Kasie, who graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2013 with a degree in journalism, joined KCBD in February of 2020, following a brief hiatus from news. Her first tenure with NewsChannel 11 was from January 2013 until June of 2018. She began her career during her final semester in college as Karin McCay's Healthwise producer. Shortly after, she was promoted to the producer for the 5 and 10 o'clock newscasts. After three and a half years as a producer, Kasie made the jump from behind the camera to in front of it as she accepted a position as a multi-media journalist and weekend anchor. During her time away from news, Kasie was employed by the Lubbock Police Department as their public information specialist, before becoming the communications coordinator for The United Family. Kasie is thrilled to be back “home” and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of residents across the South Plains.
As measures to battle COVID-19 across the Lone-Star State and closer to home begin to ease, a local doctor of audiology is utilizing new technology in order to better reach and connect with a specific group of patients who are still considered the most “at risk” population.
With the number of active COVID-19 cases in the City of Lubbock currently on the decline, officials are directing their attention to the Coronavirus Relief Funding that is designed to help the city recoup the money spent over the past few months as they have dealt with the pandemic here at home.
As the city first began to respond to the presence of Coronavirus in the Hub City, officials were not sure what to expect on the other side. Specifically, what this would mean for crime. However, the numbers in many categories have indicated a positive trend that Lubbock Police hope will continue.
The Texas Education Agency is proposing a change to intersessional calendars to help school districts cope with possible future outbreaks of COVID-19, but LISD Superintendent Kathy Rollo says the process has a long way to go.
Last year, Lubbock saw 16 homicides, while this year, police have already responded to 19. Officials tell us that at this time, only one of those cases remains unsolved; and that while the number is concerning, there are several components that factor into it.
In addition to the 26 people who tragically lost their lives 50 years ago, more than 1,500 were also injured. Despite their personal tragedy, they each have a message of hope for residents not only in Lubbock, but across the South Plains.
Dr. Rollo says Lubbock ISD, along with Lubbock-Cooper and Frenship ISD worked diligently to present a plan to the Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force and the state’s Strike Force that would allow them to adhere to medical guidelines, while still allowing seniors to celebrate.
Following Saturday night’s fight, officials announced that while the park is still open and beaches are still accessible beginning at sunrise, they will close at 8 p.m. In addition, several rules are listed on their website detailing some social distancing guidelines.
For Wild West Vintage Decor off west 19th street in Lubbock; Friday, May 1 marks a new beginning for business. The owner, Lacy Jones says it is the new beginning that has prompted her and other local business owners to band together in order to be as successful as possible in the coming days.
A second-grade teacher at Westwind Elementary is gaining attention on social media, after a Facebook post showcased the unique way she’s connecting with her students, while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.
“Making sure that from our public area, to patient restrooms get sanitized, disinfected. Our employees are our first line of defense when it comes to making sure we mitigate any infection after the patient leaves any areas," says Paulo Maldonado, UMC’s Assistant Director of Environmental Services.
After an assigned project by his engineering teacher and robotics team coach amid distance learning, 17-year-old Mark Dannemiller was determined to figure out a way to help those suffering from the virus.
Prior to this pandemic, Xcaliber Container constructed pods for a variety of things. From storage containers, to hunting cabins, even tiny homes. However, the company’s focus is now on utilizing the tools they have to combat the spread of this deadly virus, while hopefully saving lives in the proces
Charlotte Alarcon wants to make sure her mother is remembered for her amazing life. “She got her nursing degree first before she went into the army, back in like 1950, when the army split off into the Air Force. She spent 13 and a half years in the Air Force,” Alarcon said.
As business owners wait for relief from the federal government in response to COVID-19, KCBD spoke to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce about exactly what the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act means for them, specifically the most recent phase.
The Community Foundation of West Texas, along with the Lubbock Area United Way, are partnering up to create the South Plains COVID-19 response fund which will help to fund non-profits across the South Plains.