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  • Texas Teen Electrocuted After Cell Phone Accidentally Falls in Bathtub

    07/10/2017 11:11:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    KCBD ^ | Monday, July 10th | Amber Stegall, Presley Fowler
    A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock died early Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a bathtub. Madison Coe's mother and grandmother tell us she was in the bathtub, and either plugged her phone in or simply grabbed her phone that was already plugged in. It happened at her father's house in Lovington, NM. Madison just graduated 8th grade from Terra Vista Middle School in Frenship ISD. "It is with heavy hearts that Frenship ISD mourns the loss of Madison Coe. We wish to share our heartfelt sympathy with her family and friends as we carry the burden of this tragedy together,"...
  • West Texas Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

    04/10/2017 10:34:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2017 8:33 PM EDT
    Police are investigating the vandalism of a local West Texas Democratic Party headquarters, which was spray-painted with a pro-Trump slogan. A Lubbock Police Department incident report filed Monday says the numbers 14 and 88, gun sights and the slogan “Support our Prez” were spray-painted in black paint on the front of the Lubbock County Democratic Party headquarters. …
  • Lubbock mother gets 8-year prison sentence in child’s hot grease attack

    03/31/2017 11:21:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies ^ | March 30, 2017 | Lucinda Holt
    Johnson’s husband, Toria Ellis, made the phone call accusing Johnson of throwing hot grease at him as he held their child. Before the jury was dismissed, prosecutor Jessica Schneider displayed a picture of the child’s injuries, which showed areas of what appeared to be raw flesh... On Thursday, the focus was turned to the whereabouts of Johnson’s other children, which yielded findings of years of abuse, neglect and behavioral health issues stemming from the time Johnson was 14 years old.
  • Arabic banner mysteriously appears on Texas building

    02/16/2016 8:31:17 PM PST · by jennychase · 49 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/16/2016 | Foxnews
    A Texas mayor wants federal agents to investigate after a black banner with Arabic-style writing was seen mysteriously hanging from the top of a government-owned building on Monday.
  • Cowboys Rescue City From Stampede, Then Give The Most Hilarious TV Interview Ever

    01/17/2016 6:53:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1-16-16 | The Federalist Staff
    Two cowboys at Texas Tech University hilariously explain to a reporter how they saved their city from a stampede of runaway cows. When a pair of runaway cows got loose in downtown Lubbock, Texas, several cowboy members of the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team were deployed to coral the bovine trouble makers. What happened next will make you want to move to Texas immediately. The video, which appears to have originally been broadcast in 2011 but went viral earlier this week, is 5 minutes and 39 seconds of pure hilarity. Sherrod Greeson - cowboy, hero, patriot, student - explains in...
  • Quotes from Sen. Ted Cruz during his visit to Lubbock at TFRW

    11/08/2015 2:10:32 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | November 8, 2015
    "The Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world, and Bernie Sanders." "I want to ask everyone here to look forward. Look forward to January 20, 2017 - a date that may soon be renamed Independence Day." "President Obama likes to say he's got a phone and he's got a pen. When you live by the pen, you die by the pen, and my pen has got an eraser." "I intend to ... instruct the Department of Justice and the IRS and every other federal agency that the persecution of religious...
  • At GOP Confab, the Focus is Squarely on 2016 (Cruz wins TFRW Straw Poll by wide margin)

    11/08/2015 6:47:32 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, meets with members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women after addressing the group Saturday in Lubbock. Cruz was the only presidential candidate to speak at the biennial convention of the organization. LUBBOCK — Ted Cruz could barely get the words out before the audience sprang to its feet and drowned him out with applause."For the first time in a long, long time, Texas is going to play a central role," the U.S. senator from Texas started to say Saturday, drawing perhaps the strongest reaction to anything else he uttered before this friendly audience. Coming at the end...
  • [Vanity] Trump manhandles SeeBS and Scott Pelley [On now West Coast 7pm]

    09/27/2015 5:22:06 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 232 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Video at link
    Donald Trump is firing salvo after salvo tonight on 60 Minutes. He's winning the arguments in a hostile, communist environment. The unhinged far-left interviewer, Scott Pelley, may have been born in Texas but he's not a true Texan because he rejected the Conservative Christian (and Jewish) values of the Lone Star state. Since Pelley (like Dan Rather, Walter KKKronkite and Egbert R. Murrow) is a limp-wristed metrosexual who hates America, it's great to see him getting TRUMPED! Go Trump go! Attack! Attack! Attack!
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • 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 ^ | 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....