Sarah Self-Walbrick

Business reporter at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
    Hail to a hero: President Trump praises LPD officer named finalist for international award

    Officer Thomas Thompson of the Lubbock Police Department was recognized Monday as a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2019 Police Officer of the Year Award at the organization’s conference in Chicago. [Photo provided by…

    Officer Thomas Thompson of the Lubbock Police Department was recognized Monday as a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2019 Police Officer of the Year Award at the organization’s conference in Chicago. [Photo provided by…

    Officer Thomas Thompson of the Lubbock Police Department was recognized Monday as a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2019 Police Officer of the Year Award at the organization’s conference in Chicago. [Photo provided by…

    7 total: 2 more guilty pleas entered in Reagor Dykes financial fraud

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    7 total: 2 more guilty pleas entered in Reagor Dykes financial fraud

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    Reagor Auto Mitsubishi a part of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. [Brad Tollefson/A-J Media] Brad Tollefson Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit…

    A bigger slice of the pie

    Gabe Vitela, owner and operator of One Guy from Italy on 50th Street, posing behind the front counter at the pizza and Italian food restaurant. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] Gabe Vitela loves Lubbock — which is why he is investing in local-favorite…

    Gabe Vitela, owner and operator of One Guy from Italy on 50th Street, posing behind the front counter at the pizza and Italian food restaurant. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] Gabe Vitela loves Lubbock — which is why he is investing in local-favorite…

    Gabe Vitela, owner and operator of One Guy from Italy on 50th Street, posing behind the front counter at the pizza and Italian food restaurant. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] Gabe Vitela loves Lubbock — which is why he is investing in local-favorite…

    Self-Walbrick: Restaurant and drugstore news this week around Lubbock

    Walgreens at 3009 Slide Road will permanently close on Nov. 14. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] A new restaurant is open in Southwest Lubbock, and two Central Lubbock spots are closing their doors. Thirsty Dilla Thirsty Dilla recently opened at 6301…

    Walgreens at 3009 Slide Road will permanently close on Nov. 14. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] A new restaurant is open in Southwest Lubbock, and two Central Lubbock spots are closing their doors. Thirsty Dilla Thirsty Dilla recently opened at 6301…

    Walgreens at 3009 Slide Road will permanently close on Nov. 14. [Sarah Self-Walbrick/A-J Media] A new restaurant is open in Southwest Lubbock, and two Central Lubbock spots are closing their doors. Thirsty Dilla Thirsty Dilla recently opened at 6301…

    Business calendar: See what’s happening

    NOV. 1 • Lubbock Economics Council Annual Eppler Award Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Christa Dobbs Center for Business at Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by Oct. 28. Contact: russell.dabbs@lcu.edu…

    NOV. 1 • Lubbock Economics Council Annual Eppler Award Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Christa Dobbs Center for Business at Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by Oct. 28. Contact: russell.dabbs@lcu.edu…

    NOV. 1 • Lubbock Economics Council Annual Eppler Award Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Christa Dobbs Center for Business at Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by Oct. 28. Contact: russell.dabbs@lcu.edu…

    Commercial permits Oct. 7-18

    Apex Total Facility Services LLC, 3030 W. Loop 289 #200, Sunglass Hut, $40,000 Collier Construction Co. LLC, 6209 Fourth St. #100, Ross Dental Office, $500,000 Edge Construction, 11903 Frankford Ave., new garden office, $200,000 Edge Construction,…

    Apex Total Facility Services LLC, 3030 W. Loop 289 #200, Sunglass Hut, $40,000 Collier Construction Co. LLC, 6209 Fourth St. #100, Ross Dental Office, $500,000 Edge Construction, 11903 Frankford Ave., new garden office, $200,000 Edge Construction,…

    Apex Total Facility Services LLC, 3030 W. Loop 289 #200, Sunglass Hut, $40,000 Collier Construction Co. LLC, 6209 Fourth St. #100, Ross Dental Office, $500,000 Edge Construction, 11903 Frankford Ave., new garden office, $200,000 Edge Construction,…

    The latest sales tax permits issued in Lubbock

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Oct. 21: • Horseshoe Knot Event Center, 5618 County Road 1240 • Jose E. Flores, 3402 Ironton Ave. • 4015 30th St. • Deluxe Motor Co., 3808 Ave. Q •…

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Oct. 21: • Horseshoe Knot Event Center, 5618 County Road 1240 • Jose E. Flores, 3402 Ironton Ave. • 4015 30th St. • Deluxe Motor Co., 3808 Ave. Q •…

