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City invites public to meet finalists for city manager

The City of Levelland has narrowed down two finalists for the position of Levelland City Manager and will host a meet and greet Monday for the public to meet the two finalists. Former Levelland City Manager Erik Rejino announced he would be leaving in September 2021 and the search for a new city manager began.…

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Levelland man sentenced to federal prison for drug charge

Jacob Lee Deleon, a Levelland man, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison last week for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Deleon was indicted in July 2021, and according to the indictment, on or about May 14, 2021, Deleon intentionally and knowingly possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance…

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Bill Durham announces retirement as fire chief

Last week, Levelland Fire Chief Bill Durham submitted his resignation, effective April 4. He will be making a career change as he will become the District Coordinator with the Texas Department of Emergency Management in mid-April and will have an office in Lubbock. “It will allow me to spend more time at home,” he says…

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Law enforcement responds to threat at Smyer ISD, all-clear given

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office released information Monday afternoon regarding an incident that occurred at Smyer ISD earlier in the day Monday. According to the sheriff’s department around 12:25 p.m. Monday, the office was notified of a possible threat called in by an individual to Smyer ISD. Smyer administration placed campuses on lockdown and the…

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Two arrested after standoff Saturday night

Levelland police gave the all-clear around midnight Sunday after being on scene of a barricaded subject in the area of Avenue T between Houston Street and Highway 114 for more than two hours Saturday night. Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said the call came in around 10 p.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute…

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Lawless wins primary JP race, commissioner race will head to run-off

The final election results including ballots from early voting and Election Day have been tallied.  The results show Derek Lawless has been re-elected as the Republican candidate for Justice of the Peace for Precinct No. 5 by more than 100 votes. As no candidate filed for the Democratic race for Justice of the Peace for…

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Early voting results for Hockley County races

As polls closed Tuesday, early voting results for the three contested Hockley County elections became available. These results reflect votes cast during the early voting period, which ended Friday, February 25. Final voting results will be released later tonight once all local ballots have been counted. The early voting results are as follows: Hockley County…

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Levelland Animal Shelter strives to adopt, rescue animals

The staff at the Levelland Animal Shelter, including animal control officers, are committed to keeping residents safe from the threat of stray dogs and cats, and are also committed to finding appropriate homes for displaced animals, as can be shown in the recent numbers reported from 2021. While sometimes, the animal shelter is put in…

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Community raises funds to provide helmets for police

After the deadly standoff in July last year that left four officers injured and resulted in the death of a Lubbock County Sheriff’s Sergeant and SWAT Commander, Joshua Bartlett, the Levelland community took it upon themselves to help the local police department. As part of the standoff, Levelland Police Sgt. Shawn Wilson suffered a gunshot…

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Tuesday is Election Day in March primary races

Election Day is Tuesday in the primary election for Republican and Democrat candidates. Precinct voting locations for election day in the March primary are as follows: –Precinct 14, Ropesville City Hall, located at 107 Hockley Main in Ropesville; –Precinct 21, Mallet Event Center, located at 2320 S. Highway 385 in Levelland; –Precinct 43, Whitharral Lions…

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