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  Teens create fundraiser, benefit concert at just 17 years old

A group of Lubbock teens have put together a benefit concert to benefit Buckner Children's Home.

  Recent rain raises concern for West Nile in Lubbock

As more rain comes into the city, the chance for mosquitoes increases dramatically. Following a confirmed case of West Nile in a neighboring county, the Lubbock Health Department and Vector Control are working to stop the mosquitoes before they start getting people sick.

FirstCapital Bank asks the court to ‘toss Vista Bank’s lawsuit’ against them

Attorneys for Ken and Brad Burgess, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FirstCapital Bank of Texas have asked the court to toss Vista Bank’s lawsuit brought related to the alleged check-kiting fraud perpetrated by Reagor-Dykes auto dealership, according to officials with FirstCapital Bank.

TxDMV: Reagor-Dykes Auto Group and 10 finance companies to blame for 100 title complaints

The letters to Reagor-Dykes Auto Group and 10 finance companies say there are approximately 100 complaints that the Texas DMV is currently fielding against the dealerships, mostly in regards to titling issues.

Body found on I-27 north of Abernathy

The Hale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found on the side of a road outside of Abernathy.

FirstBank & Trust sues Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, claiming it’s owed more than $3 million

According to the lawsuit, in August 2018, FirstBank, began investigating the status of RAM’s inventory at its Levelland and Imports (the “Dealerships”) locations in an effort to monitor vehicle sales information and to identify whether RAM was falsely reporting sales data and inventory status. Throu

Volunteer organization to host clean up day in Crosbyton

Members of the South Plains Regional Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster will come together on Saturday to host a clean up day in Crosbyton.

Ana Navarro to speak at Tech’s Celebrate Diversity Banquet Oct.15

Republican strategist and political analyst, Ana Navarro will speak at this year’s Celebrate Diversity Banquet hosted by Texas Tech’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Wednesday’s Top Stories

Here are today’s top stories from DayBreak Today this morning, September 19, 2018.

Ted Cruz to make another campaign stop in Lubbock Saturday

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas and incumbent facing off against Congressman Beto O’Rourke in the midterm elections, will make another campaign stop in Lubbock on Saturday.

Lubbock Chamber announces support for LISD bond proposal

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind Lubbock ISD's upcoming bond election.

  Mother warns parents to watch children after daughter was approached by suspicious man

Yolanda Rodela is warning parents to watch their children closely after her 8-year-old daughter, Layla, had a frightening encounter with a strange man.

Shipley Do-Nuts coming to Lubbock

Houston based Shipley Do-nuts is planning to open several locations in the Hub City, and the first one could come as soon as Spring 2019.

FirstCapital Bank says they were victims of Reagor-Dykes check-kiting

FirstCapital Bank made a motion to dismiss claims made by Vista Bank on Tuesday, saying they were a victim of “a check-kiting scheme perpetrated by Reagor-Dykes.”

Lubbock man charged with sexual assault, attempted agg. kidnapping

31-year-old Nicholes Camacho of Lubbock was indicted by a Lubbock Grand Jury on Tuesday, charged with sexual assault and attempted aggravated kidnapping.

4th Street & Texas Tech Parkway closed for accident investigation Thursday morning

The Lubbock Police Department Traffic Unit will temporarily shut down the intersection of 4th Street and Texas Tech Parkway on Thursday, Sept. 20 beginning at 9 a.m.

Lubbock man indicted for arson after starting fire at Executive Inn

35-year-old Benjamin Moreno was indicted by a Lubbock Grand jury on Tuesday, charged with arson after he admitted to starting a fire at the Executive Inn at 44th and Avenue Q back in July.

New AgriLife Extension horticulture agent hired in Lubbock County

Christina Reid knew when she moved back to Lubbock she wanted to work as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Lubbock County.

Lubbock woman indicted, charged with continuous sexual assault of adopted son

A Lubbock woman was indicted by a Lubbock grand jury on Tuesday, charged with continuous sexual assault of her adopted son.