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Oct. 21: • Horseshoe Knot Event Center, 5618 County Road 1240 • Jose E. Flores, 3402 Ironton Ave. • 4015 30th St. • Deluxe Motor Co., 3808 Ave. Q •…

    Residential permits Oct. 7-18

    Aaron Daniel Homes of West Texas LLC, Wilshire Estates, 17 Wilshire Blvd., 2,519 sq. feet, $365,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7816 89th St., 2,211 sq. feet, $172,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7818 89th…

    Aaron Daniel Homes of West Texas LLC, Wilshire Estates, 17 Wilshire Blvd., 2,519 sq. feet, $365,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7816 89th St., 2,211 sq. feet, $172,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7818 89th…

    Aaron Daniel Homes of West Texas LLC, Wilshire Estates, 17 Wilshire Blvd., 2,519 sq. feet, $365,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7816 89th St., 2,211 sq. feet, $172,000 Advanced West Texas Builders Inc., Cambridge Way, 7818 89th…

    Ribbon cuttings Oct. 28-Nov. 1

    Subscribe to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Subscribe Now 11 a.m., Tuesday, Party Time Ponies & Events, 5618 County Road 1240 10 a.m., Wednesday, new office of Clearview Custom Homes & SK Architecture Group, 6302 70th St.

    Subscribe to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Subscribe Now 11 a.m., Tuesday, Party Time Ponies & Events, 5618 County Road 1240 10 a.m., Wednesday, new office of Clearview Custom Homes & SK Architecture Group, 6302 70th St.

    Subscribe to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Subscribe Now 11 a.m., Tuesday, Party Time Ponies & Events, 5618 County Road 1240 10 a.m., Wednesday, new office of Clearview Custom Homes & SK Architecture Group, 6302 70th St.

    Sneak peek of Cotton Court room shows locally-inspired design

    Valencia Hotel Group on Thursday hosted a sneak peek event featuring a model of what guest rooms will look like at Cotton Court hotel in downtown Lubbock. Construction on the boutique hotel at 1601 Broadway began earlier this year. The buildings are…

    Valencia Hotel Group on Thursday hosted a sneak peek event featuring a model of what guest rooms will look like at Cotton Court hotel in downtown Lubbock. Construction on the boutique hotel at 1601 Broadway began earlier this year. The buildings are…

    Valencia Hotel Group on Thursday hosted a sneak peek event featuring a model of what guest rooms will look like at Cotton Court hotel in downtown Lubbock. Construction on the boutique hotel at 1601 Broadway began earlier this year. The buildings are…

    Treatment complete, 25-year-old breast cancer patient reflects on hard but beautiful year

    Husband Tyler, daughter Sage and Erin Davis recently took family photos to commemorate what Erin called a hard but beautiful year for the young family. [Photo by Allisha Belongia] Erin Davis brushed her hair Wednesday for the first time since…

    Husband Tyler, daughter Sage and Erin Davis recently took family photos to commemorate what Erin called a hard but beautiful year for the young family. [Photo by Allisha Belongia] Erin Davis brushed her hair Wednesday for the first time since…

    Husband Tyler, daughter Sage and Erin Davis recently took family photos to commemorate what Erin called a hard but beautiful year for the young family. [Photo by Allisha Belongia] Erin Davis brushed her hair Wednesday for the first time since…

    Two Lubbock hospitals earn specialty rankings

    Two Lubbock hospitals were recognized for specialty services in Healthgrades’ 2020 Report to the Nation. Covenant Medical Center ranked in the top 50 hospitals for vascular surgery and in the top 100 for prostate surgery. Lubbock Heart Hospital…

    Two Lubbock hospitals were recognized for specialty services in Healthgrades’ 2020 Report to the Nation. Covenant Medical Center ranked in the top 50 hospitals for vascular surgery and in the top 100 for prostate surgery. Lubbock Heart Hospital…

    Two Lubbock hospitals were recognized for specialty services in Healthgrades’ 2020 Report to the Nation. Covenant Medical Center ranked in the top 50 hospitals for vascular surgery and in the top 100 for prostate surgery. Lubbock Heart Hospital…

    Business bulletins: State council honors LEDA

    LEDA earns state council award The Texas Economic Development Council presented the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance with a Community Economic Development Award at an annual conference earlier this month. LEDA was recognized for its…

    LEDA earns state council award The Texas Economic Development Council presented the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance with a Community Economic Development Award at an annual conference earlier this month. LEDA was recognized for its…

