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New Route to the DPS Every Wednesday | Runs From 9:20 am – 4:50 pm

Citizens of Lubbock will now have the opportunity to ride Citibus to the DPS located at 1404 Lubbock Business Park Blvd. Suite 100, from Citibus Downtown Transfer Plaza (DTP) located at 801 Broadway. The new bus route will begin on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and run only on Wednesday’s, which is the least congested day for the DPS.  If the demand of the route is supported by the public, it has...
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UrbanTech Partners with Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers

  UrbanTech and the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers will hold a news conference at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2016 to announce a major partnership to develop a master plan for the centers. The announcement in the first-floor lobby at the Texas Tech University Downtown Center, 1120 Main St., will introduce to the general public a new Playground and Sports Field expansion planned for the...
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East Lubbock Students Get Hands Dirty Through Summer Garden Program

The ELPN-sponsored program gives 10 Dunbar students the opportunity for a hands-on education about healthy food and job skills. Quaran Johnson knelt in the dirt, pulling a brown, wilted plant out of the ground. A young zucchini plant sat nearby, which Johnson eased into his row of plants before patting the dirt around it. By the end of the summer, if all goes well, he'll sell the squa...
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South Carolina & Gun Control: A Commentary

Courtesy of Jared Strange Like many, the recent attack on a historic AME church in South Carolina touched me in a very dark way. Not only did it sadden me to see so many taken in such a violent fashion – in the House of the Lord, no less – it called my attention to a certain numbness that is creeping into the minds of many, including myself; it stems from the grim truth that these acts of ter...
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Citibus Access to the Department of Public Safety

Below is a letter of support that the Alliance (signed by Cathy Pope). May 27, 2015 Lubbock City Council 1625 13th Street Lubbock, Texas 79401 Re: Citibus Access to the Department of Public Safety Dear City Council Members: The East Lubbock Community Alliance (The Alliance) is a collaboration of numerous community partners (including the City of Lubbock) who have come together f...
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Community Needs and Opportunities Report

Your help is needed!! The Lubbock Area Foundation is partnering with the Aspen Institute and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to develop a Community Needs and Opportunities Report that includes the ideas and perceptions of people who live in the South Plains Region and also focuses on a range of economic, social and other indicators critical to the vitality of our communities. A community ...
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Thanking Cathy Pope: A Commentary

Courtesy of Aretha Marbley. [caption id="attachment_709" align="alignright" width="261"] Cathy Pope[/caption] Happy New Year!! Please join me at the beginning of 2015, thanking my CoChair, Ms. Cathy Pope, CEO of Star Care Specialty Health System, (formerly Lubbock Regional MHMR Center), for her hard work and dedication not only to the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Grant, but also to the Lubb...
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#SelmaForStudents: A Commentary

Courtesy of Brandale Randolph. It started in with a simple FaceBook post. Brandale Randolph December 26, 2014 at 10:07 am · I want to take 10 kids from different parts of the city to go see Selma, feed them & video tape the discussions that they have among themselves. Just putting this out into the universe. This idea was put out there, into the Universe and ninety three comments late...
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