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  • Lubbock Sheriff severing ties with DEA (Texas)

    02/20/2014 8:43:24 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 9 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 20 February 2014 | Sarah-Blake Morgan and L. Scott Mann
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's a partnership meant to keep drugs and the people who deal them off the streets. But now, the Lubbock County Sheriff says he doesn't want his office working with these federal agents. Our investigation has uncovered a letter written by Sheriff Kelly Rowe, terminating the county's relationship with the Drug Enforcement Agency. The issue stems from a massive drug bust which was executed on February 4th, 2013. The month-long investigation took law enforcement from Lubbock down to Odessa and up to Borger. "All in all, we ended up seizing two homes, obviously all of the...
  • TTU historians eager to explore mystery tunnel (Lubbock, TX)

    09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    KCBD.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2013 | Alex Zielinski
    He and his wife were watering the yard on Monday. When they came back outside to move the sprinkler, it was gone. A hole had formed in the middle of their lawn about three feet across and their sprinkler was at the bottom of a tunnel that had collapsed. They agree the structure was built after 1909 because railroad ties were used in the construction. That year is when the railroad first came to Lubbock from Plainview. Right now, the function of the structure is anyone's guess. "What it was used for, it would be nice to know, it really...
  • Lubbock crooner, educator Johnson passes away Sunday (doo-wop singer, The Velvets)

    02/26/2013 8:35:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | February 25, 2013 | William Kerns
    Virgil Johnson, the 29th entertainer and first black person inducted onto the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock, died Sunday in Covenant Hospital... Only after a career spent as a beloved educator, was it discovered by the late rock historian Bill Griggs that Johnson was, in fact, also the lead vocalist for doo wop recording group The Velvets...
  • Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:55:02 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 50 replies
    KDAF ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | DOJ
    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets. The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert...
  • Toddler thrown from speeding SUV during high-speed police chase in TX, miraculously unhurt! (video)

    06/14/2012 9:55:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 13 June 2012 | strangenewstv
    Police in Lubbock, Texas have released shocking video of a Saturday night car chase that resulted in an accident. An 18-month-old girl was ejected from the vehicle and stood up to run after the car. Minutes before, 17-year-old Kenny Shawn Jimenez and three other teens robbed 19-year-old Chelsea Betenbough in a parking lot. When Betenbough was approached by Jimenez she assumed it was a joke. He demanded she hand over her things, so she gave him the little cash she had. "Then he turned around and was like, 'No, give me your purse' and me not really thinking, I was...
  • New complaint filed against local vet; toxic chemical kill to blame? (Lubbock, Texas)

    05/24/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 1 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 23 May 2012 | Natasha Sweatte
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A local vet is under scrutiny once again after a new complaint has been filed. Kelley Floyd filed a complaint against Lubbock mobile veterinarian Dr. Penny Kelso due to her treatment of a Labrador retriever named Spooky. "Someone else might call her and lose a beloved pet," Floyd said. "That's what we're trying to prevent." Kelso has been reprimanded by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners five times. In 2008, Kelso had her license suspended for two years. This most recent case involved a house call that Dr. Kelso made to Patricia Mott's dog, Spooky....
  • Strange lights in Lubbock sky raise questions (Texas)

    05/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 37 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 17 May 2012 | Tiffany Pelt
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strange glowing blue lights flying up and down, side to side and sporadically disappearing and reappearing in the night sky…this is what many south Lubbock residents say they've seen over the last few weeks. After taking several calls, emails and Facebook posts, KCBD decided to check it out and see what was behind these mystery lights. Keith Mowery was just one of many who spotted the blue lights about three weeks ago at his shop off of 87th and Avenue P. "My buddy called me and said you need to get outside right now," said Keith....
  • Planned Parenthood exec. arrested for indecent exposure apologizes, takes leave of absence

    03/14/2012 6:46:33 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2012 | Caroline May
    The Lubbock Planned Parenthood CEO arrested Monday for indecent exposure at a local park has apologized for his actions and announced his leave of absence. “I deeply regret creating a situation in my personal life that potentially creates a distraction from these goals, and I apologize to the people in the Lubbock community for the incident,” Tony Thornton said in a Wednesday statement. “I will work with my attorney through the appropriate court process to correct any misinformation and take responsibility for errors,” he added.
  • Last Updated Lubbock (TX) Planned Parenthood CEO arrested for indecent exposure

