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  1. West Texas train wreckage continues to smolderRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The wreckage from a train collision continues to smolder as work crews prepare to remove a jumble of charred, twisted box cars strewn along tracks in the Texas Panhandle. Three BNSF Railway crew members remain missing Wednesday, a day after two BNSF freight trains traveling on the same track collided head-on about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo.

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  2. Millsaps joins TWDB West Texas Field Office as project manager, outreach specialistRead the original story

    Tuesday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Jerry Millsaps recently joined the Texas Water Development Board as project manager and outreach specialist of the organization's West Texas field office, according to a news release from TWDB. The state agency's West Texas office, located at 5012 50th Street, Suite 200 in Lubbock, "provides local outreach for the Panhandle, South Plains and western portions of Texas, as well as management for area projects receiving financial assistance from the TWDB," the release states.

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  3. Warm temperatures and rain chances forecasted for week before Fourth of July weekendRead the original story

    Monday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Sunshine, high temperatures and possible rain chances is expected throughout the Lubbock-area leading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service Lubbock office. Matt Ziebell, Lubbock NWS meteorologist, said a few "spotty showers and storms" circled the local area Monday and the same can be expected Tuesday.

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  4. Savvy Shopper: Here's what you can do to stay cool and save moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    In the previous weeks that were fairly mild, I was wondering when the inevitable blast of summer heat was going to arrive. This week, we all received the unequivocal answer.

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  5. Centennial Bank promotes Kemper to regional lending managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Brett McDowell, Centennial Bank chief lending officer, recently announced the promotion of Jay Kemper as Centennial Bank regional lending manager for the Lubbock market. Kemper, a Lubbock native and graduate of Monterey High School, has had a career as a local community banker for more than two decades.

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  6. Caprock Chronicles: Tubbs helped to build LubbockRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    EDITOR'S NOTE: "Caprock Chronicles" is a weekly series of short articles and essays that examine the life, people, events and historical places of our region's past. Paul Carlson, professor emeritus of history at Texas Tech, writes or edits each contribution in the series.

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  7. Our View: The next chapter is about to begin for the Cactus Theater in LubbockRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    As the news about the pending sale of the Cactus Theater swept across Lubbock's entertainment community, several questions sprang to local minds. But the primary one was what changes would be brought to the Cactus by the new ownership.

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  8. Former opponents face off in GWTBCA 2-3A all-star gameRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Jake Johnson brought a 2016 Class 3A state tournament qualifier's mentally to the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association all-star game. "We always say when we get the leadoff guy on base we are going to do good out in Shallowater and that is what I tried to do," the former Mustangs standout said.

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  9. Lubbock experts adopt watchful stance on BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A Texas Tech professor and a Lubbock banker were adopting a wait-and-see policy about news that voters in the United Kingdom voted Thursday to leave the European Union and how that could affect Lubbock. Dennis Patterson, chairman of the Tech department of political science, said there probably won't be much impact on Lubbock's economy, since it is largely dependent on the cotton industry.

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  10. Unexpected career: Stoffregen steps down from public defender's office after 42 years as lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Jack Stoffregen wanted to teach at a college level. He went to law school instead to impress his future in-laws.

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  11. Caldwell sells Cactus Theater to Lubbock businessman Darryl HollandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Joe Mauldin, bassist of The Crickets, plays with the rest of the band at the Cactus Theater to help kick off the Lubbock Music Fest in 2012. After a 22-year relationship with the Cactus Theater, veteran music producer Don Caldwell is selling the entertainment venue to Lubbock businessman Darryl Holland.

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  12. 'Toughest sport on dirt': Motocross night race set for Idalou SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Idalou will play host to a classic motocross off-road motorcycle racing event - round one of the T-N-T Summer Series - Saturday at the T-N-T Raceway. The event will bring in dirt bike riders from around the region, continuing the tradition of the longest continuous night race in motocross history going back more than 30 years in the east Lubbock County community, Brownlee said.

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  13. Caprock Chronicles: Ozark Trails and the OTA aided travelers, promoted better roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Here is the original Tulia Obelisk in downtown Tulia. The older obelisks in Tulia, Dimmit, and Tampico Station have been replaced by new pyramids.

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  14. Later recognition of Hughlett's talent does not alter childhood goal of helping othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Mark Carman produced the recording of Lubbock singer-songwriter Cindy Hughlett's 2015 album, called "Trust Me," at the Sound Stage Studio in downtown Nashville. Those working on the recording were, from left, Craig Nelson, bass guitar; Joe Carrell, engineer; Scott Williamson, drums; Eric Darken, percussion; Hughlett; Pat Coil, piano, synthesizer and Hammond organ; Gary Prim, piano saynthesizer; Bruce Watson, guitar and band leader; and Kelly Back, guitar.

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  15. 9 West Texans jailed in drug conspiracyRead the original story

    Friday Jun 17 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A distribution conspiracy has nine West Texas residents in federal custody Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Four of them are alleged members of the Texas Syndicate, and the charges come from roles in a methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana distribution conspiracy.

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  16. Firecrackers vs. Bombshells flag football game to benefit local Alzheimer's researchRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    During the last 15 years of her life, Sharon Dykes lived with the harsh effects of Alzheimer's disease, said Rick Dykes, Sharon's son, during an interview at his downtown Lubbock office Thursday morning. Since her death, the family has made it a mission to fund local Alzheimer's research so others won't have to deal with the disease, Rick said.

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  17. Ely feeling renewed energy, hopes to write more about human conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Joe Ely, a 1989 inductee on the West Texas Walk of Fame and the current 2016 Texas State Musician, will headline an "unplugged" solo concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Reserved seats are $20. Charlie Stout will open.

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  18. Trammell promoted to top community relations post for XcelRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Xcel Energy has promoted Brooke Trammell to the position of director of customer and community relations for the New Mexico and Texas service area. According to a news release from Xcel, Trammell will lead the teams responsible for business and community relationships, and coordinate business-related projects.

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  19. Severe thunderstorms drop temperatures, large hail on South PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Rain plummeted along with the temperatures as thunderstorms rocked the South Plains Wednesday evening and gusts knocked out area power lines. Lubbock received .58 inches of rain by early Wednesday evening, according to the West Texas Mesonet.

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  20. Game warden: Gator trouble rises with habitat encroachmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Alligator attacks such as the one Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, are a growing risk in areas where human activity interferes with that of the reptiles, a South Plains game warden said. "In Texas, we have enough free-ranging habitat that our human-to-alligator contact is minimal," he said.

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