Archive for May, 2017

Texas Receives $27.4 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction

Texas Receives $27.4 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction

(from Texas Health and Human Services Commission) AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced that Texas has been awarded $27.4 million in federal funds to combat opioid use disorders. The grant, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will boost Texas’ efforts aimed at[Read More…]

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by May 30, 2017 Health
CELEBRATE NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

CELEBRATE NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

(from City of Lubbock) The Lubbock Adult Activity Center will host their annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. More than 25 local agencies and businesses will be available to provide tips and information on many healthcare and fitness topics[Read More…]

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by May 26, 2017 Health
DWI Task Force UPDATE

DWI Task Force UPDATE

from Texas Department of Public Safety LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and law enforcement partners in the Lubbock region made 70 DWI arrests and 71 drug offense arrests during the Memorial Day weekend. A total of 77 officers participated in the DWI task force that ran[Read More…]

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by May 26, 2017 Community News
Texas Tech Alumni Association Celebrates 90 Years

Texas Tech Alumni Association Celebrates 90 Years

(from Texas Tech) On May 30, 2017, the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) will celebrate its 90th anniversary. The organization was established in 1927 by the first graduates of Texas Technological College. From its original 26 members, the organization has continued to expand and currently boasts more than 30,500 active[Read More…]

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by May 26, 2017 Texas Tech
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches new websites to promote 60x30TX

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches new websites to promote 60x30TX

from 60x30TX.com Today, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launched 60x30TX.com, a consumer-friendly website that provides snapshots of data to key audiences, including legislators and their staff, media, students and families, business and industry, and chambers of commerce. The new website offers hot topics, infographics, event information, videos, and many[Read More…]

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by May 24, 2017 Education
Zach Smith to Return to Texas Tech Men’s Basketball for Senior Season

Zach Smith to Return to Texas Tech Men’s Basketball for Senior Season

(from Texas Tech Basketball) Zach Smith has secured All-Big 12 Honorable Mention during each of the last two seasons. LUBBOCK, Texas – Zach Smith will return to the Texas Tech men’s basketball program for his senior season announced Monday. Smith, a two-time All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection, has started 92[Read More…]

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by May 23, 2017 Sports
High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

By: Blair Fannin, AgriLife Today COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “No question, we had high-quality cotton produced in 2016 that was widespread[Read More…]

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by May 23, 2017 Business
AT&T Invests More Than $60 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Lubbock

AT&T Invests More Than $60 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — At AT&T1, we’ve invested more than $60 million in our Lubbock wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders. In[Read More…]

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by May 22, 2017 Business
Sen. Cruz Champions Economic Growth in Texas Tour

Sen. Cruz Champions Economic Growth in Texas Tour

(from Sen. Cruz’s Press Office) Sen. Cruz Champions Economic Growth in Texas Tour Discusses legislative priorities during travels throughout the state WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) traveled across the state, promoting his legislative priorities for the 115th Congress, and his vision for economic growth in[Read More…]

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by May 22, 2017 Political
Texas Tech Baseball’s Little, Shetter Snag Final Big 12 Weekly Honors

Texas Tech Baseball’s Little, Shetter Snag Final Big 12 Weekly Honors

(from Texas Tech Baseball) The Red Raiders finish the year with 11 conference weekly accolades, the most in a single season LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 3 Texas Tech baseball’s Grant Little and Ryan Shetter have been named Big 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced today.[Read More…]

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by May 22, 2017 Sports