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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, senseless deaths are on the rise due to distracted driving. Last February, TxDOT launched its annual ‘Talk, Text, Crash’ campaign to help curb the deadly trend. “Nearly 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas is caused by a distracted driver,” said TxDOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton. “Last year, […]

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Studying abroad is peeking the interest of students all over the country with the benefits it can potentially provide for their future. Sophomore Kirsten Terveer studied abroad last May during a Maymester for the College of Visual & Performing Arts “Music of Italy” program. “I did the program just for something fun because I thought it […]

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Cara Vandergriff, Janet Moreno, and Danielle Hathcoat contributed to this story. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock opened a limited-time special exhibit on February 14 called Pirates & Treasure. The exhibit focuses on the lives of pirates as well as modern-day treasure hunters, and displays the many different types of treasures that people value. The exhibit includes both […]

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Matt Dotray and Mike DuPont II The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that one in 68 U.S. children have autism, a 30 percent increase from the estimates two years ago. The data could not have been released at a more relevant time, being that World Autism Day, a day that […]

Businesses fail to comply with synthetic marijuana ban

Businesses fail to comply with synthetic marijuana ban

April 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  District 3 Councilman Todd Klein can identify some loopholes local businesses could be working around to continue the distribution and selling of synthetic marijuana products. Synthetic marijuana, after all, was criminalized with the passing of an ordinance by the City Council that went into effect March 9. The drug’s structure allows for customization, a […]

City of Lubbock preps for future of water supply

City of Lubbock preps for future of water supply

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In an attempt to prepare for the future, the city of Lubbock passed a plan addressing the growing demand of water. Lubbock’s city secretary, Becky Garza, said the city council passed the 2013 Strategic Water Supply Plan with a vote  of 7-0 in favor during a February 28 meeting. This is not the first plan […]

Businesses to take financial hit because of synthetic marijuana ban

Businesses to take financial hit because of synthetic marijuana ban

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Lubbock City Council approved a ban on synthetic marijuana Feb. 14, but there will be a 30-day period before the ordinance goes into effect, which will provide businesses a chance to rid their shelves of these products. Several businesses are still in the process of selling the rest of their inventories, so the substance […]

Students, K2 users weigh in on ban possibility

February 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The recent debate sparked by Lubbock legislators’ plan to ban synthetic drugs has made students, K2 users and marijuana users concerned with the possibility of what the future holds. See what two Texas Tech students had to say here:

Kappa Delta Sorority See Saws to Prevent Child Abuse

Kappa Delta Sorority See Saws to Prevent Child Abuse

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By Laura Waltzer. Photos by Ana Sanchez Megan Welch set her goal at $25,000. For the Vice President of Community Service for Kappa Delta Sorority, this year’s philanthropy event would serve two purposes: help support the charity Prevent Child Abuse of America and mark one of Welch’s greatest accomplishments. Shamrock, the name of the philanthropy […]

Remembering The Day The Music Died

Remembering The Day The Music Died

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The world lost one of the first rock and roll legends 53 years ago, but his inspirational music didn’t die with him. Holly inspired some musicians you may have heard of such as; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, a young Bob Dylan, and The Grateful Dead. Don McLean even wrote the song “American Pie” inspired […]

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