Today may be the 5th, but people in the South Plains are still celebrating the 4th of July. Residents in New Deal have not forgotten what it means to honor and celebrate our countrys freedom. This mornings parade kicked off a full day of festivities. Participants in the parade threw candy to everyone who lined the streets. People who live in New Deal say their parade can be a welcome change from crowds in Lubbock. Resident Lisa Cole was happy to bring her one-year-old to a smaller hometown parade. "Everything in Lubbock is so big so it was kinda nice to come to something small and know that she could walk around and be free and not have to worry about crowds," says Cole.
A frightened dog was rescued on Sunday from a guardrail along a busy
highway. Animal Care Services said the pit bull-type dog was found
padlocked with a weighted chain to the guardrail on the I-10 access road
near West Avenue.
Students returned to class in Cleburne Monday, five days after a tornado
severely damaged two school buildings. Strong winds from the powerful
EF3 twister ripped away part of the roof at Gerard Elementary School.