Archive for January 20th, 2017

Cornyn Calls on Democrats to Stop Stalling on President Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

Cornyn Calls on Democrats to Stop Stalling on President Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

1/20/17  (from Sen. John Cornyn’s Press Office)    ‘The election is over, and it’s time for Democrats to drop this divisive strategy for the good of the country.’ WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed retired General James Mattis and retired General[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Political
Texas Ends 2016 with 210,200 Jobs Added Over the Year

Texas Ends 2016 with 210,200 Jobs Added Over the Year

State unemployment rate remains at 4.6 percent in December. Lubbock’s unemployment rate among state’s lowest at 3.2%. 1/20/17 (from Texas Workforce Commission) AUSTIN ⎯ Texas has added an estimated 210,200 seasonally adjusted jobs since December 2015 with the addition of 800 nonfarm jobs this December. The state has added jobs[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Community News, Texas
TEXAS TECH ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PARKING ENHANCEMENTS

TEXAS TECH ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PARKING ENHANCEMENTS

1/20/17 (from Texas Tech) Texas Tech will provide a free shuttle service for all remaining home games.  LUBBOCK, Texas – To better serve its fans, the Texas Tech men’s basketball program has announced parking enhancements for the remainder of the 2016-17 season beginning with Saturday’s matchup versus Oklahoma State. In[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Texas Tech
Lubbock Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Attempting to Entice a Minor

Lubbock Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Attempting to Entice a Minor

1/20/17 (from US Dept. of Justice) LUBBOCK, Texas — A 55-year-old Lubbock, Texas, man, Danny Ray Caudill, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 120 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2016 to one count of attempted enticement of a minor,[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Community News
US 84 BRIDGE DECK WORK/CLOSURES SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK

US 84 BRIDGE DECK WORK/CLOSURES SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK

US 84, Frankford Avenue traffic to be impacted January 20, 2017 (from Texas Department of Transportation) LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will perform daytime road closures along the US 84 bridge, at FM 2528 (Frankford Avenue), project limits on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25 – 26. The[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Community News, Traffic
Lady Raiders to Face No. 12 Texas Saturday

Lady Raiders to Face No. 12 Texas Saturday

Texas Tech looks to continue undefeated streak at home 1/20/17 (from Texas Tech)  LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are set to face No. 12/14 Texas for the second time this season during game two of the Tech Basketball doubleheader Saturday. GAME INFORMATION Venue: United Supermarkets Arena Place:[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Sports
Cornyn Introduced Former Gov. Perry at Confirmation Hearing

Cornyn Introduced Former Gov. Perry at Confirmation Hearing

(from Sen Cornyn’s Press Office) WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced former Gov. Rick Perry, President-elect Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Energy, at today’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “Serving in public office alongside of someone that long gives you[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Political
Hub of the Plains Ag Conference In Lubbock Feb 2

Hub of the Plains Ag Conference In Lubbock Feb 2

1/20/17 (from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office) The 2017 crop production season is fast approaching.  “Producers in Lubbock and surrounding counties have many important decisions to make before the first seed ever goes in the ground.”, according to Mark Brown, County Extension Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at Lubbock.  [Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Texas
FBI: College Students Target of Employment Scam

FBI: College Students Target of Employment Scam

1/20/17 (from FBI) EMPLOYMENT SCAM TARGETING COLLEGE STUDENTS REMAINS PREVALENT College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This “employment” results[Read More…]

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by January 20, 2017 Education, US News