Julie grew up in Shallowater, Texas. She joined KCBD in August 2018 after working two years in Midland as a news producer. She graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2016 with her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism. She also graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from South Plains College. Julie has a daughter, Lanna. They like to read books, watch movies, dance and spend time with friends and family.
For the last seven years, a local boy has made sure local kids have coats; some may recognize Charlie Pitner. KCBD NewsChannel 11 talked to him back in 2013, during his second year of Charlie’s Kids-4-kids Coat Drive.
Mayor Pope teamed up with Steve Haynes to start a group called The Network here in Lubbock. The group allows members of the clergy to gather for breakfast each week to focus on a single area of concern.
Melissa Funk has been teaching at Waters Elementary for six years. When she started teaching the fourth grade three years ago, she decided to allow her students to come up with a unique way to greet her in the mornings.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Tuesday is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. A local organization is holding its eighth annual memorial service to remember those children lost.
A Lubbock man is in custody after firing shots into the air on Saturday night. In anticipation of Texas Tech University’s homecoming game this weekend, KCBD asked LPD about safety precautions in the Depot District and Downtown Lubbock.
An area teacher in a battle with cancer is praising an act of kindness by one of her students. Melody Harbour has been with Slaton ISD for four years. In April 2019, Harbour was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer.
Monday, the Lubbock County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Dr. Sam Andrews as Lubbock County’s medical examiner. They also announced their choice for the interim chief medical examiner. They approved to hire Dr. John Lang as the interim chief medical examiner.
Aero Care has been around for 30 years here in the hub city, but most of the time you wouldn’t know they’re there. The crew is only called when someone is in critical condition and needs to be transported to a hospital quickly.
On Monday, Lubbock area women were able to tee-off on the golf course for a good cause. It was the first-ever American Cancer Society’s ‘Teed Off at Cancer’ ladies golf tournament at Lakeridge Country Club Golf Course.
Wednesday, the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization held a news conference to announce the money they’ve received for construction on Loop 88. They met at United Supermarkets on 130th and Indiana, where part of the future loop will be.
An investigation is underway after several packages were stolen from a central Lubbock post office. The Lubbock Police Department was called out to the Murryhill Post Office at 4811 Louisville Avenue on Sunday morning.
It is being built to honor and recognize the 26 victims who died in the 1970 tornado that hit the hub city. It will also pay tribute to the resiliency of the Lubbock community and their ability to rebuild.
On saturday, Texas Tech University’s new rules and regulations went into place as the red raiders faced the Montana State Bobcats. The Senior Associate Athletics Director for Texas Tech said the game- and response from fans to the changes- was unbelievable.
Many members of the Levelland community in shock after finding out that Jill Atchison was killed over the weekend. A memorial has been set up outside of Miss Jill’s Dance Studio. Monday, there were many people there to honor and remember Atchison.
The city of Lubbock’s Environmental Health Department said on Tuesday, there are 1,886 food permits issued to places inside of Lubbock city limits. That includes restaurants, bars and other places that serve food.
Commissioners are moving forward with a $99.6 million plan to improve Lubbock County roads. Monday, a little more than $5 million bond was accepted so the county could hire an engineering firm to design and plan the road improvements.
A group is touring through Texas, hoping to show support to the first responders and survivors of the mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month. The group, called Ride To Heal Our Brothers And Sisters, stopped at Market street on 50th and Indiana Wednesday, escorted in by Lubbock Police Department
With all of the school supplies and other expenses, some families may be looking for some help getting clothes as students head back to school. There are many places in Lubbock that help residents get clothes including school uniforms.
Since 2007 the state of Texas started “Silver Alerts” to notify the public of missing older adults. The Texas Department of Public Safety has criteria that have to be met before they can issue a sliver alert.
When you think of West Texas agriculture, you might think of cotton or even vineyards for wine. But did you know that Texas is the second-largest peanut growing state in the nation? Texas Peanut Producers took a group of bloggers, magazine editors and national TV personalities on a tour.
Saturday morning, area bikers donated and took backpacks to the Children’s Home Of Lubbock. It’s a part of the third annual Back To School Bike Run. Backpacks of all colors and sizes along with school supplies were donated and given to the children at the home.