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High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

April 16, 2015 by · 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 […]

Academics and Culture Collide in Easter Break Debate

Academics and Culture Collide in Easter Break Debate

April 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Janet Moreno and David Talley For first-year visiting professor and practicing Catholic Maria Elena Gutierrez Renteria, going to work on Friday means changing a centuries-old tradition. Students and faculty at Texas Tech University are allotted the Monday after Easter for travel, but classes are still scheduled for Good Friday, an observed holiday by many […]

Playa Lakes Crucial for South Plains

Playa Lakes Crucial for South Plains

March 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Some quick water facts: There are 135 playa lakes in the city of Lubbock Most playa lakes used to be naturally occurring, but have been modified for storm water overflow Lubbock County is home to more than 1,000 of the lakes There are an estimated 20,000 in the Texas panhandle Only naturally occurring playas recharge […]

Lubbock Pit Bull Shelter Seeks to Break Stereotypes

Lubbock Pit Bull Shelter Seeks to Break Stereotypes

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Julie Gore, Alana Kiker, and Stacie Wirmel contributed to this story.    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that 2,800 pit bulls are euthanized every day across the United States, which adds up to roughly 1 million annually. However, one Lubbock animal shelter is trying to create a safe refuge for […]