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.
Classrooms, kitchens and kids areas are currently being constructed in the northern part of the building. Work is expected to begin on the facade of the building and outdoor community space in the coming weeks. Then, the next phase on the adult and community service areas will begin.
Voters are encouraged to do their homework ahead of entering the voting booth for the March Primary Election. With more candidates and more races than usual, there will be more to review when casting your ballot.
Truck drivers at Llano Logistics, the distribution center for United Family stores, have completed the “Truckers Against Trafficking” training to help be eyes and ears in areas where authorities can’t always be.
CJ Wetzler, a Lubbock youth pastor at The Message, just wanted to share a message to his students and their families when he posted to social media a screenshot of a text message he said he sent his neighbor, Officer Nicholas Reyna.
The complaint filed with Housing and Urban Development claims the City of Lubbock has violated fair housing and civil rights by passing zoning laws that concentrate industrial zoning in neighborhoods of color, specifically North and East Lubbock.
Emails between City of Lubbock Facilities staff and the architect and engineer involved in the renovation of Citizens Tower show there were questions raised about the structural integrity and cracks in the roof of the building.
Dixon has taught for six years in Slaton ISD and currently teaches 4th grade writing. Nominators told KCBD she goes beyond teaching in the classroom to support for students outside of school, whether that’s being at extracurricular events or buying a warm coat if they need one.