Early Voting Results–Hockley County

The early voting results were just released by the Hockley County Elections Office.

The City of Levelland, reauthorization of the 1/4% Street Maintenance Sales Tax:

For: 150

Against: 16

Levelland ISD Board of Trustees District 3:

Rusty Gibson: 24

Mike Stafford: 15

Sundown City Council (Top 3 Elected): (I=Incumbent)

(I) Doug Barry: 46

(I) Dewayne Fryar: 41

(I) Randy Hart: 39

Curt Strickland: 31

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Obituary: Joyce Lynn “Jolyn” Sadler Winter, 88 of Ardmore, OK

A private funeral service will be held at a later date for Joyce Lynn “Jolyn” Winter, 88 of Oklahoma. She was a resident of Ardmore, OK for almost 60 years. She passed away at Wilson Oklahoma Nursing Center on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.

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Obituary: Joy Juanita (Doan) Moore, 98 of Midland

Funeral Services are scheduled for Joy Juanita (Doan) Moore, 98 of Midland. Services are set for Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm in the George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery. Visitation is set for Thursday, May 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the George Price Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of George Price Funeral Home.

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Election Day is Saturday for Area School and City Election

Saturday, May 4th is Election Day for the area school and city elections.

In Levelland voters for Levelland ISD will be voting in the District three trustee seat election between incumbent, Rusty Gibson and Mike Stafford. The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Hockley County Elections office in the courthouse annex building, west of the Hockley County Courthouse. City of Levelland voters will be voting on the re-authorization of the street maintenance sales tax. Voting will take place for that election in the Elections office as well.

The City of Sundown voters will be voting for three at large seats on the Sundown City Council. Voting in that election will be in the Sundown ISD foyer between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Smyer ISD voters are voting in an election for one seat on their school board. Voting will take place in the Smyer Elementary School Library from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

City of Whiteface will have three seats on the council on their ballot. Voting is open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday in the Whiteface Old Gym.

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Obituary: Jesus G. Flores, 87 of Levelland

Funeral services are scheduled for Jesus G. Flores, 87 of Levelland. Services are set for Monday, April 29th at 10:00 am in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Levelland. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery. He passed away on Tuesday, April 23rd. Services under the direction of George Price Funeral Home.

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Obituary: Joyce Miller, 79 of Levelland

Funeral Services are scheduled for Joyce Miller, 79 of Levelland. Services are set for Friday, April 26th at 11:00 am in the First Church of the Nazarene in Levelland. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery. Visitation is set for Thursday, April 25th, 2019 in the George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of the George Price Funeral Home in Levelland.

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SPC Plainsman Press Wins 14 Awards at Annual Conference

The Plainsman Press staff recently was recognized with 14 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

The awards were announced during the annual TIPA spring competition and convention, which was held at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi. There were 267 participants representing 30 colleges and universities from across the state at the event. TIPA is the largest student press association in the nation.

The Plainsman Press placed second in the category of Overall Excellence and second for Overall Newspaper Design.

“Good use of graphics and several headlines drew judges to the story,” judges of the Overall Excellence category commented. “Several of the individual features were laid out nicely.”

Said judges of the Overall Design, “Liked the Spotlight page design the best. Good use of color …”

In the competition for previously published material, Adan Rubio of Lubbock, now a print journalism major at Texas Tech University, placed second in the category of Breaking News for a story he wrote about Senator Bernie Sanders making an appearance in Lubbock.

Kyle Ewing of Lubbock, now an electronic media and communications major at Texas Tech, placed second in the category of Sports Column for a story he wrote about Justin Hobbs, assistant track and field coach at South Plains College, and his opportunity to compete for the television show “American Ninja Warrior.”

Autumn Bippert, who currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Plainsman Press, received four awards. The sophomore photojournalism major from Georgetown placed third in the category of Ad Design and received an Honorable Mention award in the category of Photo Illustration.

Bippert placed second, along with Kaitlyn Hyde, freshman photojournalism major from Pearland, in the category of Photo Story for their feature and photos for “Street Eats,” showcasing a food trucks competition held in Lubbock.

Bippert also received an Honorable Mention Award, along with former staff member Tina Gonzalez of Lubbock, in the category of In-Depth or Investigative Reporting for a multi-part series on “Fake News.”

MaKayla Kneisley, sophomore print journalism major from Abernathy, received three awards. She placed second in the category of Feature Story for her story on “Goat Yoga.”

Kneisley also placed third in the category of Feature Photo for her photo of a woman practicing aerial hoop exercises and third in the category of Environmental Portrait for her photo of Chef Patrick Ramsey at the Lubbock Center campus.

The Plainsman Press staff placed third in category of Headline Writing. Said judges, “Headlines are thorough and set the stories apart. Some days, that’s the best you can hope for. Keep up the good work!”

The Plainsman Press staff also received an Honorable Mention award in the category of Overall Excellence for a Website and an Honorable Mention award in the category of Feature Page Design.

Plainsman Press staff members have won 184 awards in TIPA competitions since 2004.

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