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Business bulletins: News in the Lubbock area business community

Young tapped for national banking council

The American Bankers Association has selected Guy Young, president of First National Bank of Quitaque, to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council.

The council, which meets twice a year, is made up of 100 bankers from across the country from institutions with generally less than $3 billion in assets. Members are appointed by the ABA chairman.

“Community banks play such an important role in our banking industry,” Young said in a news release. “This appointment gives me the opportunity to represent Texas and advocate for the continued success of America’s hometown banks.”

Young, a Tulia native, has been in banking for 36 years. He has served as president of First National Bank of Quitaque since 1999, and has held several positions in banking organizations. The bank recently received approval to open its first branch in Tulia.


Kiechler honored with award

Justin Kiechler, with The Kiechler Law Firm, was recently chosen as the John Crews Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for 2018.

He was selected for the award because of his volunteer work at the pro bono clinics hosted by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. The mission of the LANWT is to ensure equal justice for people living in poverty through the provision of high-quality legal representation and to improve the lives of people through law.

Kiechler handles criminal defense and personal injury cases throughout the South Plains.


Student housing near Tech sold

CBRE National Student Housing announced the sale of Wildwood of Lubbock, a student living complex at 1701 N. Quaker Ave. near Texas Tech.

A private real estate fund advised by Dallas-based Crow Holdings Capital-Real Estate purchased the asset from Athens, Georgia-based Dovetail Development for an undisclosed price.

The property is comprised of 25 buildings with 294 units. The complex boasts a three-tiered swimming pool as one of its amenities.


New dog services business opens in Lubbock

Leash and Collar Dog Services recently opened to help dog owners in Lubbock.

The business offers help with many pet services including training, sitting, walking and yard clean up.

Leash and Collar is owned by Dee Kate Murdock, who recently moved back to her hometown of Lubbock. Murdock has over 15 years of dog care experience. After purchasing land on East 82nd Street, she said in a news release she felt led to use it to help dogs and their owners.

For more information about Leash and Collar Dog Services, call 370-7401 or visit

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