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Top 10 KFYO News Stories of 2011

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Every year seems to be bigger than the last when it comes to news. 2011 was easily the biggest year of news for KFYO. With coverage of the GOP to Haboobs in Lubbock, we were always kept on our toes. That said, here our the 10 top stories of the year from KFYO.


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Matthew Lloyd, Getty Images
 

Seven-time All American Futurity winner Jacky Martin suffered a bad neck injury during a race in New Mexico. He suffered multiple neck injuries but, thankfully, is still alive.

 
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As most on the South Plains, we’re no strangers to dust and high winds. When the two combine in a way like earlier this year however, even the most seasoned West Texan could be surprised.

 
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Anthony Correia, Getty Images
 

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy. In honor of that day and the people who lost their lives, a special event took place at the 9/11 National Memorial. But a group of people who deserved to be there weren’t even invited.

 
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YouTube
 

The E6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas had various groups in an uproar after a video was released of workers abusing livestock.

 
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Scott Olson, Getty Images
 

This year’s drought is quickly climbing up the ranks to take its place as the worst drought on record.

 
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NBC
 

This season of SNL is having a field day with the GOP Debates.

 
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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
 

Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to ride the bounce of his Saturday announcement for his presidential taking 29% in the latest Rasmussen poll released early this year.

 
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ABC
 

First, he went after Rosie O’Donnell, and now, reality television personality Donald Trump has found himself feuding with another ‘View’ co-host: Whoopi Goldberg.

 
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Marty Melville, Getty Images
 

Polls closed in Lubbock in the election that determined the fate of 10 proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments.

 
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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
 

The argument over who should win the nomination for the GOP has begun.

 

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