This past Thursday a Midland man was stabbed allegedly by a 16 year old male.

The stabbed victim is Isaias S. Nunez, 20.

Midland police officers were called to the 4300 block of Pleasant Drive at 3:03 p.m. on Thursday for a report of a stabbing, where they found Isaias S. Nunez stabbed multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital.

Upon investigation it was found that the suspect in the stabbing ran away before police arrived at the scene. The suspect in the stabbing was subsequently identified as a 16-year-old teen and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Early Friday morning, Nunez died from the stabbing injuries and the sixteen year old suspect has now been charged with murder.

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LEGO…Connecting More Than Just Blocks

A self-described “LEGO addict” has found a way to turn a hobby into a thriving YouTube channel that led to a freelance career, and a Texas State UIL Championship, and he’s only 17.

Five years ago, at the age of 13, Jim Ned student, Konner Frazier, began toying around with stop-motion animation, using the popular LEGO building block toys.

“He started doing just some very basic LEGO stop-motion animation,” said his mother, Jenny Frazier.

A self-taught builder, writer, director, editor, and producer, Frazier continued to hone his craft before entering the UIL competition in 2018.

“Fun in LEGOLAND”, this year’s submission, follows a grandfather/grandson duo as they road trip to LEGOLAND in California.

“He had been to LEGOLAND with his granddad a couple of times as well,” said his mother.

Due to complications of Covid 19, Frazier’s grandfather passed away recently, making the subject matter of the submission even more special.

“This video even means more, really.” Frazier’s mother said.

Expecting to go home with 3rd place or lower this year, Frazier had no idea that fate had something else in store.

“Looking at the top 3 results and I didn’t see mine on the bottom 3. That’s when I got really excited,” Konner says. “But after seeing like, the two, and I wasn’t in 2nd or 3rd place, that’s when I really got hyped. It was just insane.”

“We kept thinking, ‘Uh-oh, his is the next one up,’ and we just got all the way to first place,” Konner’s mother said.

Though he has a successful YouTube channel and state championship under his belt, Frazier isn’t resting on his laurels. He  is currently working on his first paid gig, a 30-second commercial for the James McCoy Drugstore in Abilene.

No matter where Konner is, he says he will continue to do what he loves.

“It’s just part of my life, and what I want to do in life,” he says.

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Man Struck on Exit Ramp to 34th

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on I-27, early Sunday morning.

Responding to a call at the 3800 block of I-27 just after 6 a.m. police officers located Richard Salazar, 42, on the northbound exit ramp to 34th Street, near a concrete wall on the east side. He was taken to UMC with critical injuries.

Due to a flat tire, Salazar had pulled his vehicle over to the right side of I-27, according to investigators. They believe Salazar was struck by a pick-up truck after he got out of his car and was walking northbound on the 34th Street off-ramp..

The driver of the pick-up truck did stop to render aid, and no arrests have been made at this time.

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TX DPS Trooper Arrest Dickens County Attorney

Texas DPS troopers arrested Dickens County Attorney Aaron Clements, 49, after a single vehicle rollover crash northwest of Lubbock on April 8. Shortly before 9:30 pm, DPS officers were called to the crash at U.S. 62 and CR 3000, where Clements was discovered at the scene, uninjured; he was taken to the hospital for a blood test.  

DPS confirmed the vehicle veered off the road, rolled over, and landed right side up. Clements was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges including driving while intoxicated.  

Mr. Clements has served an an adjunct professor of law at Texas Tech since 2003 and was elected county attorney for Dickens County in November of 2018.

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Tienda’s Supports the Senior Class of 2021

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LHS Inducts 52 New Members into NHS

LHS is proud to announce that we inducted 52 new members into NHS! It was a great evening! #LevellandISD

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Cooper is Putting a Bond Forward to the Tune of $420 Mil

The Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District is putting a bond election before voters in the upcoming election to build three new campuses, including a second high school. The $420 million total bond proposal seeks to build a new middle and elementary school campuses as well.  If the bond passes, this would be the second high school, the third middle school, and a sixth elementary school in the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District. Paul Ehlers, president of the board, said, Our growth shows no signs of slowing.  It is the responsibility of the LCISD Board of Trustees to assess the needs of the district and remain proactive to provide for our children for many years to come.”

Lubbock-Cooper says they are the fastest-growing school district in the region and one of the fastest-growing in the state. 

