Kase Wilbanks joined KCBD in July of 2017. He grew up just down the road in Idalou watching NewsChannel 11 and is thrilled to finally be a part of the team he's long admired.
While watching KCBD, Kase became fascinated with broadcast news and hearing the stories of folks across the area.
He took that passion for journalism up I-27 to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. That's where he joined many organizations throughout the Communication Department like the campus radio station, KWTS 91.1 FM, the National Broadcasting Society, and WTTV. While in the process of earning his degree, Kase was a part of several award-winning productions including Steps to Promise, a documentary for Amarillo's Downtown Women's Center.
After graduation, Kase started his career at KVII ABC 7 Amarillo. In the High Plains Kase covered stories ranging from the deadly wildfires of March 2017 to the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight and stories that showed what the Panhandle Spirit is all about.
Kase returns to KCBD after spending the summer of 2014 interning in the newsroom. He's excited to once again be back in the South Plains and telling your stories.
The Lubbock-Cooper Band Booster organization tells KCBD its firework stand at Slide Road and 146th Street was burglarized Saturday night, costing them thousands of dollars in lost fireworks, cash and supplies.
“The fact that we’re easing restrictions, because we have to live and the economy has to move on and people have to work, doesn’t mean that we quit being careful,” Plainview/Hale County Health Authority Dr. Sergio Lara said. “Never has it been said that this is over.”
The bill, introduced by Representative Jodey Arrington of Lubbock and Representative Henry Cuellar of Laredo, is deemed the Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2020. The Ports-to-Plains Alliance has worked for more than two decades on extending the Interstate.
The Cluff brothers in Ransom Canyon and the Breedlove siblings in Meadow were awarded free lawn mowers, leaf blowers and weed eaters on Saturday, after they donated their labor and mowed 50 yards for people in need in their community.
The pharmacy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s The Free Clinic inside Lubbock Impact, Inc. will close at the end of the month when the current license expires. However, there’s an opportunity for a pharmacist to step up and help care for those in need.
As Lubbock sees an 11 percent drop in sales tax revenue this month compared to last year, cities outside the Hub City are collecting upwards of 30 to 45 percent more than they did during this time in 2019.
Erin Davis was just 25 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s unexpectedly returned in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, which made hospital procedures a bit different and challenging for a loving family.
Lubbock Power & Light will join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid on June 1, 2021. Ahead of the move to ERCOT, LP&L is in the midst of a $300 million project to build the lines to connect to the grid and improve the city’s infrastructure.
Sands CISD might have been at home, but the district was forced to graduate on the visitor’s side of its football field, due to TEA COVID-19 guidelines. That side of the field is in Martin County, while Dawson County makes up the other half.
When Lubbock County confirmed its first case of COVID-19 or Coronavirus, the Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center implemented its plans to prevent the spread of the disease in its facility, but that meant changing its programs.
Perry said when it comes to restricting or opening businesses, government policies have picked “winners and losers.” He said too much power has been given up to the government for too long during this pandemic.