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Washington earns prison term after entering plea.

Mackie Lee Washington Sr. was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to  possession of a controlled substance.
Unemployment rate steady for state, up for county

The unemployment picture brightened in Texas last month, when the state added jobs for the fourth consecutive month.
City approves tax rate, budget

County commissioners approved a major property tax increase and adopted the 2016 budget Monday.
City to cut tax rate increase

Levelland taxpayers will get a break next year - sort of.
Smyer man jailed for Statue bomb threat

A Smyer area man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty.
School starts Monday for LISD, other districts

Drivers are urged to slow down and watch for students Monday, when the new school year starts here and elsewhere.
Muralist thrives on painting scenes for public

Muralist thrives on painting scenes for public
While bare concrete walls may seem drab to most people, Tom Iglesias sees them as an opportunity to create something beautiful and dramatic.
SPC hikes tax rate, adopts budget

Faced with a significant drop in property values, South Plains Collegeís Board of Regents approved a major increase in the tax rate and adopted a new budget Thursday.
Parking project, ag farm lease approved by LISD

A new  high  school  parking  lot and a two-year lease for the existing ag farm were approved Thursday by the Levelland school board.
Levelland ISD, other districts meet standards

The Levelland Independent Schcool District and all other public schools in Hockley County met the standard in the state accountability ratings that were recently released.
Farmers Co-op Elevator ends year on strong note

The Farmers Co-op Elevator had another good year and is in strong financial condition, members were told Thursday at the 59th annual meeting in the Mallet Event Center.
Train derails at Smyer, no injuries reported

No one was injured when a train derailed Sunday Sundown at Smyer.
Storm hits Anton with rain and hail

A fast-moving thunderstorm hit Anton with rain, hail and high  winds Wednesday evening.
Property values plummet this year

Hurt by a major drop in crude oil prices, property values for local taxing entities took a significant hit this summer.
Kelly Baggett reflects on 44 years and Levelland ISD

Kelly Baggett is keeping his eyes on the future.
Farm expenditures rise in United States in 2014

Farm production expenditures in the United States increased 8.3 percent in 2014 compared to the year before.
Storms hit Levelland, area communities

Another round of moisture moved through the city late Monday afternoon.
Partnership announced for SPC Lubbock Center

A partnership supporting the creation of the new South Plains College Lubbock Center took further shape Tuesday in Lubbock.
Council OKs two of three original projects

Three downtown sidewalk projects - but not one of the original three - will go ahead  in the coming budget year, city council members agreed Monday. 

Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Don and Roseva FordSubmitted: 3/14/2015
We really appreciated Dr. Baker's leadership, support,and friendship when we were young students at the fledgling SPC during our time there in 1962-64. May he forever rest in peace. Don and Roseva (Lewis) Ford Whitney Tx

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