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Sun
25
May

County’s employment rate improves

AUSTIN — Texas employers expanded their payrolls by 64,100 jobs in April for a total of 348,000 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs added over the year. Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in April, down from 5.5 percent in March and down from 6.4 percent a year ago. For Lamb County’s work force of 6,277 workers in April, the unemployment rate continues to improve. April’s rate was 4.8%, while it was at 5.4% in March, 5.8% in February, and 6.1% in January.
 
Sun
25
May

12th annual Wildcat Street Party plans announced for Aug. 22nd

12th annual Wildcat Street Party plans announced for Aug. 22nd Security State Bank has announced plans for the 12th Annual Wildcat Street Party, to be held on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 from 11:30 am until 1 pm. The annual event has become a tradition as the kick-off for the upcoming football season.
 
Wed
21
May

School Board trustees sworn in

Monday night, these three incumbent trustees to the Littlefield School Board of Trustees were sworn into office for another term of service, following the May 10 election. Administering their oaths is Mary Ellen Rangel, left, Notary with the LISD Central Administration offices.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield’s School Board of Trustees conducted several matters of business Monday night. The first action was the canvass and approval of the 2014 election returns, followed by the swearingin ceremony for the three incumbents who were re-elected. Adrian Solis received 37 (62%) of the 60 votes cast in the Precinct 4 election, to defeat Carl Parker, who got 23 (38%) of the total votes.

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Wed
21
May

City Council calls two meetings Thursday night

Littlefield’s City Council will conduct two meetings Thursday evening. They will meet in a special business session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the City Council Chambers, 525 Phelps Avenue in Littlefield. They will go into a regular meeting at 7 p.m., following the business of the special meeting.

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Sun
18
May

U.S. Air Force Acadamy cadets training here

Lt. Col. Mark Matticola, coach and trainer, shown in the front seat, with Captain Rick Pinckney, landed their sail plane at the Littlefield Municipal Airport Thursday morning, for a short break, and were soon towed back up for another trip.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Instructors and cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo., are flying their sail planes out of and back into the Littlefield Municipal Airport. Since there are no motors on the planes, they are towed into the sky on a long rope by single engine planes, and the pilot releases the plane from the tow when it is felt it is safe to do so.

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Sun
18
May

New Littlefield City Council members sworn Wednesday

Newly-elected Littlefield City Council members Michael Rangel and Barbara Colbert were sworn into their District 2 and District 1 City Council seats, respectively, during a special ceremony at noon Wednesday, May 14.

One re-elected and one new member to the Littlefield City Council were sworn into office at noon Wednesday, May 14, after resolutions canvassing the votes and declaring the results of voting in Districts 1 and 2 were approved. Barbara Colbert was sworn in as the new representative for District 1, and Council Member Michael Rangel is returning to his job as representative for District 2 on the City Council.

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Sun
18
May

Ask God for rain!

Littlefield’s Ministerial Alliance is calling our community to prayer. Everyone in the area is asked to humble themselves and seek God, asking that He will send rain to our entire area.

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Wed
14
May

Texas Conservation Professionals invited to CRP Workshops May 28-29

Littlefield Chamber of Commerce President Pat Demel gave the introduction to the annual Awards Ceremony and Reception for the honor students of the 2013-2014 school year. The presenters and program participants sat in front of the 160 students who were honored, and the hundreds of supporters who came to applaud them.

The Conservation Professional Training Program is offering a suite of online and in-person courses designed for conservation professionals in Texas seeking to hone their CRP conservation planning skills. The courses will be offered on
May 28-29, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Station, 1102 E. FM 1294 in Lubbock.
 
Wed
14
May

Area city, school board members elected

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
City Council and School Board Elections drew small crowds of voters in some city and school districts in Lamb County Saturday.
Littlefield City Council
For Littlefield’s City Council, only 109 voters bothered to go vote for the District 1 and District 2 candidates. Incumbent Lottie Spencer lost her bid for re-election to her seat on the council to represent District 1, by 12 votes to challenger Barbara Colbert.
 
Wed
14
May

Early voting for run-offs set for May 19 thru May 23

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Six Texas state races are set for the Primary Run-off elections, to be held Tuesday, May 27. Early voting will be held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23. That Friday, voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow voters special time to vote early. Early voting will be done in the County Clerk’s office of the Lamb County Courthouse.
 

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