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  • Railroad fire in Jeff Davis County 100% contained

    Railroad fire in Jeff Davis County 100% contained

    (Source: Texas Wildlife Incident Response System)(Source: Texas Wildlife Incident Response System)

    A second fire has sparked near the Jeff Davis and Presidio County lines Wednesday afternoon. 

    A second fire has sparked near the Jeff Davis and Presidio County lines Wednesday afternoon. 

  • Family-owned cotton business opposing city annexation

    Family-owned cotton business opposing city annexation

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:02:15 GMT
    Source: AP GraphicSource: AP Graphic

    The owners of this family cotton business are resisting annexation by the city of Lubbock, saying "I don't want to be handcuffed by a one-size fits all regulatory environment."

    The owners of this family cotton business are resisting annexation by the city of Lubbock, saying "I don't want to be handcuffed by a one-size fits all regulatory environment."

  • Proposed Chinese tariffs would impact West Texas farmers

    Proposed Chinese tariffs would impact West Texas farmers

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:01:45 GMT

    Although Tuesday's speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping eased some concerns about a looming trade war between the United States and China, there is still a major risk for many West Texas farmers.

    Although Tuesday's speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping eased some concerns about a looming trade war between the United States and China, there is still a major risk for many West Texas farmers.

  • No Burn Days in Lubbock County as extreme fire danger continues

    No Burn Days in Lubbock County as extreme fire danger continues

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:33:06 GMT
    Provided by Lubbock County Emergency ManagementProvided by Lubbock County Emergency Management
    Provided by Lubbock County Emergency ManagementProvided by Lubbock County Emergency Management

    Thursday April 12 and Friday April 13 may be the most extreme fire weather days this year. Due to sustained high winds, dry conditions, dry vegetation, and high temperatures the area will be in a condition that is highly favorable for a fire to become out of control in a short time.

    Thursday April 12 and Friday April 13 may be the most extreme fire weather days this year. Due to sustained high winds, dry conditions, dry vegetation, and high temperatures the area will be in a condition that is highly favorable for a fire to become out of control in a short time.

  • 294 Fire: 100 % contained at 14,824 acres

    294 Fire: 100 % contained at 14,824 acres

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:54:27 GMT
    Source: Texas A&M Forest ServiceSource: Texas A&M Forest Service

    UPDATE - Fire crews have contained the 294 Fire in Armstrong and Donley Counties.

    UPDATE - Fire crews have contained the 294 Fire in Armstrong and Donley Counties.

  • UrbanTech Design Center and Texas Investment Partners outline plans for 8,000-seat horse arena

    UrbanTech Design Center and Texas Investment Partners outline plans for 8,000-seat horse arena

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:13:36 GMT

    Today, Texas Tech's UrbanTech Design Center, part of the College of Architecture, revealed plans for the Regis Park project. The project will be developed on a 288-acre plot of land near the Preston Smith Airport. 

    Today, Texas Tech's UrbanTech Design Center, part of the College of Architecture, revealed plans for the Regis Park project. The project will be developed on a 288-acre plot of land near the Preston Smith Airport. 

  • Crews battle cotton storage fire near Altus

    Crews battle cotton storage fire near Altus

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-04-09 01:23:12 GMT
    (Source Altus Fire Department)(Source Altus Fire Department)
    (Source Altus Fire Department)(Source Altus Fire Department)

    Fire crews were out in Altus in full force on Sunday battling a Cotton storage fire this weekend.

    Fire crews were out in Altus in full force on Sunday battling a Cotton storage fire this weekend.

  • Mayor encouraging citizens to take part in challenge for water conservation

    Mayor encouraging citizens to take part in challenge for water conservation

    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-04-06 02:12:47 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Mayor Dan Pope is encouraging citizens to take part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. This is the second year that Mayor Pope will join mayors from across the country to ask residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources wisely.

    Mayor Dan Pope is encouraging citizens to take part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. This is the second year that Mayor Pope will join mayors from across the country to ask residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources wisely.

  • Spring and summer water restrictions begin April 1

    Spring and summer water restrictions begin April 1

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:55:14 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The City’s spring and summer irrigation restrictions become effective on April 1 each year and continue through September 30. The specific restrictions associated with this time period include:

    The City’s spring and summer irrigation restrictions become effective on April 1 each year and continue through September 30. The specific restrictions associated with this time period include:

  • 5 local wines make Texas Monthly Top 30 Texas wines for Spring

    5 local wines make Texas Monthly Top 30 Texas wines for Spring

    Friday, March 23 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-03-23 16:35:57 GMT
    Barrels of wine. (Source: Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune)Barrels of wine. (Source: Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune)
    Barrels of wine. (Source: Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune)Barrels of wine. (Source: Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune)

    Texas Monthly is recognizing several local wineries as serving some of the top wines for Spring. Lubbock's McPherson Cellars had two wines make the 7 and 8 spot. Lubbock's Llano Estacado winery took the number 19 spot, and Levelland's Trilogy Cellars had two wines make the 26th and 27th spot. 

    Texas Monthly is recognizing several local wineries as serving some of the top wines for Spring. Lubbock's McPherson Cellars had two wines make the 7 and 8 spot. Lubbock's Llano Estacado winery took the number 19 spot, and Levelland's Trilogy Cellars had two wines make the 26th and 27th spot. 

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