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Crime Prevention Seminar has low attendance

Crime Prevention Seminar has low attendance

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas Tech Police Department hosted a crime prevention seminar April 8 to raise awareness about crime. The seminar was from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosted in the City Bank conference room at the United Spirit Arena. To the dismay of the police department, only three people attended a morning class on active shooters. […]

Lubbock schools considering concealed carry for faculty, staff

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

School officials in Lubbock and surrounding cities are considering allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns on school grounds. With the December shooting in Newport, Connecticut, many school administrators across the nation are looking at new security measures to protect both students and teachers. Trinity Christian School, a private school system in Lubbock, is now allowing […]

Tech students, police discuss school shootings

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While most Americans are familiar with the shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook Elementary School, these are just a few of the more than 100 school shootings that have occurred across the United Sates. Many colleges  are vulnerable because large campuses make it more difficult to track down a gunman. The […]

Neighbors, bars, clash over noise complaints

Neighbors, bars, clash over noise complaints

October 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pereasha Coy said she couldn’t believe her ears when she was awakened by gunshots at the student housing apartments she had just moved in to August 2010. “I looked out my window and saw a guy kicking through the fence that separates the apartment and the club,” Coy said. “I really couldn’t believe what I […]

Lubbock ranks high in crime in Texas

Lubbock ranks high in crime in Texas

October 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lubbock ranks near the top of Texas cities for violent crime. According to the 2009 FBI city-by-city crime statistics, Lubbock was 23rd out of 646 cities at 933 violent crimes per 100,000 people. To put that in perspective, Lubbock’s violent crime rate is more than triple that of Garland, a suburb of Dallas with about […]

West Nile Virus bites Texas

West Nile Virus bites Texas

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was in the early stages of July when a seemingly harmless mosquito bite turned into a disaster for 78-year-old Sam Quinones of Waco, Texas. “My mom’s husband got sick and wasn’t able to stand up and walk or anything. That evening he fell out of the bed,” said Terry Dickey. “(Sam’s wife) went ahead […]

What the Marsha Sharp has to offer

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With a chance for upcoming winter weather, a few overpasses in Lubbock are prepared to fight off dangerous icy conditions for Lubbockite drivers. Dianah Ascenio, Texas Department of Transportation public information officer for the city’s district said four of the Marsha Sharp Freeway’s overpasses are equipped with a special function that sprays a de-icing chemical […]

Budget Cuts Force Less Police Presence

Budget Cuts Force Less Police Presence

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Lubbock Police Department will have less money and manpower for special enforcement patrols, used to put the brakes on speeders and on people driving under the influence. Sergeant John Hayes commented earlier this month to the Lubbock Avalanche Journal the department’s intentions to decrease the specialty patrols. Hayes didn’t respond to a request by […]

Texting while driving could become illegal

Texting while driving could become illegal

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas drivers may have a new set of laws to follow in September regarding their use of cellphones while driving. Recently passed by the Texas House of Representatives, Bill 243 proposes making any “text-based communication” illegal while an individual is operating a motor vehicle, according to the text of the bill. According to the Texas […]

Heightened security measures keep Lubbock safe

Heightened security measures keep Lubbock safe

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lubbock County Courthouse has recently added new security procedures. Visitors and employees must now walk through a security screening process that includes metal detectors and a scanner for personal belongings. Some items that are now prohibited include, but aren’t limited to nail clippers, knives and razor blades. People that have these items either dispose them […]

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