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Gracie Ann Ward

A memorial service for Gracie Ann Ward, 76, of Levelland, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. She passed away January 6, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Arrangements are under the direction…

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Darlene Christian

Funeral services for Darlene Christian, 86, of Levelland, are pending, under the direction of Krestridge Funeral Home of Levelland. She passed away December 29, 2021, in Levelland.

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Local cities, school boards have spots up for election

The filing period for potential candidates for local municipal and school board elections will begin Wednesday, January 19, for cities and schools in Hockley County and throughout Texas. Cities In Levelland, city council positions for District A and District C are up for election. City council terms are for two years, thus a city council…

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Larry Baggett

Larry Baggett shot his last match and was admitted to the heavenly Hall of Fame. He passed away January 6, 2022, of complications from pancreatic cancer, after a valiant three-and-a-half-year battle. Larry Keith Baggett was born July 2, 1943, in Corsicana, Texas, to H. P. “Bo” and Bettye Baggett. The family soon moved to Hockley…

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Edward Pesqueda

Funeral services for Edward Pesqueda, 37, of Levelland, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Deacon Sergio Vidales officiating. Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery, under the direction of Head Duarte Funeral Home of Levelland. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 5…

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Covenant Health Levelland welcomes first baby of 2022

Covenant Health Levelland delivered the first baby of 2022 at 12:08 a.m. January 1, before either Covenant Children’s or University Medical Center in Lubbock. The first baby of 2022, Jiraiya Lee Pina, was born to Carleigh Gonzales and Christopher Pina of Levelland and was delivered by Dr. John Hanna. Jiraiya is the first child for…

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Levelland, Hockley County seeing start of Covid surge

Levelland and Hockley County is at the front end of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, seen across the nation and Texas. While cases in Levelland and Hockley County continue to trend up, the rest of the state, including the south and eastern areas of Texas, are beginning to trend down. However, with cases in…

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City council splits vote recommending plan for redistricting project

The Levelland City Council voted to approve a resolution recommending a plan for redistricting to the public at Monday’s city council meeting. The vote was 3-2 with Mayor Barbra Pinner breaking the tie in favor of the motion by Michael Stueart, council member for District D, to recommend a new plan that was brought before…

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Kelli Martin sworn in as new county treasurer

Kelli Martin was sworn in as the new treasurer for Hockley County Monday, on the heels of the county commissioners accepting the resignation of Denise Bohannon last week and appointing Martin to the position. On December 27, the commissioners met and approved the resignation of Bohannon, effective December 31, 2021. They then took action to…

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Lynn O’Connor

The family of Lynn O’Connor celebrated his life of 75 years at 2 p.m. Friday, January 7, at the Ford Memorial Chapel at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. His family hosted a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, January 6, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed…

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