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City to restart application process for Levelland CARES grant program

The city initially opened applications for the small business assistance grant program, Levelland CARES, Tuesday, September 8, but after issues with the email were discovered, the city issued a press release Wednesday announcing it would be restarting the application period, beginning Monday, September 14. The grants were to be awarded on a first come, first…

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Hockley, Cochran counties report new cases this week

Hockley County and Cochran County reported new cases this week, and Hockley County reported two new deaths. Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge reported Friday she had received confirmation from the Department of State Health Services of 20 new cases of COVID-19, 23 new recoveries and two new deaths related to COVID-19 involving Hockley County residents…

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Hockley, Cochran counties provide COVID-19 update

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge and Cochran County Judge Pat Sabala Henry both provided updates on COVID-19 case numbers, Wednesday. In Hockley County, Judge Baldridge said four new cases were reported Tuesday and six new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the county to 257. Of the Hockley County cases, eight…

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Hockley County records 26 new recoveries, total cases at 247

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge reported 26 new recoveries from COVID-19, Monday, and said five new cases were confirmed by the Department of State Health Services. There have now been a total of 247 cases of COVID-19 reported in Hockley County, including 208 recoveries, five deaths and 34 active cases. Judge Baldridge said the new…

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Award winners at Thunder on the Plains Car Show

Thunder on the Plains hosted its annual car show Saturday at Levelland City Park with a better than usual turn out. This year, Thunder on the Plains reported a total of 150 entries, which is up about 40 entries from years past, on average. Also, 13 people competed in the burn out contest, an increase…

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Back to School Carnival Open at Mallet

     Wright’s Amusements, North America’s longest running carnival will be holding a Back to School Carnival this weekend August 7th, 8th & 9th, at the Mallet Event Center and Arena located at 2320 US-385, Levelland, Texas.      The carnival will feature three classes of rides including the Avalanche, the Cliff Hanger and a Giant Ferris Wheel, for…

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Six new cases reported Friday, 21 recoveries reported Thursday

New cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hockley County this week, and new recoveries were reported Thursday. Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge said six new cases were reported Friday and five new cases were reported Thursday. She also said that 21 new recoveries were reported by DSHS on Thursday. There have now been a total…

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Hockley County reports eight new cases Tuesday

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday by Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge. Judge Balridge said the new cases involve six Levelland residents, one Smyer resident and one Ropesville resident. The age ranges of the Levelland cases are as follows: two cases between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, two cases between…

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Six new cases reported in Morton

Cochran County Judge Pat Sabala Henry reported six new cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Morton by the Department of State Health Services Tuesday. Judge Henry said the new cases all involve Morton residents and the age ranges are as follows: one case between the ages of 10 and 20 years old, three cases…

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