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.
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.
The Lubbock City Council approved an amendment to the contract for construction of Citizen’s Tower in July of 2017, which set a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction. That $46,235,751 GMP was changed in August of 2019 with the addition of $429,381. KCBD's Kase Wilbanks spoke with Councilma
After their first fiscal year either returning or donating part of their salaries, two of Lubbock County’s commissioners vow to keep a campaign promise and help local volunteer fire departments along the way.
From South Lubbock to Central Lubbock to the northern parts of the Hub City, various vacant or abandoned homes and structures have recently gone before the Lubbock Municipal Court as the City of Lubbock seeks remedies to the public nuisances.
KCBD requested the top salaries for those Lubbock area public officials from entities that are funded by tax dollars, including Lubbock Power & Light, which is governed by the Electric Utility Board and Lubbock City Council.
More than 80 veterans are back on the South Plains after spending three days in the Washington, D.C. area on the Texas South Plains Honor Flight. The trip has provided them an opportunity to see how the United States pays tribute to them, the wars they fought and the men and women they fought next t
Day 2 of the Texas South Plains Honor Flight is difficult to summarize, just like the emotions our more than 80 veterans felt while visiting the national monuments built to honor them and the wars they fought.
As National Suicide Prevention Week begins, Lubbock prevention advocates are reaching out to those who may be hurting, this as the Journal of the American Medical Association has reported an increase in the number of suicides in rural America.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has named nine state senators to the newly formed Select Committee on Mass Violence and Prevention and Community Safety to study issues related to the recent mass shootings in Texas.
It was in 1996 when Texas Tech joined the Big 12 and the team needed help getting its equipment the longer distances away from Lubbock. Willis, a former defensive lineman for Texas Tech, provided transport through his business, Willis Moving and Storage.