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May 5 final election results: city to abandon Auditorium-Coliseum

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock County Elections Office published the final unofficial vote in the municipal and school board elections around 10:15 Saturday night.

The highly contested vote of Prop A, the vote to abandon the coliseum and auditorium passes with 7,757 to 7,231. That's a difference of 526 votes.

Proposition A: "Shall the City of Lubbock, Texas, by and through its City Council, be authorized to take all actions necessary to permanently abandon the land and buildings used and known as the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium-Coliseum, pursuant to Article II, Section 25 of the City of Lubbock Charter?"

Yes 51.75%
No 48.25%

Lubbock Mayor

Dan Pope 78.00%
Johnathan Cothran 18.42%
Stephen Sanders 3.58%

DEVELOPING: Lubbock County Constable arrested for DWI

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas - A Lubbock County Constable was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated and booked into jail Sunday morning.

According to a Lubbock County Sheriff's Office booking sheet, Carelton Jenson Peterson, known as C.J. Peterson, was booked on a DWI charge, with a bond of $1,500.

He has since bonded out of jail.

Peterson is a Lubbock County Constable in Precinct 4. He was elected to the department in January of 2015, and his term is set to end at the end of 2020.

No other information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

Peterson was arrested on a DWI charge back in 2010 while he was working as a Hockley County Sheriff's Deputy. He was placed on administrative leave and later resigned.


100-year-old man's life and legacy in Levelland

LEVELLAND, Texas - If you live in Levelland, you most likely know Nathan Tubb. He has spent nearly 100 years of his life in the town.

In 1921, when he was just 3-years-old, his family was one of two families who moved to Hockley city, a small West Texas town now known as Levelland. As Tubb grew up, so did the city. When South Plains College opened it's doors in 1958, Tubb was there. First as a registrar, then academic dean, and retired in 1981 as the academic vice president. 

His nephew, Joe Tubb said he inspired him to become an educator. 

"He's one of the reasons this place is the best place to go to school in America," Tubb said. 

For Tubb's hundredth birthday, the entire town was invited to celebrate. 
    
"The reason everybody, so many people in town, in the area love Nathan and are here to celebrate is mainly because of how he lived those 100 years," Tubb said.

Tuesday, May 8th marks his 100th birthday. 


Survey shows 87 percent of people want more mental support for kids

LUBBOCK, Texas - A Harris poll reveals four in five Americans want more mental health diagnostics and treatments when it comes to children.

Adam Schmidt, an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech, feels the issues could stem from lack of awareness. 

"It's probably an awareness issue more than anything else. As a society, we become more and more aware of these mental health issues. I think that's part of the news cycle. I think we hear more about mental health now than we did 20, 30, or 40 years ago," Schmidt said. "In the department of Psychological Sciences here at Texas Tech we have a clinic that provides services for children and families across a wide range of mental and behavioral conditions. We do physical health, mental health, assessment and therapy services."

Of those 2000 respondents, 500 were parents with children younger than 18. Nationwide Children's Hospital notes expulsion rates of children prior to kindergarten are nearly 34 times higher than children expelled from kindergarten through graduation.

"I think we don't think of depression or disruptive behavior in kids that young. To some degree, that is normative but I do think providing a greater awareness in people into the system probably makes sense," Schmidt said. 


LFR urges wildfire prevention with the week's high temps

LUBBOCK, Texas - There's a potential for high winds coupled with high temps this week. That means an increased wildfire and red flag warning.

It's getting so severe that emergency management leaders are comparing it to the 2011 drought.

As part of the National Fire Protection Association's efforts to educate, emergency managers here want you to remember the burn ban. It's been in effect since April 20th for good reason.

"It has to start at home, it has to start with the individual and his family and than his extended family, out to neighbors and friends into those corporate enviroments," said Clinton Thetford with Lubbock Co. Emergency Management. "People are involved in and than how well your community at large works together and prepares together."

You can still grill out, just make sure you've got a lid for it. No bonfires or campfires.

Firefighters also suggest creating a "defense zone" around your home if you live out in the county by stripping down the grass and keeping as little fuel out there as possible.

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