Friday, March 23, 2012

President Barack Obama, "I come in peace."






President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before leaving the Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, N.M., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Geoffrey McAllister)
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ROSWELL, N.M. - President Barack Obama told this city fabled in UFO lore and legend Thursday: "I come in peace." The president was visiting Roswell to talk about his energy policy. ... [click HERE to continue reading this article by Lee Roop of The Huntsville Times]
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The Associated Press called me Tuesday afternoon and assigned me to drive to Roswell, N.M. (180 miles from Lubbock) to photograph President Barack Obama's arrival and departure from the Roswell International Air Center.  He arrived in Air Force One and then flew in Marine One to nearby Maljamar, N.M. to talk about about the country's increased oil production on federal lands.  I'd say the most unique part of the assignment was the instructions to always have my camera trained on the president's airplane, helicopter, or person as long as it was in sight.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

TTU loses to Texas in OT












Texas Tech against Texas during the finals seconds of their overtime loss, 71-67, Saturday at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. (Photos by Geoffrey McAllister)

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"The demons that have haunted Texas Tech all season long wreaked havoc at the worst possible time on Saturday.

Tech led by six points with a little more than two minutes left in overtime against Texas at United Spirit Arena, but four straight turnovers — including two crippling miscues with less than 15 seconds left — doomed the Red Raiders in a 71-67 loss.

This one stung."... continue reading Nick Kosmider's story, Tech men fall to Texas in overtime, 71-67

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Global warming evangelist - for the Chicago Tribune

Katharine Hayhoe (cq) spoke about climate change to students and faculty at Wayland Baptist University Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Plainview, Tex. Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian and a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University.
(Geoffrey McAllister/for the Chicago Tribune)







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December 07, 2011|By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Lubbock, Texas

When Katharine Hayhoe was faced with telling a group of petroleum engineers in the heart of the Texas oil patch that the main culprit for climate change is humanity's consumption of fossil fuels, she expected pushback."Aren't you scientists just in this for the money?" one older man asked — the latest insult after a string of anonymous emails asserting that she and other climatologists were corrupt liars. {Continue reading the story on LAtimes.com}


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

portrait for USA Today


10/15/11 10:42:03 AM -- Portales, NM, U.S.A
 -- Alan Tipps, a corporate pilot, has been laid off three times in the past four years,
and says that’s forced him to burn through what was in his 401(k) account. -- Photo by Geoffrey McAllister, for USA Today

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pastor Sex-Ed

Recent favorites from a shoot for texastribune.org who was writing the story for the New York Times.




Lead Pastor Ed Ainsworth at Generations Church on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Lubbock, Texas.  Pastor (Sex-Ed) Ainsworth travels the country teaching abstinence-only sex education.
Read the related article HERE

Monday, May 23, 2011

16' 6"


Amarillo's Chase Wolfle celebrates after clearing 16 feet 6 inches in the Region I-5A pole vault Monday, May 02, 2011, during the Region I-5A and I-3A track state qualifying meet at Fuller Track Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (Geoffrey McAllister/for the Amarillo Globe-News)

Friday, July 23, 2010

hope

Trey Lorimer, 4, eats a peanut butter cracker on his front porch, Monday, July 19, 2010, in Wolfforth. Trey, his two brothers, and his parents, have lived in this mobile home for four years, but will soon receive a new, donated trailer from St. Luke's Lubbock church. Members of the congregation provided man power as they filled over four dumpsters cleaning the property.

Monday, July 19, 2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

April Ellibee, left, cleans her property along side members of St. Luke's Lubbock church Robin Wolfington and Jon Lamerson, Monday, July 19, 2010. St. Luke's Lubbock helping clean Ellibee's property and donating a new trailer for her and her family. Ellibee, her husband, and their three kids have lived in the trailer for four years.

Monday, July 19, 2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

April Ellibee, center, is seen working along side members of St. Luke's Lubbock church from her kitchen window, Monday, July 19, 2010. St. Luke's Lubbock is cleaning the property and donating a new trailer for Ellibee and her family. Ellibee, her husband, and their three kids have lived in the trailer for four years.

Monday, July 19, 2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)



Read Kellie Bramlet's related story HERE.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Amanda's vigil

Julie Valencia shows her support along side hundreds of friends and family during a candlelight vigil in memory of Amanda Moreno, who was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon. "Her little girls used to go to my daycare," Valencia said. Amanda's boyfriend has been charged for her murder.

Thursday, June 17,2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

Sara Flores, left, and Rudy Redondo, right, light candles during a vigil in memory of Amanda Moreno who was found dead in her home Sunday, June 13th. Hundreds gathered to show their respects and share memories of Amanda. Amanda's boyfriend has been charged for her murder.

Thursday, June 17,2010. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)