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Cotton and Crude Festival set Saturday Levelland

Cotton and Crude kicks off Saturday morning in downtown Levelland with the Smith Auto Family parade, followed by the downtown street fair and concludes with the Cotton and Crude Music Festival that even-ing, also in downtown Levelland. The Cotton and Crude event is new to Levelland, and transitioned from the former Early Settlers’ Day that…

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Community members organize fundraiser to benefit law enforcement

Community members are coming together to provide an opportunity to Back the Blue and raise funds for local law enforcement agencies in light of the tragic standoff shooting that shook Levelland on Thursday, July 15. “Our community has made national news with the standoff shooting and we felt like…we wanted to help as much as…

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Police chief discusses needs of department

By Kati Moody News Editor At Monday’s city council meeting, council members assured Albert Garcia, Levelland Police Chief, that they “have his back.” At the last budget meeting, the police chief requested one additional patrol officer and offered a way that could potentially save the city money in procuring vehicles. At that meeting, held Tuesday,…

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Sheriff, district attorney express needs for funding

By Kati Moody News Editor The Hockley County Sheriff and District Attorney for the 286th District Court addressed Hockley County Commissioners Monday regarding a fourth inmate being held at the Hockley County Jail for capital murder. Since August 2018, the Levelland Police Department has arrested four people for capital murder, the most recent being last…

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Suspect apprehended after hours-long standoff

Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia reported around 11:45 p.m. Thursday that one suspect, a 22-year-old male, Omar Soto Chavira, was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night by law enforcement. Garcia said the suspect appeared to be injured and had been transported by ambulance to a Lubbock hospital. Kelly Rowe, Lubbock County Sheriff, said…

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Local agencies provide update on standoff situation, scene still active

Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia was joined by Hockley County Sheriff Ray Scifres, Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe and Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell Thursday evening for a press conference on the standoff situation in the area of 10th Street and Avenue J, which is still ongoing. Chief Garcia provided background information on a traffic…

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LISD board approves voluntary separation agreement with superintendent, appoints interim superintendent

The Levelland ISD Board of Trustees met Monday morning to consider the approval of a voluntary separation agreement with LISD Superintendent Jeff Northern. The board spent more than an hour in executive session, consulting with the district’s attorney to discuss the superintendent’s employment agreement and related legal matters, and to consider entering a voluntary agreement…

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