    03/13/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 20 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 13 March 2012 | Abby Reed
    The President and CEO of Lubbock's Planned Parenthood has been arrested for indecent exposure. According to Lubbock Police, Tony Ray Thornton, 56, was arrested at the baseball fields inside of Mackenzie Park. According to the incident report, Thornton was taken into custody at 3:25 Monday afternoon. He was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center and released from jail Tuesday morning around 11 a.m. Thornton has worked with Planned Parenthood in Lubbock for several years. We'll have more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.
  • Occupy Lubbock to be displaced by Parks Dept.

    03/07/2012 6:13:49 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 60 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 7 March 2011 | Christie Post
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Occupy Lubbock will be forced to leave next month due to City of Lubbock maintenance. Protesters have occupied the area on 19th Street and University for nearly six months. They started by holding signs on the corner of the street. Now they have several tents where they sleep and organize protests. They say they are protesting against the one percent of people that control the majority of our country's wealth. The group chose their location because it was city property, not a park. Therefore, they were allowed to stay under the condition they would not vandalize...
  • Dancers suing adult entertainment business (Lubbock, Texas)

    12/15/2011 9:39:40 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 15 December 2011 | Michael Slother
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Dallas based adult entertainment business with a club right here in Lubbock is getting sued by some current and former dancers. The dancers say they're hired as independent contractors rather than employees paid by the hour. Documents from the federal lawsuit show 8 dancers suing Jaguars. According to the lawsuit they worked in Lubbock, Abilene, Odessa, Dallas, and Fort Worth. We've been unable to determine how many dancers worked at the Lubbock location or if they're still employed. Texas Tech labor law professor Jarod Gonzalez explains the difference between an employee and an independent contractor....
  • Occupy Lubbock protestor arrested after confrontation (Texas)

    12/13/2011 8:01:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 31 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 13 December 2011 | Lester Nelson
    LUBBOCK (KCBD) - One person is behind bars following a confrontation at the Occupy Lubbock camp. Protestors say three men, in a black pickup truck, parked behind the camp, at 19th Street and University Avenue, around 6:45 p.m. Monday, and began shouting obscenities at them. One of the protestors, Andrew McMillan, confronted the men, who witnesses say threatened to beat him up if he came any closer. McMillan tried to get the truck's license plate as the men drove off. Protestors say the driver stopped, then one of the men got out and pointed a gun at McMillan. When officers...
  • Generator stolen from Occupy Lubbock (Texas)

    11/29/2011 7:53:00 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 72 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 29 November 2011 | Christie Post
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police are looking for a suspect who they say stole a $400 generator from Occupy Lubbock. The theft occurred Sunday around 5:30 a.m. Some Occupy Lubbock members say they were on site at 19th Street and University Avenue when a thief cut the chain attached to the generator. According to police, the suspect then stole it and drove off in a white passenger car. "And Loaded it into their car while it was still running, hopefully they don't have carbon monoxide poisoning," said one of the protesters Andrew McMillan. Anica Wilson, one of the protesters...
  • U.S. Attorney General intervenes in Lubbock criminal case

    11/07/2011 7:20:22 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 7 November 2011 | James Clark
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - United States Attorney General Eric Holder has personally intervened in the criminal case against a Lubbock resident, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 21. Holder signed a document on October 25th that was filed in Lubbock federal court on Monday. Holder claims that if classified material is made public in the Aldawsari case it "...reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage to the national security of the United States." Aldawsari is accused of assembling the material needed for a chemical bomb in his Central Lubbock apartment. Court records say his proposed targets included the home of former President...
  • Advanced methods in oil and gas drilling prompt concern, TTU professor weighs in

    03/02/2011 11:20:52 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 28 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 1 March 2011 | Michael Slother
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two weeks ago we told you about oil and gas companies taking a growing interest in properties south of Lubbock. After our story aired, viewers came to us with questions about how the advanced drilling methods could affect the environment. Tuesday, we spoke with the chair of Texas Tech's Petroleum Engineering Department to get some answers. As we reported, geologists are looking for natural gas and oil in a large rock formation more than a mile below the surface. They'll inject a combination water, sand, and sometimes chemicals into the rock called shale. When it breaks,...
  • Public reaction to LPD's investigation in Elizabeth Ennen case (Lubbock, Texas)

