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Floyd Mitchell confirmed as Police Chief
City council confirmed Floyd Mitchell as the new Chief of Police. He brings decades of experience from Kansas City and Central Texas . Chief Mitchell said he plans to spend the first month looking, listening and learning. His focus is to grow the city's dedication to engaging with the citizens he protects and plans an inclusive approach, emphasizing connecting with faith based organizations in the city. He'll start the job Veteran's Day. For the full story: click here.
House Republicans react to Speaker Dennis Bonnen stepping down in 2020
Dozens of Republicans had called for his resignation or to step down from the speaker position after the release of a recording of a meeting with him and Lubbock Rep. Dustin Burrows talking to a conservative activist. The two were recorded offering media access to "empower Texans" in exchange for helping vote several incumbent Republicans out of office. Now the attention could pivot to Burrows, who stepped down as Republican Caucus Chair after the allegations were made public. For the full story: click here.
City votes to preserve memory of Lubbock legend
The city has voted to preserve and improve the memorial of C.B. Stubblefield. C.B. Stubblefield's statue was built in 1999 on the original site of his restaurant. Stubb's Bar-B-Q opened in 1968 and it was the go to place for music, food and socializing in the 70's and 80's. Earlier this month, Stubblefield was inducted into the Barbeque Hall of Fame. City leaders call the Memorial an important part of our history and said it's something to give the whole city pride. For the full story: click here.
Guyger's legal team files intent to appeal murder conviction
The former Dallas Police Officer, Amber Guyger, convicted of murdering an unarmed man, Botham Jean, in his own home, plans to appeal both her murder conviction and her ten year sentence. The appeal, though, could be delayed by a series of contempt hearings involving the Dallas County District Attorney. This notice of intent to appeal is only procedural and gives the attorneys three more months to file and actual appeal. It's no guarantee they're get a hearing. For the full story: click here.
President Trump calls impeachment probe 'lynching'
Some Republicans are distancing themselves from President Trump over his claim that the impeachment inquiry is like a lynching. Democrats rebuked the president for the tweet, comparing his situation one of the darkest times in American history. Some republicans said the president should be more careful with his words.
47 states vs. Facebook
Fourty-seven State Attorney Generals are now investigating Facebook for potential anti-trust violations. This follows Ken Paxton's 49 state coalition against Google for similar claims. The main concern is whether Facebook put consumer data at risk. The states are also investigating whether Facebook has reduced the quality of consumers' choices and increased the price of advertising. Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerber is set to testify in Congress tomorrow.
Look Around Lubbock: Fall Tour of Homes Preview
The Fall Tour of Homes opens this weekend and goes through next weekend. Meredith Aldis will be out featuring four of the 23 unique homes.
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