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Judicial system sees impact from COVID-19 pandemic

[Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of normal life, from canceled events to disrupted school years, to visitor policies at nursing homes and hospitals and intake procedures at jails and detention centers across the nation. This series of stories will focus on how the pandemic has impacted the judicial system, including the…

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Theta Epsilon receives grant to fill local Blessing Boxes

The local chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Theta Epsilon, recently received an $800 stipend from the Alpha State Texas Educational Foundation (ASTEF) to help fill Blessing Boxes around town. This stipend will support the four Blessing Boxes that are located in Hockley County. “At one of our meetings this year, chapter members…

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98 new cases reported, 3 new deaths

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge reported 98 new cases and three new deaths related to COVID-19, Wednesday evening. Judge Baldridge said the new deaths reported were all residents of Lynwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and were between the ages of 80 and 90 years old. Of the new cases reported, 85 were Levelland residents, one…

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South Plains College to offer License to Carry class on Saturday

South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Room 109C of the Law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland campus. The class will begin at 8 a.m. with breaks every hour as well as a one-hour lunch break. Facial coverings are required. The cost of…

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Final results in for SPC Regents elections

The final results for the SPC Board of Regents elections for positions 1, 2 and 6 are in showing new regents will be Jim Mara, Ty Gregory and Joe Tubb. The results are as follows: SPC Regents Position 1 Jim Mara: 5,147 Dalas Pena: 2,185 SPC Regents Position 2 Ty Gregory: 5,041 Annette Sykora: 2,189…

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Final election results are in for some local races, SPC Regents still pending

The final election results are in for several local races, including Levelland City Council, Whitharral ISD Board of Trustees, Smyer ISD Board of Trustees and City of Ropesville Board of Aldermen. The results are as follows: Levelland City Council Pete Cunningham: 178, 27.26 percent Jim Myatt: 301, 46.09 percent Billy M. Youngblood: 174 votes, 26.65…

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Early voting results for Cochran County

Early voting results are in for Cochran County and are as follows: City of Morton Mayor: Kim Silhan: 235 votes Lance Kimbrell: 138 votes City of Morton Council Members: Rick Levitt: 185 Gilbert Sepulbeda: 166 Sandra Elmore: 194 Lynna Zapata: 122 Ivan Nava: 56 City of Whiteface Mayor: Judy Deavours: 28 Jack Seay: 22 Jessica…

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Early voting results for Hockley County

Early voting results are in for Hockley County are as follows: Levelland City Council Member District A Jim Myatt: 261 votes Pete Cunningham: 141 votes Billy Youngblood: 138 votes SPC Board of Regents Position 1 Jim Mara: 4,046 Dallas Pena: 1,658 SPC Board of Regents Position 2 Ty Gregory: 3,936 Annette Sykora: 1,686 SPC Board…

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