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This morning on Daybreak Today we remember the 14 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
- It has been one year since the tragic massacre that took the lives of 14 but also sparked political activism within some of the students, along with a fight for gun control.
- Ana Orsini is at the News Now desk has the latest on how the community is coping. Read more from our Associated Press coverage here: Remembering the victims 1 year after Parkland school shooting
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team earned its 20th victory in Stillwater, Oklahoma last night, defeating the Cowboys 78-50.
- Tech now sits at 8-4 in conference play and is tied for second in the Big 12 with Kansas, which is 9-2.
- For a full rundown of the game, check out Pete Christy’s coverage here: Red Raiders roll in Stillwater, earn 20th win
A Lubbock elementary school is going all out for Black History Month with a series of events that include a living museum, a poetry competition and lessons on locals African Americans who have made an impact on the community.
- One of the more prominent people the students will get a lesson on is Joan White Ervin, Lubbock’s first African American school board member and person who the school is named after.
- The school will also participate in a community reading of the book “I Am Enough.”
- Read more on what the students of Erving Elementary School are doing here: Lubbock elementary school celebrates Black History Month
The season 12 winner of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynn Farmer, will make a visit to Lubbock in April.
- The Lubbock Women’s Club will host her for a performance at 7 p.m. April 8.
- Those who would like more information are asked to call the women’s club at 806-763-6448.
- Read more here: Darci Lynn bringing her puppets to Lubbock
The Mars Rover officially died on Wednesday after operating for 15 years -- beating its life expectancy, which was only three months.
- The six wheeled vehicle rolled across Mars’ rocky soil up until eight months ago after a major dust storm on the red planet.
- Flight controllers event sent one last transmission Tuesday night with jazz artist Billie Holiday’s “Ill Be Seeing You.”
- Read more from the AP here: NASA’s Mars rover is officially declared dead
It’s also going to be a windy, but somewhat warm Valentine’s Day. Watch Steve Divine’s short video below and look for weather updates on the Weather section of the KCBD news app and website.