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Perry: Chancellor Duncan's retirement began almost two years ago

LUBBOCK, Texas -The vet school is one of Chancellor Robert Duncan's biggest pushes for Texas Tech.

State Senator Charles Perry said his advocacy for the expansion wasn't felt across the Board of Regents.

he says the discussion around chancellor duncan's retirement started a year and a half to two years ago when the idea of a vet school started.

"No doubt that this steams back to a vet school," Perry said. "It was not a popular item, probably legitimately on some of those trustee's minds that this was a conflict with some other agenda items, I argue the state's big enough to find the resources to fund worthy causes. It's time for the trustees to step up and due the right thing for the state and the university."

Congressman Jodey Arrington said he believes in term limits and doesn't think Duncan's four years serving should be overlooked. His retirement is effective August 31st.


Loss of Reagor-Dykes Chevrolet in Floydada a potential financial pitfall for city

FLOYDADA, Texas -There are three kings in Floydada: "It's cotton, pumpkins, and Reagor-Dykes," said Floydada Chamber of Commerce Manager Kortney Debock.

The latter of those employs around 20 townspeople and accounts for a chunk of the city's budget.

Mayor Bobby Gilliland said if the Chevy dealer in town if forced to close the impact will be felt by everyone.

"It covers a lot, quite a lot of different things," Gilliland said. "Not only donations within the community but the people that work there and we have citizens in our community that are going to lose their jobs and it's going to make a big impact."

The hope is another dealership will fill the space if Reagor-Dykes is unable to continue in the town. 


Vehicle auction company claims Reagor-Dykes owes it $687,000

LUBBOCK, Texas - Vehicle auction companies Manheim Remarketing, Inc. and Online Vehicle Exchange, L.L.C. requested a U.S. Bankruptcy Court allow it to proceed to reclaim $687,345 plus interest and other fees.

Manheim claims in July it entered agreements to sell Reagor-Dykes 16 vehicles. The filing states "Despite repeated requests from Manheim and from Manheim's counsel, Debtors [Reagor-Dykes] and their counsel have refused to provide Manheim any information regarding the whereabouts, status, and/or condition of its collateral."

This court filing states it is not known whether Reagor-Dykes has sold any of these vehicles.

Manheim's attorney writes further, these dealerships "are unlikely to be able to generate enough income to operate in bankruptcy where they have no post-petition financing and no real prospects for such financing."

We reported Monday 341 creditors meetings that were scheduled for Sept. 6 have been rescheduled by the U.S. Trustee's Office to Sept. 27.


Texas Boys Ranch uses Equine Therapy to develop kids' social skills, confidence and patience

LUBBOCK - Kids living at the Texas Boys Ranch use Equine Therapy to build confidence, life skills and friends after being displaced from their homes.

Kendra Jones is licensed professional counselor and Equine Specialist. She works with the horses and kids on social skills, self-confidence, patience and problem solving. All from a horse.

"Many of them have talked about the horse being their best friend," Jones said. "Something they can talk to that listens and so that relationship sometimes is the most healing."

Abby Licon is sixteen years old. Her sanctuary is surrounded by a pack of colts. She said the horses give her direction and responsibility. She feeds and grooms them every day.

"Just something about them calms me down, makes me happy," Abby explained.

Abby started at the emergency shelter and has been at the ranch for a year. She's going to be a junior in high school and starting the process to find a forever family.


Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's feud with former staffer and reality TV co-star Omarosa Manigault Newman is taking a legal turn even as it remains rooted in accusations of racism.

His presidential campaign filed arbitration action alleging that Manigault Newman has breached a confidentiality agreement. She has released a behind-the-scenes book and is giving numerous interviews describing the innerworkings of the White House in less than flattering terms.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman said Trump insults black people at every opportunity and is trying to start "a race war.

Trump has called her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," and he has denied her accusation that he has used the N-word.

To charges that Trump demeans black people, the White House insist his insults aren't racially motivated.

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