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.
This week, WesTex Federal Credit Union stops by the ‘Little Blue Trailer’ food truck to Pay It Forward to the man who is continuing to help others during the pandemic. For almost eight months, The Little Blue Trailer has been helping others, by offering ‘pay what you can.’
“At some point, I think last week, we probably had at least 100 nursing home residents currently positive with COVID. That number has continued to grow this week,” said Public Health Director, Katherine Wells.
Today the families of fallen Firefighter Hill, Lubbock Police Offer Renya, and injured Firefighter Dawson were given $5,000 each by McGavock Nissan. The car dealership presented the families with a check totaling $15,000. Earlier this year, the dealership auctioned off a fire chief helmet signed...
This week, WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by one Lubbock couple’s home to pay it forward. Andy and Crystal Hunt were nominated for this week’s pay it forward by their friend, Betty Tracy. Tracy said Andy was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer in several areas of his body at just 31...
This weekend, Lubbock’s Alamo Drafthouse is showing a new movie called 'The Opening Act' followed by a Livestream Q & A. KCBD's Julie Castaneda spoke with writer and director of the film, standup comedian and actor, Steve Byrne.
Region 17 was awarded a $1 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last Wednesday. The money will be used to update “distance” learning technology and equipment in schools across the South Plains.
On this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union surprised a Lubbock home health nurse for her kindness. With the coronavirus pandemic still impacting the way we communicate with loved ones in nursing and rehab facilities, Shay Troutman says she nominated Sharah Lucero for being her family
This week, WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by Levelland high school to pay it forward to a student helping fellow students. Junior Riley Siders is collecting food and snacks for the school’s program called Bill’s Backpacks.
A Smyer toddler and her family are asking everyone to become bone marrow donors to help her find the cure. September is Sickle Cell Awareness month and four-year-old Ruby Benevedes, and her family, are asking for your help.The Benevedes family adopted Ruby when she was just four days old.
In today’s City of Lubbock’s news conference, Katherine Wells with The Health Department said that there are almost 10,000 coronavirus cases reported in our area, and we could hit that number by Wednesday evening. Wells announced the city is switching to a new COVID data system.
This week WesTex federal credit union stops by another nonprofit in Lubbock that is helping our elderly community. Vicki Love, President & CEO For WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by Lubbock’s Adult Protective Services' Silver Star Room after hearing they needed supplies.
Game one of the football season is in the books and the Red Raiders were able to get a win on the field. Tuesday, we asked Tech officials how things fared off the field with all the new game day guidelines, and Tech’s athletic department says the home opener went well.
Diana and Antonio Parra live in New Mexico and have three children. when they found themselves pregnant with their fourth child, Diana says she had a normal pregnancy. Then at 21 weeks along, they Parra’s found out their child had a birth defect.
This week, WesTex Federal Credit Union decided to Pay It Forward to a local charity helping care for senior citizens and the elderly. Vicki Love, President & CEO For WesTex, decided to pay it forward to a charity in Lubbock
The group also honored Ceci and her family with a dinner and ceremony. Ceci said she was excited to have a bike that she can now ride. Joe Tarver with the Lions Club says he’s been making bikes and trikes for kids all over the world for about 40 years.
This week WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by Oakridge Elementary School in Frenship ISD to surprise a secretary the staff says is the backbone of the school. Tami Carollo was nominated for this week’s pay it forward by her co-worker, Michelle Buck.
Monday, college students across the South Plains headed back to their campuses at Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, and South Plains College. KCBD was able to talk to Texas Tech University’s President, Lawrence Schovanec about the first day.