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Two new Levelland cases reported Monday

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge said two new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed by the Department of State Health Services Monday, both involving Levelland residents. One case involves a person between the ages of 30 and 40 years old and the other case involves a person between the ages of 20 and 30 years…

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Mayor issues statement after backlash over Facebook post

Levelland Mayor Barbra Pinner has issued a statement after facing backlash over a Facebook post she shared on her personal page Saturday.  Her issued statement is as follows: “For the past five years, I have had the privilege of being the Mayor of the City of Levelland, a city that I truly love and cherish.…

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Early Settlers’ Day postponed until September

The Levelland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff announced Monday that it would be postponing the annual Early Settlers’ Day event, originally set for July 11, to September 19 due to the risks related to COVID-19. Mary Siders, president of the Levelland Chamber of Commerce, said originally the decision was to host Early…

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Early voting begins today in run-off primary elections

Early voting begins Monday in the run-off primary election in Texas after Governor Greg Abbott postponed the election from May to July due to the coronavirus pandemic. Election day for the run-off primary is set for Tuesday, July 14. The Hockley County Elections Office has also released guidelines voters will be required to follow if…

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DSHS reports four new cases, identifies potential exposure site

The Department of State Health Services has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Hockley County and said a Lubbock resident tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event in Levelland. The new cases bring the total active cases in the county to seven and the total confirmed cases in Hockley County to 35. DSHS…

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Active cases in Hockley County rises to 4

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge said a new Hockley County case was confirmed Tuesday involving an Anton resident between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. The new case brings the total number of active cases to four with three in Levelland and one in Anton. The total number of confirmed cases since March…

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Covenant sets up antibody testing in Levelland

Covenant Hospital has set up an antibody testing site in the parking lot of the South Plains College Allied Health building, located at 202 ClubviewDrive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Monday, June 22. Antibody testing shows if an individual has had COVID-19 previously, not currently. Anyone with insurance, Medicare or those self-paying can…

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One new case reported, three active county cases

One new case of COVID-19 was reported Friday involving a Levelland resident between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, according to Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge. The new case brings the total cases in Hockley County to 30, including 24 recoveries, two closed due to lost contact, one death and three active cases.

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Animal shelter quarantines animals due to distemper concerns

The Levelland Animal Shelter has announced it will be quarantining animals at the shelter and closing temporarily as it addresses concerns regarding canine distemper. Capt. Tammie McDonald with the Levelland Police Department, who also serves as supervisor over the animal shelter and services, said the closing was the result of an animal at the shelter…

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One new case reported Wednesday, exposure listed as common contact

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge said one new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hockley County Wednesday involving a Levelland resident between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. Baldridge said the Department of State Health Services has identified the exposure in this case as common contact with a previously reported case. There have…

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