5 things to know: Wednesday

5 things to know: Wednesday

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FINAL NUMBERS: 2018 Texas Primary Election results

Texas voters are kicking off the 2018 election year Tuesday March 6 in the country's first primary. 

Here are the races we're watching:

Lubbock County Elections Office website

Secretary of State election results


Lubbock County Judge (Republican)

Gary Boren 47%
Karen Gibson 22%
Curtis Parrish 31%

Lubbock County Commissioner Precinct 2 (Republican)

Mark Heinrich 44%
Jason Corley 56%

Lubbock County Commissioner Precinct 4 (Republican)

Patti Jones 40%
Chad Seay 60%

Lubbock County Court At Law #3 (Republican)

Hon. Phillip Hays 44%
David Nelson 56%

Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 (Republican)

Susan Rowley 54%
Mark Meurer 40%
Clemmie Payne 6%

District 84 State Representative (Democratic)

Austin Michael Carrizales 42%
Samantha Carrillo Fields  58%

District 88 State Representative (Republican)

Jason Huddleston 30%
Ken King - incumbent  50%
Richard Beyea  19%

US Senate (Republican)

Bruce Jacobson, Jr. 4%
Geraldine Sam 1%
Mary Miller 6%
Stefano de Stefano 3%
Ted Cruz - incumbent  85%

US Senate (Democratic)

Beto O'Rourke 62%
Edward Kimbrough 14%
Sema Hernandez 24%

Governor (Republican)

Barbara Krueger 8%
Greg Abbott - incumbent  90%
SECEDE Kilgore 1%

Governor (Democratic)

Adrian Ocegueda 4%
Andrew White 27%
Cedric Davis, Sr. 8%
Grady Yarbrough 5%
James Jolly Clark 2%
Jeffrey Payne 5%
Joe Mumbach 1%
Lupe Valdez 43%
Tom Wakely 3%

Lt. Governor (Republican)

Dan Patrick - incumbent  76%
Scott Milder 24%

Lt. Governor (Democratic)

Michael Cooper 48%
Mike Collier 52%

Comptroller (Democratic)

Joi Chevalier 52%
Tim Mahoney 48%

Land Commissioner (Republican)

Davey Edwards 7%
George P. Bush - incumbent  58%
Jerry Patterson 30%
Rick Range 5%

Land Commissioner (Democratic)

Miguel Suazo 70%
Tex Morgan 30%

Agriculture Commissioner (Republican)

Jim Hogan 23%
Sid Miller 56%
Trey Blocker 21%

Railroad Commissioner (Republican)

Christi Craddick 76%
Weston Martinez 24%

Railroad Commissioner (Democratic)

Chris Spellmon 59%
Roman McAllen 41%

Presiding Judge Criminal Appeals (Republican)

David Bridges 48%
Sharon Keller 52%

Justice Criminal Appeals, Place 8 (Republican)

Dib Waldrip 16%
Jay Brandon 31%
Michelle Slaughter  53%

Republican Prop. 1 (Replace Property Tax with Consumption Tax)

Yes 67%
No 33%

Republican Prop. 2 (Voter Approval of Toll Roads)

Yes 92%
No 8%

Republican Prop. 3 (House Speaker Selected by Secret Ballot without Democrat Influence)

Yes 86%
No 14%

Republican Prop. 4 (Screen New Hires Through E-Verify)

Yes 89%
No 11%

Republican Prop. 5 (School Choice)

Yes 73%
No 27%

Republican Prop. 6 (Protect Women's Privacy in Schools and Government Buildings)

Yes 91%
No 9%

Republican Prop. 7 (Abolish Abortion)

Yes 72%
No 28%

Republican Prop. 8 (Voter Fraud a Felony)

Yes 95%
No 5%

Republican Prop. 9 (Repeal Obamacare)

Yes 87%
No 13%

Republican Prop. 10 (Property Tax Growth Capped at 4%, Voter Approval for excess of 4%)

Yes 95%
No 5%

Republican Prop. 11 (Tax Dollars Banned for Pro Sports Stadiums)

Yes 86%
No 14%

Democrat Prop. 1 (Quality Public Education and Affordable College and Career Training Without Student Loan Debt)

For 97%
Against 3%

Democrat Prop. 2 (Refinance Student Loan Debt at 0% Interest)

For 95%
Against 5%

Democrat Prop. 3 (Right to Universal Healthcare)

For 95%
Against 5%

Democrat Prop. 4 (Paid Family and Sick Leave and a Living Wage)

