Melanie Camacho joined KCBD NewsChannel 11 as an MMJ/Reporter in March 2019 and is excited to be reporting in the Hub City!
She comes from Miami, Florida and graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
At Emerson, she had the opportunity to work in the newsroom there for RTDNA student chapter, WEBN. There, she picked up a camera for the first time and learned how to report on stories, which led to her covering a couple of snowstorms, the Parkland high school shooting that devastated the country, the 2017 Boston Marathon and the 2017 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was also accepted to the Emerson Los Angeles program where was able to study and intern at E! News. She also later interned at E! News in New York City.
Melanie is eager to find and tell Lubbock’s news and tell the community what’s happening in the area.
If you have a story idea, you can shoot her a message at email@example.com and follow her on Facebook!
On Wednesday, City Council heard details from city manager Jarrett Atkinson on a plan for installing an outdoor warning system that will cost just under $1 million, down from $3.3 million proposed years ago.
Learning pods are becoming a popular alternative to solo virtual school for kids and going to school in a classroom. It involves small groups of kids learning in one house, and this trend has caught on in Lubbock.
Just west of Mackenzie Park and the Interstate, you’ll find Aztlan Park. And there, a Lubbock couple says, you’ll find trash that’s not supposed to be there, which is why they’re hosting a clean up for the public at 8 a.m. on Friday morning.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension says the United States Department of Agriculture is on alert as Texans join other states with people receiving mysterious bags of seeds in the mail, and they’re encouraging you to get in contact with them if they come to your home.
Tickets are available for purchase in-person up until Wednesday afternoon, to benefit the organization that helps children in foster care. If you buy a ticket on their website, casaofthesouthplains.org, the last chance to buy one is Tuesday night by midnight.
This project will take a week to complete and it’s all part of a 10.3 million dollar project to resurface the part of the freeway that lies in between Wolfforth and Lubbock. An auxiliary lane addition is also included in that budget. This whole project is set to finish in Spring 2021.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services knows that high school graduates want a fresh start as they grow up and this includes foster kids in Lubbock, which is why they hosted a "Hope Chest" shopping spree for foster kids to buy items as they approach adulthood.
On Wednesday, 58 Lubbockites went to Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe for “Ice Cream with the Mayor,” to have the chance to express any concerns. Most of them were about the effects COVID-19 are having on schools this fall, and discussions on the mask mandate.
Douglas Freitag won the seat of District Judge in the 140th Judicial District with 60 percent of the vote and 7,512 votes against Tom Brummett. While Philip Hays took 59 percent of the vote with 7,523 votes for the seat of justice in the 99th Judicial District Court against Kara Darnell.
A Brownfield cotton farmer wrote a letter to Congressman Jodey Arrington asking for his help after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put new restrictions on the use of a weed-killing chemical called Dicamba.
Matt Rose with Lubbock Power & Light knows electric bills are always highest in the summer when people use the most energy in their homes, but he says there are always ways to reduce the energy you use to keep yourself cool.
According to the RV Industry Association, a study shows 46 million Americans will take an RV trip in the next year; and a general manager from Camping World in Lubbock, which sells motorhomes and RVs, says sales have exploded this summer compared to last summer.
On Wednesday, we spoke to Nick Muscari, the owner of Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge, who said he didn’t anticipate something like this would “force” him into a situation where he would have to shutdown.
Chris and Gerianne Moore run homeless shelter, Grace Campus, and say they’re confident their strict protocols such as a asking residents to wear masks, encouraging the usage of hand washing stations, and having people social distance have kept their campus safe.
The Land Use Assumptions and Capital Improvements Plan involves impact fees for developers on water, sewer and roadways. The Impact Fee Task Force doesn't want to see developers pay for sewer and water, but say they will compromise on roadways if necessary.
This past Friday, they moved into a phase where they issued consequences. They call this phase ‘Operation Safe.' The TABC says they’re following up with the bars out of compliance for further investigations.