TxDOT Continues Work Near 114 and 385 Intersection

txdot-road-constructionTexas Department of Transportation, Maintenance Supervisor for Hockley County Gary McClendon is reminding motorists that work continues just north of the intersection of Highway 114 on 385.

He said Friday morning that they hope to have the work wrapped up by early next week if not sooner.  They are currently working to get the top surface to pass state inspection.

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Levelland ISD Accepting Letters of Interest for District 4 Seat

Levelland ISDThe Levelland ISD Board of Trustees have announced they are now accepting letters of interest for consideration to fill the District 4 Seat on the Board of Trustees.  Interested individuals must reside in District 4 and submit a letter to the board which explains why they are qualified and would like to be appointed to fill the remainder of the term which comes up for re-election in May 2018.

The seat had been held by F E Shaheen for the past 8 years, he no longer lives in the district.  His house was sold May 31 according to records from the Hockley County Appraisal district.

All submissions must be in by July 7, 2017.  All letters must be mailed to the Office of Superintendent, Levelland ISD Administration building at 704 11th St. in Levelland.

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Obituary: Sandy Pierce, 77 of Levelland

Sandy PierceA private memorial service will be held at a later date for Sandy Pierce, 77 of Levelland.  She passed away on Saturday, June 16.  Services are under the direction of Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland.

For more information:  klvtnews.wordpress.com/obituaries

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Obituary: Alton Wood, 74 Formerly of Levelland

Alton WoodFuneral Services are scheduled for Alton Wood, 74 of Lake Kemp and formerly of Levelland.  Services are scheduled for 1pm on Wednesday, June 21 at 1pm in the George Price Funeral Home Chapel in Levelland.  A family visitation is set for 11:30am to 12:45pm on Wednesday, June 21 at George Price Funeral Home.  He passed away on on Sunday in Lake Kemp.  Services are under the direction of George Price Funeral Home in Levelland.

For more information:  klvtnews.wordpress.com/obituaries

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Levelland Police Department Warns Of Scam Affecting Levelland Residents

10306479_825500670877069_1946972718073611415_nThe Levelland Police Department is warning of a new scam which has recently been occurring.

According to the Levelland Police, scammers are targeting homes with a security company sign in their front yard.  The person will approach the residence and when the homeowner answers the door, they claim to be from the security company and they need to repair the system or check the system.  In reality, their goal is to get inside the house to see what valuable items a homeowner has.  They will then come back later and break in the home and steal the valuables or in some cases will harm the homeowner and other occupants of the home and steal the valuables.

You are reminded to always be cautious and alert.  You are being asked to report any suspicious activity to the police department at 894-6164 or if it is an emergency or you feel threatened contact 911.

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City of Levelland Issues Building Issues 20 Building Permits in May

cityThe City of Levelland Building Permit and Inspection Department has issued the building permit report for the month of May, 2017.

The department reported issuing mostly permits for alterations and additions.  The largest permit was 1 permit for $500,000 for remodeling the building at 510 Clubview Drive.  The permit was for remodeling the building for Tractor Supply which is set to open later this year.  Their were no permits for new construction issued in May.

A total of 20 building permits was issued totaling $780,935 bringing the year to date total to 58 permits totaling $2.2 Million.

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Xcel Energy Earns Emergency Recovery Award

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented Xcel Energy with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding restoration efforts after Winter Storm Jupiter hit the Texas Panhandle in January 2017.

The award is presented twice annually to EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore service to customers after severe weather conditions cause service disruptions. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented during EEI’s Annual Convention in Boston.

Extensive damage from freezing rain and high winds caused 58,000 customers to lose service in the northeastern counties of the Texas Panhandle following Winter Storm Jupiter. Xcel Energy’s crews worked quickly to repair damage to more than 7,500 structures, including 43 miles of a distribution line which serves four rural communities. Crews devoted more than 92,800 hours to restore service. In total, 1,350 poles, 3,700 cross-arms and 6,000 insulators were replaced. Transmission construction crews also repaired damaged transmission lines, fiber-optic lines and transmission structures.

“The tireless work of Xcel Energy crews to restore service following Winter Storm Jupiter exemplifies our industry’s commitment to customer service and safety,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The courageous and dedicated Xcel Energy crews who faced hazardous conditions are greatly deserving of this recognition.”

David Hudson, president, Xcel Energy – New Mexico, Texas, said Winter Storm Jupiter was memorable not just for the hardships, but also the kindness shown to close to 1,000 Xcel Energy employees and contractors who responded.

“Our communities went above and beyond to accommodate such a large influx of people during a stressful time,” Hudson said. “They provided us locations to stage our crews, businesses donated food, and we even had a group of residents provide a dessert buffet. This meant a great deal to the crews who traveled long distances to help.”

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