Faced with a teacher shortage, West Texas school district may be latest to go virtual

As an oil boom increases housing costs and lures staff away, the Ector County school board has struggled to recruit and retain enough teachers.

Judge approves KamKad to be ‘stalking horse’ bidder for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group

A federal bankruptcy judge approved Reagor-Dykes Auto Group’s request to name KamKad Automotive as a “stalking-horse bidder” and to allow the competitive bid process to begin in RDAG’s bankruptcy case.

Paint the East Side Blue

East Club Community Alliance’s 4th Birthday Bash celebrating the East Lubbock Community and showcasing the 2018-19 athletes, choir, band, color guard and others of Estacado High School.

Ford, GM, Toyota all object to Reagor-Dykes sale

Ford, GM and Toyota have all objected to the proposed sale of Reagor-Dykes dealerships.

Private donation funds two new K9 officers for LPD

After an anonymous donation from a Lubbock Resident, LPD was able to make two new furry friends part of the K9 unit.

Semi truck destroyed by fire, half a mile west of Hockey County line

A witness on the scene tells us a semi truck driver barely avoided injury in a fire that destroyed his truck on Monday night.

Code enforcement checking for tall weeds on Tuesday

If you haven't cut your weeds in a while, city code enforcement officers may come knocking on your door on Tuesday.

LPD: Thieves caught on camera stealing Beto campaign signs

The Lubbock Police Department has issued a warning after people were caught on camera stealing campaign signs out of a yard.

Health officials urge vaccine now as flu cases already reported in Lubbock

Health officials ask everyone to get their flu shot before the end of October.

Lubbock County to spend $6.9 million to change county IT vendors

After months of user meetings, Lubbock County Commissioners authorized County Judge Tom Head to sign an agreement with Tyler Technologies for IT services. The up front cost is expected to be $6.9 million this fiscal year, with future annual payments of approximately $500,000.

2 suspects in custody, charged in murder of Gabriel Rodriguez

Lubbock Police Department investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with the Sept. 12 murder of 36-year-old Gabriel Rodriguez.

Officials find missing elderly man from Wolfforth

Family members say the missing Wolfforth man has been found safe.

  Red Cross assisting family after early morning house fire

Just after 1:15 a.m. Monday, Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to a house fire at 2709 64th Street.

1 suffers serious injuries after Sunday crash, another arrested on DWI charge

A person is recovering from serious injuries in University Medical Center after a Sunday afternoon crash just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Texas Tech Parkway and 4th Street.

Lubbock man charged with aggravated assault after shooting at neighbor

Joe Lee Harrison, a 54-year-old Lubbock man, was arrested Saturday night after being accused of shooting a gun at his neighbor from his roof.

Resthaven to host Back the Blue event, donation drive Wednesday

Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery will host a Back the Blue event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at its location at 5740 West 19th St .

Fans asked to wear white for Celebrate Cotton game

Saturday will be the 7th game played to Celebrate Cotton on the South Plains, celebrating two of Lubbock’s favorite things: cotton and football.

Dozens arrested in Lubbock County Sex Offender Operation

A week-long operation focused on sex offender compliance wrapped up Friday with more than 35 local arrests within Lubbock County.

Slaton ISD credits quality education, school culture for significant enrollment boost

While usually only five to 10 students join the district each year, the district says 86 new students came in this year.

Bart Reagor responds to more than $40 million lawsuit

Bart Reagor has responded to the 40-plus million dollar lawsuit filed by Ford Motor Credit.

Chris Young to perform in United Supermarkets Arena Friday night

Chris Young will perform in the United Supermarkets Arena on Friday alongside Kane Brown and Morgan Evans.

City council approves 2018-2019 budget, tax increase

The Lubbock City Council met during a regular meeting on Thursday to discuss and finalize a budget for the year 2018-2019, which will begin on Oct. 1.