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Winter weather hits area with rain & snow

Freezing rain and falling temperatures produced dangerous driving conditions Friday as the county was slammed with winter-like weather.
Thomas Esparza honored for service, receives flag

Thomas Esparza got  a  surprise  in the mail Monday - a U.S. flag.
Sales tax payments slip for Levelland, Sundown

Sales tax payments  went  up  this month for many local governments in Texas, but they fell for Levelland, Sundown and some other area towns.
Remodeled building to give county options

Although it is  months  away  from completion, a building being remodeled in downtown Levelland will give the public access to some key county offices while freeing up cramped offices in the county courthouse.
Man arrested, baby found unharmed

A man was arrested and the baby he took by force was found unharmed early Sunday morning at a rural residence.
Area unemployment rates rise and fall

Texas’ unemployment rate increased last month, going from a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent in September to 4.4 percent in October.
Sausage being prepared for Pep Thanksgiving

The congregation of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pep will host their 70th annual Thanksgiving Festival on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the church hall.
Residents share blessing at Thanksgiving

Jerry Robertson, owner of Robertson Heating and Air, says that he is thankful for everything.
Jorge DeLaCruz running for sheriff in Cochran County

Jorge De La Cruz has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Cochran County.
Commissioners eye issue of properties

County commissioners faced a conundrum Monday.
Building permits top $400,000 for month

A new home and a swimming pool gave the biggest  boost to construction activity in the city last month.
Murder suspect jailed; investigation ongoing

A murder suspect was arrested Saturday night following an armed standoff with law enforcement officers in Levelland.
Laura Rocha season winner in contest

After 12 weeks, the weekly football contest concluded with four contestants, John Hodges, David Hatter, Margaret Gleason and Laura Rocha being tied at 185-55 for the grand prize of $100.
City Council approves variance for wine store

A request for a variance to allow a retail wine store in downtown Levelland was approved Monday by the city council with no public opposition.
Former police chief turns self in after warrant issued

Former police chief turns self in after warrant issued
The former Ropesville police chief turned himself in to authorities Tuesday after grand jury indictments against him were unsealed.
Regents extend contract for SPC president

The contract of Dr. Kelvin Sharp was extended a year Thursday by the Board of Regents at South Plains College.
Man dies in shooting Friday night

Authorities were looking for a man Friday night after he shot a man who later died.
Former deputy makes bid for constable' post

Former deputy Kevin L. Elmore says he is a candidate for the office of constable in Precinct 2.
Five people indicted in cocaine ring

A grand jury returned indictments Thursday for such offenses as drug possession, tampering with evidence and assault on a public servant.
Sergio Cardiel wins first place in contest

Sergio Cardiel, Wayne Mason and Jim Gruhlkey all had 18-2 football contest entries this week, and the winner was determined by their tiebreakers.

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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