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.
Lubbock Code Enforcement Director Stuart Walker tells KCBD there are currently around 12,750 cases that have been submitted to the Department, putting people's health and safety at risk: “They provide habitats for vectors of disease, insects and wildlife."
After spending 99 years on the West Coast and the South Plains of Texas, traveling to countless places around the world, Mary Jane Allen will make another move to the East Coast, leaving behind her legacy with the people of Idalou and leaving her name on the place she called home...
As some Lubbock taxpayers deal with $24,000 increases to property appraisals, some Texas lawmakers are celebrating the Governor’s approval of a property tax reform bill passed in the 86th Legislative Session.
Public health and political science graduate students from Texas Tech University met with lawmakers Monday on Capitol Hill to discuss the high cost of prescription drugs and the work they are doing to find solutions.
After more than a decade of service to those in need of specialized criminal defense, the Lubbock Private Defenders Office has become a model to other Texas counties and their efforts to provide quality indigent defense.
The 41st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, organized by the Lubbock Arts Alliance, is set for April 13-14 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Around 150 artists from around the country are expected to be a part of what is considered the largest fine arts event in West Texas.
The Lubbock Christian University women’s basketball team returns to the NCAA Division II National Championship game Friday. Win or lose, fans are proud of their team, and the positive attention they bring to the university.
Texas Tech University’s Department of Petroleum Engineering is preparing to drill exploratory wells at its Oilfield Technology Center off East Loop 289 and 4th Street to add a service and drilling rig to the various teaching tools on that 10-acre property.
Talking School for Young Women Leaders teacher Joshua Allen is the seventh 2018-2019 recipient of KCBD’s One Class At A Time $500 donation and recognition sponsored by Frontier Dodge and Spirit Automotive.
Citibus was awarded $1.75 million from the Federal Transit Administration through the Lower or No Emission Grant to fund the purchase of two Proterra Inc. electric buses, two charging stations and the work to build the infrastructure.
The East Lubbock Community Alliance is in the process of powering up the first of several air quality monitors set to see if industrial zoning concentrated in North and East Lubbock has any negative impact on residents.
While still making repairs and assessing damage from a hail storm in May, Lubbock roofers are now overwhelmed with inspection requests after Wednesday’s extreme wind event swept away from the tops of area homes and businesses.
A non-profit organization in Littlefield hopes to transform the lives of women and children but must begin by transforming a former nursing home given to the charity to fulfill the vision of improving the community.
A deadly weather event in the southeastern United States is prompting the reminder to prepare for what could come to the South Plains. According to experts, current weather conditions could make for an active severe weather 2019 season.