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This morning on Daybreak Today, the rain will continue but the risk for severe weather will decrease significantly.
- Locally heavy rainfall should be expected, along with some isolated showers and thunderstorms.
- Highs today should only reach about the mid-60s.
- Keep up with the latest updates on the Weather section of the KCBD website and free app.
- Here’s a quick weather update from Steve.
A local family is recovering after a bolt of lightning struck their home Monday night during a severe weather event north of Woodrow.
- The lightning strike came after 8:30 p.m. Monday, hitting an antenna and causing a fire in one of the bathrooms of the home.
- No injuries were reported and there is some smoke and fire damage to the house.
- Read the full story here: No injuries reported after lightning strikes home in south Lubbock County
In other local news, one ballot initiative for a local general election is the passage of a $99.6 million bond that would repair certain roads around Lubbock County.
- The six areas the initiative would cover include Shallowater, Wolfforth, Roosevelt, Slaton, Idalou and Woodrow.
- The idea behind the bond came after community members and school officials said the roads around the area need updates.
- If the bond passes, construction would start immediately.
- To read the full story from KCBD’s Julie Castaneda, click here: Parrish lays out $99.6 million Proposition A for county road work
And a list of information for local school and general elections can be found here: Early voting for May 4 election underway
- As of Monday night, the Lubbock County Elections Office reported 502 people hit the polls for early voting.
Officials with the City of Lubbock are urging more residents to give input during monthly Community Engagement Task Force forums hosted throughout the city.
- The public forums are meant to serve as a way to allow citizens to bring up concerns and praises they have on the way the city works.
- Meeting information, updates, dates and locations can be found on the Community Engagement Task Force Facebook page here.
- And read a rundown of last night’s meeting by KCBD’s Katie Main: Community Engagement Task Force still seeking input from Lubbock residents
For more news, local and national, stick with KCBD on its free app and website; just look in the News section.
Read more Monday headlines here:
- Muleshoe shoes in top 50 for nationwide Vans art contest
- TTU Athletics Director and Coach Beard invite public to Basketball Celebration dinner at USA
- VA to host groundbreaking event for new Lubbock clinic
- Official TTU class rings serenaded by Victory Bells
- Lubbock chapter of March of Dimes to host 2019 March for Babies on Saturday
- Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records show