Blair Sabol is a multimedia journalist with a passion for telling the stories that matter to Lubbock and its surrounding communities. Blair graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with a degree in Media Communications and Spanish, and along the way won the Adi Patel Award in public affairs reporting.
A native New Yorker with a sense of adventure, Blair moved to the Hub city in November 2019 and has covered several stories from the city's transition to ERCOT, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and Planned Parenthood's return to Lubbock.
The city does not usually have an election during odd-numbered years, but the Sanctuary City for the Unborn Ordinance, a proposition that would effectively outlaw abortion within city limits, is headed to the ballot Saturday, May 1.
It’s not so much that Lubbock does not have a rich music scene, it’s that it can be hard to find. So, Couture had an idea: To throw a concert, inviting homegrown talent to reach beyond the arts community.
It’s been a tough couple years for Adventure Park in Lubbock, as their one-year anniversary was interrupted by COVID-19, but they’re inviting everyone out Friday and Saturday to help them celebrate their second year.
At the beginning it was “two weeks to slow the spread,” but here we are, a year later still grappling the consequences of this pandemic. As we inch closer to the end of this crisis, we emerge perhaps more cautious but stronger than before.
Just before 9 a.m. while on a morning walk near Higginbotham park, Stewart says she noticed a man was following her. She says he tried to grab her, but she escaped near 17th and Salem. Now, wants to warn other people to be aware, knowing they may not be so lucky in a similar situation.
As hope increases for the end of this pandemic, one Texas Tech economics professor says gas prices are increasing too. Though it may be a pain at the pump, higher gas prices mean a better outlook for the Permian Basin oil and gas industry.
Seven firefighters that hit the ground running Friday evening for their 4x4x48 marathon, a challenge inspired by a navy seal to run four miles every four hours over 48 hour, this time to benefit the 5-5-5 foundation.
Governor Abbott’s message to the state has left both Texans and the country sharply divided. But the state has seen a major decline in COVID cases and hospitalizations since the fall, including right here in Lubbock.
House Bill 2073 calls for firefighters, peace officers and EMTs to receive full pay and benefits while they are quarantined due to a possible or known exposure to COVID-19 or any infectious disease while on the job.
“I think that was one of the most frustrating things about this is, this plant was designed to help us in a situation like this and then we sat full-milk for 7 days and weren’t able to process any marketable product.”
On Tuesday, four ERCOT board members including Chair Sally Talberg and Vice Chair Peter Cramton, resigned from their positions. Meanwhile, Lubbock is still on schedule to join the power grid system this summer.