    01/25/2011 10:14:02 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 25 January 2011 | Michael Slother
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As the investigation continues into Elizabeth's death, frustrated citizens have questions for the Lubbock Police Department. People have posted concerns on the police department and KCBD's Facebook page. Comments have also been found on Craigslist and other public forums. Most of the questions ask LPD why two weeks went by before police viewed surveillance tapes from the motel where Elizabeth was last seen. One person posted the following on LPD's Facebook page: "You can ignore us but we can be in your face for answers either through the Chief or Mayors Office." Captain Greg Stevens was...
  • Convicted Disease Doc Won't Be Charged in MIA Scare

    09/03/2010 11:27:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | September 3, 2010 | WILLARD SHEPARD and BRIAN HAMACHER
    Scientist found with suspicious item at airport did prison time for plague sample flap -- A world-renowned Texas scientist specializing in infectious diseases who was once charged with smuggling dangerous samples of plague bacteria into the U.S. was questioned by authorities after a suspicious item found in his luggage caused a massive evacuation at Miami International Airport Thursday night. Dr. Thomas C. Butler, 70, was questioned by agents with the FBI and Miami-Dade police Friday after a suspicious item was found in his checked luggage by a MIA baggage screener Thursday night, sources told NBC Miami.... Friday, it was learned...
  • Wake up to the West Texas Organizing Strategy

    04/20/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 41 replies · 809+ views
    Pratt on Texas ^ | 20 April 2010 | Robert Pratt
    Wake up to the West Texas Organizing Strategy (WTOS) Businesses, institutions and politicians need to learn the difference between communities of interest and radical political groups masquerading as such.As was discussed on Pratt on Texas back in 2007, the West Texas Organizing Strategy is an official arm of the radical Chicago-based Industrial Areas Foundation. You’ll find them listed on the IAF’s website among a few dozen other hives of Saul Alinsky socialist groups around the nation. That Lubbock has one should be a concern to Liberty lovers.From the IAF website: “The current generation of IAF organizations began in the mid-1970's...
  • The Cactus Cuties sing The National Anthem

    This is a video of the Cactus Cuties, Young ladies ranging in age from 8 to 13 singing The Star Spangled.
  • Killer Blades: Turbines meant to help environment may hurt local wildlife species

    07/19/2009 2:22:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies · 1,282+ views
    lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2009 | Joshua Hull
    The landscape of West Texas is changing. Standing hundreds of feet tall, like alien structures on the featureless plains, fields of shining white towers have sprung up seemingly overnight to harness formidable winds known all too well by those who have made the land home. Call it what you will - alternative energy, a green solution, renewable resources - one thing is certain: like the oil booms of yesteryear, wind harnessing is sweeping across the Plains with the promise of a new tomorrow for the U.S. energy market. Similar to transformations brought by oil and agricultural industries in past decades,...
  • Hacked highway sign in Texas warns of British

    02/07/2009 5:50:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1,812+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | February 6, 2009 | The Associated Press
    LUBBOCK, Texas: A hacked electronic highway sign in northern Texas carried a warning not seen much since the American Revolution. On Friday, the sign briefly flashed: "OMG The British R coming. They R watching you." KCBD-TV reported the electronic sign was in a construction area in southwest Lubbock.
  • U.S.-based Imam Urges Muslims to Join the Gaza Battlefield

    01/13/2009 2:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,437+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | January 12, 2009 | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "A North Texas imam is calling on Muslims to take up arms in defense of Palestinians in Gaza. Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, participated in an online chat, "Fatwas on Gaza," at the web site IslamOnline.net. El-Shinqiti encouraged readers to fight - or if they can't, to send money to those who are fighting - in response to six out of the eight questions posed to him in the online chat. When asked what can be done to help the people in Gaza, El-Shinqiti emphasized war over sending food...
  • Rain creates emergency status in city (not Houston...Lubbock)

