All Three LMS Bands performed at the Abernathy Music Festival on April 22nd. Each band prepared three contest pieces and sight read for the audience a tune they had never seen prior. The Judges are well respected band directors from around the Lubbock area. They had many great things to say about each band’s performances. All of the judges gave the student’s 1st division rating in both concert and sight reading.

LMS getting ready to perform, and their Hard-Earned Trophies

Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized the Levelland Affiliated branch as a Gold Star member of the organization. This is a rare honor given only to 70 of the 300 affiliated branches throughout the state, and will be formally recognized at their 54th Annual Meeting in June. In order to become a gold star member, an affiliated branch must meet certain requirements. A branch must share their mission statement and goals, answer questions about their economic, diversity, and inclusion plan, participate in the Beautify Texas awards, or Governor’s Community Achievements Awards, and send a letter of support to their community. Keep Levelland Beautiful’s local mission is to improve community appearance through partnerships, education and actions. In 2020 alone, KTB affiliated branches engaged over 20,000 volunteers for more than 37,000 hours and collected 1 million pounds of waste and recyclables from Texas roads and waterways.

Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Center has announced the line up for its 21st annual Summer Showcase Concert series. This is a series of free events offering the best live and original music Lubbock has to offer. Guests are also encouraged to visit the art gallery and Buddy Holly Exhibits while they attend, also free of charge. The concerts take place ever Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm in Meadows Courtyard from May 20th-Aug 19th. The Line up is as follows:

May 20th: Element

May 27th: Jenni Dale Lord Band

June 3rd: Gypsy Jayne

June 10th: Anthony Garcia

June 17th: Mariachi Mexico Lindo

June 24th: No Dry County

July 1st: Plain Brown Wrapper

July 8th: Wendy Colonna

July 15th: Cathy Jewell

July 22nd: Joy Harris

July 29th: The Joe Trevino Band

August 5th: Darren Welch Group

August 12th: The Selfless Lovers

August 19th: Mike Pritchard Tribute Concert

Mackie Lee Washington, Sr., 64, of Levelland passed from this life on April 21, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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