Reward Increased for Information on Murder

(LUBBOCK, TX) – There is now a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of suspects involved in the murder of 20-year-old Tyshaun Bates. The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit continues to investigate the murder and is asking anyone with information to come forward. On the night of April 10th, Lubbock police officers responded to the Lubbock Square Apartments in the 4600 block of 50th Street for reports of shots fired. Officers located Bates with life threatening injuries inside his apartment. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. Investigators with the Metro Special Crime Unit arrived on scene to immediately begin an investigation into the shooting.

LPD Chief Announces Retirement

(LUBBOCK, TX) – After 27 years of service to the Lubbock community and 25 years in the U.S. Military, Lubbock Police Chief Gregory Stevens is set to retire from the Lubbock Police Department in May. As part of a life-long goal and years of planning, Stevens and his family will retire to the Texas gulf coast region this year. While planning his retirement, Stevens was presented with an opportunity. He has now been selected as the sole finalist for the Chief of Police position in Rockport, Texas, a small tourist and retirement community. If chosen and he accepts, Stevens will begin working at the Rockport Police Department in June. “Years ago, my wife and I set a long term goal of sometime ret

LULAC SUMMIT TO DRAFT DREAMER DECLARATION

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), says a Dreamer Summit being held in Dallas, Texas Saturday, April 13th is inviting participants to help draft a document setting out a clear path forward for a bipartisan DACA solution. “We’re done with just talking about what Dreamers are facing or by marching, protesting and getting arrested with nothing more to show for it except for the feeling of momentary hope,” says Domingo Garcia, National President. “This event is truly different because the young people leading this forum are committed to creating their own blueprint for how Congress can finally pass immigration reform and LULAC believes strongly our elected off

RISE Hosts Events During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed in the U.S. each April. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence, educate communities on preventing sexual assault and to offer public support for survivors in our communities. Organized by the Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office, Texas Tech University’s SAAM Planning Committee includes multiple departments and offices at the university and in the Lubbock community. The committee has planned a comprehensive set of educational and awareness-raising events for SAAM. In addition to campus-based events for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff throughout the month of April, Texas Tech is partnering with

Lubbock County Issues Red Flag Warning Due to Potential Fire Activity

Due to the Critical fire weather conditions forecasted for the South Plains and Lubbock County Wednesday April 10, 2019. Lubbock County in Coordination with Lubbock County Fire Departments will be at Readiness Level II – High Readiness Wednesday too include: Alert of Key Personnel of possible response and emergency duties. Placing Selected personnel and equipment on standby and / or prepositioning assets for rapid response. Identify Key Personnel to staff the EOC and / or Incident Command Post if those facilities are activated. Initiate Situational Awareness monitoring and information sharing with local and Regional Partners. Prepare to implement inter-local mutual aid agreements if needed.

NALEO Congratulates U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza on Nomination to Lead Small Business Administrati

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) released a statement from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arturo Vargas regarding the nomination of U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): “We congratulate Jovita Carranza on her nomination as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). A dedicated public servant, Carranza’s commitment to the Latino community and nation has been demonstrated through her years of service. “Carranza was appointed as U.S. Treasurer by President Trump in 2017 where her focus has been fostering financial capability and

Texas Tech Spirit Squads Win Big in Pom and Cheer National Championships

On Saturday, when the Texas Tech University men’s basketball team enters the court in Minneapolis during the first-ever trip to the Final Four in program history, they’ll be cheered on by another group of national champs: members of Texas Tech Spirit Program’s Pom and Co-Ed Cheer squads. The squads competed today (April 5) at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) & National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Co-Ed Cheer Squad took first place in the Co-Ed Cheer category, while the Pom Squad finished in first place in the Division IA Pom category and second in the Division IA Dance Jazz category. The Pom Squad also won the choreo

NPNA Calls on Eligible Low-Income Immigrants to Apply for Citizenship as Soon as Possible

Washington - The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) strongly condemns the Trump administration’s decision today to move a step closer toward finalizing a federal regulation that would make it harder for hundreds of thousands of elderly, low-income, and working poor immigrants to afford citizenship. The regulation will also make it less affordable to apply for lawful permanent residence, temporary protected status, and employment authorization. In response, NPNA and partners are pledging to get one million new citizens by 2020 and to continue fighting the attacks from the administration. The proposed regulation, which could be implemented as early as the end of May, would end t

Texas Tech Hosts Annual Recycled Art Contest

The contest highlights the importance of recycling and calls on artists to creatively turn trash into sculptures, paintings and more. Texas Tech University Student Housing is calling for submissions from students, student organizations, staff and faculty members for the annual Recycled Art Contest. The contest will be held Thursday (March 28) in the Red Raider Ballroom of the Student Union Building (SUB) and requires entries to be at least 75 percent recyclable materials. Contest entries can take whatever form the artist prefers, including sculpture, jewelry or painting. Each piece should not be bigger than 24 inches by 36 inches, with the exception of clothing, which must be displayed in s

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