    09/12/2008 6:37:13 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 8 replies · 361+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Josh Hull
    Texas Tech, local schools cancel Friday classes While Lubbock looked east the past few weeks to see if hurricanes would bring evacuees here, the city was drenched by storms coming from the west as six inches of rain caused numerous problems Thursday. More rain is possible through this weekend, which could cause cancellations or rescheduling for community and sporting events. No high school football games have been canceled yet, but athletic directors across the area said they will monitor the situation to make sure no one will be in danger. Thursday's impact was widespread: • Lubbock, Cooper and Frenship schools...
  • Former Lubbock pastor sentenced in summer food scam

    05/13/2008 11:11:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies · 82+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2008
    LUBBOCK, Texas — A former Lubbock pastor convicted of pocketing more than $500,000 in federal funds meant for needy children over summer breaks was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison Monday. James Cornell Clark, former pastor of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, was convicted in January on 41 counts of fraud, laundering and other charges. Five business entities created by Clark were also convicted of money laundering charges. Prosecutors say Clark created the businesses to receive funds for the Summer Food Program, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide nutritious meals for children when school is closed....
  • Vanity - How the National Anthem was meant to sound!

    02/26/2008 5:45:52 PM PST · by Slump Tester · 52 replies · 1,673+ views
    This is a video of the Cactus Cuties, Young ladies ranging in age from 8 to 13 singing The Star Spangled Banner. The performance was at the Texas Tech vs Texas basketball game January 20, 2008 in front of over 11,000 people. These young girls can REALLY sing!
  • TxDOT traveling bumpy road

    02/18/2008 1:33:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 421+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock Online) ^ | February 18, 2008 | Enrique Rangel
    AUSTIN - When it comes to road improvement and maintenance, by most accounts, the South Plains and Panhandle are fortunate. Despite a $1.1 billion accounting error, the Texas Department of Transportation recently reported no projects in the region have been canceled or delayed while cities like Dallas, Houston and Laredo had at least a half dozen highway projects delayed. But the $1.1 billion-error, which occurred because TxDOT inadvertently counted some bond money twice and consequently allocated more funding than it had, is just the latest problem plaguing the beleaguered agency. For months, TxDOT executive director Amadeo Saenz and other transportation...
  • Forum tackles idea of (Lubbock) Hispanic chamber merger (ALERTA DEL BARF)

    12/02/2007 10:22:49 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 8 replies · 301+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 12/2/07 | Robin Briscoe
    Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials say a proposed merger with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will fix the Hispanic group's financial problems and allow it to better serve its members. But some residents and members are concerned that merging could mean Hispanics will lose their voice, allowing their needs and interests to disappear in the system. The Hispanic chamber held a public forum Saturday morning to discuss the pros and cons of a merger, which has to be approved by members and accepted by the Lubbock chamber to happen. If the two chambers merge, the Hispanic chamber, which has...
  • Ports-to-Plains Corridor Enters A More Serious Planning Phase

    10/02/2007 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 148+ views
    Associated Construction Publications ^ | October 2, 2007 | Liz Moucka
    Austin, Tex. – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it will form a working group to develop a financial master plan a Ports-to-Plains Corridor, which would create new jobs and economic opportunity for West Texas. Ports-to-Plains is a proposed divided highway corridor stretching from Laredo on the Mexican border, through Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo in West Texas north to Denver, Colorado. Designated as a High Priority Corridor by Congress in 1998, the Ports-to-Plains corridor is intended to expand economic opportunity and serve international trade from Mexico to Canada. Despite the congressional designation, adequate federal funding has not been provided...
  • LLWS U.S. Championship: (Lubbock, Tx) Western pitching tries to cool (Warner Robins) Georgia's bats

    08/25/2007 11:41:44 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 31 replies · 481+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 8/24/07 | Jeff Walker
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The game will be played in the northern part of the country, but the Little League U.S. Championship will unofficially be decided in the south. When the Southeast (Warner Robins, Ga.) meets the Southwest (Lubbock) today in the U.S. final, baseball purists might get a chance to see if good pitching beats good hitting. The Lubbock Western All-Stars have talked about their pitching depth throughout the tournament. Garrett Williams, Zane Ancell, Taylor Bridges, Bryndan Arredondo and Tyler Thorne have each spent time on the mound during the World Series. Little League World Series TODAY'S GAMES International championship...
  • Little Leaguers form close bonds despite worlds-apart cultures (and a touching sidenote & photo)

    08/23/2007 1:12:18 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 29 replies · 1,032+ views
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.— Garrett Williams has pitched just one game in the Little League World Series, but opponents already have given him a nickname. When Williams walks by the team from Maracaibo, Venezuela, the team shouts, “El Diablo.” The nickname, meaning the devil, is a playful tribute to Williams’ 17-strikeout performance in Lubbock Western’s first game of the Series. While many of the Western players said prior to arriving that they were looking forward to meeting the other players, it seems the Texans have developed a special bond with the Venezuelans. “We share a dorm with them, so we share a...
  • Terrorism Born Here On The South Plains?

