Area Breaking News

Vaccine clinics set Friday at Mallet Event Center

Hockley County is hosting another Covid-19 vaccination clinic Friday, February 26, at the Mallet Event Center and Arena. This clinic will be for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine and the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for those who participated in the vaccine clinic earlier this month at the Spartan Transportation Complex. Registration…

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Levelland ISD Superintendent releases statement regarding incident Tuesday at LHS

Superintendent Jeff Northern at Levelland ISD issued a statement Wednesday regarding an incident at Levelland High School on Tuesday. Northern said near the end of the school day Tuesday, the district’s administration received a report that a Levelland ISD student may have “brought a gun” to the high school. “Immediately, the district’s administration and resource…

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Hazardous conditions result in playoff game time changes

Hazardous roads and continued snow and ice and record low temperatures have resulted in yet another round of playoff game changes. Here is the latest, based on information available at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Girls Games: Levelland Loboettes face the Midland Greenwood Lady Rangers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Andrews for Area title. Sundown Roughettes face…

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Xcel Energy, local electric cooperatives declare energy emergency, initiate controlled outages

Persistent deficiencies in natural gas supplies that fuel power plants in the central U.S., including Xcel Energy power plants in Texas and New Mexico, are threatening area utilities’ ability to meet customer demand. To protect the regional grid and maintain reliability, Xcel Energy, along with area electric co-ops and municipal utilities such as Lubbock Power…

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Sheriff’s office investigates shooting Monday

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday in the 6800 block of E. Highway 114. According to Ray Scifres, Hockley County Sheriff, personnel was advised of a disturbance in the 6800 block of E. Highway 114 Monday afternoon. Information indicated an individual had possibly been shot at a residence in…

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Xcel Energy implements controlled outages

Extreme cold has slowed the flow of natural gas fuel to power plants in the central U.S. including Xcel Energy power plants in Texas and New Mexico, limiting output at a time of record energy demand. To protect the regional grid and maintain reliability, Xcel Energy, along with area electric co-ops and municipal utilities such…

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Vaccine clinic planned for Friday at Spartan complex in Levelland

Hockley County is receiving an allocation of 600 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations, and registration is underway for appointments. The vaccination clinic will be for Pfizer first dose recipients only. “We are thrilled to receive this allocation. We know that Hockley County citizens are eager to get vaccinated,” said Hockley County Judge, Sharla Baldridge. The Hockley County…

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Local authorities plan for vaccine distribution in the event of large allocation

Local authorities are putting plans in motion to stage a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic, in the event Hockley County receives enough vaccinations locally to host a large event, though the city nor county have received an allocation, yet, according to city press release, Tuesday. The City of Levelland, Hockley County and Covenant Health-Levelland have conducted…

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