Monthly Archives: June 2020

Obituary: Ricky Don Gunter, 67 of Levelland

Funeral services are scheduled for Ricky Don Gunter, 67 of Levelland. Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30th in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery. Services are under the … Continue reading

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Sundown ISD Faculty Member and School Board Member Indicted for Misuse of Funds

Two Hockley County residents, Michael VanWettering and Loralee VanWettering have been indicted by a Hockley County Grand Jury for the misappropriation of funds between $2,500 and $30,000. The two were arrested and released the same day from the Hockley County … Continue reading

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Obituary: Billy Gene Smith, 89 of Levelland

An outdoor memorial service is scheduled for Billy Gene Smith, 89 of Levelland. Services are set for 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 30th outside Smith’s residence at 822 N. Highway 385 in Levelland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent … Continue reading

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Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Hockley County

The Texas Department of State Health Services has notified Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge of two new cases of COVID-19 in Hockley County today. According to the Health Department they are in a 30-40 year old Levelland resident and a … Continue reading

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Levelland Mayor and City of Levelland Issues Statement

Levelland Mayor Barbra Pinner issued a statement Monday afternoon following the sharing of a Facebook Post on her private Facebook page over the weekend. The statement is below: For the past five years, I have had the privilege of being … Continue reading

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Early Voting Now Underway for the July 14th Primary Runoff Election

Early voting is now underway for the July 14th Primary Runoff Election. Early voting runs from Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Monday, July 6th to Friday, July 10th from 9:00 am … Continue reading

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Early Settler’s Day Event Postponed until September

The Levelland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff have announced that the 59 th Annual Early Settlers Day Festival and Community Celebration has been postponed due to the risks of the COVID 19 Virus. The event, always held … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Orders All Bars Closed, Restaurants Go Back to 50% Occupancy

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order this morning limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive and the hospitalization … Continue reading

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Four New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Hockley County–Mallet Event Center, Possible Exposure Site

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge announced Thursday evening that the Mallet Event Center has been listed as a possible exposure site from an event Monday night. According to information from the Hockley County Judge Thursday night, four new cases of … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Takes Action to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action this morning to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Governor Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will pause any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase … Continue reading

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