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Levelland police answer the call to assist Uvalde Police Department

By Kati Moody Managing Editor When the call comes, Levelland police officers are eager and willing to answer in order to hold the line for their brothers and sisters in need. Friday, Levelland police officers traveled to Uvalde, the community that was recently shattered by the tragedy at Robb Elementary that took the lives of…

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News-Press releases summer magazine, “Discover Levelland”

The News-Press’ summer magazine, Discover Levelland, can be found inside today’s newspaper. The magazine product features articles about local entities that provide services and products for Levelland and visiting residents. Content for the summer magazine was accumulated during the spring of 2022 and features stories, photos and other information pertinent to local residents and individuals…

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Steve Green bids adieu to SPC

  By Dominick Puente Sports Editor After 22 years of being at the helm of the South Plains College men’s basketball program, Steve Green is joining Mark Adams’ coaching staff at Texas Tech University. “Coaching here in Levelland has been the best experience I have ever had in my career,” said Green. “When we moved…

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Tommy Clevenger secures seat as County Commissioner for Precinct 4

Incumbent Tommy Clevenger secured the Republican seat for Hockley County Commissioner to Precinct No. 4 in the county run-off election. Clevenger received 162 votes over the challenger, Greg Kelley, who received 144 votes. Clevenger does not have a Democratic opponent for the November general election. Other results from the statewide Republican and Democratic run-off election…

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DPS, police arrest three on various charges

Levelland police and the Department of Public Safety worked together earlier this week, arresting three individuals, recovering a stolen vehicle and more than 10 grams of methamphetamine. Monday, special agents with DPS arrested Joeie Len Romine, 52, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the probable cause affidavit, special agents observed Romine driving…

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Election Day is Tuesday in county run-off election

Election Day is Tuesday, May 24, in the county run-off election for commissioner of Precinct No. 4. The candidates include the incumbent, Tommy Clevenger, and Greg Kelley, the challenger. In the March primary election, Clevenger received 286 votes, 42.56 percent, and Kelley received 214 votes, 31.85 percent. Ricky Sherrill, a second challenger, received 135 votes,…

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Area schools plan graduation ceremonies

Local schools in Hockley and Cochran County are planning graduation ceremonies this week and next week to finish out the 2021-22 school year. Levelland ISD will graduate 185 seniors Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Texan Dome at South Plains College in Levelland. Ropes High School will host its graduation ceremony Friday, May…

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Early voting underway in county commissioner run-off election

Early voting for the Republican run-off Hockley County Commissioner Precinct No. 4 race began Monday for voters in Precinct No. 4. The candidates include the incumbent, Tommy Clevenger, and Greg Kelley, the challenger. In the March primary election, Clevenger received 286 votes, 42.56 percent, and Kelley received 214 votes, 31.85 percent. Ricky Sherrill, a second…

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Blue and You hosts Bless the Badge, Color Run set Saturday

Law enforcement officers and first responders gathered alongside the community Monday to Bless the Badge and honor fallen peace officers, Monday, to kick off National Police Week. The ceremony began with Levelland Police Chief welcoming guests and everyone who attended the event. He pointed out the purpose for police week is to recognize those who…

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