For 97%
Against 3%

Democrat Prop. 5 (Infrastructure Program)

For 94%
Against 6%

Democrat Prop. 6 (Clean Air, Safe Water, Healthy Environment)

For 99%
Against 1%

Democrat Prop. 7 (Right to Dignity and Respect)

For 98%
Against 2%

Democrat Prop. 8 (Affordable and Accessible Housing)

For 94%
Against 6%

Democrat Prop. 9 (Right to Vote, Automatic Voter Registration, Election Holiday, No Campaign Influence)

For 96%
Against 4%

Democrat Prop. 10 (Right to Fair Criminal Justice System)

For 98%
Against 2%

Democrat Prop. 11 (Comprehensive Immigration Reform)

For 97%
Against 3%

Democrat Prop. 12 (Right to a Fair Tax System)

For 98%
Against 2%


Lubbock Chamber holds inaugural diversity summit

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce held it's inaugural diversity summit. CEO's, attorneys and company leaders provided insight on the issue, with hundreds filling the seats.

Board chairman Cory Powell says lack of knowledge is a significant part of the issue.

"The majority of the negative is lack of education. People don't understand so they are threatened by what they don't understand," Powell said. "The purpose of today is to give people information. We're not trying to solve all of the social ills, we just want to make a difference for the industries that are involved in our community."

Nathaniel Wright, and Assistant Professor at Texas Tech says that ignorance is an overlooked issue and most people don't know when they are being offensive.

"A lot times we'll crack jokes or make comments. I think sometimes we are all culturally insensitive but also not sensitive to gender. I think this is a learning opportunity for us," Wright said.

Powell has a simple example to help understand the importance of diversity.

"I'm a strawberry ice cream guy, but my wife and my kids love chocolate and vanilla. I can appreciate them, but I still have my preferences. One is not worse or bad or better than the other, it's just different," Powell said. 

According to the employment website Monster.com, in the us African Americans, Asians  and Latinos only make up 13 percent of senior management positions.

97 animals adopted during free event

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock Animal Services is happy to report the adoption of 97 animals during the free adoption event held February 27 through March 5. Approximately 1,700 people visited the adoption center during this event. In addition, 32 owners reclaimed their animals, 7 animals went to rescues, and 5 are being fostered.

• 97 Adoptions 
(2 on-hold for pickup Tues., Mar. 6)
• 32 Return to Owners
• 7 to Rescues
• 5 Fostered

• 78 Adoptions
• 2 On Hold for Pickup
• 29 Return to Owners
• 4 to Rescues
• 5 Fostered

• 17 Adoptions
• 3 Return to Owners
• 3 to Rescues

Lubbock Animal Services thanks the community for their support and reminds new owners to schedule the pet’s spay or neuter procedure within 30 days.

Anyone seeking a pet is encourage to visit the Lubbock Animal Shelter Adoption Center. It is located at 3323 SE Loop 289 and open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A half-price adoption event is scheduled for March 19 through March 23. 

No. 3 Tech welcomes in New Mexico Wednesday

LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 3 Texas Tech baseball team concludes its five-game home stand with on Wednesday, March 7, against New Mexico at 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Wednesday’s matchup can be seen streaming live on TexasTech.TV with a paid subscription and can be heard on the Texas Tech Sports Network on 97.3 FM, 100.7 FM, both radio station’s apps and the TuneIn app. Live Stats will also be available at Sidearmstats.com/texastech/baseball.

The Red Raiders (13-0) and the Lobos (5-5-1) meet for the first of three times this season, as game one of the series will be played in Lubbock, with the other two in Albuquerque.Wednesday marks the 66th time the two teams have squared off in Lubbock, with Tech holding the lead in the series at home at 45-20. The Red Raiders lead the all-time set with New Mexico, 71-46-1.

After Wednesday’s game with New Mexico, the Red Raiders roll out of town for an eight-game swing against No. 6 Kentucky, No. 13 Louisville & Baylor on the road.

Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump asserts that there is no chaos at the White House, instead what he calls "great energy."

But in spite of his contention that everyone wants to work there, the White House has another opening, top economic adviser to the president. The person now in that role, Gary Cohn, is leaving after finding himself opposing Trump's tariff plan.

Multiple aides tell The Associated Press they are considering leaving themselves, which is stoking concerns of a "brain drain" that will only make it more difficult to advance Trump's already languishing policy agenda.

Vacancies abound in the West Wing and the broader Trump administration, with some jobs never filled by the president and others subject to repeat openings. That's forcing some people to take on more than one job.

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