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Trustees approve bid for parking lot repairs

A construction bid of $49,852 was accepted Monday morning for repairs to the high school parking lot.
Saenz gets 15 month for plea in meth trial

Debbie Saenz was sentenced to 455 days in a state jail facility after she pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance Tuesday.
Oil Patch Day set for Sundown

The fun will kick off Saturday when Sundown hosts its annual Oil Patch Day celebration.
County jobless rate inches up in June

The state experienced more job growth last month, when the jobless rate declined, but more people were out of work in Hockley County than in May.
Council agrees on note for fire station

A seven-year tax note will be used to pay for a new $3.5 million fire station, the city council agreed Monday.
Commissioners back major hike in tax rate

County commissioners agreed  Monday to hike the property tax rate by more than 11 cents in 2016.
Commissioners accept bid, health agreement

A rock hauling bid and a contract for indigent health care clients were approved Monday by Hockley County commissioners.
Rail bid cost higher than expected

A lone bid of $848,947 for a rail project was accepted Thursday by the  Levelland Economic Development Corporation.
Permits top $6 million in city in June

One building permit worth $5.7 million was issued last month in Levelland, giving contractors a major boost.
Former city resident releases first book

A health issue got Walt Bridges started on his first book.

Bridges suffered a major heart attack in 2007 and had to be rushed  from Breckenridge to Abilene.

"I had 100 percent blockage and had to have a stent put in,î he said.  "The doctor said I was very lucky."

He added, "That's where the inspiration for this book came from -  my health and that heart attack."

The doctor told the Breckenridge man that he had to get out and walk and exercise.

"I got laid off from my customer service rep. job in 2009," he said. "I lived out by the woods so I went for a walk. I walked and prayed and thought on what I was going to do now and that's when I heard God say, 'I want you to write a book.'"

His  book, "Step into the Light," is a non-fiction Christian that was recently released.
He traveled a long road before writing it.

Bridges lived in Levelland from 1960-1999 and graduated from high school here in 1976.

He followed his parents to Breckenridge and never left.

City council starts budget discussions

A new fire station, tasers for police officers and park awnings were among the requests aired Tuesday during a city council budget workshop.
Riders compete at Caprock Sale & Futurity

Levelland was the place to be this past weekend when cowpokes from across the region came to town for the annual Caprock Ranchers Sale and Futurity.
DA pleads for more funds to fight meth epidemic

A backlog of criminal cases - most of it due to arrests for methamphetamine - prompted the district attorney to seek more employees for an already cramped office.
Council declares emergency on sewage issue

The city council declared an emergency Monday regarding recent sewer overflows in a westside neighborhood.
Sales tax payments drift lower for cities

Sales tax payments  to  Texas taxing entities rose slightly this month while declining for Levelland and four other towns in Hockley County.
Ropesville to spend funds to meet state requirements

The Ropesville City Council voted Tuesday to spend $3,150 for rocks that will help the city meet state requirements for operating its wastewater treatment facility.
Picker among those coming here from afar

The annual Camp Bluegrass got under way this past week at South Plains College, drawing people from across the country and the world. By: Derek Lopez
LEDC OKs company's release from agreement

A city board voted  Thursday  to release an agreement with one railroad company for improvements to the rail line here.
Historical group honored for work

The Texas Historical Commission  honored the Hockley County Historical Commission with a Distinguished Service award for its  2014 year of service.
Residents, city cope with sewage issues

Levelland employees worked all night Tuesday to remove sewage water that flooded an area around 11th and 12th streets when it came up through a manhole.

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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