Katie Main became part of the KCBD team in December 2018. She is excited to continue living and working in her college town.
Katie was born and raised in Cypress, Texas and grew up watching Houston-area news before moving to Lubbock to pursue higher education. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Electronic Media & Communications.
During her time at Tech, Katie discovered a passion for local news. Through internships and participation in the student newscast, she found interest in stories about local government and community issues that affect everyday people.
She is excited to continue meeting and telling the stories of people in Lubbock.
Texas Tech University - Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, minor in Electronic Media & Communications
A Texas Tech student suffered serious injuries in a hit and run that happened on 19th Street near Quaker Ave on June 1. His family has taken to Facebook to share what happened and encourage people to do the right thing.
The film is from the imagination of Andy Stapp, a resident of Lockney, who visited Marfa and was inspired to write a movie about the famous Marfa lights, a mysterious occurrence of light that is said to be a paranormal phenomena.
Sean Lewis was appointed as the Student Regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, and Lauren McKenzie was appointed as the student representative on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. They will serve beginning June 1, 2019.
With nearly 30 animals being dropped off each day, Lubbock Animal Services is still at near capacity, leaving some Lubbock residents confused as to whether or not they can continue to drop off animals.
"We’re here to help get you past this crisis. So, the way we want to talk to them is just like a normal human being. But the difference is, we know that they’re in crisis, so we want to bring their level from the high point of their crisis situation, back down to a normal level," Anguish said.
People tend to think Lubbock doesn’t have to deal with “big city” problems like trafficking, but Leslie Timmons, the Education director at Voice of Hope, said West Texas is a perfect storm, with our big industries and disposable money.
Last week we saw another tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Rashid Al-hmoud, Ph.D, economics professor at Texas Tech University, said there is talk that there will be a tariff on another $300 billion of imported items.
On Friday, UMC EMS responded to Whisperwood Nursing Home in Lubbock after a power outage in the facility left residents vulnerable.EMS responded using their am-bus to care for the large number of patients effected.
It’s National Economic Development Week and National Travel and Tourism Week. The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance is taking this opportunity to showcase all of the new development in Lubbock, especially new businesses opening downtown.
It is the nurse in charge’s decision to indicate either to the house supervisor or security that a problem may be brewing. From there, a decision is made on whether or not to go into lockdown. Finley said a nurse may make this call if they are feeling overwhelmed.