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 2011.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Mineral Wells, TX

9 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Gov. Perry sets Sept. 9 special election for Duncan's Senate seat, Lubbock cancels HD 83 forum

Updated: 4:10 p.m.: The Lubbock County Republican Party canceled its District 83 candidates forum set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Vintage Township, citing Gov. Rick Perry's announcement of a Sept.

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

12 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Drowning in High Plains Underground Water District data

I'm drowning in water district data. About 60 years worth. I've only come up for air to post this photo gallery and to take a much needed break.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Arguments presented in probation revocation hearing for woman accused ...

Lubbock County prosecutors tried to revoke the probation of a 43-year-old woman accused of using a rifle to rob a convenience store last year.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Lubbock, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Amarillo.com

Editorial: Monday briefing for July 21, 2014

A Red Raiders football player who punched a member of the Tech women's basketball team in the face during a pickup hoops game and was basically kicked out of school is reinstated - and yet there is nowhere near the level of digital vitriol.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

'Guardian Angel' finds missing man in Wolfforth

A man reported missing shortly after noon on Friday has been found safe with the help of what some people are calling his guardian angel.

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Related Topix: Wolfforth, TX, Shallowater, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County death row inmate convicted in strangling death denied appeal

An appeals court denied a Lubbock man's death sentence appeal Wednesday, saying he did not present sufficient argument for a second retrial, moving him closer to execution.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Sheriff's Office searching for Shallowater man missing since Thursday

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing elderly man. Officials say 81-year-old Lowell Bonifield of Shallowater was last seen on Thursday, July 17. Bonifield is a 6-foot-1-inch tall white male weighing 135 pounds.

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Related Topix: Shallowater, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

State land candidate Cook, challenging Bush, talks to Lubbock voters

John Cook has put about 14,000 miles on his F-150 truck in the past two and a half months since he launched his grassroots campaign goal to visit with residents in all 254 Texas counties.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Texas, Tarrant County, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Updated: Lubbock police arrest suspect in Tuesday's fatal hit and run

Lubbock police have arrested a 27-year-old woman in the hit and run accident that killed a man Tuesday.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

'Kneady' kids learn their way around a kitchen

Ronda Alexander leads the camp by teaching kids how to make bread in a bag at the Kitchen Connection Day Camp on Thursday in Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Family, Kids, Lubbock, TX, Nutrition

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock sheriff returns to owner commemorative pistol stolen more than 20 years ago

Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe returned to its owners a commemorative Colt .45 pistol Thursday reported stolen more than 20 years ago.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Starr County, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quick Opinion

A report this week from the Texas Water Development Board says 61 percent of the state remains in moderate to exceptional drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Opinion

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock man indicted for firing at police, taking family hostage

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 21-year-old man Tuesday on charges he held a family hostage after firing at three police officers, starting a two-and-a-half hour long standoff with Lubbock police in South Lubbock.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock police searching for missing woman described as mentally disabled

Lubbock police are searching for a 21-year-old woman reported missing early Wednesday morning who they described as intellectually disabled.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

County to consider funding new phone system, sheriff's dept. relocation in new budget

Installing a new phone system and moving the sheriff's department are among the bigger projects the Lubbock County Commissioners hope to fund in the upcoming budget cycle.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

County Commissioners meet, postpone supporting of Cooper ISD grant proposal

The Lubbock County Commissioners met this morning to discuss issues ranging from employee benefit providers to the housing of inmates.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Quick Opinion: Lubbock County Historical Commission honors Mary and Mac Private School

The Lubbock County Historical Commission honored the Mary and Mac Private School, a fine institution that educated many Lubbock African-American students, with a historical marker Friday.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech, Opinion

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas comptroller: Come and get your money

Could you be one of the 25 percent of Texans who have unclaimed property being held by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts? Could some of the $3.8 billion in unclaimed property in Texas, or $17 million in Lubbock County, be yours? There's a chance to find out at a question-and-answer session from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Jury Pool ... (more)

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