    05/09/2007 9:19:42 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 20 replies · 865+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 9 May 2007 | Staff
    A bulk purchase of disposable cell phones across The South Plains is turning into a federal investigation. Muleshoe authorities have questioned a man, who according to police reports, confesses to buying 60 pre-paid cell phones that might later be used to detonate bombs in the Middle East. The man reportedly bought the phones from stores like Dollar General, Family Dollar and even Wal-mart's across the region. Lubbock is included in the towns he confessed to buying the phones in. Again, in police reports he admits to a store manager the cell phones would eventually be used as bomb detonators in...
  • Ports-to-Plains project progressing

    03/22/2007 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Lubbock Online ^ | March 22, 2007 | Lubbock Online
    THERE'S GOOD NEWS in the latest Ports-to-Plains progress report for Lubbock and West Texas residents who recognize the evolving trade route's potential economic benefit to our area. Extending from the most active U.S.-Mexico border port, Laredo, through Lubbock and West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor links the nation's plains states to the border centers of commerce. The Texas Department of Transportation is analyzing funding alternatives including opportunities for private investment and partnerships to pay for moving freight and utilities along the trade route. Using Ports-to-Plains as a case study, TxDOT will research the best potential applications...
  • The Red Light Camera Challenge: NewsChannel 11 Investigates

    03/05/2007 9:27:18 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 1 replies · 306+ views
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 5 March 2007 | KCBD Channel 11
    Michael Kubosh, a former Democratic Texas Senate candidate, deliberately ran a red light at a intersection in Houston.  He got a $75 ticket in the mail and nearly six months later, he has filed a lawsuit against the city of Houston. "I've been telling the mayor that if they put these cameras up in Houston, I'm going to take them out of Houston.  Then I am going to Dallas, I'm going to Garland and San Antonio.  If you put them up in Lubbock, I am coming there," said Kubosh.But before his red light camera tour of Texas, he is focusing on a...
  • The Day The Music Died

    02/02/2007 11:05:34 PM PST · by B-Chan · 46 replies · 1,394+ views
    Bitpig Online ^ | 2007.02.03 | Bitpig [B-chan]
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  • Trail of terror for cyclists may lead to prison (ecoterrorist moonbat alert)

    02/02/2007 7:32:41 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 23 replies · 1,022+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 2/2/07 | Jason Womack
    A man who police say used wires, broken bottles and nails to wage an eco-terrorism campaign against Lubbock cyclists could spend time in prison. David G. Knape, 62, of Lubbock staged at least a year-long campaign against unsuspecting cyclists, according to police reports. He stretched wires between trees at "neck level" and put nails and glass in the pathway of cyclists. "This could kill someone," said Dewayne Wallace, an avid cyclist whose friend was flung from his bicycle and cut across the neck by one of the wires. Wallace spent months looking for Knape, who now faces two felony charges...
  • Texas Tech coach Bob Knight gets win No. 880 (celebrates to Sinatra's 'My Way')

    01/01/2007 7:04:20 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 8 replies · 363+ views
    redraiders.com ^ | 1/1/2007 | Jaime Aaron
    Texas Tech coach Bob Knight gets win No. 880 JAIME ARON | AP Sports Writer - publication data - Posted: Monday, January 1, 2007Updated: Monday, January 1, 2007 8:06 p.m. LUBBOCK, Texas - Bob Knight won 880 games doing things his way. And he sure celebrated it his way. Long appreciated for his strategy and long questioned for his methods, Knight added the crowning achievement to his Hall of Fame career by becoming the leader in Division I men's basketball victories when Texas Tech beat New Mexico 70-68 on Monday. Having finally reached the pinnacle he's long insisted didn't...
  • Remains of (Texas)Tech grad killed during Vietnam War to be laid to rest today

