Although we have been lucky so far, Lubbock is still the only city with a large population in tornado alley- without tornado sirens. After years of debate, city council approved the budget for new sirens to be installed later this year.
Since the state is suffering from a plumber shortage, the Governor is allowing: out of state plumbers to work in Texas, plumbers with an expired license to do work and plumber’s apprentices to work without direct supervision.
The brand new facility has private shower stalls and they are open to families in the area from 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. on Friday. There is no need to schedule a time. Families are encouraged to bring their own towels and toiletries upon arrival.
If we hit capacity, then long term uncontrolled blackouts occur. It can be hard to predict when our grid is nearing capacity and that’s why we don’t get much of a warning. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to conserve energy for the next few days or until the weather warms up.
So far, Lubbock has only experienced one controlled outage because our electric grid is not connected to the state’s ERCOT system. At this point, we could avoid a series of outages--but experts say only if everyone conserves energy for the next couple of days.
Citibus manager Chris Mandrell says you can download the Citibus on demand app and the ride will cost two dollars each way. If you have any issues with your ride, call Citibus and be sure to plan ahead.
Patients believe and experts agree: loosening rules for the Texas Compassionate Use program, the state’s medical cannabis program, has the potential to reduce opioid overdoses and increase tax revenue.
Lubbock police expect to respond to 911 calls much quicker now that officers will have a smaller area to focus on, as they transition into new patrol divisions, anticipating the construction of new substations.