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Monday is last day to register to vote in upcoming primary

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March primary election is Monday, January 31. There will be three contested elections in Hockley County in March, including county commissioner for Precinct No. 4, Republican Party Chair and Justice of the Peace for Precinct No. 5. Three candidates have filed to run for Hockley County…

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Rep. Jodey Arrington plans business roundtable Monday

U.S. Representative for District 19 Jodey Arrington will host a roundtable Monday at Mosaic Coffee in Levelland with specific business leaders from various industries in Hockley County. Kaci Morris, District Field Representative for Arrington’s office, said certain individuals were invited to the roundtable to speak on their experiences in business over the past two years.…

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Suspect in custody following Friday morning incident

One suspect has been taken into custody following a situation at Alvo’s Body Shop in the 900 block of 8th Street Friday morning. According to police, officers responded to Alvo’s Body Shop around 6 a.m. Friday in reference to a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, a suspect barricaded himself inside the building. Around 8…

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Police urge citizens to avoid 900 block of 8th Street

Police are urging citizens to avoid the 900 block of 8th Street Friday morning due to an ongoing situation. Police responded to a burglary in progress around 6 a.m. Friday morning and police report the suspect has now barricaded himself in a building in the area. “We need people to stay out of the area…

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City will host second town hall regarding zoning review

The City of Levelland will host a townhall meeting to gather input from citizens regarding a comprehensive zoning review on Tuesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. at the civic center in the Levelland City Park, located a 1901 McKinley Street. The topics up for discussion are those that were previously addressed in the first town…

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Commissioners approve racial profiling report; take action on agreements & library plan

The Hockley County Commissioners’ Court unanimously voted to terminate a memorandum of understanding between the county and state, approve the county library’s five-year play and accept the sheriff department’s annual racial profiling report during Monday’s meeting. Commissioners also approved interlocal agreements between the county and the City of Ropesville, the City of Sundown and Cochran…

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Three candidates vie for Commissioner Precinct No. 4 spot

Ricky Sherrill has always dreamed of being a county commissioner, and believes now is the time for voters to know he wants to serve Precinct No. 4. Sherrill has lived in Hockley County since he was four years old. He said he looked up to former commissioner, Sam Langford, and has always wanted to be…

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Police seize drugs, arrest three following traffic stops

The Levelland Police Department and the Department of Public Safety conducted a joint operation Thursday night, in which three subjects were arrested in two separate traffic stops on drug charges. Police and troopers seized more than a half ounce of meth and nearly two pounds of marijuana through the two traffic stops. The first traffic…

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Covenant Health Levelland welcomes first baby of 2022

Covenant Health Levelland delivered the first baby of 2022 at 12:08 a.m. January 1, before either Covenant Children’s or University Medical Center in Lubbock. The first baby of 2022, Jiraiya Lee Pina, was born to Carleigh Gonzales and Christopher Pina of Levelland and was delivered by Dr. John Hanna. Jiraiya is the first child for…

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Levelland, Hockley County seeing start of Covid surge

Levelland and Hockley County is at the front end of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, seen across the nation and Texas. While cases in Levelland and Hockley County continue to trend up, the rest of the state, including the south and eastern areas of Texas, are beginning to trend down. However, with cases in…

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