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Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too.

Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida on Sunday night.

The Red Raiders (45-18) won their CWS opener for the first time in their three appearances, and they did it against the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a first-round draft pick in starting pitcher Brady Singer.

"There are a lot of good teammates on this team, and they're thankful we're in the position we're in. They don't take it for granted," Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. "There aren't too many guys in there after we won tonight saying, 'Hey, we've got this figured out.'

To have a chance to repeat as champions, the Gators (47-20) must win four straight to reach the best-of-three finals. Only Oregon State in 2006 and South Carolina 2010 have lost their Omaha openers and made it to the finals since the tournament went to its current structure in 1999.

Texas Tech plays Arkansas in a Bracket 2 winners' game on Tuesday night. Florida plays an elimination game against Texas in the afternoon. Arkansas beat the Longhorns 11-5 on Sunday.


APS provides assistance to protect elders

LUBBOCK, Texas - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says criminals defraud senior citizens for about $3 billion each year. He calls it a national and international problem. 

Last year, the Texas Adult Protective Services investigated nearly 3,000 cases in Lubbock County. 

Zach Tarver, with APS, says exploitation is more common than it should be. 

"This person comes in and it seems like they are going to save the day, but they are trying to get power of attorney over these people, and take their life savings away. We deal with a lot of that as well," Tarver said. 

Tarver said one of the biggest problems facing seniors is not reporting the crime. 

If you have a loved one at home, be cautious. 

"Just because you have a relative in a home, doesn't mean you don't need to check in on them as much and follow up on them. That's the thing to remember, we need to be on the lookout for our elderly and check in on them from time to time," Tarver said. 


Self proclaimed 'Chinese Cowboy' embraces southern culture

LUBBOCK, Texas - At just 20-years-old Shibo 'Bruce' Wang packed up his bags and moved nearly 7,000 miles away from China to Texas Tech. 

Bruce calls himself, the 'Chinese cowboy'. He often dresses like a cowboy wearing a western-styled shirt, cowboy hat and boots. 

"If you trace back to any society, any culture, the roots of their heritage usually lies beneath agriculture," Wang said. "When I look at these cowboys and farmers working out on the field, sometimes it makes me feel a bit shameful for not being a hard working person."

After graduating last December, he has been working in advertisement for a feedlot in Cochran County. 

"There's nights where I just drove to the field and slept in my car and on the farm field I've kinda enjoyed that," Wang said. "After that, I just go around the feedlot and shoot video and take pictures of the cattle." 

He said the biggest lesson he has learned from embracing a new culture is embracing others for who they are. Wang said he is considering staying to attend graduate school but if he does go back to China, he would like to stay in the agriculture industry. 


Chamber provides active shooter training

LUBBOCK, Texas -There's one way to accurately describe how many mass shootings there have been in the United States this year: too many.

The Chamber of Commerce offered guidance for citizens, providing policies and procedures in case there's a killer inside a business. Corporal Chris Paine's program has national and international recognition. It's designed to give guidance to unarmed citizens during mass shootings. 

"There is every statistic in the world to say the odds are overwhelmingly on your side already, without any training or anything else. Then you add training, preparation, forethought on the matter and specifics on planning, we can be completely successful in dangerous events," Paine said. 

Eddie McBride, with the Chamber, says the event couldn't have come soon enough. 

"Over the last 15 years, a majority of the mass shooting incidents, over 50%, have actually occurred in businesses. That's why it's very important for us to have that training available. Just the awareness coming to our community is important," McBride said. 


Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
  
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  
The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where the agency is holding children and adults after arresting them at the border.
  
Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy against people entering the U.S. without legal permission.
  
The Border Patrol says it's providing adequate meals, bathrooms access and medical care to people being held.
  
But Michelle Brane of the Women's Refugee Commission says she's met a teenager caring for an unrelated young child because they've been separated from their adult guardians.

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