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Nearly 2,000 customers without power across Lubbock
Nearly 2,000 customers without power across Lubbock

Storms have knocked out power to nearly 2,000 customers in South Lubbock Friday. Crews are out working to restore power. For a map or current outages, visit https://electricoutage.ci.lubbock.tx.us/gridvu/.

Lubbock ISD home to four National Merit Semifinalists
Lubbock ISD home to four National Merit Semifinalists

Lubbock ISD is home to four National Merit Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, released last week by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials.

More charges: Two Reagor-Dykes employees plead to bank fraud
More charges: Two Reagor-Dykes employees plead to bank fraud

The number of people who have pleaded to federal charges in the Reagor-Dykes fraud is now three.

Trial ordered for SEAL and Marine charged in Lubbock Green Beret's death
Trial ordered for SEAL and Marine charged in Lubbock Green Beret's death

The case against a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine who are charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret will go to trial.

Emergency crews responding to car on fire near South Loop and University
Emergency crews responding to car on fire near South Loop and University

Lubbock Fire Rescue is responding to a car on fire on the access road of the South Loop near Trinity Church. 

DPS seeking information in 2004 cold case
DPS seeking information in 2004 cold case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind the public and seeks help in solving the 2004 murder of Katara Deboise Johnson, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered.

TTUHSC named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for
TTUHSC named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

Partners join to help fund new Hobbs Career Technical Education High School
Partners join to help fund new Hobbs Career Technical Education High School

A new career technical education high school is being developed to serve a growing number of students and better prepare them for technical jobs available across the Permian region.

Texas Tech makes history by breaking ground on new vet school
Texas Tech makes history by breaking ground on new vet school

A historic milestone was achieved in West Texas, as Texas Tech University broke ground on its new veterinary school Thursday morning in Amarillo.

Jonah Tuls
American Cancer Society to host 'Tee'd Off at Cancer'
American Cancer Society to host 'Tee'd Off at Cancer'

Women are invited to play in this inaugural golf tournament, to help raise money to fight cancer.

Texas Roadhouse hosts Permian Basin Strong fundraiser
Texas Roadhouse hosts Permian Basin Strong fundraiser

Support services in Odessa will get a sizable bump from Texas Roadhouse. The restaurant chain held its Permian Basin Strong Fundraiser Thursday, in memory of the seven victims killed.

Lubbock man who shot at officers gets 99-year sentence
Lubbock man who shot at officers gets 99-year sentence

A man from Lubbock will spend decades in prison for being a felon with a gun.

South Plains Food Bank will expand services to under-served areas
South Plains Food Bank will expand services to under-served areas

"Rural hunger is really a huge issue, we are seeing that a lot of the traditional resources to provide food assistance in a lot of our rural communities are shrinking."

Marcos Ortiz
Coronado students carry on tradition, include special needs students in homecoming
Coronado students carry on tradition, include special needs students in homecoming

It started six years ago with one Coronado student asking a special needs student to homecoming. Since then, it has grown into an annual tradition, pushing unity for all Mustangs.

Tori McGee
Abernathy chief appointed to state fire protection board
Abernathy chief appointed to state fire protection board

Abernathy Fire Chief Kelly Vandygriff will serve on a state-wide commission focused on fire standards.

WATCH REPLAY: Texas Tech Vet School ground breaking
WATCH REPLAY: Texas Tech Vet School ground breaking

Texas Tech broke ground on the School of Veterinary Medicine Thursday morning.

New Mexico governor announces free college plan for residents
New Mexico governor announces free college plan for residents

On Wednesday Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a groundbreaking initiative to cover 100% of tuition and fees at New Mexico colleges and universities for in-state students.

Some Lubbock High students to join in climate strike
Some Lubbock High students to join in climate strike

Some Lubbock High students plan to join in nationwide climate strikes, ahead of UN Climate Summit in New York next week.

Kristin Carol
Resthaven honors West Texas law enforcement
Resthaven honors West Texas law enforcement

Resthaven Funeral Home honored law enforcement in West Texas Wednesday. The free lunch was a way to say "thank you" to the men and women who protect and serve.

Kristin Carol
Shallowater seniors named commended students in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
Shallowater seniors named commended students in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Shallowater High School principal, Rob Hollis, announced today that Tiffany Davis and Colton Baldridge have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Four to be inducted into West Texas Walk of Fame today
Four to be inducted into West Texas Walk of Fame today

The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre.

Prominent Lubbock leader celebrates his 100th birthday
Prominent Lubbock leader celebrates his 100th birthday

James Thomas Braxton, a pillar in our community is celebrating a milestone. He turned 100 years old.

Marcos Ortiz
Lubbock to host symposium on addiction, recovery
Lubbock to host symposium on addiction, recovery

Later this year there will be symposium focused on preventing various kinds of addiction and also on ways to recover from it.

Operation Christmas Child kicks off with goal to donate 11 million shoeboxes worldwide
Operation Christmas Child kicks off with goal to donate 11 million shoeboxes worldwide

Millions of kids around the world will receive a gift of a lifetime this holiday season -- a shoebox filled with presents and the power of prayer. 

Jonah Tuls
Parks employees, paramedics rescue toddler from Levelland lake
Parks employees, paramedics rescue toddler from Levelland lake

Attentive parks employees jumped into Lobo Lake to help rescue a toddler who was face-down.