    11/13/2006 10:31:33 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 11/13/06 | Ray Westbrook
    1st Lt. James Larry Hull will be buried with full military honors at 9 a.m. today in Arlington National Cemetery. He died in 1971 during the Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun shot down the reconnaissance plane he was flying behind enemy lines along the border with Laos. But U.S. forces were unable to recover his body because of hostile fire, and negotiations after the war took until this year to gain full access to the crash site that was inside Laos. At the time of his death, he was fulfilling his dream to be a pilot in...
  • Four face charges of torturing boys; Police say pair burned, starved, kept in closet

    11/07/2006 7:04:57 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 21 replies · 1,648+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 11/7/06 | Jason Womack
    Four face charges of torturing boys Police say pair burned, starved, forced to sleep in closet BY JASON WOMACK The Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges on Monday against four people who police said systematically tortured, beat and starved two boys. Police said the boys' stepmother and father - 37-year-old Melissa D. Lively and 40-year-old Steve A. Lively - routinely burned the boys with a battery charger, forced them to sleep in a closet and fed them habanero peppers. They each face four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Each charge carries a maximum punishment...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Explosion Rocks Northeast Lubbock, Injures At Least Three

    10/18/2006 9:29:10 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 36 replies · 1,502+ views
    10/18/06- Updated 11:14amBREAKING NEWS: Explosion Rocks Northeast Lubbock, Injures At Least Three Courtesy: Jacky Rigney, Lubbock Breaking News from the NewsChannel 11 newsroom. NewsChannel 11 is on the scene of an apparent tank explosion in northeast Lubbock. The Lubbock Fire Department tells NewsChannel 11 that the explosion happened at Harmon Tank Company, at 1800 East Broadway. Reports are that at least three people are injured. But emergency crews are working to account for all Harmon employees.We are told an explosion inside a building has also damaged at least three other surrounding buildings. Parts of a tank are confirmed several...
  • Lubbock Airman Returns Home After 35-Years

    10/14/2006 6:12:54 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 20 replies · 818+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 13 October 2006 | Staff
    The body of a Lubbock airman is coming home, 35-years after North Vietnamese troops shot down his plane.  First Lieutenant James Larry Hull was a Texas Tech graduate and trained to be a pilot at Reese Air Force Base.  His plane went down over Laos on February 19th, 1971.  Heavy gunfire made it impossible to recover his body, but after 13-years of negotiating with the Laotion government, members of the joint POW/MIA Accounting Command received permission to excavate a known crash site in the mountains.  In May of this year, they found Hull's remains.  Next month the remains will be returned.NewsChannel 11 spoke with Hull's...
  • Freep a poll! (Dixie Chicks at it again!)

    09/20/2006 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies · 543+ views
    nbc5i.com ^ | 9-20-06 | nbc5i
    Is Natalie Maines betraying her roots with her recent comment about Lubbock, Texas? Yes No
  • Latest Attack From Dixie Chicks' Lead Singer Hits Home

    09/20/2006 6:20:36 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 290 replies · 8,199+ views
    NBC5I.com ^ | Sept 20, 2006 | Staff
    [snip] The lead singer spoke to the Vancouver Sun recently, saying, "but if you live in Lubbock, Texas, where I'm from -- you just have one paper and one radio station and unless you're savvy on the Internet, that's it for you. If Bush said get a gun and kill an Arab, they would do that." It's a comment that isn't sitting well with some Lubbockites.
  • Grateful Lubbock calls day of prayer

    09/16/2006 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 30 replies · 514+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 15, 2006
    The city council in Lubbock has called another "Day of Prayer," but this time it's not to seek God's blessing, it's to say thank you. The council had declared a day of prayer and fasting on July 30 to seek God's gift of rain for the region, which had had just 5.71 inches since Jan. 1, according to a report in the Avalanche-Journal. Since then, 6.55 inches of rain has fallen, even triggering some flooding. And now the council has declared Sunday a day of prayer and thanksgiving. "It's not hocus pocus," Mayor David Miller told the newspaper. "It's not...
  • Friedman Leads in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Poll

