Archive for 2013

Students in bus accident treated and released

Five children who were transported to University Medical Center following a bus accident in front of Westwind Elementary School on Tuesday. The five children included Dusty Thetford, 7; Robert Farris, 5; Cyril Mencias, 8; Aleeandra Hatter, 7; and Destiny Allen, 10, according to a police report from the Lubbock Police Department. Eric Finley, a spokesman […]

Ropesville church to sponsor a blood drive

A blood drive will be sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Ropesville on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The drive will be held in the bloodmobile at 808 Arnett Ave. Donors can call Linda Taylor at 806-777-0729 to schedule a donation, or log on to www.BloodHero.com using the sponsor code ‘ropesville.’ Blood […]

Frenship girls exit playoffs with loss to Canyon

BY PRESTON WICKERSHAM DIMMITT—The Tigers put up an explosion of offense in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late as the Tigers fell to Canyon in the first round of the playoffs, 41-24. Although the game was competitive early, Frenship was buried quickly after the first quarter as Canyon jumped out to […]

Frenship boys win district championship

BY PRESTON WICKERSHAM WOLFFORTH—It was all too familiar to Coach Dear and his Tigers. When Plainview came to Wolfforth on Friday to play in the Tiger Pit for the district championship, the Bulldogs were coming off a tough loss. The first time these two teams met this season, the Bulldogs had just lost to Hereford […]

Bearden, Tucker sign to play in college

BY PRESTON WICKERSHAM WOLFFORTH—With their final season of Tiger football behind them, Frenship seniors D’Maujeric Tucker and Dalyn Bearden signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Tucker, the star halfback for the Tigers this season, signed with Eastern New Mexico in Portales, N.M. Bearden, who anchored the Tigers’ offensive line at center, signed […]

Cities check out Wolfforth’s water treatment study

Some of the 50 people gathered to get information on electrodialysis reversal and take a look at Wolfforth’s pilot study last week are officials from other towns. They are also under federal orders to reduce arsenic levels in water. Wolfforth received a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in July 2011 ordering the city […]

Frenship teens pledge not to text and drive

Several teens at Frenship High School pledged to never text and drive after watching a video from AT&T and taking part in a texting and driving simulator. One teen, sophomore Christian Tucker, said he works as a delivery driver and often gets texts from work as well as from his ailing grandmother. But he said […]

City drills workers on being prepared for emergencies

City officials in Wolfforth took part in a drill so real, some started to take action earlier this month. It was the first city-level drill in Wolfforth involving police, fire and maintenance workers and an official from Frenship Independent School District. The drill, called a “pop quiz” by City Manager Darrell Newsom, involved Xcel Energy […]

Two Frenship High School students honored for turning over lost money

Emmalee Keatley and Flor Ruelas were on their way to get a quick ice cream during their lunch break one day in January. One of them saw a 20-dollar bill on the ground. “And then we found another twenty,” Emmalee said. Ultimately, the Frenship High School seniors found four twenties and a single hundred in […]

Tweets from the scene: Westwind bus accident

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