DPS Execute Search Warrant at Levelland Residence

DPS LogoThe Texas Department of Public Safety has issued information on a search warrant executed at a residence in the 1500 block of 9th Street in Levelland.

DPS Lt. Bryan Witt confirmed that the criminal investigations division executed the warrant in Levelland and made three arrests in relation to the warrant.  Those arrested include Jose’ Ramos, 41; Hayleigh Whitehead, 49; and Elizabeth Berlanga, 36 all of Levelland.  All three were charged with Manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a drug falsification device.

All three were taken to the Hockley County Jail.  Both Ramos and Berlanga remain in jail on $22,000 bonds each. Whitehead bonded out of jail.

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Law Enforcement Serve Federal Warrant at Brownfield Doctor’s Office

Drug Enforcement AdminsitrationAgents with the Dallas and Lubbock office of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other Law Enforcement agencies served a warrant at Dr. Dennis Tedford’s office at the Brownfield Regional Medical Center Clinic.  The clinic was closed yesterday, they are expected to open today.

Dr. Tedford is employed by Covenant Health and is contracted to practice in the Brownfield Regional Medical Center Clinic and Hospital.  The DEA could not release any information other than confirming they were involved in the investigation and warrant service.  Covenant Health said in a statement, “We are aware of the DEA’s investigation in Brownfield involving Dr. Tedford and are helping out in any way possible.”

According to the Texas Medical Board, Dr. Tedford has not faced any actions or license restrictions.

Dr. Tedford has privileges at the Brownfield Regional Medical Center Clinic and Brownfield Regional Medical Center Hospital.

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Levelland City Council Holds Regular Meeting: Police Department Unveils New Patch Design

The council began their meeting with the reading and signing of a proclamation to recognize Police Week in the City of Levelland, May 20-26th, 2018 and to recognize May 20th-26th as National Public Works Week as well.

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The Mayor and City Council are joined public works employees recognizing National Public Works week.

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The Mayor and City Council are joined by Levelland Police officers in recognition of Police Week in the City of Levelland.

The council also recognized Lily Xaio as the winner in a police patch design contest with the Levelland Police Department.  Police Chief Albert Garcia said that in October, 2017 the department hosted a design contest with Levelland school students, the winning patch was decided upon in March and will be released on new uniforms which will be issued to Levelland Police officers in the near future.

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Police Chief Albert Garcia presents Xaio with a plaque and the first patch produced.  They are joined by Captain Tammy McDonald who is wearing a new uniform with the new patch on it.

The council also took action to approve an ordinance on the first reading to change the zone of property at 101-112 Ave. H, currently owned by Tommy’s Machine Works to an Industrial Zone.  The ordinance will be official once it is approved on a second and final reading.

The council also approved up to $16,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax dollars for the Petticoats on the Prairie event to be held at the Mallet Event Center in the fall of 2018.

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Levelland City Council Meets Tonight

cityLevelland City Council meets Monday night, May 21st at 7:00 pm in the Levelland City Hall in the Council Chambers.

On the agenda for the meeting they will host a public hearing on a zone change request on property located at 101 Ave. H to 112 Ave. H from a Business Zone to an Industrial Zone.  They also will take action on a request for funding from the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund for Petticoats on the Prairie event to be held in the Mallet Event Center this fall.

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Obituary: Glendolyn Phillips, 89 of Levelland

Glendolyn PhillipsFuneral Services are set for Glendolyn Phillips, 89 of Levelland.  Services are set for 2:00 pm on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland.  Burial will follow in the Littlefield Memorial Park cemetery.  She passed away on Thursday, May 17th.  Services are under the direction of Krestridge Funeral Directors of Levelland.

For more information:  klvtnews.wordpress.com/obituaries

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Texas Tech Regents Approve Agreement with Amarillo EDC for Vet School

Texas TechThe Texas Tech University System Board of Regents met recently and authorized Texas Tech President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec to execute an agreement with the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation relating to the proposed Tech School of Vetinary Medicine.

The regents’ vote came after an executive session as part of the board’s regular two day meeting in Lubbock.  The Amarillo EDC has pledged up to $69 million toward the completion of the $90 million veterinary medicine facility.  After the regent’s vote, the college President said “This is a very big step in moving forward with plans.”

The Amarillo City Council voted unanimously to authorize the EDC to enter into an amended Local Incentives Agreement.

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Abilene Police Seek Information on Levelland Man

Abilene PoliceThe Abilene Police Department has issued a news release asking for the public’s help in regards to Ricky Don Henderson, 56 of Levelland.

The department is seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with Ricky Don Henderson on or about April 15th, 2018.  The release stated that Henderson may have been in the west Abilene area near the I-20 corridor or South 1st Street area.

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Ricky Don Henderson–Photo Courtesy Abilene Police Department

Abilene Police ask that anyone who may have had contact with Henderson or gave him a ride to contact their department at (325)-676-6610.  This is in reference to an ongoing investigation.

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