    09/08/2006 6:34:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 732+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 09-08-06 | Avalanche-Journal
    Who should be governor of Texas? 8:30 CDT Sept. 8, 2006 Carole Keeton Strayhorn --31 percent Richard Friedman -- 43 percent Rick Perry -- 26 percent Democrat Chris Bell not included in the poll
  • As city expands into their space, {Lubbock, TX]] prairie dogs find backyard homes

    09/07/2006 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 30 replies · 483+ views
    As city expands into their space, prairie dogs find backyard homes Meet the Neighbors BY ROBIN BRISCOE AVALANCHE-JOURNAL A prairie dog peeks his head from his home while hundreds of his friends and family are cozy within a dirt mound below the earth. "We have got hundreds of them right now," Jim Gerlt, executive pastor at Bacon Heights Baptist Church, said, referring to the prairie dog town spanning 33 acres on the land reserved for the church's new building at 110th Street and Slide Road. "Any time you buy land you're going to have prairie dogs," Gerlt said. "That's just...
  • Prayers for rain answered in West Texas – and how!

    09/05/2006 3:12:34 AM PDT · by protest1 · 12 replies · 709+ views
    2006 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 5th September 2006 | 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
    Prayers for rain answered in West Texas – and how! Reservoirs overflowing 1 month after officials made case to God Posted: September 4, 2006 10:39 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Heavy rains impact Lubbock, Texas (courtesy KCBD-TV) There was some snickering in certain parts of the country when city officials in the drought-stricken West Texas towns of Lubbock and Rockwall took their case for rain to God in the form of resolutions calling for prayer. While the votes made national news – sometimes in the "quirky" sections of big-city dailies and news services – the results didn't, until now. Within...
  • Person Of Interest Questioned in Missing Women Case (strange possible abduction of 2 Lubbock women)

    08/18/2006 1:28:15 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 19 replies · 771+ views
    8/17/06Person Of Interest Questioned in Missing Women Case Lubbock PD Several tips helped lead police to a person of interest in the missing women investigation. It was over a week ago when Peggy Merimon and Kay Harrelson went to lunch at the Lubbock State School. Both women were last seen getting into an old gray or white sedan with a man that looked like what police artist sketch. Police did confirm with NewsChannel 11 that the man they interviewed also matched this description. The interview lasted two hours, but the man was let go and is not yet being called a suspect. Police...
  • Two Lubbock Women Missing & Possibly Endangered (disappeared from workplace)

    08/10/2006 9:44:45 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 13 replies · 1,709+ views
    KCBD TV ^ | 8/10/06
    Two Lubbock Women Missing & Possibly Endangered     Tonight, two Lubbock women are missing and police say they may be in danger. The two are employees at the Lubbock State School who left for lunch around noon yesterday and never returned. 51-year-old Louetta Kay Harrelson and 61-year-old Peggy Merimon were last seen getting into a car with an unidentified man. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel spoke with some family members, asking for your help to get their mother and her colleague back home. Peggy Merimon's family tells us she would never go this long without calling her family. They say...
  • Body of Lubbock Soldier Returns Home (Soldier's father says Patriot Guard now a part of family)

    08/02/2006 8:28:02 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 22 replies · 748+ views
    KLBK TV ^ | 8/2/06
    Body of Lubbock Soldier Returns Home The body of fallen soldier Andrew Velez has returned to Lubbock. The military transport plane carrying Velez` body arrived in Lubbock just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Family members were there to meet the plane, while a hearse transported the body to Resthaven. Meanwhile, members of a radical religious group from Kansas plan to picket Thursday night`s memorial service for Velez. But another group has been invited to help silence the protesters` anti-war message. The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas claims the soldiers are dying because God is punishing America for tolerating homosexuality. As...
  • KS Church to Protest Velez Memorial (bringing hate to funeral of 2nd Velez son to die in war)

    08/01/2006 7:25:14 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 43 replies · 615+ views
    KFYO Radio ^ | 8/1/06
    Kansas Church to Protest Velez Memorial Church has drawn national attention for signs like "Thank God for IED's". Thursday service will not be peaceful like those held over the past week in Lubbock. Tuesday, August 1, 2006 A group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, plan to protest a memorial service scheduled for Thursday evening to remember Lubbockite Andrew Velez. 22-year-old Velez died last Monday while serving in Afghanistan. According to a release posted last week on the Defense Department Web site, Velez died of non-combat-related gun fire. His brother, Freddy, died in 2004 while serving...