Covenant Hospital Levelland Announces Clinic Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

Covenant Health LevellandCovenant Health in Levelland has announced the clinic hours for the Thanksgiving holiday.

All clinics, with the exception of the South Clinic will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th.  The South Clinic will be open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Covenant Health ER will be open 24 hours a day for emergencies.

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Public Meeting on Future of Cochran County EMS Set for November 29

letstalkA town hall meeting is set for Wednesday, November 29 in Cochran County to discuss the future of  ambulance service in Cochran County.

The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 pm in the Cochran County Activity Building in Morton.  The Frontier Ambulance Corporation Board of Cochran County will host the meeting to discuss future services.

State and local officials have been asked to be available for information.

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Lubbock Bomb Squad responds to two calls of suspicious device in Central Lubbock Monday

Lubbock PoliceTexas Tech University Police, Lubbock Police and Lubbock County Sheriff’s office all responded to the Tech campus Monday afternoon at just after 2:30pm on a call of a suspicious device in a parking lot.

Initial reports indicate a suspicious device was found linked to a car in the parking lot east of Talkington Hall dorm on the Tech campus.  The Talkington Hall dorm was evacuated according to police, however, no other formal evacuation was made on the campus.

The device was removed from the campus at just before 5:00 pm Monday.

At approximately 3:00 pm, Lubbock Police were called to the Happy State Bank at 19th and Quaker in Lubbock on the report of a bomb threat.  Police report said someone dropped a bag inside the bank and said, “It’s a bomb,” the suspect left on a bicycle, west bound on 19th street.  Police say the suspect was a white male in his 20’s or 30’s with a beard.  If you encounter this individual, contact Lubbock crime line at 741-1000 or call 911.  Police advise the public not to approact the individual, he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Lubbock police say the bomb squad removed the device from the bank around 4:45pm Monday afternoon.  The device was taken to the Lubbock police armory area west of Lubbock.

Happy State Bank issued a statement late yesterday saying, “Monday afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm the Happy State Bank office at 19th and Quaker in Lubbock was robbed.  All employees were safe and secure and no customers were in the bank at the time.  Bank personnel are cooperating with the Lubbock Police Department and the FBI during this investigation.  A very small amount of cash was taken.”


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Texas Rangers Assisting in Investigation of Weekend Bank Robbery in Seagraves

Texas Rangers GenericThe Texas Rangers and the Seagraves Police Department are investigating a bank robbery which occurred early Sunday morning.

The robbery occurred at First United Bank in Seagraves between 1:30 am and 5:30 am on Sunday morning.  The Texas Rangers and Seagraves Police Department is jointly investigating this crime.

If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477.  A $1000 cash reward will be offered for any information leading to the arrest and or conviction of those responsible.

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City of Levelland Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

cityThe City of Levelland held their employee recognition banquet recently.  They recognized 18 employees with 190 years of combined experience with the City of Levelland.

Recognized for five years of service are, Kevin Ebeling, sanition; Jose Galindo, police department; Steven Golden, parks department; Vince Gonzales, fire department; Tony Graves, street department; Cole Kirkland, police department; Raul Lopez, police department; Diana Romo, water administration; and Ellen Timian, economic development.

Recognized for ten years of service include, Brian Falkenbury, fire department; Nancy Lopez, water administration; Joe Medina, cemetery; Margarito Ramirez, police department; David Riddle, street department; Beth Walls, city secretary.

Municipal Court Judge, Norma Garza was recognized for 20 years of service to the City of Levelland.

Captain Duane Rust with the police department was recognized for 25 years of service and Soyla Hernandez in the water administration department was recognized for 40 years of service to the City of Levelland.

They also recognized 11 new employees who have started work with the city in the past year.

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Regional News Headlines for Thursday, November 16, 2017

klvtnewsbannerMIDLAND, TX:  A Midland resident will spend five years in prison on a charge of embezzling.  Reports state that 52 year old Kimberly Boyce will pay back more than two million dollars in restitution.  She reportedly moved money from a Midland County business owner’s bank account and put it into bank accounts when she controlled.  The stolen cash was not reported on tax returns.

MIDLAND, TX:  Surviving family members of three of the four military veterans have filed a petition to have the Texas Supreme Court review wrongful death claims.  The petition was filed yesterday against Union Pacific Railroad.  The crash occurred in 2012 when a train collided with a parade float carrying veterans.  Family members and attorneys argue the train did not properly notify the parade float before the crash.

SNYDER, TX:  The Snyder train depot has officially been torn down.  The train depot built in 1911 was designed by famous architect Louis Curtiss according to information from Preservation Texas.  Curtiss was a prolific designer in his day, who utilized new styles and building methods that make his structures stand out, even today.  The Depot in Snyder was one of four Curtiss built in Texas.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Remind Everyone to be Vigilant as Thefts Increase

klvtnewsbannerAs the holidays approach thefts in the South Plains area continue to increase.

In recent weeks, area law enforcement agencies continue to receive reports of thefts on the South Plains.  Just this week Lubbock police found a stolen vehicle from Slaton.  That vehicle was recovered in Lubbock several hours after it was stolen.

Area residents are also reminded to lock your homes, barns and vehicles.  There have been reports over the last several weeks of items being stolen out of vehicles that were not locked.

If you should notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood or surroundings, in Hockley County, contact the Sheriff’s office at 894-3126 and in the City of Levelland, contact the Police department at 894-6164.

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