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Timothy Cole Granted Posthumous Degree

Timothy Cole Granted Posthumous Degree

May 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

The opportunities and life experiences most people get to enjoy were taken too early from Timothy Cole. Marriage, children, growing old, are just a few on the long list of things he will never get to experience, but the one experience he is getting back, is his degree. Once pardoned by former Governor Rick Perry, his family asked Texas Tech to grant their son an honorary degree from the university. Earlier this year, the university board of regents approved the request. Along with receiving the degree, Cole’s family and accuser, Michelle Mallin, have achieved strides in the justice... [Read the full story]

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Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

April 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech has been busy raising funds and awareness. Christopher Ramos, a learning specialist at the Burkhart Center, teamed up with local businesses, Culture Clothing and Capitol Pizza, to give back 20 percent of their revenue to a scholarship for the Burkhart Center. “Working with the Burkhart family really has like pushed me to make those connections like with Shawn from Culture Clothing,”Ramos said. Shawn Anglin, the owner of Culture Clothing, said he hopes the event at his store is successful and that he hopes to see... [Read the full story]

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On-Campus Job Fair Provides Opportunities

On-Campus Job Fair Provides Opportunities

April 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Photos and written story by Janet Moreno. Video by Regine Cliatt. The first on-campus student employment job fair took place Wednesday, April 22 in the Red Raider Lounge at the Student Union Building. Students seeking employment had the opportunity to speak with employers from Tech’s student union and activities, student housing, hospitality services, parking services and recreational sports. Casandra Suarez, student union activities coordinator, said rather than being competitors, this year all of the auxiliary Tech departments decided to team up and hire students as one big group. “I think... [Read the full story]

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High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

April 16, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

  While recent rains may have improved drought conditions in the South Plains, Slaton Fire Chief Freddie Rainwater said the wet weather has not exactly made his job easier. “With the good, we take the bad,” Rainwater said. “With the rain, we have a lot of vegetation growth.” Once the wind picks up, taller weeds and grass dry quickly and create more fuel for fires to spread, he said. “It’s more fuel for it to take off and go,” he said. Fire Departments in the South Plains work with the National Weather Service to issue specific warnings, called red flags, to alert residents of... [Read the full story]

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Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech has been busy raising funds and awareness. Christopher Ramos, a learning specialist at the Burkhart Center, teamed up with local businesses, Culture Clothing and Capitol Pizza, to give back 20 percent of their revenue to a scholarship for the Burkhart Center. “Working with... Read more of this article


Child Abuse Awareness Month Educates Lubbock

Child Abuse Awareness Month Educates Lubbock

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Each year, 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States. Today, 185 Texas children will be victims, and four children are abused or neglected everyday right here in Lubbock. Lubbock continues to rank among the counties with the highest cases of child abuse or neglect reported to child protective... Read more of this article


Warm Weather Brings Sibling Weekend New Life

Warm Weather Brings Sibling Weekend New Life

This slideshow requires JavaScript. David Talley contributed to this work.  This past weekend, more than 150 grade school-aged children swarmed the Texas Tech University campus. Now in its seventh year, Texas Tech’s Sibling Weekend had the university play host to its students’ younger brothers or sisters. “When I went to college I had a younger... Read more of this article


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Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

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