Superintendent Keith Bryant says that enrollment at Lubbock-Cooper has grown 33%.  In the coming decade, expected growth increase is projected to increase another 3,200 students or another 45% according to a news release. The current enrollment of the Lubbock-Cooper 5A school district is 7,130 students.  A decade ago it was 4,039, which is just over half of the current enrollment.  The next decade projects more than 10,000 students.

With involvement throughout the process of studying the growth, for several years, the community and parents were in unanimous agreement to build a second high school, along with the other needed campuses.  The LCISD’s board unanimously approved the one package during a special February meeting.  Election Day is May 1, with early voting starting April 19-27.

The second high school will feature its own football and baseball stadiums, its own gym, and its own tennis courts.  Also included will be funding for renovation projects at existing campuses, such as HVAC and roofing improvements, and athletic additions to existing campuses, but the majority of the funding is toward the new campuses. 
The bond proposal is broken into three separate ballot measures, due to a new state law.  And voters will be asked to vote yes or no on each as follows:  $338 million for the three schools and renovations; $31 million for all the athletic facilities at the new high school: field house, locker rooms, tennis courts and practice fields; and $51 million for the football stadium and competition gym at the new high school, plus an additional competition gym at the existing high school.

The high school will be built first in stages, and open for the freshmen and sophomore, and then the juniors and seniors as construction wraps up, with the projected new high school opening in the Fall of 2023,  followed by the new middle school and elementary opening Fall 2026 and Fall 2027, respectively.

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“In-Convenient” Indecent Exposure

On Sunday, April 11, a Levelland Police Officer was dispatched to the Stripes convenience store at 101 E. Hwy 114, to investigate a complaint concerning a male subject who had exposed himself to the female employee at the store.

According to the female employee, the black male, wearing a red shirt and black sweats, isolated her by the restroom where there was no camera and proceeded to expose himself.
After an unsuccessful search for the suspect, the officer spoke with the female complainant who said the male entered the store and asked where the restroom was. She told him the restrooms were in the back of the store.

After going to the back, the suspect yelled that he needed soap and when the employee went to the women’s restroom to get the soap, he was inside that restroom with his pants down and exposed himself to her.

After a brief exchange of words with the female, the male apologized, purchased a water bottle and a cup of ice, and left the store.

A few moments later, the store manager arrived and provided the in-store video and the officer was able to see that the suspect was a black male wearing a red shirt with a white Nike emblem and black sweats. He was also wearing a red and white ball cap.

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LISD StayAlert Program…See Something, Say Something

The Levelland ISD Safety and Security Committee, comprised of LISD administration, school board president, Middle and High School principals, and law enforcement representatives, advise on protocols to keep students and faculty safe.

At a Wednesday meeting, the committee was updated on a program LISD has made available on the web at levellandisd.net: StayAlert.

What is StayALERT?

StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may report concerns 24-7, 365 days a year, via this website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. 

No special app required!StayALERT is monitored in REAL TIME by REAL PEOPLE. 

Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review. 

What to Report:

  • Bullying
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Teacher or Student Conflict
  • Other Safety Concerns

You are never required to reveal your identity. The idea is to facilitate information sharing between the community, school administrators and local authorities to ensure the safety of our children and faculty. Anyone in the community is encouraged to call, text, e-mail or report online when a student’s safety is in question.

What StayALERT is NOT:

StayALERT is not a substitute to reporting an emergency. Any emergency should still be reported directly to local police, sheriff, EMS, or fire officials for immediate action and response. If you or anyone else is in danger, call 911!Who may submit a StayALERT Report:

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Disturbance Ends in a Trip to the Hockley County Jail

On Sunday night, April 11, a little after 11 pm, an officer was dispatched to 14th and Ave J in reference to a disturbance between a man and woman in the street.

Upon arrival the officer spoke with a male who advised that the woman was sick and had just been out of the hospital for a couple of days.

When asked if they were being loud in the street, the male said “no”, that he was just trying to get the female to come back into the house. While this conversation was taking place, the officer observed that the female was visibly shaking.

As the female had scratches on her arm, a witness advised that she had been chased into the street by the male subject. It was unclear whether she had been pushed or had fallen.

The male subject claimed that they were not really arguing and that he was not really yelling at her, just trying to get her to go back in the house. Asked how she got the scratches, the male subject said he didn’t have any idea.

The male was then arrested for Assault Family Violence. It was determined by the arresting officer that further violence would occur if the male wasn’t arrested. He was then transported to Hockley County Jail.

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