    LEDA earns state council award The Texas Economic Development Council presented the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance with a Community Economic Development Award at an annual conference earlier this month. LEDA was recognized for its…

    Lubbock Area United Way more than halfway to campaign goal

    Lubbock Area United Way The Lubbock Area United Way announced Thursday at its Mid-Campaign Report Luncheon that more than half of this year’s fundraising goal has been met. Campaign Chair Tony Lloyd, of RE/MAX Lubbock, said $3,637,073 has been…

    Lubbock Area United Way The Lubbock Area United Way announced Thursday at its Mid-Campaign Report Luncheon that more than half of this year’s fundraising goal has been met. Campaign Chair Tony Lloyd, of RE/MAX Lubbock, said $3,637,073 has been…

    Lubbock Area United Way The Lubbock Area United Way announced Thursday at its Mid-Campaign Report Luncheon that more than half of this year’s fundraising goal has been met. Campaign Chair Tony Lloyd, of RE/MAX Lubbock, said $3,637,073 has been…

    1 seriously injured in pickup truck, school bus crash Thursday morning

    One person was seriously injured in a school bus crash Thursday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., a New Deal ISD school bus just finished picking up kids from a house on Farm-to-Market 1264. The driver of a pickup truck failed to control his speed and…

    One person was seriously injured in a school bus crash Thursday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., a New Deal ISD school bus just finished picking up kids from a house on Farm-to-Market 1264. The driver of a pickup truck failed to control his speed and…

    One person was seriously injured in a school bus crash Thursday morning. Around 7:30 a.m., a New Deal ISD school bus just finished picking up kids from a house on Farm-to-Market 1264. The driver of a pickup truck failed to control his speed and…

    Business bulletins: Lawyer, Tech’s Personal Financial Planning program recognized

    Benjamin H. Davidson II, McCleskey Law Firm Davidson included on Super Lawyer list McCleskey Law Firm attorney Benjamin H. Davidson II has again been rated as a Super Lawyer in the annual nationwide listing. Super Lawyers is a rating service of…

    Benjamin H. Davidson II, McCleskey Law Firm Davidson included on Super Lawyer list McCleskey Law Firm attorney Benjamin H. Davidson II has again been rated as a Super Lawyer in the annual nationwide listing. Super Lawyers is a rating service of…

    Benjamin H. Davidson II, McCleskey Law Firm Davidson included on Super Lawyer list McCleskey Law Firm attorney Benjamin H. Davidson II has again been rated as a Super Lawyer in the annual nationwide listing. Super Lawyers is a rating service of…

    Self-Walbrick: New tenants at Lubbock’s South Plains Mall

    Chicken and beef fajitas at Uncle Julio’s, which will open a location in Lubbock this year. [Photo provided by Uncle Julio’s] The South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, has some new tenants opening as we head into the holiday shopping season. BoxLunch A…

    Chicken and beef fajitas at Uncle Julio’s, which will open a location in Lubbock this year. [Photo provided by Uncle Julio’s] The South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, has some new tenants opening as we head into the holiday shopping season. BoxLunch A…

    Chicken and beef fajitas at Uncle Julio’s, which will open a location in Lubbock this year. [Photo provided by Uncle Julio’s] The South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, has some new tenants opening as we head into the holiday shopping season. BoxLunch A…

    Smokin’ the competition: Lubbock chamber hosts Hub City BBQ Cookoff

    Seventy teams competed in six categories at the annual Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Hub City BBQ Cookoff Thursday at the Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds. Awards were given out in Bloody Mary, beans, mystery (bacon), ribs, brisket and dessert…

    Seventy teams competed in six categories at the annual Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Hub City BBQ Cookoff Thursday at the Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds. Awards were given out in Bloody Mary, beans, mystery (bacon), ribs, brisket and dessert…

    Seventy teams competed in six categories at the annual Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Hub City BBQ Cookoff Thursday at the Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds. Awards were given out in Bloody Mary, beans, mystery (bacon), ribs, brisket and dessert…

    Red Raiders raise more than $50,000 for information in Emmett case

    A group of Red Raiders led by Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance have raised more than $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment in the murder of former Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball player Andre Emmett. Emmett was killed…

    A group of Red Raiders led by Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance have raised more than $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment in the murder of former Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball player Andre Emmett. Emmett was killed…

    A group of Red Raiders led by Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance have raised more than $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment in the murder of former Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball player Andre Emmett. Emmett was killed…