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.
Less than a year after the groundbreaking in December of 2019, University Medical Center EMS moved into its multi-million dollar facility housing its administrative offices, communications center and Station One.
Nearly a year after announcing an exposure assessment near Reese Technology Center, the CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has the initial results showing just how much nearby residents have been impacted by substances from firefighting foam used on the former Air Force base.
Slaton High School nurse and instructor Sherri Arrington has been an instructor at Slaton High for three years, She is the school nurse and leader of the Patient Care Technician program. Arrington is the fifth 2020-2021 recipient of KCBD’s One Class At A Time $500 donation and recognition.
The Lubbock City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to enter into a contract for a $1.1 million building to house the Public Health and Community Development Departments. It set aside a total of $2 million for the project.
Thousands more of our South Plains neighbors are hungry as 2020 comes to an end. The 38th Annual U Can Share Fund Drive - on KCBD Dec. 7 through 12 - is giving the community a chance to make a difference and end that hunger.
“My colleagues are exhausted,” Dr. Ashley Sturgeon, President of the LCMS, said. “I’ve talked to my friends who are hospitalists and they’re just worn out. They’re tired of telling people that they’re going to die.”
The book tells the life story of Brandon Buzzank who at three years of age was diagnosed with autism. He’s been determined not to let that hold him back. “Those with ASD, they kind of get left out,” Buzzank said. “People don’t see the good we can do.”
Floyd County Judge Marty Lucke is just one of 15 people in Texas working on behalf of the State of Texas to identify the challenges and find solutions to get broadband to the nearly 930,000 Texans who don’t have access.
Musical talent runs in Watts' family, including her brother who she lost to suicide when she was just 21. Watts had transferred to Belmont University in Nashville and eventually ended up on a showboat on which she currently performs.
The Lubbock Police Department has now been able to connect a few dots about the disappearance of Sandy Michelle Cervantes who was last seen in June of 2019 but not reported missing until February of 2020. However, the investigation has come to a point where the public’s help is needed.
The Lubbock Compact organization came about in the wake of a 47-page plea to change the way the Hub City is growing and save “Old Lubbock.” Now, just three months later, a new document doubled in size is detailing more issues the organization hopes it and other citizens can address.
Out in Slaton, the summer months of 2020 were spent preparing thousands of acres of South Plains land used to grow hemp. The processing facility was an empty building in early May, but is now drying the bales that seem to not stop coming.
A week ago, word came that Mac Davis was critically ill. Now, the late entertainer has returned to the hometown he never forgot. He was laid to rest on Monday at the age of 78 at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Recent data shows that U.S. construction spending increased 1.4 percent in August, largely due to an increase in spending on homes. Developer Kyle Carruth tells KCBD that communities like Shallowater are great candidates for development due to the school district and proximity to Lubbock.