Levelland City Council Meeting Highlights April 19th

Levelland City Council met on Monday, April 19th to discuss several topics, and to vote on several community issues ranging from curfew to upcoming events.

First on the agenda was to go over Ordinance 1053, which deals with the curfew. No changes were made, but the Council made it a point to go over the existing stipulations in light of the approaching summer. As it stands, curfew hours for minors ( defined as persons under the age of 17) are as follows: Sun-Thurs 11pm-6am, and Fri-Sat 12am-6am. There are notable exceptions to this ordanance, for instance if the minor is working at their place of employment or accompanied by their parent or guardian, however failure to comply with this ordinance will be treated as a misdemeanor.

In the same vein, the next issue brought before Council was the establishment of City Park hours of operations. Levelland PD reported an uptick in criminal activity surrounding city parks after dark, and Council believe that establishing hours of operation will give the department more recourse to keep crime down. The motion was passed, with Council agreeing to shut down all city parks from 11pm-4am Sun-Thurs and 12am-4am Fri-Sat.

Finally the Main Street Sip and Swirl event will be returning to the community again after a year of hiatus. Head of the Main Street Group, Tania Moody pitched the return to the Council, citing its great success in the past. Both the event schedule and the agreement with Texas Dept. of Transportation, which allows the blocking of two blocks of state highway for the event passed unanimously.

Main Street Sip and Swirl is slated for June 18th, 2021.

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Levelland ISD School Board Special Meeting April 21st

A special meeting of the Levelland ISD Board of Trustees will occur April 21st to discuss the recommendation of a High School Principal. The Administration will be prepared their recommendation of a candidate, and it will be up to the Board to approve or disapprove.

The meeting will take place at 5:30p in the Administration Building Boardroom at 704 11th st and is open to the public.

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Early Voting on the South Plains

With various elections coming up in Hockley County, early voting will begin on April 19th, at multiple locations around the county. The School, City, and SPC general election is slated for May 1st.

For Levelland voters, City Council Districts B and D are on the ballot, as well as position 5 for the SPC Board of Regents. Early voting for those elections will begin April 19th and 20th from 7a – 7p, then again from April 21st through the 23rd then finally April 26th and 27th from 9a – 5p. Early voting will be held in the Hockley County Elections Office at 911 Austin street.

In Sundown a seat on City Council, as well as a seat for Sundwon ISD Board of Trustees are on the ballot. In addition, there is a Sundown ISD bond issue as well that can be voted upon from 7a-7p starting April 19th. Additional times for early voting are April 20-23rd from 8a-5p, April 26th from 7a-7p, and lastly April 27th from 8a-5p. Ballots can be cast at Sundown City Hall at 809 Slaughter Ave.

Ropesville has one seat open for Ropes ISD School board, and early voting will take place from April 19th-23rd and April 26th-27th from 7a-7p.

Smyer also has one spot open on Smyer ISD’s Board of Trustees, and early voting for it will take place April 19th-23rd, then again April 26th-27th from 8a-4p.

The election will be held on Saturday, May 1st.

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Levelland City Council set to meet Monday night

Levelland City Council will have a meeting April 19th to discuss a variety of community issues including curfew, park hours and upcoming events.

A public hearing will be held on the subject of the day/night time curfew ordinance, and the council encourages any member of the community to approach and speak their mind. Afterwards, they will consider taking action upon Ordiannce 1053 regarding the curfews. In addition, the establishment of public park hours for city parks will be addressed.

Levelland Main Street Sip and Swirl will be discussed and scheduled for June 18th. This event application will be reviewed, as well as the related Resolution 2021-21 agreement with the Texas Dept. of Transportation to close down two blocks of state highway for the event.

All these issues, as well as several others will be discussed at 6pm in City Council Chambers, located in City Hall at 1709 Ave. H.

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Foreigner Brings Greatest Hits to Buddy Holly Hall

Foreigner will perform their greatest hits in Lubbock at Buddy Holly Hall, according to an announcement and statement, Friday morning.

Following is the statement, including show time and ticket information, from Buddy Holly Hall.

THE GREATEST HITS OF FOREIGNER ON TOUR
THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.

LUBBOCK, TX – Foreigner is bringing The Greatest Hits of Foreigner On Tour to The Buddy Holly Hall on August 4, 2021. Tickets start at $49.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, April 23 at 10AM (CT). VIP packages available at www.ForeignerOnline.com.

With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Streams of FOREIGNER’s hits are approaching 10 million per week.

Founded in 1976, FOREIGNER’s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits including “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs helped give FOREIGNER’s next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80’s sound, FOREIGNER’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

More about FOREIGNER — including individual bandmember bios, tour dates, merchandise, and
more can be found on the band’s official website: foreigneronline.com.

Tickets are available at The Buddy Holly Hall Box Office located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane and at
buddyhollyhall.com, by phone at 79-BUDDY (792-8339), pepperentertainment.com
and outbackpresents.com.

The Buddy Holly Hall and Box Office is located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas 79401.

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LISD Calls Special Meeting for Wednesday

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District Reminder…Mask Mandate Optional at LISD

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Hockley County Commissioners to Meet on Monday

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MTSS Intervention at LISD

LISD administrators and teachers have been learning the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). It is a framework that focuses on intervention best practices within academics, behavior, and social/emotional support for the whole child. The goal of MTSS is to find struggling students early and quickly provide intervention for student success. We are always so pleased when our district and educators learn best practices of enabling students to be their best.  #LevellandISD

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Wayland Baptist to Hold Three Graduation Ceremonies

Wayland Baptist to hold 3 in-person graduation ceremonies April 24

Wayland Baptist University will hold three in-person graduation ceremonies on April 24 in the Hutcherson Center. The first ceremony, for the class of 2020, will be 9:00 a.m. for those who were not able to have a ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Ceremonies for 2021 graduates will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

“Admission to the ceremonies is by ticket only,” Wayland said in a written statement. A video livestream will be available on the Wayland website.

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