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Lubbock ISD Academic Decathlon Teams Advance to State After a Strong Display at Regionals

Three of the district’s five Academic Decathlon teams from Lubbock ISD qualified at their regional meet for the state competition this month in San Antonio.

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Texas Tech’s Longest-Serving Masked Rider Horse Passes Away due to Complications in Surgery

Texas Tech announced Wednesday that the longest-serving horse in the Masked Rider program, Midnight Matador, passed away yesterday due to complications from colic surgery.

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84th Texas Legislature House Committee Assignments

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss announced House Committee Assignments Wednesday for Texas’ 84th Legislature.

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Texas Named No. 1 Fast Food State in the U.S.

Texas is known for many things, including the phrase, "Everything's bigger in Texas." The phrase is true about many things in the Lone Star State, including its fast food offerings.

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Hospice of Lubbock’s 26th Annual Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon One Month Away

Hospice of Lubbock will host the 26th Annual Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon March 6, 2015, at the Lubbock Civic Center banquet hall.

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Texas Department of Public Safety
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Texas DPS Reports $33.3 Million in Drugs and Cash Seized in Panhandle

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced more than $33.3 million in drugs and currency were seized along I-40 and other roadways in the Texas Panhandle during 219 traffic stops in 2014.

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Photo courtesy of Milken Educator Awards
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Texas Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

A fifth-grade English Language Arts and Reading teacher at Clifton Elementary School in Clifton, Texas was surprised in front of an audience of her students and peers on Tuesday morning with the Milken Educator Award, the 'Oscar of Teaching,' becoming the only Texas educator to earn this honor in the 2014-15 season.

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The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock Remembers Buddy Holly on The Day The Music Died

This year marks the 56th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Jr.

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Young Buddy Holly On A Horse
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5 Buddy Holly Facts You May Not Know

This is the Day the Music Died.

On February 3, 1959, the plane carrying Richie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Buddy Holly crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa, due to bad weather and a young, inexperienced pilot.

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Harper Lee Releasing First Novel Since ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

The woman who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will publish her second novel more than 50 years after the Pulitzer Prize-winning book was first released.

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