City of Lubbock Vital Statistics Office to Close Thursday

The City of Lubbock Vital Statistics office, which is responsible for issuing birth and death records, will be closed Thursday, June 27, 2019. Birth and death records will not be available on this date. The Vital Statistics staff will be hosting and attending a Regional Vital Statistics Conference in Lubbock. City and County registrars from across the region will be attending. This one-day intensive Regional Conference, one of four being hosted in Texas, will provide an intense learning experience for hospital and birthing center staff, midwives, local registrars, county clerks, justices of the peace, funeral directors, funeral home staff, and medical certifiers. Special focus will be given

NPNA Vows to Continue Protesting Unlawful and Unnecessary Changes that Make it More Difficult for El

WASHINGTON – A week after the appointment of Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) continues raising the alarm regarding the escalation of USCIS' “Second Wall” attacks against citizenship as well as asylum and other forms of relief. In his first week on the job, Cuccinelli has made it more difficult for the close to nine million immigrants who are eligible for citizenship to naturalize. This past Monday, he announced <> that USCIS would make applicants for citizenship and lawful p

Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez Continues “One Million For 2020” Campaign in Orlando This Weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. – Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who is currently Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for New Americans, will lend his presence and enthusiasm for one of the issues closest to his heart: converting eligible residents into citizens. He will participate in a free legal clinic at 8 a.m. Saturday, in Walt Disney World, Orlando, for lawful permanent residents who qualify to become citizens. “The repeated attacks against our community are unconscionable. It is crucial we defend our families and mobilize those who are eligible to naturalize to do so,” Gutierrez said. “We’ve already seen tens of thousands begin the process nationwide. There is no better protection for you an

ARRL Field Day Exercise June 22, 2019

Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management, The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Operations Vehicle Team and Members of the Lubbock County and State of Texas RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) programs, will participate in the ARRL Amateur Radio Field Day Emergency event held annually. This year’s event will be located at the Lubbock County Emergency Operations Center located at 719 Main Street, Lubbock, Texas, and run from 1:00 pm on June 22, thru 4:00 pm on June 23, 2019. The Lubbock Amateur Radio Club will also be host a Field Day Event at their Club House located at 1108 98th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79423 during the same time period. The Public is invited to attend eit

Judges OK political map in Fort Worth, saying new boundaries no longer discriminate

BY ANNA M. TINSLEY FORT WORTH There’s a new House District 90. Kind of. The lines around the Fort Worth district have been redrawn slightly, mostly around Sansom Park and Jacksboro Highway, shifted just enough for three federal judges to sign off on the map, saying that it rectifies gerrymandering in the district. “It’s done,” said state Rep. Ramon Romero, D-Fort Worth, who represents this district. “This is the map in place for next year.” The changes were needed because the district was singled out and cited for deliberate discrimination by lawmakers when the U.S. Supreme Court approved redistricting maps in Texas. Judges last year said race was wrongly used as a key factor when the bounda

Spur to hold 2nd annual Big Dog BBQ cook-off, with dance by Logun Timberlake, Color Run, goat roping

Spur, Texas —America’s first tiny-house-friendly town, according to a 2014 proclamation — will host its second annual Big Dog Barbecue Cook-off as part of a weekend fund-raiser June 21–22, 2019, co-sponsored by the Spur Area Chamber of Commerce, to benefit the city’s swimming pool restoration. The city’s Swenson Park swimming pool and bathhouse were state-of-the-art when constructed in 1936 with the help of WPA funding. But in 2009, after nearly 75 years as a favorite destination the big ranch country east of Lubbock, the pool developed leaks and was closed for repairs. The repairs proved too costly and impractical, and it never reopened. The following year, the historic pool was named to Pr

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