On Tuesday, a judge in Houston acquitted Rockets guard Steve Francis of a drunken driving charge. The judge concluded there was reasonable doubt as to whether the player was legally intoxicated when he was arrested on December 16th.
Francis was taken into custody before dawn after police said that he turned left against a red light in southwest Houston. Francis admitted running the light, saying he thought it was about to turn green and there were no cars coming.
Officer Charles Allen testified he smelled alcohol and arrested Francis based on his performance on sobriety tests. Francis, who said he had the equivalent of four mixed drinks over four hours, declined a breath test and offered to take a blood test.
Dimmitt Head Football Coach Steve Gunter is resting at Covenant ICU after suffering a possible stroke.
Former Lubbock Titan Coach Marla Harbin is the new girls' basketball coach at Olton, taking over for Gregg Ammons, who is now the principal at Olton.
At the end of the day, win or lose, these Lubbock High Westerners are learning lifelong skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Texas Tech senior quarterback Nic Shimonek was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week after his 543 yard and six touchdown performance this past weekend against Arizona State.
The Texas Tech men's basketball program will face Seton Hall as part of the Under Armour Reunion doubleheader at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 30.